Records of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Worcester, Massachusetts: From 1731 to 1737 (Classic Reprint)

byFranklin P. Rice

Paperback | January 30, 2019

Records of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Worcester, Massachusetts: From 1731 to 1737 (Classic Reprint) by Franklin P. Rice
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IN presenting the Records Of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Worcester, for the first six years of its existence; a brief review of the origin and growth of the judicial system in Massachusetts will not be Out of place. Under the Charter of the Colony, the power of em acting and enforcing laws for the government of its inhabitants was assumed by the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants, and the General Court which comprised all the freemen. The General Court met four times a year for the consideration of matters relating to the general government or individual welfare Of the community. A monthly court was also held by the Governor, or in his absence, the Deputy Governor, and at least Seven Assistants, for the purpose of transacting minor Civil or criminal business that required immediate attention. This was termed the Court of Assistants. The Assistants numbered eighteen, and were ex oficz'o Justices of the Peace. They discharged the fun tions Of a Council to the Governor.

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Title:Records of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Worcester, Massachusetts: F...Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.43 inPublished:January 30, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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