Collections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser (volume 1) by Maine Historical SocietyCollections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser (volume 1) by Maine Historical Society

Collections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser (volume 1)

byMaine Historical Society

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1865 Excerpt: ... Thomas Gorges arrived in the course of the summer; Winthrop1 says of him, that "he was a young gentleman of the Inns of court, a kinsman of Sir F. Gorges, and sent by him with a commission for the government of his province of Somersetshire. He was sober and well disposed, and was very careful to take advice of our magistrates how to manage his affairs." He held his first court at Saco, Sept. 8, 1640, assisted by the counselors before mentioned.2 At this session there were pending twenty-eight civil actions, of which nine were jury trials; and thirteen indictments, which were tried by the court without the intervention of a jury; four of them were against George Burdett, minister of Agamenticus, for adultery, breach of the peace, and incontineucy; and what appears singular, Burdett recovered judgment in two actions for slander against persons for reporting the very facts for which he was at the same court found guilty and punished. The court passed an order that the general court should be held at Saco every year, on the 25th of June; they also divided the province into two parts, one extending from the Piscataqua to Kennebunk; the other from Kennebunk to Sagadahoc; and in each division established an inferior court, to be held three times a year, which had cognizance of all cases except "pleas of land, felonies of death, and treason." An order also was passed that all the inhabitants "who have any children unbaptised should have them baptised as soon as any minister is setlled in any of their plantations." The government seemed now to have been placed on a respectable footing, and to have afforded hope of permanency; but in 1 Winthrop, vol. ii. p. 9. 2 York Records. Burdett came from Yarmouth, County of Norfolk, England. He took the freeman's oath in Sale...
Title:Collections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217460410

ISBN - 13:9780217460415