Edward Randolph; Including His Letters and Official Papers for the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies in America, with Others Documents Relating Chiefly to the Vacating of the Royal Charter of the Colony of Massachusetts Volume 24

Edward Randolph; Including His Letters and Official Papers for the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies in America, with Others Documents Relating Chiefly to the Vacating of the Royal Charter of the Colony of Massachusetts Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... the stronghold of the Whigs, should result in destroying its liberties, what chance could there be of preserving the franchises of the Massachusetts Charter? Although the storm was so threatening, the agents, by their instructions, were told, "yow shall neither doe nor consent to anything that may violate or infringe the liberties & priviledges granted to us by his Majd" royall charter, or the government established thereby; but if anything be propounded that may tend thereunto, yow shall say, yow have received no instruction in that matter."m Taking with them an address to the King from the General Court, one also from the inhabitants of Gloucester, and a letter to Sir Lionel Jenkins from Governor Bradstreet, the agents set fail on May 331."283 The General Court begged the King to continue his favors towards them, and promised that in the future the rules of the Charter would be strictly adhered to?" The inhabitants of of Gloucester protested against the claims of Mr. Mason, stating that they had occupied their lands more than fifty years, that they were within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts according to the opinion of the lords chief justices and the limits of the patent; if Mr. Mason, who had never taken possesslon of the lands claimed, wished, he could bring a suit in the local courts." Governor Bradstreet apologized for not sending agents sooner, saying, " His Made will Gracioufly please not to impute the Lapse of time to us, as a Neglect, but look upon it as an effect of those Obstructions with which we have been attended."ffl' feited its municipal privileges; and proceedings were instituted a inst the corporation in the Court of 'ng's Bench." W Musclehnsert: Recortis, Vol. V. p....show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695419X
  • 9781236954190