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1628-1686, Records of the Gov. & Company of Mass. Bay Colony, 5v in 6, see v.1
Records of the governor and company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England; Printed by order of the Legislature (1628-1686): ed. by Nathaniel B.
Shurtleff, Vol. 1-5 in 6 books, 1628-1786, Boston, from the press of William White, 1853-54, all published. (The original European settlements in any
part of what is now Massachusetts date back to the landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620. That effort led to the formation of the Plymouth Colony, also known
as the Old Colony, which was finally absorbed into the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1692. Later settlements at Boston in 1628 by the New England
Company {later the Massachusetts Bay Company} and chartered by the private Council for New England, led to the formation of the larger Massachusetts
Bay Colony. A “General Court” {consisting of the appointed governor, deputy governor, assistants and several, first appointed and later elected,
deputies} was established for the governance of the latter colony, with Boston as its capital. Under the direction of this body, the Bay Colony was governed
as a private company until 1684. The General Court attended to all aspects of governance: legislative, executive and judicial. Its combined
documentary output, all in manuscript, was officially reprinted by the state, and is offered in this title. In 1684 the Massachusetts Charter was revoked by
King James II, who in 1686 sent a new governor, Sir Edmund Andros, to administer a new colony, the Dominion of New England, embracing the colonies of New
Hampshire, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. The Andros reign was exceedingly unpopular, and the new Dominion
dissolved amid the general chaos accompanying England’s Glorious Revolution. In 1692 the newly imported English monarchs, William and Mary, granted a new
charter for a “Province of Massachusetts Bay.” This act united Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth and Maine as a single royal colony, for the first time with
an elected council and a royally appointed governor.)
Title:   Records of the governor and company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England : printed by order of the Legislature / edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M.D., member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the American Antiquarian Society.
OCLC Number:   701740316
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Vol. 1, 1628-1641YesNo
Vol. 2, 1642-1649YesNo
Vol. 3, 1644-1657YesNo
Vol. 4 Pt. 1, 1650-1660YesNo
Vol. 4 Pt. 2, 1661-1674YesNo
Vol. 5, 1674-1686YesNo