The Senate of Massachusetts: an Historical Sketch

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Press of G.H. Ellis, 1882 - 49 Seiten
 

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Seite 6 - Power and authoritie to choose, nominate, and appointe, such and soe many others as they shall thinke fitt, and that shall be willing to accept the same, to be free of the said Company and Body, and them into the same to admitt; and to elect and constitute such Officers as they shall thinke fitt and requisite, for the ordering...
Seite 31 - Governor shall be chosen annually ; and no person shall be eligible to this office, unless, at the time of his election, he shall have been an inhabitant of this Commonwealth, for seven years next preceding ; and unless he shall, at the same time, be seized, in his own right, of a freehold within the Commonwealth, of the value of one thousand pounds ; and unless he shall declare himself to be of the Christian religion.
Seite 6 - ... free of the said Company and Body, and them into the same to admitt; and to elect and constitute such Officers as they shall thinke fitt and requisite, for the ordering, mannaging. and dispatching of the Affaires of the saide Governor and Company, and their Successors; And to make Lawes and...
Seite 9 - Notice being sent out of the general court to be held the 14th day of the third month, called May, the freemen deputed two of each town to meet and consider of such matters as they were to take order in at the same general court...
Seite 9 - He told them, that when the patent was granted, the number of freemen was supposed to be (as in like corporations) so few, as they might well join in making laws; but now they were grown to so great a body, as it was not possible for them to make or execute laws, but they must choose others for that purpose; and that howsoever it would be necessary hereafter to have a select company to intend that work...
Seite 43 - ... this government was rather in the nature of a parliament, and that no assistant could be chosen but by the freemen, who had power likewise to remove the assistants and put in others...
Seite 27 - That a bill of rights, clearly ascertaining and defining the rights of conscience, and that security of person and property, which every member in the State hath a right to expect from the supreme power thereof, ought to be settled and established, previous to the ratification of any constitution for the State.
Seite 44 - Legislature, affirmed by a continuous and uniform practice of eightyfive years, we are of opinion that the exclusive constitutional privilege of the House of Representatives to originate money, bills is limited to bills that transfer money or property from the people to the State, and does not include bills that appropriate money from the Treasury of the Commonwealth to particular uses of the Government, or bestow it upon individuals or corporations...
Seite 6 - We do for us, our heirs and successors, give and grant to the said governor and company and their successors, that the governor or, in his absence, the deputy governor of the said company, for the time being, and such of the assistants...
Seite 46 - ... disregarded. For the sake of the people themselves, therefore, I would resist all attempts to convict by straining the laws, or getting over their prohibitions. — I hold up before him the broad shield of the constitution; if through that he be pierced and fall, he will be but one sufferer, in a common catastrophe.

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