Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 11 of George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition.:
...hly favored with rivers and deep bays, united to perfect the scene of colonial felicity and contentment.
Ever intent on advancing the interests of his colony, Lord Baltimore invited the Puritans of Massachusetts to emigrate to Maryland, offering them lands and privileges, and free liberty of religion; but Gibbons, to whom he had forwarded a commission, was so wholly tutored in the New England discipline, tha...
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