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  • ISBN-13: 9781142577810
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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CHAPTER III. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE. The arrival of Sir William Phips was followed by the Chap. organization of the government under the new charter. At . once the question arose and a serious question it was how 1692. far that instrument extended in its effects upon the laws which ay had been enacted under the colonial charter. Obviously, if it invalidated all those laws, a new code must be framed, or ihe old code must be revived. Accordingly, at the first session of the General Court, an act was passed confirming the former June 8. laws until the following November ; and during the recess of the court it was proposed that the members should take this subject in charge, and " consider of such laws as were necessary to be established."1 It was unfortunate for the people that a select committee was not appointed to attend to this duty ; and the subject itself was of such consequence that the wisest and best should have been placed on that committee. But the necessity for this step was not then foreseen. Hence, when the laws were revised, instead of framing a general code to be forwarded to England, only detached acts were presented, several of which were rejected by the king. This led to confusion; whereas, had the whole subject been acted upon at once, such alterations would have been proposed as might have issued in a consistent and digested body of laws ; and in case of the rejection of particular acts, temporary provisions might have 1 Masn. I ten's. MS. Continuation of Chalmers's Polit. Annuls, Ft . U.; Hutchinson, ii . 18, 21, 63. 46 ACTS REJECTED BY THE KING. Chap. been made until the pleasure of his majesty was further known, [, or until laws were passed which methis approval. 1692. The principal acts rejected by the king were those which asserte...
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