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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1700-1753
|An act to prevent destruction of wild fowl
|Massachusetts Bay, Province of
|Bans night shooting of water fowl, as well as the use of floats, boats, and canoes in hunting them. Removed from "Acts and laws, passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, : begun and held at Boston, upon Wednesday the thirty-first day of May, 1727. And continued by adjournment to the sixteenth day of August following." Printed by B. Green, printer to His Honour the lieut. governour & Council, for Benjamin Eliot., 1727. Bound in quarter red morocco. One of the first conservation laws passed in British America.
|Law Government and Civics Geography and Natural History
|Government & Politics; Law
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859