Massachusetts Historical Society
Manuscript copy of extracts from early records of the Province of Maine (then Massachusetts), 1636-86, copied by Francis Bacon of York County, Maine in 1845. Records include new laws, judgments, and appointments. Also includes a letter to the Massachusetts Historical Society with notes in the margins of the extracts written by Charles Thornton Libby of Portland, Maine, pertaining to the extracts and the original documents, 1927
Massachusetts Historical Society
Manuscripts, business and family correspondence, receipts, contracts, inventories of bills, decedents' estates, deeds and letters to and from John Hancock while he served on the Massachusetts General Court and as President of the Continental Congress. Letters discuss equipment, supplies, commerce, the Massachusetts Militia, Continental Army, and other aspects relating to the American Revolution. Also, business correspondence discussing financial aspects, accounts, investments, shipping to and from Canada, and letters to Thomas Hancock related to his role as a prominent Boston merchant and as the supplier for the British/American troops in the French and Indian War related to shipping merchant Thomas Hancock and later John Hancock. Also includes a receipt book, 1747-55, and letter book, 1745-50, of Thomas Hancock, and letter book of John Hancock, 1780-82. Correspondents include Ebenezer Hancock, Thomas Hancock, William Donnison, James Murray, Thomas Cushing, Artemas Ward, William ... Read More
Massachusetts Historical Society
The first three of four vols. of Boston newspapers annotated and indexed by merchant and patriot Harbottle Dorr. The fourth vol., 1772-76, is owned by the Bangor (Maine) Public Library (all four vols. are included on the microfilm). The annotations refer to political figures, especially colonial Massachusetts governor Thomas Hutchinson, and political events in the years before the American Revolution
Massachusetts Historical Society
Letterbooks containing copies of outgoing letters written by Jonathan Belcher, governor of Massachusetts and New Jersey, 1723-55. Includes official letters related to his tenure as governor; letters to Richard Waldron, brother-in-law Richard Partridge, and Benjamin Lynde among many others discussing trade, politics, his copper mine in Connecticut and farm in Milton, Mass.; and personal letters to his son Jonathan Belcher, Jr. discussing the death of his mother and family members. Includes an index
Massachusetts Historical Society
One vol. containing the notes of the proceedings of the Council (June 1, 1749 to May 23, 1750) and the Assembly (May 31, 1749 to April 20, 1750) of the Massachusetts General Court, the legislative body of Massachusetts. The notes were apparently taken by the colonial secretary or his clerk to prepare the official Proceedings
Massachusetts Historical Society
Records of the Sons of Liberty of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1766-70, include correspondence with the Sons of Liberty of Boston, Mass., Norwich, Conn. and Providence, Rhode Island; letters sent to the Boston publishers Edes and Gill; and drafts of resolutions and meeting notices. The letters discuss non-importation agreements and Great Britain's Stamp Act passed in 1765. Some letters are addressed to Josiah Bass, Richard Champney, Samuel Griffith, William Parker, Jacob Sheafe, John Sherburne, Barlow Trecothick, John Wentworth, and Thomas Young. Some letters are written in the hand of Samuel Langdon
Massachusetts Historical Society
Manuscript copy of a report made by Joseph Harrison, collector of the Port of Boston and Benjamin Hallowell, the comptroller to the newly constituted American Board of Commissioners of the Customs in Great Britain, 30 April 1768. The report details the state of the port and district, gives a description of the area, discusses the ports trade and navigation, and covers the history of the customs house administration. The report also includes two tables that show the revenue establishment along the colonial coast in 1716 and fees collected by customs officers of Boston, 29 Sept. 1764. Manuscript copy created ca. 1800's; original report located in Public Records Office in Great Britain
Massachusetts Historical Society
Manuscript copy of the monograph, "Good news from New England," printed in London by Mathew Simmons, 1648, which is a firsthand account of life in "Mattachusets" and surrounding colonies. Topics cover the voyage and arrival of the "English Nation at the Mattachusets Bay;" physical environment of New England; and the local government, religious life and work of the colonists. This is not the, "Good news from New England" written by Edward Winslow. The author is unknown
Historic Northampton Museum & Education Center
Authorization (1729 Oct. 16) to administer oaths for the Province of the Massachusetts Bay and four written statements (1730 Aug. 27), one relating to Wm. Pynchon, of Springfield, Mass
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Records of the Massachusetts General Court from 1747 to 1758 refer to various committees of war delegated with prosecuting the part of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in the British campaign against the French. A Boston-based Committee of War (Resolves 1754-55, c 325), which directed another such committee residing in Albany (Resolves 1755-56, c 305 and c 307), approved payment of funds for war-related expenses supporting forces in the region of Lake George and Crown Point, New York. Series documents expenses as approved by the committee and submitted to the Treasury

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