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mbly desiring all means might be used for the continuance and preservation thereof: and at the same time and the next day several petitions of like nature from Wooborne, Dorchester, Redding, Chelmsford, Concord, Billirrikey, Boston, Dedham, and Meadfield, and also one from several inhabitants of Roxbury, all which are on file.
Mass. Col. Rec., IV.
(ii.) 136, 137.
The Cambridge petition, for some reason, has been removed from the Massachusetts Archives to the Judicial Court Files for Suffolk County, in the Court House, Boston. The Cambridge petition is here inserted, partly on account of its patriotic spirit, and partly to preserve the list of names appended to it:—
To the honoured Generall Court of Massachusetts Colonie.
The humble representation of the inhabitants of the towne of Cambridg.
For as much as we have heard that theire have beene representations made unto his Maiesty conserning divisions among us and dissatisfactions about the present goverment of this colonie