1692A new Massachusetts Bay Charter was inaugurated.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, State Government, Indigenous People's History

The charter, signed by King William and Queen Mary in 1691,and inaugurated in Boston in 1692, established the Province of Massachusetts Bay, which included both the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies. The new charter established English rule, and many of the freedoms that colonists had previously enjoyed, including self-government, were taken away. Under this charter, the governor would be chosen by the Crown, and would have expanded powers. All forms of Christian worship would be allowed (except papists). The charter also included provisions protecting the rights of Indigenous landowners while authorizing the devaluing of their land in court-approved sales.

Thorpe, Francis Newton. The Charter of Massachusetts Bay-1691. 18 Dec. 1998, https://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/mass07.asp. The Charters and General Laws of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay. T. B. Wait and Co., 1814, https://archive.org/details/chartersgenerall00mass/page/n1/mode/2up Malpica, Kristine. “Uncommon Ground: Pawtucket-Pennacook Strategic Land  Exchange in Native Spaces and Colonized Places of Essex County and Massachusetts Bay in the Seventeenth Century.” ScholarWorks at UMass Boston, https://scholarworks.umb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1687&context=masters_theses.
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