Charter of Carolina, 1665

Charles the Second, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King,…

Charter of Carolina, 1663

Charles the Second, by the grace of God, king of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland,…

North Carolina Fundamental Constitution

Our sovereign lord the King having, out of his royal grace and bounty, granted unto…

New Jersey Concessions and Agreements

Imprimus. We do consent and agree, that the Governor of the said Province hath power, by…

Charter of Delaware

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of the province of Pennsylvania and territories thereunto belonging, to…

Fundamental Constitution of East New Jersey

Since the right of government, as well as soil, is in the four and twenty…

A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of Paper Currency

There is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the…

Charter of Connecticut

CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of GOD, KING of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland,…

Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

CHARLES THE SECOND, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,…

Concord Town Meeting Resolution

At a meeting of the Inhabitents of the Town of Concord being free and twenty…

Massachusetts Government Act

  WHEREAS by letters patent under the great seal of England, made in the third…

An Election Sermon

  I Cor. XII. 25. That there should be no Schism in the Body, but…

Newport Agreement

Pocasset. On the 28th of the 2d [month], 1639It is agreed. By vs whose hands…

Articles, Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politic, and Martial for the Colony in Virginia

Articles, Lawes, and Orders, Divine, Politique, and Martiall for the Colony in Virginea: first established…

Plantation Covenant at Quinnipiack

We the assembly of free planters do solemnly covenant] thatt as [in] matters thatt Concerne…

Plantation Agreement at Providence

Report of Arbitrators at Providence, containing proposals for a form of government Providence the 27th…

Organization of the Government of Rhode Island

The Generall Court of Election began and held at Portsmouth, from the 16th of March,…

Warwick Agreement

KNOW ALL MEN, Colonies, Peoples, and Nations, unto whom the same hereof shall come; that…

Acts and Orders of 1647

Acts and Orders Made and agreed upon at the Generall Court of Election, held at…

General Assembly of Rhode Island Is Divided into Two Houses

The Assembly having taken notice of the motion from the townes of Portsmouth and of…

Preface to the General Laws and Liberties of Connecticut Colony Revised and Published by Order of the General Court Held at Hartford

To our Beloved Brethren and Neighbours, the Inhabitants of the Colony of Connecticut, The GENERAL…

Charter of Providence

Whereas, by virtue of a free and absolute charter of civill incorporation, granted to the…

Act for Establishing the House of Assembly and the Laws to Be Made Therein

Memorandum That at the first meeting of the Assembly on the 25th day of the…

Charter of Liberties and Privileges

  FFor The better Establishing the Government of this province of New Yorke and that…

A Letter from Governor Richard Nicolls to the Inhabitants of Long Island

Whereas the Inhabitants of Long Island, have for a Long time groaned under many grievous…

The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts

The Book of the General Lawes and Libertyes Concerning the Inhabitants of the Massachusets Collected…

Charter of Massachusetts Bay

And further, That the said Governour and Companye, and their Successors, maie have forever one…

Fundamental Articles of New Haven

The 4th day of the 4th moneth called June 1639, all the free planters assembled…

Division of the Connecticut General Assembly into Two Houses

  It is ordered by this court, and the authority thereof, that for the future…

An Act What Persons Shall Be Called to Every General Assembly and an Act Concerning the Calling of General Assemblies

Be it enacted by the Lord Proprietary of this province, of and with the advice…

General Laws and Liberties of New Hampshire

Province Laws. The Generall Lawes and Liberties of the Province of New Hampshire, made by…

An Act for the Liberties of the People

Be it Enacted By the Lord Proprietarie of this Province of and with the advice…

Government of Portsmouth

We, whose names are under [written doe acknowledge] ourselves the legall dubjects of [his Majestie]…

Government of Pocasset

The 7th day of the first month, 1638 We whose names are underwritten do here…

Providence Agreement

We whose names are hereunder, desirous to inhabit in the town of Providence, do promise…

Structure of Town Governments

The Townes of Hartford, Windsore and Wethersfield, or any other of the Townes within this…

An Act of the General Court

CONCERNING OUR LIBERTIES 1. We conceive the patent (under God) to be the first and…

Guilford Covenant

Individuals who, the next September, purchase Menunkatuck, afterwards Guilford, enter into the following covenant: We…

Connecticut Code of Laws

Established by the General Court Forasmuch as the free fruition of such Libberties, Immunities, Privileges,…

Puritan Laws and Liberties

The Booke of the Generall Lawes and Liberties of the Inhabitants of the Jurisdiction of…

The Cambridge Agreement of 1652

At a Genrall meeting of the Towne ye 4th (10) 1652. Theis prpositions here under…

Connecticut Oath of Fidelity

An Oath for Paqua’ and the Plantations ThereI A.B. being by the Pruidence of God…

Towns of Wells, Gorgiana, and Piscataqua Form an Independent Government

Whereas the inhabitants of Piscataqua, Gorgiana, and Wells in the province of Maine, have here…

Laws Enacted by the First General Assembly of Virginia

By this present General Assembly be it enacted that no injury or oppression be wrought…

Massachusetts Ordinance on Legislative Procedure

For the better carrying on the occassions of the Generall Court, & to the end…

Constitution for the Council and Assembly in Virginia

To all people to whom these presents shall come, be seen, or heard, the Treasurer,…

Maryland Act for Swearing Allegeance

Be it Enacted and ordeined by the Lord Proprietarie of this Province by and with…

Massachusetts Ordinance on the Legislature

It is ordered, that the freemen of this jurisdiction shall meete in their severall townes…

Maryland Toleration Act

Acts and Orders of Assembly assented vnto Enacted and made at a Generall Sessions of…

The Massachusetts Agreement on the Legislature

A General Court, holden att Boston, May 9th, 1632 Present, The Governor, Mr. Nowell Deputy…
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