The Immigration Policies of Colonial Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1922 - 146 Seiten
 

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Seite 36 - That all persons living in this province, who confess and acknowledge the one Almighty and eternal God, to be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the world ; and that hold themselves obliged in conscience to live peaceably and justly in civil society, shall, in no ways, be molested or prejudiced for their religious persuasion, or practice, in matters of faith and worship, nor shall they be compelled, at any time, to frequent or maintain any religious worship, place or ministry whatever.
Seite 37 - That every inhabitant in the said province, that is or shall be, a purchaser of one hundred acres of land, or upwards, his heirs and assigns, and every person who shall have paid his passage, and taken up one hundred acres of land, at one penny an acre, and have cultivated ten acres thereof, and every person, that hath been a servant, or bonds-man, and is free by his service, that shall have taken up his fifty acres of land, and cultivated twenty thereof...
Seite 56 - And forasmuch, as it shall be necessary for all such our loving subjects, as shall inhabit within the said precincts of Virginia, aforesaid, to determine to live together, in the fear and true worship of Almighty God, Christian peace, and civil quietness...
Seite 37 - ... an acre, and have cultivated ten acres thereof, and every person, that hath been a servant, or bonds-man, and is free by his service, that shall have taken up his fifty acres of land, and cultivated twenty thereof, and every inhabitant, artificer, or other resident in the said province, that pays scot and lot to the government ; shall be deemed and accounted a freeman of the said province...
Seite 9 - ... receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, according to the usage of the Church of England...
Seite 31 - America] within three years, and of these, above 3 roo this last summer. Of these, possibly one in ten may be a man of substance, and may do well enough abroad ; but the case of the rest is deplorable. The rest either hire themselves to those of substance for passage, or contract with the masters of ships for four years...
Seite 18 - We have had for several years some agents from the colonies in America, and several masters of ships that have gone about the country, and deluded the people with stories of great plenty and estates to be had for going for in those parts of the world...
Seite 1 - Ordaine that for ever hereafter -there shall be a liberty of Conscience allowed in the Worshipp of God to all Christians (Except Papists) Inhabiting or which shall Inhabit or be Resident within our said Province or Territory...
Seite 43 - We have from the North of Ireland great numbers yearly. Eight or nine ships this fall discharged at Newcastle. Both these sets frequently sit down on any spot of vacant land they can find, without asking questions. The last Palatines say there will be twice the number next year ; and the Irish say the same of their people. Last week, one of...
Seite 31 - ... by the space of fourteen days next after such warning given, may by warrant from the next justice of [the] peace be sent and conveyed from Constable to Constable unto the town where he properly belongs or had his last residence at his own charge, if able to pay the same, or otherwise at the charge of the town so sending him".

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