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NEW HAMPSHIRE.

HISTORICAL. 1622. Territory included in grant of land to Gorges and Mason called

Province of Maine. 1629. Separation of grant to Mason. 1635. Further grant to Mason. 1679. Final defeat of claims of Massachusetts. 1680. Commission for New Hampshire. 1692. Prior to this time, the southerly part of New Hampshire was

politically identified in a measure with Massachusetts Bay

Colony. 1764. Order in Council fixing boundary between New York and New

Hampshire.
1774. Province ceased.
1774–76. Was called the “ Colony of New Hampshire.”
1776. Name changed to State of New Hampshire, Sept. 11.
1776. Legislature drew up and adopted a constitution.
1783. Revision of constitution.
1788. Ratification of Federal constitution.

See Charters and Const's of U. S., Part II, p. 1270.
“Boundaries State of N.Y.” Vol. 1, p. 82.
“State Publications,” Bowker (1899).

BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Province
Title of legislative body “General Court or Assembly.”
Session laws called “ Acts and Laws.
State
Title of legislative body "General Court.”
Session laws called “ Laws.
Notes, Historical and Bibliographical on the laws of New Hampshire.

By Albert H. Hoyt.
19 p. 8o.

Worcester, Mass., 1876. Check-List of New Hampshire laws. By T. L. Cole, 17891889. 8 p. 8°.

(Concord, 1890.) In Harvard Law School.

Check-List of New Hampshire Laws — Continued.
-- (1789-1889), New Hampshire laws contained in report of State

Librarian to legislature, Oct. 1, 1890, p. 147.
(1776-1891), contained in report of State Librarian to legislature,
Oct. 1, 1891, p. 141.

Vote. -- The sessions of the General Court beginning with 1776 are listed from the table of sessions contained in the New Hampshire State Library report. 1891, p. 141, which is believed to be complete. Commencing dates of sessions are noted.

SESSION LAWS.
Province
Government and Laws (1623–79) before establishment of the

province; a monograph constituting the introduction to first
volume of province laws. By Albert Stillman Batchellor.
54 p. 8°.

Manchester, 1904. Laws (1679–1702), public and private acts and resolves and the royal

commissions and instructions. With historical and descriptive
notes and appendix. Edited by Albert Stillman Batchellor.
Comprises laws from “ 1st session held at Portsmouth, March
16, 1679-80” to “ July session,” 1702, “vol. 1 province period.”
(Contains laws enacted by Sir Edmund Andros, for territory and
dominion of New England, 1686–89, pp. 143–258.)
xcix + 914 p. 8%.

Manchester, 1904.-16 v.1-5 (0.3-5 by H. H. Metralis Acts and Laws (1699), passed by the General Court or Assembly of

. . . province of New Hampshire . . . Aug. 7, 1699. Reprint.
Edited by A. S. Batchellor, with notes by George H. Moore.
23 p. 8°.

n.p. 1893. Acts and Laws (1716), passed by the General Court or Assembly of

his Majesties province of New Hampshire in New England.
Boston in New England. Printed by B. Green: sold by Eleazer
Russell at his shop in Portsmouth, 1716.
162 p. 4to. (p. 163 missing.)

Boston, 1716.
(Pen and ink MS. facsimile title-page.]
With the above are reprinted the following Acts and Laws: –
July 8, 1696. p. 1.
June 8, 1697. p. 2.
August 7, 1699. 3–7 p.
July 19, 1700. 7-8 p.
June

14, 1701. 9-18 p.

June 21, 1701. 19–24 p.
August 23, 1704. “ Adjourned ” Session. p. 25.
December 18, 1705. “Adjourned ” Session. P. 26.
October 16, 1707. “Adjourned ” Session. 27–28 p.
November 18, 1707. “ Adjourned ” Session. p. 29.
May 10, 1708. “Adjourned ” Session. p. 30.
May 14, 1711. p. 31.
May 14, 1714. 32–52 p.
December 3, 1715. 53–56 p.
January 6, 1715. 57–59 p.
January 14, 1715. p. 60.

With the above are bound the following subsequent Acts and Laws:-
May 13, 1718. 61-131 p. (Colophon).
May 2, 1719. 133–156 p. (Colophon.]
April 18, 1721.1 157–162 p.
Acts and Laws (1726), passed by the General Court or Assembly of

his Majesties province of New Hampshire in New England.
Boston in New England. Printed by B. Green: sold by Eleazer
Russel (sic) at his shop in Portsmouth, 1726.
1-7 + 171 p. 4to.?

Boston, 1726.
It is evident that this entire book is a modern facsimile reprint, but it is not anywhere
therein so stated.
Contained herein are the Acts and Laws reprinted in edition of 1716,

and reprints of the subsequent Acts and Laws:-
May 13, 1718. 61-131 p. (Colophon.]
May 2, 1719. 133–156 p. [Colophon.]
April 18, 1721. 157–162 p.

Also reprints of the following later acts:-
Act of October 7, 1721. p. 163. [Colophon.]
Act of September 1, 1722. p. 165.
Act of June 13, 1724. p. 166.
Act of December 12, 1724. p. 167.
Act of January 8, 1725. 169–171 p. (Colophon.]
Acts and Laws (1761–65) (Reprinted 1887?) of his Majesty's prov-

ince of New Hampshire in New England. With sundry Acts
of Parliament. By order of the governor, council and assembly.
(Contains Acts and Laws to June 15, 1765 inclusive. Appended
are temporary Acts and Laws 1759 to 1768. See post.]
xïïi + 238 + 44 p. 4to.

Portsmouth, 1761.
Known as “ Fowle's 1st edition."

1 It appears that the Acts and Laws of April, 1721, are not complete in this volume. 2 The Social Law Library, Boston, has copy of this in folio.

Acts and Laws of his Majesty's province (etc.); with sundry Acts of

Parliament. Prefixed (are) commissions of President John
Cuttss and his Excellency John Wentworth; (appended are
temporary laws (1-51 p.). See post.).
6 + 8 + iv + 272 + 51 + xiïi p. Folio. Portsmouth, 1771.
Known as "Fowle's 2d edition.”

See note to Temporary Laws of same imprint date.
Contains reprints of Acts of following sessions: —
July 8, 1696. 1-2 p.
June 8, 1697. p. 2.
August 7, 1699. 3-8 p.
July 19, 1700. 8-9 p.
June 14, 1701. 10-21 p.
June 21, 1701. 21-27 p.
August 23, 1704. “ Adjourned ” Session. p. 28.
December 18, 1705. “Adjourned ” Session. p. 29.
October 16, 1707. “ Adjourned ” Session. 30–31 p.
November 18, 1707. “Adjourned ” Session. p. 32.
May 10, 1708. “ Adjourned ” Session. 32–33 p.
May 14, 1711. 33–34 p.
May 14, 1714. 34–57 p.
January 6, 1715. 57-59 p.
January 14, 1715. p. 60.
May 13, 1718. 60–135 p.

2, 1719. 136-160 p. April 18, 1721. 161-164 p. October 7, 1721. 164-272 p.

The following are contained in this volume: Acts of Parliament. 7 and 8 Wm. III (1696–97). Act for preventing

frauds and regulating abuses in the plantation trade. p. 209. - 9 and 10 Wm. III (1698–99). Act for the better payment of

inland bills of exchange. p. 218. 6 Ann. (1704). An act for ascertaining the rate of foreign coins

in her Majesty's plantations in America. p. 220. -- 3 and 4 Ann. (1701-02]. Act for giving like remedy upon

promissory notes as is now used upon bills of exchange, and for

the better payment of inland bills of exchange. p. 222. - Sundry paragraphs from Statutes of Geo. I and Geo. II relating to

the preservation of the woods in America. pp. 225–227. 2 Geo. II (1728-29). An act for the better regulation and gov

ernment of seamen in the merchant service. p. 229.

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Acts of Parliament — Continued. - 5 Geo. 11 (1731-32). An act for the more easy recovery of debts

in his Majesty's plantations and colonies in America. p. 233. - 13 Geo. II (1739–40). An act for the increase of mariners and

seamen to navigate merchant ships and other trading ships or

vessels. p. 235. 23 Geo. 11 (1749–50). Act to encourage the importation of pig

and bar iron from his Majesty's colonies in America, and to prevent the erection of any mill, or other engine for slitting or rolling of iron, or any plating forge to work with a tilt hammer or any furnace for making steel in any of the said colonies.

p. 236. 24 Geo. 11 (1750-51). An act for regulating the commencement

of the year, and for correcting the calendar now in use. p. 242. - Act amended 25 Geo. 11 (1751–52). p. 248.

[Became effective Sept. 29, 1751.) An act to regulate and restrain

paper bills of credit in ... colonies or plantations of Rhode Island and Providence plantations, Connecticut, the Massachusetts-Bay, and New Hampshire in America; and to prevent

the same being legal tenders in payments of money. p. 251. 25 Geo. 11 (1751). Act for avoiding and putting an end to certain

doubts (etc.) relating to attestation of wills and codicils, concerning real estates in . . . England, and in . . . America.

p. 255. (1713). An act for preserving all such ships and goods thereof, which shall happen to be forced on shore, or stranded upon the coasts of this kingdom, or any other of her Majesty's do

minions. p. 269. Temporary Acts and Laws (From 10th Geo. II to 8th Geo.

III. Reprinted 1887] of his Majesty's province of New Hampshire in New England. By order of the governor, council and assembly passed Oct. 16, 1759. These reprints of temporary laws are appended to Acts and Laws” noted above as “Fowle's 1st edition," and are paged from 1 to 44 inclusive, the whole volume being paged as follows]:

xiii + 238 + 44 p. 4to. t. p. imprint, Portsmouth, 1761. Facsimile reprint by Statute Law Book Co., of the temporary

laws noted in “Fowle's 1st edition ” (supra).
49 p. Folio.

Washington, 1898.

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