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1643 Confederation
 
A Grant of the Province of Maine to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason
 
Agreement of the Settlers at Exeter in New Hampshire, 1639
 
Albany Plan of Union
 
An Ordinance And Constitution Of The Virginia Company
 
Blue Laws
 
Charter of Carolina June 30, 1665
 
Charter of Carolina - March 24, 1663
 
Charter of Connecticut - 1662
 
Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations - July 15, 1663
 
Charter of the Colony of New Plymouth Granted to William Bradford and His Associates
 
Charter of the Dutch West India Company 1621
 
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh 1584
 
Colonial Charters, Grants and Related Documents [external link]
 
Commission of Sir Edmund Andros for the Dominion of New England April 7, 1688
 
Connecticut Colony Charter
 
Constitution of Massachusetts Bay, 1629
 
Covenant of Charles-Boston Church -1630
 
English Bill of Rights 1689
 
Examination of Anne Hutchinson
 
Fundamental Agreement, or Original Constitution of the Colony of New Haven, June 4,
 
Fundamental Orders of 1639
 
Government of New Haven Colony
 
Government of Rhode Island-March 16-19, 1641
 
Grant of Hampshire to Capt John Mason, 7th of Novemr , 1629
 
Grant of the Province of Maine 1639
 
Grant of the Province of Maine 1664
 
Grant of the Province of Maine 1674
 
Grant of the Province of New Hampshire From Mr Wollaston to Mr Mason, 11th June, 1
 
Grant of the Province of New Hampshire to John Wollaston, Esq
 
Grant of the Province of New Hampshire to Mr Mason, 22 Apr, 1635
 
Hill, Colonial Tariffs
 
Instructions for the Virginia Colony, 1606
 
John Winthrop Arbitrary Government described and the Government of the Massachusetts Vindicated
 
Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts
 
Liberties of Englishmen
 
Massachusetts Body of Liberties
 
Mayflower Compact 1620
 
Ordinances for Virginia July 24-August 3, 1621
 
Patent for Providence Plantations - March 14, 1643
 
Patent, 1621
 
Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges (1701)
 
Petition for a Charter of New England by the Northern Company of Adventurers March
 
Plantation Agreement at Providence August 27 - September 6, 1640
 
Plymouth Constitution, 1636
 
Revision of the New Plymouth Laws
 
Royal Commission for Regulating Plantations April 28, 1634
 
Sumptuary Laws, 1651
 
The 1621 Peace Treaty with Massasoit
 
The Act Against Puritans (1593)
 
The Act of Surrender of the Great Charter of New England to His Majesty 1635
 
The Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England May 19, 1643
 
The Charter of Maryland 1632
 
The Charter of Massachusetts Bay 1629
 
The Charter of New England 1620
 
The Combinations of the Inhabitants Upon the Piscataqua River for Government, 1641
 
The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations
 
The Constitution of the Massachusetts Bay
 
The First Charter of Virginia April 10, 1606
 
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation - June 20, 1676
 
The First Virginia Charter
 
The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina March 1, 1669
 
The Laws of Virginia (1610-1611)
 
The Maryland Toleration Act, 1649
 
The Maryland Toleration Act
 
The Petition of Right - 1628
 
The Pynchon Court Record
 
The Second Charter of Virginia May 23, 1609
 
The Third Charter of Virginia March 12, 1611
 
The Toleration Act of Maryland
 
Virginia charter 2
 
Virginia charter 3
 
Virginia Laws concerning religion
 
Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
 
William Bradford, &c Surrender of the Patent of Plymouth Colony to the Freeman, Mar
 
William Penn Frame of Government of Pennsylvania, 1682
 

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