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[Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. [with]:[A Consecutive Run of pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Assembly Laws, 1763 - 1774]. MASSACHUSETTS LAWS.
[Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. [with]:[A Consecutive Run of pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Assembly Laws, 1763 - 1774].
[Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. [with]:[A Consecutive Run of pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Assembly Laws, 1763 - 1774].

[Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. [with]:[A Consecutive Run of pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Assembly Laws, 1763 - 1774].

Boston: 1763-1774. Paginations included in the individual listings below.

Early 20th-century three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Partial contemporary ownership signature on titlepage, some leaves trimmed close, occasionally touching the last line of text, minor toning and foxing.

A long run of significant colonial Massachusetts laws.

An important consecutive run of Massachusetts colonial laws printed just before the outbreak of the American Revolution. The laws here are largely concerned with local issues in New England, including fishing, town meetings, courts, improvements for Faneuil Hall, building another hall at Harvard College, and the like. The great majority of the laws, however, involve raising local funds by taxation and import duties to pay for treasury notes, the public debt, the colonial governor, and more. A 1769 act appoints Robert Pierpont as tax collector for Boston, replacing unsuccessful businessman and tax collector, Samuel Adams, who surrendered the post for "diverse Reasons." Two lengthy acts (1765 & 1766) detail punishments for mutiny and desertion within the Army, but also provide for better payment of the soldiers. Also includes acts relating to Native Americans, namely the 1765 act for "allowing necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians, and for Regulating Trade with them, and preventing Abuses therein." The individual imprints are as follows: 1) Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston. 1763. [2],x,[2],viii,179pp. Cushing 695; Evans 9430. 2) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of May, 1763 [caption title]. Boston. 1763. 181-190pp. Cushing 702; Evans 9431. 3) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of May, 1763...to Wednesday the Twenty-First day of December [caption title]. Boston. 1764. 191-202pp. Cushing 703; Evans 9725. 4) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Concord, upon Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1764 [caption title]. 203-213pp. Cushing 711; Evans 9726. 5) An Act, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Concord...Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1764...to Thursday the Eighteenth day of October [caption title]. Boston. 1764. 215-[216]pp. Cushing 714; Evans 9727. 6) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Concord...upon Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1764...to Wednesday the Ninth day of January [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 217-263pp. Cushing 716; Evans 10055. 7) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May, 1765 [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 265-280pp. Cushing 721; Evans10056. 8) An Act of Parliament, Passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 281-293pp. Cushing 725; Evans 10057; Shipton & Mooney 41545. 9) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May, 1765...unto Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of September [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 295-[296]pp. Cushing 726; Evans 10058. 10) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May, 1765...unto Wednesday the Fifteenth day of January [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 297-316pp. Cushing 729; Evans 10374. 11) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Eighth day of May 1766 [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 317-323pp. Cushing 737; Evans 10375. 12) An Act of Parliament, Passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third..."An Act for Opening and Establishing Certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica... "[caption title and beginning of text]. [Boston. 1766]. 325-333pp. Cushing 738; Evans 10376. 13) An Act of Parliament, Passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third...An Act to Amend and Render More Effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America... [caption title and beginning of text]. [Boston. 1766]. 335-347pp. Cushing 739; Evans 10377. 14) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Eighth day of May 1766...to Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of January [caption title]. Boston. 1767. 349-364pp. Cushing 743; Evans 10678. 15) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Seventh day of May, 1767 [caption title]. Boston. 1767. 365-371pp. Cushing 746; Evans 10679. 16) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, the Twenty-Seventh day of May, 1767...to Wednesday the 30th of December [caption title]. Boston. 1768. 373-388pp. Cushing 751; Evans 10961. 17) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of May 1768 [caption title]. Boston. 1768. 389-402pp. Cushing 756; Evans 10962. 18) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Thirty-First day of May, 1769 [caption title]. Boston. 1769. 403-415pp. Cushing 761; Evans 11327. 19) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Thirty-First day of May, 1769...to Wednesday the Fifteenth day of March [caption title]. Boston. 1770. 417-4428pp. Cushing 764; Evans 11725. 20) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Cambridge...upon Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1770...unto Wednesday the Twenty-Sixth day of September [caption title]. Boston. 1770. 429-450pp. Cushing 768; Evans 11726. 21) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Cambridge...upon Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1770...unto Wednesday the Third day of April. [caption title]. Boston. 1771. 451-454pp. Cushing 771; Evans 11727. 22) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Cambridge...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May 1771 [caption title]. boston. 1771. 455-460pp. Cushing 773; Evans 12117. 23) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Cambridge...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May 1771...unto Wednesday the Eighth day of April [caption title]. Boston. 1772. 461-466pp. Cushing 775; Evans 12452. 24) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Cambridge...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Seventh day of May, 1772 [caption title]. Boston. 1772. 467-477pp. Cushing 778; Evans 12453. 25) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Cambridge...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Seventh day of May, 1772...to Wednesday the Sixth day of January [caption title]. Boston. [1773]. 479-500pp. Cushing 783; Evans 12849. 26) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Sixth day of May, 1773 [caption title]. Boston. [1773]. 501-507pp. Cushing 786; Evans 12850. 27) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston...upon Wednesday the Twenty-Sixth day of May, 1773...to Wednesday the Twenty-Sixth day of January [caption title]. Boston. [1774]. 509-516pp. Cushing 796; Evans 13407. 28) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of May 1774...to Tuesday the Seventh day of June [caption title]. Boston. [1774]. 517-521pp. Cushing 810; Evans 13408.

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