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" Therefore, to promote their happiness, and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, from time... "
Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court - Page 4
by Massachusetts - 1892
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Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

Stephen L. Schechter - History - 1990 - 464 pages
...order and preservation of their government, the people of this Commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require,...the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic, or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution...
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Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People

Jon Butler - History - 1990 - 360 pages
...Massachusetts constitution authorized "towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic" to levy taxes "for the institution of the public worship of God,...Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality." Reminiscent of an earlier century, it even authorized legislation demanding compulsory church attendance,...
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A Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty: The Constitutional Heritage of the ...

Arlin M. Adams, Charles J. Emmerich, Charles J.. Emmerich - Law - 1990 - 172 pages
...bodies-corporate, or religious societies within this state, to make adequate provision at their own expence, for the support and maintenance of public protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality. . . . And every denomination of christians demeaning themselves quiedy, and as good subjects of the...
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American Chameleon: Individualism in Trans-national Context

Richard Orr Curry, Lawrence B. Goodheart - History - 1991 - 276 pages
...Commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power ... to make suitable provision ... for the institution of the public worship of God, and for the support of public protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality. 13 Such views were soon reflected in...
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The Framers and Fundamental Rights

Robert A. Licht - History - 1991 - 194 pages
...order and preservation of their government, the people of this Commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require,...the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic, or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution...
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State Constitutionalism in Maryland

Michael Carlton Tolley - History - 1992 - 181 pages
...order and preservation of their government, the people of this Commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require,...authorize and require, the several towns, parishes, and precincts, and other bodiespolitic, or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 464 pages
...Investing the Legislature with power to authorize or require the several Towns, Parishes, precincts or other bodies politic or Religious Societies to make...of the public worship of God, and for the support of the public teachers of piety and religion; because we fully believe that the great Head of the Church...
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Journey Toward Independence: King's Chapel's Transition to Unitarianism ...

Carl Scovel, Charles Conrad Forman - Religion - 1993 - 103 pages
...precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies" to provide for "the public worship of God and the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality." But Article III further stipulates that these bodies have "the exclusive right of electing their public...
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The Unitarian Controversy: Essays on American Unitarian History

Conrad Wright - Religion - 1994 - 247 pages
...precedents, he saw them through Brattle Street lenses. The 1780 constitution of the Commonwealth states that "the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies, shall, at all times, have the exclusive right of electing their public Teachers, and of contracting...
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Devising Liberty: Preserving and Creating Freedom in the New American Republic

David Thomas Konig - History - 2001 - 383 pages
...in order and ethics. Religious instruction was said to supply social benefits, and for that reason "the support and maintenance of public protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality" were required in every locality within the state. "Attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers"...
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