Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts

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Secretary of the Commonwealth., 1901
 

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Page 4 - And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience ; or for his religious profession of sentiments ; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.
Page 5 - And every denomination of christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the Commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: And no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.
Page 9 - It is the right of every citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial and independent as the lot of humanity will admit. It is therefore not only the best policy, but for the security of the rights of the people, and of every citizen, that the judges of the supreme judicial court should hold their offices as long as they behave themselves well ; and that they should have honorable salaries ascertained and established by standing laws.
Page 29 - ... it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all .future periods of this Commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them ; especially the university at Cambridge, public schools, and grammar schools in the towns...
Page 178 - But the discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actually existing values, and the discount of commercial or business paper actually owned by the person negotiating the same, shall not be considered as money borrowed.
Page 8 - A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the constitution, and a constant adherence to those of piety, justice, moderation, temperance, industry, and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the advantages of liberty, and to maintain a free government.
Page 26 - The records of the commonwealth shall be kept in the office of the secretary, who may appoint his deputies, for whose, conduct he shall be accountable ; and he shall attend the governor and council, the senate and house of representatives, in person, or by his deputies, as they shall respectively require.
Page 19 - ... hold and keep a council, for the ordering and directing the affairs of the commonwealth, according to the laws of the land.
Page 44 - All moneys raised by taxation in the towns and cities for the support, of public schools, and all moneys which may be appropriated by the state for the support of common schools, shall be applied to, and expended in. no other schools than those which are conducted according to law, under the order and superintendence of the authorities of the town or city in which the money is to be expended ; and such moneys shall never be appropriated to any religious sect for the maintenance, exclusively, of its...
Page 6 - Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection...

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