Historical Documents: 1601-1750

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April 1606 -- First Virginia Charter
by King James II

May 23, 1609 -- Second Virginia Charter
by King James II

March 12, 1612 -- Third Virginia Charter
by King James II

November 11, 1620 -- Mayflower Compact
by the men onboard the Mayflower

1628 -- Petition of Right
by Parliament

1629 -- Massachusetts Bay Charter
by King Charles I

January 14, 1639 -- Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
by the inhabitents of the Connecticut region

1645 -- On Liberty
by John Winthrop

April 20, 1662 -- Connecticut Charter
by King Charles II

June 20, 1676 -- First Thanksgiving Proclamation
by the government of Plymouth

1690 -- Two Treaties of Government
by John Locke
Chapter 12: The Legislative, Executive, and Federative Power of the Commonwealth
Chapter 13: Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Commonwealth

1712 -- North Carolina Biennial Act
by the government of North Carolina

July 8, 1741 -- Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
by Jonathan Edwards

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