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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 85 85 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 38 38 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 12 12 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 11 11 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 5 5 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908 5 5 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 4 4 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 4 4 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 3 3 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 3 3 Browse Search
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y), I deem it necessary to state, that many of the statutes of Virginia under Harvey still exist, and that, though many others are lost, the first volume of Hening's Statutes at Large proves, beyond a question, that assemblies were convened, at least, as often as follows:— 1630, March,Hening, i.147—153. 1630, April,ibid.257. 1632, February,ibid.153—177. 1632, Septemberibid.178—202. 1633, February,ibid.202—209. 1633, August,ibid.209—222. 1634,ibid.223. 1635,ibid.223. 1636,ibid.229. 1637,ibid.227. 1639,ibid.229—230. 1640,Hening, i.268. 1641, June,ibid.259—262. 1642, January,ibid.267. 1642, April,ibid.230. 1642, June,ibid.269. Considering how imperfect are the early records, it is surprising that so considerable a list can be established. The instructions to Sir William Berkeley do not first order assemblies; but speak of them as of a thing established. At an adjourned session of Berkeley's first legislature, the assembly declares its meeting exceeding cu
as if holding the exclusive privilege of proposing statutes, had prepared for their government; and, asserting their equal rights of legislation, they, in their turn, enacted a body of laws, which they proposed for the assent of the proprietary:—so uniformly active in America was the spirit of popular liberty. How discreetly it was exercised, cannot now be known; for the laws, which were then enacted, were never ratified, and are therefore not to be found in the provincial records. Bacon, 1637. Chalmers, 211. Bozman, 299—318, and 324—9 McMahon, 145. In the early history of the United States, nothing is 1639. more remarkable than the uniform attachment of each colony to its franchises; and popular assemblies burst every where into life with a consciousness of their importance, and an immediate capacity for efficient legislation. The first assembly of Maryland had vindicated the jurisdiction of the colony; the second had asserted its claims to original legislation; the third,<
of their influence, and in opposition to Vane; and Wheelwright, who, in a fast-day's sermon, had 1637. Mar. strenuously maintained the truth of his opinions, and <*>ad never been confuted, Henry Vane, in Hutch. Coll. 82. in spite of the remonstrance Chap IX.} 1637 May 17. of the governor, was censured by the general court for sedition. Comp S. Gorton's Simplicity's Defense. 44. At the ethe Episcopal party in the mother country, gave to the measure an air of magnanimous Chap. IX.} 1637. defiance; it was almost a proclamation of independence. As an act of intolerance, it found in Vailed by the places where the rude works of the natives frowned defiance, it was ru- Chap. IX.} 1637. mored through the tribe, that its enemies had vanished through fear. Exultation followed; and hburned, every settlement was broken up, every cornfield laid waste. Sassacus, their Chap. IX.} 1637. sachem, was murdered by the Mohawks, to whom he had fled for protection. The few that survived,
; and ships bound with passengers for New England were detained in the Thames by an order of the council. Burdett also in 1637 wrote from New England to Laud, that the colonists aimed not at new discipline, but at sovereignty; that it was accounted made it glorious to profess. The injured party even learned to despise the mercy of their oppressors. Four years after 1637. Prynne had been punished for a publication, he was a second time arraigned for a like offence. I thought, said Lord Fincas threatened within the limits of England; and not even America could long be safe against the designs of des- Chap X.} 1637 April 30. potism. A proclamation was issued to prevent the emigration of Puritans; Hazard, i. 421. the king refused hince; with headlong indiscretion, he insisted on introducing a liturgy into Scotland, and compelling the uncom- Chap. X.} 1637. July 23. promising disciples of Knox to listen to prayers translated from the Roman missal. The first attempt at reading