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|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Massachusetts. General Court.; Massachusetts. Council.; Council for New England.; Massachusetts Bay Company.|
|Notes:||Title on back reads: Court records. "Though usually called General court records, these are properly the legislative records of the Governor and Council, and do not contain any doings of the House except such as were communicated by message or otherwise, or were done jointly with the Council. The proceedings of the House were separately recorded in its Journals which were regularly printed after the year 1714." Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts Bay (v.1, p. xxvi).
For account of the originals and copies, see American Historical Association. Annual report (1900, v.2 p. 49 906/A51r). For reprint of v. 1-5, see Mass. General Court. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England led by N.B. Shurtleff. For other records, 1686, May 25-Nov. 23 (Dudley records) see: Massachusetts. General Court Records (1686, Dec. 20-1687 Apr. 25, Andros records) see: Massachusetts. General Court. Records.
The Dudley records (May 25-Nov. 23, 1686) and the Andros records (Dec. 20, 1686-April 25, 1687) are omitted in set. Transcipts of these may be found in Massachusetts Archives Division.
|Contents:||v. 1. 1628-1641. --
v. 2. 1642-1649. Volume 1 and 2 are in 1 v. ; v. 2 beginning on p. 295. The records 23 Feb. 1628-11 May 1629 consist of 25 unnumbered p.; prefixed to these is a portion (3 p.) of a letter from Matthew Craddock, Governor of the Company dated 16 Feb. 1628. --
Volume 3, missing. Consult State Archives. v. 4., pt. 1. 1650-1660. --
v. 4, pt. 2. 1661-1673. --
v. 5. 1674-1686.