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Massachusetts (Colony) (1628-1691)



  • Existence: 1628 - 1691

The Massachusetts Bay Colony (more formally The Colony of Massachusetts Bay,) was an English settlement on the east coast of America in the 17th century around the Massachusetts Bay, the northernmost of the several colonies later reorganized as the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The lands of the settlement were located in southern New England, with initial settlements situated on two natural harbors and surrounding land about 15.4 miles (24.8 km) apart—the areas around Salem and Boston.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Early American Liberty Bond

Mss 777651
Identifier: Mss 777651
Scope and Contents Early American Liberty Bond, printed from plate engraved by Nathaniel Hurd and Paul Revere.

Massachusetts (Colony) bill

Mss 771161
Identifier: Mss 771161
Scope and Contents Massachusetts (Colony) bill for coal to John Hancock.

Proceedings of the Legislature of Massachusetts

Mss 777654
Identifier: Mss 777654
Scope and Contents Draft of a letter to be sent to General Stark, signed copy of the original, signed by Jeremiah Powell.