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The Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay, chartered by the English Crown in 1629, sat as a General Court, which after the 1630 emigration to America became the government of the Massachusetts Bay colony. It consisted of colony freemen (company stockholders); and the governor, deputy governor, and assistants (magistrates) chosen by them. The latter group met separately as a Court of Assistants, but in 1634 its legislative powers were ceded to the General Court as a whole (Mass Recs 1: 117). At the same time it was agreed that freemen were to be represented by elected deputies (Mass Recs 1: 118); from 1644 these met separately as a House of Deputies, leaving the assistants in their nonjudicial capacity to serve in effect as the upper house of the General Court, the designation of Court of Assistants being reserved for their service in a judicial capacity. Current and certain former assistants also functioned executively from 1629 as a standing council. (See: Massachusetts. Council. Agency history record.)

In 1686, the 1629 charter having been revoked, the General Court ceased to function and governing power was in a crown-appointed Council and president (Joseph Dudley, 1686) and then governor (Sir Edmund Andros, 1686-1689) (the Dominion of New England). After the deposition of Andros and a brief interim government by the Council for Safety of the People and Conservation of the Peace (Apr.-June 1689), colonial government was reinstated: the governor, deputy governor, and assistants elected in 1686 (Mass Recs 5: 513) resumed office, the assistants as Council serving both as executive body under the governor and as upper house of the General Court, while newly elected deputies (now more often called representatives) formed the lower house.

From 1692, under the charter of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, the General Court chose from among its annually elected members twenty-eight as Council, again to serve as executive body (but now under a crown-appointed governor) and as legislative upper house. The remaining members served as the lower house, regularly designated by 1705 as the House of Representatives.

When representatives elected to the General Court were discharged in Sept. 1774 by Gov. Thomas Gage, they met as scheduled in October and resolved themselves into a provincial congress, three of which governed successively outside Boston until July 1775, when the General Court reconvened and elected a Council to serve as upper house and as executive body without governor--the resulting government to be known as the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, and from 1776 as the State of Massachusetts Bay. Meanwhile Gage governed in Boston with councillors appointed by royal writ of mandamus, from Aug. 1774 until the British evacuation in Mar. 1776.

Under the 1780 Constitution, the General Court was configured in its modern form, with a Senate as upper house (whose membership was originally elected annually to serve either as senators or councillors, the latter being chosen for an entirely separate executive Council by joint legislative vote), and a House of Representatives as lower house (Const Pt 2, C 1)

NAME AUTHORITY NOTE. Series relating to the agency described above can be found by searching the following access point for the time period stated: 1629-1686, 1689-present--Massachusetts. General Court.

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associatedWith Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683 person
associatedWith Windham (Me. : Town) corporateBody
associatedWith Winslow, John, 1703-1774. person
associatedWith Wood, Ezra. person
associatedWith Wright, John Dean, 1885-1970. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Texas
Massachusetts
Plymouth (Mass.)
Maine
Massachusetts
Ipswich (Mass.)
Lyman (Me.)
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Maine--Butterfield
United States
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
France
Maine--York County
Maine
Maine
Massachusetts
Butterfield (Me.)
New England
France
New York (State)
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Maine
Groton (Mass.)
Nova Scotia
Maine
Maine
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
New York (State)
Massachusetts
Hampton (Mass. : Town)
Massachusetts
Maine
Massachusetts
United States
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts--Boston
United States
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Salisbury (Mass. : Town)
Massachusetts
Massachusetts--Groton
Massachusetts--Boston
Massachusetts
Maine
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
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Lotteries--History--Sources
Land grants
Lotteries--Massachusetts--History--Sources
Manuscripts, American
Electoral college
Economics and Banking
Land tenure--Massachusetts--Plymouth--History--Sources
Mechanics (Persons)--Education
Finance, Public
Politics, Government, and Law
Schools--history
Legal documents--History--18th century--Sources
Elections
Indians of North America--Wars--History--18th century--Sources
Broadsides
Public land sales
Apprenticeship programs
Iroquois Indians
Evening and continuation schools
Land owners
Land grants--Massachusetts--History--Sources
Tax assessment
Local government
Land grants--History--Sources
Real property
Public buildings--maintenance and repair
Executive power
American newspapers
Law
Families of military personnel--Services for
Soldiers
Justice, Administration of
Civil Procedure and Courts
Legislative journals
Plantations
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
Railroads
Indians of North America--Massachusetts--Government relations
Indians of North America--Government relations
Public lands
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Administering land settlement
Adjudicating
Selling land
Administering state government
Petitioning
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