Posts Tagged ‘Body of Liberties’

Remember Why The Colonists Left England…Freedom

June 8, 2009

Plymouth Rock

The Massachusetts Body of Liberties

[The Massachusetts “Body of Liberties,” the first code of laws established in New England, was compiled by Nathaniel Ward (c. 1578–1652) a leading English Puritan minister, who had been trained as a lawyer. He came to the colony in 1634, and was for a time pastor at Ipswich. The “Liberties” were established by the Massachusetts General Court in December, 1641.]

 The Liberties of the Massachusets Collonie in New England, 1641