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Governor Burnet of Massachusetts on the Governor's salary.

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Source(s):Governor Burnet of Massachusetts on the Governor's salary. 8/1/2017, p1. 9p.

Abstract:Presents the response made by colonial Massachusetts Governor William Burnet (governed 1728-1729) to the state House of Representatives regarding the governor's salary. Advice to the House; Critique of the House's response to an earlier letter.

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The dangers of rebellion.

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Source(s):Dangers of Rebellion. 8/1/2017, p1. 7p.

Abstract:Presents a letter to the inhabitants of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, dated December 12, 1774, pleading for them not to rebel against Great Britain. Criticism of his town's press in advocating rebellion; The legal definition of rebellion, accordi...

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Massachusetts Government Act.

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Source(s):Massachusetts Government Act. 8/1/2017, p1. 8p.

Abstract:Presents the text of the Massachusetts Government Act of 1774. Election of counselors; Rebellion occurring in Boston; Nomination of judges; Other ordinances.

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Massachusetts School Law of 1642.

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Source(s):Massachusetts School Law of 1642 (2). 8/1/2017, p298. 2p.

Abstract:Provides the text of the earliest Massachusetts colonial law regarding education, dated April 14, 1642. Also provides the text of the colony's school law of November 11, 1647; Reason why the colonial law was created; Responsibilities of people appoint...

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Declaration of Liberties.

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Source(s):Declaration of Liberties. 8/1/2017, p1. 1p.

Abstract:Presents the text of the Declaration of Liberties of Massachusetts written in 1661. Powers of the colonial government to appoint freemen and to wage war.

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Answer to Mr. Solicitor's objections.

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Source(s):Answer to Mr Solicitor's Objections. 8/1/2017, p1. 1p.

Abstract:Presents the answer to Mr. Solicitor's objections made against the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1678. Defense of the colony's treatment of Quakers.

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A Province Together in Rebellion: Massachusetts and the Expansion of Resistance.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850: Selected Papers; 2007, p86-96, 11p

Abstract:The article discusses the reactions of the colonial citizens of Massachusetts Bay Colony to the 1774 Massachusetts Government Act, one of the intolerable acts legislated by Great Britain's Parliament in their efforts to repress radicalism and restore p...

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Massachusetts House of Representatives on the Governor's salary.

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Source(s):Massachusetts House of Representatives on the Governor's Salary. 8/1/2017, p1. 4p.

Abstract:Presents the text of an enquiry made by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on September 11, 1728, regarding the salary of the governor. Right of the House to raise funds for the support of the government; Previous legislative attempts to fix t...

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Instructions of the town of Braintree, Massachusetts.

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Source(s):Instructions of the Town of Braintree, Massachusetts. 8/1/2017, p465. 4p.

Abstract:Presents the instructions which the town of Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts gave in 1765 to Ebenezer Thayer, their representative in the General Assembly, about Great Britain's Stamp Act. Reason why the people call the act a burdensome tax; Reco...

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The rights of the colonists.

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Source(s):Rights of the Colonists. 8/1/2017, p417. 12p.

Abstract:Presents the report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston, Massachusetts town meeting, dated November 20, 1772, about the colonists' rights. Natural rights of the colonists as men; Rights of the colonists as Christians; Rights of the coloni...

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