William Bradford Institute
for Study of the
Early Settlement of America

Government Documents
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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