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1806-, Mass. Session Laws (for 1692-1805 see previous two titles)
Acts and laws, perpetual and temporary, passed by the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for ___, 1692-, Boston, var. state printers,
1692- The published session laws for the Massachusetts Bay Colony began in June, 1692. LLMC’s current coverage is composed of the following: a.)
1692-1780 are offered on this site in an official reprint; see LLMC Title No. 09363. b.) 1780-1805 are offered in a separate official reprint; see
LLMC Title No. 10515. c.) LLMC’s run of original session law issuances begins with 1806. At present the years 1806-1820 are represented in the LLMC
run by a “put together’ copy of unknown provenance in which the assembling party has “cut and pasted” what are apparently authentic copies of each of
the original session laws in one series in their proper order, but without the original pagination. Instead an imposed pagination has been stamped on
each successive page of the “cut and paste edition.” LLMC will retain this “best available” copy within its run unless and until more authentic editions
of the texts for these years become available. 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 LLMC Title No. 10514. In 1684 the Massachusetts Charter was revoked by King James II, who in 1686 sent a new governor,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. According to Pimsleur, at least 11 broadsides were issued by the Andrus regime. These are not yet offered on this site. In
1692 the new 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. The Province of Massachusetts
lasted from 1692 to 1776, when the Commonwealth became an original state of the new United States. Currently the legislature, still formally termed The
General Court, has a senate of 40 members and a house of representatives of 160 members, all of whom serve two-year terms.)
Title:   Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
OCLC Number:   458295787
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
1867 JanYesNo
1872 JanYesYes
1889 JanYesYes
1891 Jan YesYes
1892 JanYesYes
1894 JanYesYes
1895 JanYesYes
1896 JanYesYes
1897 JanYesYes
1899 JanYesYes
1901 JanYesYes
1901 NovYesYes
1902 JanYesYes
1903 JanYesYes
1904 JanYesYes
1905 JanYesYes
1906 JanYesYes
1907 JanYesYes
1908 JanYesYes
1909 JanYesYes
1910 JanYesYes
1911 JanYesYes
1912 JanYesNo
1913 JanYesNo
1914 JanYesYes
1915 Jan Gen.YesYes
1915 Jan Spec.YesYes
1916 JanYesNo
1916 Sept Ext Sess. Gen.YesNo
1916 Jan Spec.YesNo
1916 Sept Ext. Sess. Spec.YesNo
1917 Jan Gen.YesNo
1917 Jan Spec.YesNo
1918 Jan Gen.YesYes
1918 Jan Spec.YesYes
1919 JanYesYes
1919 Nov Ext. Sess. Gen.YesYes
1919 Jan Spec.YesYes
1919 Nov Ext. Sess. Spec.YesYes
1920 JanYesYes
1920 DecYesNo
1921 JanYesNo
1922 JanYesYes
1923 JanYesYes
1924 JanYesYes
1925 JanYesYes
1926 JanYesYes
1927 JanYesYes
1928 JanYesYes
1929 JanYesYes
1930 JanYesYes
1931 JanYesYes
1931 Sept Ext. Sess.YesYes
1932 JanYesYes
1933 JanYesNo
1933 Nov Ext. Sess.YesNo
1934 JanYesYes
1935 JanYesYes
1936 JanYesYes
1937 JanYesYes
1938 JanYesYes
1938 Oct Ext. Sess.YesYes
1939 JanYesYes
1941 JanYesNo
1942 Jan Spec SessYesNo
1943 JanYesYes
1944 Apr Spec. Sess.YesYes
1945 JanYesYes
1946 JanYesNo
1947 JanYesYes
1948 JanYesYes
1949 JanYesYes
1950 JanYesYes
1951 JanYesYes
1952 JanYesYes
1952 Sept Ext. Sess.YesYes
1953 JanYesYes
1954 JanYesNo
1954 Sept Ext. Sess.YesNo
1955 JanYesYes
1956 JanYesYes
1957 JanYesYes
1958 JanYesYes
1959 JanYesYes
1960 JanYesYes
1960 Dec Ext. Sess.YesYes
1961 JanYesYes
1962 JanYesYes
1963 JanYesYes
1964 JanYesYes
1965 JanYesYes
1966 JanYesYes
1967 JanYesYes
1968 JanYesYes
1969 JanYesYes
1970 JanYesYes
1972 JanYesYes
1973 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1973 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1974 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1975 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1975 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1976 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1976 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1977 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1977 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1978 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1978 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1979 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1979 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1980 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesNo
1981 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1981 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1982 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1982 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1983 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1983 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1984 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1984 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1985 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1985 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1986 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1987 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1987 Jan 1st Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1988 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1989 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1990 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1991 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1992 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1993 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1995 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1996 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1996 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1997 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
1998 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
1999 Jan 1st Ann. Sess.YesYes
2000 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess.YesYes
2000 Jan 2nd Ann. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes