Treatises on the negative vote, 1643.


Treatises on the negative vote, 1643.

Two treatises on the question of the veto power of the Magistrates of the Massachusetts Bay Colony over the resolutions of the deputies to the General Court. The first was written by Rev. John Norton; the second was probably written by a member of the General Court and apparently was copied by William Aspinwall.

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