Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Volume XI: Laws, 1623-1682


Continuing the body of work begun by Nathaniel Shurtleff, David Pulsifer presents the 11th volume in this series of vital historical records for the colony of New Plymouth. This volume is a transcription of the manuscript "Plymouth Colony Records, Laws, 1623-1681," Parts I, II and III. These documents constitute the framework of the colonial government in New England, both the establishment of legislative and judicial procedure and the regulatory statutes themselves. A few of the subjects covered include: trial by jury and jury selection; establishment of militias and local defense; appointment of representatives; payment of debts; trespassing and property laws; resource management and land usage; taxes and revenue collection; the sale of wine, beer and spirits; disturbances of the peace; houses of correction; fines and physical punishments; Native American relations; and much more.

David Pulsifer

1861, reprint, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 284 pp.

ISBN: 9780788410932