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CONNECTICUT.

HISTORICAL.

1606. Territory included in grant to Plymouth Company (no settlement followed immediately).

1609, 1614. Discoveries by Henry Hudson and Adrian Block (Blok), and establishment of trading posts by the Dutch.

1636. First permanent settlement by English from Massachusetts at Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor.

1637. First General Court met May 1st.

1638. First constitution of Connecticut (the first written constitution in America) adopted at a convention held at Hartford, Jan. 14. 1638. New Haven Colony established.

1662. Charter of Connecticut granted by Charles II to John Winthrop and others, uniting the two colonies.

1686-89. Usurpation of Andros.

1689. Government under charter resumed. Charter recognized by William and Mary.

1774. Delegates sent to Continental Congress.

1788. United States constitution ratified January 9.

1873. Hartford made sole capital of State.

Johnston's History of Connecticut. ("American Commonwealths.")

U. S. Charters and Const's, Part I, p. 249.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Title of legislative body "General Court or Assembly of the Governor and Company of the State of Connecticut."

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Title of legislative body first appears as "General Assembly at the

May session, 1819.

Session laws called "Acts and Laws" 1784. Session laws called "Public Acts," and "Resolves and Private Acts," at and after the May session, 1837.

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Connecticut Statute Laws (1900). A bibliographical list of editions of Connecticut laws from the earliest issues to 1836. piled by Albert Carlos Bates. [Copyright by the Acorn Club.] (6) + 120 p. 4to. [Hartford], 1900.

CHARTER.

Charter of Connecticut (1662), by Charles II to John Winthrop, John Mason, Samuel Wyllys and others, covering colony of Connecticut. Dated Apr. 23, 1662. [Contained in U. S. Charters and Constitutions, Part I, p. 252, where it is said: "the colonies of Hartford and New Haven had continued separate until they accepted this charter from King Charles, Apr. 20, 1665. An attempt was made in 1687 to repeal this charter, but the colonists refused to surrender it, and after the accession of William and Mary, in 1689, it was again recognized."]

Note.

Albert Carlos Bates in "Connecticut Statute Laws" shows folio copy of the charter printed and sold by Timothy Green at New London, 1718. (1 leaf +1-6 p.) Another folio copy of charter is bound in copy of Acts and Laws of 1715.

A copy of the charter is prefixed to the Acts and Laws of 1750 and to the Acts and Laws of 1769. Another copy of the charter with a sketch of the circumstances, etc., which led to its grant, and the attempt to secure its surrender, will be found in "Statutes, Compilations," etc., post.

Colony

SESSION LAWS (Folio).

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"Public Acts and Laws" prior to 1715; The following public Acts and Laws covering the period from 1673 to 1702 are shown in Albert Carlos Bates' "Connecticut Statute Laws: (1) Book of General Laws (1673), collected out of records of the general court. Lately revised and with some emendations and additions, established and published by authority of the general court. Printed by Samuel Green.

1 leaf + (2) + 1−71 + (4) p. Folio.

Cambridge, 1673.

"The edition is not known, but in May 1677, 'fower hundred copies remained yet unpayd for.'"

(2) Acts and Laws (1702), of His Majesties colony of Connecticut in New England. Printed by Bartholomew Green and John Allen. 1 leaf +1-118 p. Folio.

Boston, 1702.

(3) Acts and Laws (1709), passed by general court or assembly of Her Majesties colony of Connecticut in New England. Printed by Thomas Short.

119 (?)-142 p. Folio.

New London, 1709.

Acts and Laws (1715), reprinted and sold by Timothy Green. [Does not contain a table or copy of charter.]

(1)+505 p. Folio.

New London, 1715.

Note. In Albert Carlos Bates' "Connecticut Statute Laws," concerning this edition, it is said: "This edition of 1540 copies consists of a reprint of the revision of 1702, extending to p. 119, followed by a reprint of the laws passed at subsequent sessions pp. 120-210. Copies of this edition frequently lack the original table at the end of the volume and have bound in following the title, the charter and table printed in 1729."

Commencing with p. 211 and continuing through to the end of the volume, p. 505, are appended original Acts and Laws of sessions subsequent to 1715, shown below:

Reprints, Session, Oct. 8, 1702. p. 120.
Reprints, Session, May 13, 1703.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 14, 1703.
Reprints, Session, May 11, 1704.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 12, 1704.
Reprints, Session, May 10, 1705.
Reprints, Session, May 9, 1706.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 10, 1706.
Reprints, Session, May 8, 1707.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 9, 1707.
Reprints, Session, Dec. 17, 1707.
Reprints, Session, May 13, 1708.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 14, 1708.
Reprints, Session, May 12, 1709.
Reprints, Session, June 8, 1709.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 13, 1709.
Reprints, Session, May 11, 1710.
Reprints, Session, Aug. 4, 1710.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 12, 1710.
Reprints, Session, May 10, 1711.
Reprints, Session, June 19, 1711.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 11, 1711.
Reprints, Session, May 8, 1712.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 9, 1712.
Reprints, Session, May 14, 1713.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 8, 1713.
Reprints, Session, May 13, 1714.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 14, 1714.
Reprints, Session, May 12, 1715.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 13, 1715.

p. 120-122.
p. 122-124.
p. 125.
p. 125–126.
p. 126-128.
p. 128-129.
p. 129-132.
p. 132–133.
p. 133.
p. 133.
p. 133-138.
p. 138-142.
p. 143-144.
p. 145-147.
p. 147-151.
p. 152-154.
p. 154–155.
p. 155-156.
p. 157-170.
p. 171-173.
p. 174.
p. 175-182.
p. 183-184.
p. 185-188.
p. 189–192.
p. 193-196.
p. 197–200.
p. 201-205.
p. 206-210.

Original Acts and Laws subsequent to 1715, bound at end of this

volume. (See note ante):

Session, May 10, 1716. p. 211-214.

Session, Oct. 11, 1716.
Session, May 9, 1717.
Session, Oct. 10, 1717.
Session, May 8, 1718.
Session, Oct. 9, 1718.
Session, May 14, 1719.
Session, Oct. 8, 1719.
Session, May 12, 1720.
Session, Oct. 13, 1720.
Session, May 11, 1721.
Session, Oct. 12, 1721.
Session, May 10, 1722.
Session, Oct. 11, 1722.
Session, May 9, 1723.
Session, Oct. 10, 1723.
Session, May 14, 1724.
Session, Oct. 8, 1724.
Session, May 13, 1725.
Session, Oct. 14, 1725.
Session, May 12, 1726.
Session, Oct. 13, 1726.
Session, May 11, 1727.
Session, Oct. 12, 1727.
Session, May 9, 1728.
Session, Oct. 10, 1728.
Session, May 8, 1729.
Session, Oct. 9, 1729.
9, 1729.
Session, May 14, 1730.
Session, Oct. 8, 1730.
Session, May 13, 1731.
Session, Oct. 14, 1731.
Session, May 11, 1732.
Session, Oct. 12, 1732.
Adjourned Session, Feb.
Session, May 10, 1733.
Session, Oct. 11, 1733.
Session, May 9, 1734.
Session, Oct. 10, 1734.
Session, May 8, 1735.
Session, Oct. 9, 1735.

p. 215-218.

p. 219–221.
p. 223–232.
p. 233-236.

p.

237-240.
p. 241–244.
p. 245-252.
p. 253-256.
p. 257–260.
p. 261–266.
p. 267–272.
p. 273–274.
p. 275-286.
p. 287–294.
p. 295–298.
p. 299–303.
p. 305–310.
p. 311-312.
p. 313-315.
p. 317-328.
p. 329–336.
p. 337-342.
p. 343–350.
p. 351–356.
p. 357-364.
p. 365-368.
p. 369–372.
p. 373–376.
p. 377–379.
p. 381-386.
p. 387-389.
p. 391–398.
p. 399-402.
15, 1732 (3). p. 403-404.
p. 405–416.
p. 417-420.
p. 421–426.
p. 427-429.
p. 431-436.
p. 437-439.

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Session, Oct. 9, 1740. p. 479–484.

Special Session, Nov. 26, 1740. p. 485–486.

Session, May 14, 1741. p. 487–505.

Connecticut Statute Laws," by Albert Carlos Bates, shows the

following sessions:

Session, Oct. 1741.

Session, May 1742.

Session, Oct. 1742.

Session, May 1743.

Session, Oct. 1743.

Session, May 1744.

Session, Oct. 1744.

Session, May 1745.

Session, Oct. 1745.

Session, May 1746.

Session, Oct. 1746.

Session, May 1747.

Session, Oct. 1747.

Session, May 1748.

Session, Oct. 1748.

Acts and Laws (1750), of His Majesty's English colony of Connecticut in New England. Printed by Timothy Green. [Prefixed is the charter (of 1662) with separate title page ((1) + 6 p.).] (1)+(1) + 6 + (2) + 357 p. Folio. New London, 1750.

The Acts and Laws prior to 1750 contained in this volume (p. 1–256) are in form of a revision, the Acts themselves being without dates. Appended to the revision (p. 257-357) are the following original folio session laws:

Session, Oct. 1750. p. 257-258.
Session, Oct. 1751. p. 259-262.

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