Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Charter of Massachusetts (1629)

The First Charter of Massachusetts, March 4, 1629, was granted by King Charles I, and it stated:

For the directing, ruling, and disposeing of all other Matters and Things, whereby our said People... maie be soe religiously, peaceable, and civilly governed, as their good life and orderlie Conversation, maie wynn and incite the Natives of the Country to the Knowledg and Obedience of the onlie true God and Savior of Mankinde, and the Christian Fayth, which, in our Royall Intention, and the Adventurers free profession, is the principall Ende of this Plantation..."

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