bmitted, is sent to every town within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, to be first considered by the magistrates and elders, and then to be published by the constables, that if any man saw anything to be altered, he might communicate his thoughts to some of the deputies.
Thus deliberately prepared, these laws, ninety-eight in number, were formally adopted by the name of Fundamentals or Body of liberties ......December, 1641
First commencement at Harvard College......1642
Elder Williams Brewster, of Plymouth, dies......April 18, 1643
Four of the New England colonies, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Plymouth, and New Haven, unite as the United colonies of New England, for mutual protection and assistance.
Articles of union signed at Boston......May 19, 1643
Massachusetts divided into four counties—viz., Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, and Norfolk......1643
Martha's Vineyard settled by some people from Watertown......1643
James Britton and Mary Latham put to death for adul