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Collection Reference Number GLC00321
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title An act to prevent destruction of wild fowl
Date 1727
Author Massachusetts Bay, Province of  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Law  Government and Civics  Geography and Natural History  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859