Massachusetts Bay


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Massachusetts Bay

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann in the north to Cape Cod in the south.

Massachusetts Bay

n
(Placename) an inlet of the Atlantic on the E coast of Massachusetts

Mas′sachu′setts Bay′


n.
an inlet of the Atlantic, off the E coast of Massachusetts.
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Noun1.Massachusetts Bay - an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the southMassachusetts Bay - an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Cape Cod Bay - the southern part of Massachusetts Bay
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It has three good harbours on its coast; the largest and best of which is called by the people living in its vicinity 'Taiohae', and by Captain Porter was denominated Massachusetts Bay. Among the adverse tribes dwelling about the shores of the other bays, and by all voyagers, it is generally known by the name bestowed upon the island itself--Nukuheva.
Several gentlemen among them purchased a tract of country on the coast of Massachusetts Bay, and obtained a charter from King Charles, which authorized them to make laws for the settlers.
Though it was the singular fact, that every nation of the earth rejected the wandering enthusiasts who practised peace towards all men, the place of greatest uneasiness and peril, and therefore, in their eyes the most eligible, was the province of Massachusetts Bay.
These extravagances, and the persecution which was at once their cause and consequence, continued to increase, till, in the year 1659, the government of Massachusetts Bay indulged two members of the Quaker sect with a crown of martyrdom.
But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
(Contains 15 footnotes, 5 tables, and 2 figures.) [Additional funding for this report was provided by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay.]
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is well on the way to replacing its conventional diesel fuel with far cleaner ultra-low-sulfur diesel and adding filters to the buses as well.
City officials in Boston, MA recently reported that the Greater Boston communities of Hyde Park, Roslindale and West Roxbury have become the first areas serviced by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to replace their older diesel-powered buses with new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered models under a plan to deliver more than 350 new CNG buses to MBTA service areas by the end of 2004.
He was also a member of HUD's Task Force on Improving Operations of Federal Housing Programs and a consultant to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
In a real sense, evocations such as John Winthrop's dream of the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a "city on a hill" helped create and sustain America, both as an actual historical place and as an imagined location where human beings would somehow be freed from the failings and imperfections they evidenced all too abundantly elsewhere in the world.
In fact, if we focused Norton's evidence on Massachusetts Bay circa 1635-1645 into an integrated treatment, we might see that they had the male establishment on the run, in a crisis of gender unparalleled before or since.
He came to America in 1628, was acting governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1630, when Governor <IR> JOHN WINTHROP </IR> arrived.

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