Massachusetts Archives Collection

Volume List, Volume 100-199

Volume 100
Pecuniary, 1629-1694
Records relating to the financial considerations of the Massachusetts Bay government, including Treasurer's accounts, debts owed to the "country," tax rates, bills of charges, and the colonial mint
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents, name index

Volume 101
Pecuniary, 1694-1740
General Court records relating to the financial considerations of the provincial government, including taxation, bills of credit, and relations with the Treasurer
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 102
Pecuniary, 1740-1752
General Court records relating to the financial considerations of the provincial government, focusing on the Land Bank
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 103
Pecuniary, 1752-1760
General Court records relating to the financial considerations of the provincial government, including the value of coinage, counterfeiting, the Land Bank, and the emission of bills of credit and their eventual destruction
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 104
Pecuniary, 1760-1775
General Court records relating to the financial considerations of the provincial government, including the value of coinage, counterfeiting, the Land Bank, and the emission of bills of credit and their eventual destruction
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 105
Petitions, 1643-1775
Petitions to the General Court from individuals and towns on a miscellany of subjects; some of the petitions resulted in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 106
Political, 1638-1700
Records of the Massachusetts Bay government and its dealing with Cromwell, the restored British crown, the visit of the King's Commissioners in 1664, Edward Randolph, and the revocation of the colony charter. Also includes records relating to freemen (1643-1685).
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 107
Revolution, 1689
Records of the Massachusetts Bay government between April 19, 1689, and Oct. 8, 1689, following the overthrow of Governor Andros' Dominion of New England
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 108
Speeches and Messages, 1702-1754
Speeches on a variety of subjects made by the Governor to the General Court and their responses; also includes various messages sent between the House, the Council, and the Governor
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 109
Speeches and Messages, 1755-1760
Speeches on a variety of subjects made by the Governor to the General Court and their responses; also includes various messages sent between the House, the Council, and the Governor
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 110
Speeches and Messages, 1760-1774
Speeches on a variety of subjects made by the Governor to the General Court and their responses; also includes various messages sent between the House, the Council, and the Governor
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 111
Taverns, 1643-1774
Records of the Massachusetts Bay government regulating taverns, inns, and ordinaries; mainly petitions requesting or renewing licenses
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 112
Towns, 1632-1693
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts Bay, including the establishment of town bounds, grants of land to towns, and the incorporation of towns and districts. This volume includes a number of petitions requesting the use of wooden buildings in Boston.
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 113
Towns, 1693-1729
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns in provincial Massachusetts, including the incorporation of towns and districts, tax rates, boundaries and grants, Indian lands, and the legality of town meetings
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 114
Towns, 1730-1742
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns in provincial Massachusetts, including the incorporation of towns and districts, tax rates, boundaries and grants, Indian lands, and the legality of town meetings
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 115
Towns, 1742-1751
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns in provincial Massachusetts, including the incorporation of towns and districts, tax rates, boundaries and grants, Indian lands, and the legality of town meetings
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 116
Towns, 1751-1754
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns in provincial Massachusetts, including the incorporation of towns and districts, tax rates, boundaries and grants, Indian lands, and the legality of town meetings
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 117
Towns, 1755-1762
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns in provincial Massachusetts, including the incorporation of towns and districts, tax rates, boundaries and grants, Indian lands, and the legality of town meetings
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 118
Towns, 1763-1774
General Court records concerned with the governance of towns in provincial Massachusetts, including the incorporation of towns and districts, tax rates, boundaries and grants, Indian lands, and the legality of town meetings
Finding aids: card catalogue, table of contents

Volume 119
Trade, 1645-1754
Records relating to the regulation of trade in Massachusetts Bay; in addition to colonial era licenses and wage and price controls, includes material on tavern licenses, excise taxes, and trade with the Indians
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 120
Trade, 1754-1774
Records relating to the regulation of trade in Massachusetts Bay; includes material on tavern licenses, excise taxes, and trade with the Indians
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 121
Travelling, 1644-1774
General Court records relating to roads, bridges and ferries in Massachusetts Bay
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 122
Treasury, 1692-1713
Accounts of John Phillips and James Taylor, provincial Treasurers and Receivers General
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 123
Treasury, 1707-1734
Accounts of James Taylor and Jeremiah Allen, provincial Treasurers and Receivers General
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 124
Treasury, 1735-1757
Accounts of Jeremiah Allen, William Foye, and Harrison Gray, provincial Treasurers and Receivers General
Finding aids: table of contents (partial), name index

Volume 125
Treasury, 1759-1770
Accounts of Harrison Gray, provincial Treasurer and Receiver General
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 126
Usurpation, 1686
Records of the government of Joseph Dudley and the Council, established after the revocation of the colonial charter and prior to the arrival of Sir Edmund Andros; includes Council minutes
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 127
Usurpation, 1687
Records of the government of Joseph Dudley and the Council and the Dominion of New England under Sir Edmund Andros; the majority of the records consist of requests for land grants or confirmation of existing grants; includes Council minutes
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 128
Usurpation, 1688
Records of the Dominion of New England under Sir Edmund Andros; the majority of the records consist of requests for land grants or confirmation of existing grants; includes Council minutes
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 129
Usurpation, 1688-1689
Records of the Dominion of New England under Sir Edmund Andros until his overthrow in April 1689; the majority of the records consist of requests for land grants or confirmation of existing grants; includes Council minutes
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 130
Valuation of Towns, 1760-1770
Manuscript valuations of individuals for towns in Massachusetts and Maine; primarily from 1770
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 131
Valuations, 1770
Manuscript valuations of individuals for towns in Massachusetts and Maine dated 1770
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 132
Valuations of Towns, 1771
Manuscript valuations of individuals for towns in Massachusetts and Maine dated 1771; also includes 9 valuations for towns dated 1768
Finding aids: table of contents (in notebook)

Volume 133
Valuations of Towns, 1771
Manuscript valuations of individuals for towns in Massachusetts and Maine, dated 1771
Finding aids: table of contents (in notebook)

Volume 134
Valuations of Towns, 1771
Manuscript valuations of individuals for towns in Massachusetts and Maine, dated 1771
Finding aids: table of contents (in notebook)

Volume 135
Witchcraft, 1656-1759
Records relating to the prosecution of witchcraft cases in Massachusetts Bay; includes several early cases, official copies of records relating to the witchcraft cases in Salem Village and Andover in 1692, and later petitions to the General Court to recover expenses for those imprisoned and executed in 1692
Finding aids: table of contents, name index, typescript of documents (in notebook)

Volume 136
Miscellaneous, 1715-1761
Discrete groups of records relating to military or pecuniary matters, arranged topically, including:
L50,000 loan (1715-1720)
Land bank (1744)
Mercantile accounts (1727-1749)
Redemption of provincial money (1750-1751)
Expenses from the Crown Point expedition (1755-1758)
Billeting rolls (1759; 1761)
Military accounts (1758-1759)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 137
Reports, 1774-1783
Reports from the General Court or various legislative committees during the Revolutionary era on a variety of subjects
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 138
Revolutionary Miscellaneous, 1774-1783
Legislative records from the Provincial Congresses and the General Court, including instructions to the Continental Congress and printed broadsides. Also includes records relating to losses by the enemy at Lexington, Bunker Hill, Dorchester, and Falmouth
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 139
Revolutionary Miscellaneous, 1786-1789
Records obtained from the Treasury Department and arranged in 1844 on a variety of subjects:
Records relating to the Penobscot Expedition (1786)
Bonds given to whaling ships (1775)
Bonds given to privateers (1776-1781)
Bonds given for the safe return of firearms (1777)
Legislative orders concerning losses at Bunker Hill and Lexington (1776-1777)
Records relating to absentee estates (1776-1777)
Bonds from loyalists (1775-1781)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 140
Revolutionary Miscellaneous, 1775-1788
Materials relating to the Revolutionary era government in Massachusetts and military expenses:
Original minutes of the Committee of Safety (1775)
Original minutes of the Provincial Congress (1775)
Original minutes of the Committee of War (1775)
Accounts of military stores at the Boston Laboratory (1776-1778)
Expenses of the state mint at Dedham (1787)
Account of depredations at the Isle of Sables (1788)
Record book of the Court of Appeals regarding divorces and abandonments (1780-1786)
Finding aids: table of contents, index to divorces (in notebook)

Volume 141
Revolutionary Miscellaneous, 1777-1782
Accounts relating to the Revolutionary era government, including payments made to towns for military purposes (1777-1782), and statistics of clothing supplied by towns (1778-1781)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 142
Revolutionary Miscellaneous, 1777-1783
General Court records from the Revolutionary era, including orders, resolves, letters, accounts, and printed broadsides on a variety of subjects
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 143
Revolutionary Miscellaneous, 1772-1781
Discrete groups of records relating to the Revolutionary era government in Massachusetts and the Board of War, including
Colonial agents in Great Britain (1773-1775)
Claims of the Housatonuck Proprietors (1722-1773)
Council committee journal of accounts (1775-1777)
Invoices of cargoes shipped by the Board of War (1777-1779)
Board of War accounts (1777-1780)
General Court orders and resolves addressed to the Board of War (1778-1781)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 144
Convention, 1776-1782
Reports and proceedings from various New England conventions relating primarily to concerns over trade and paper money; also records concerning the inhabitants of Sunbury and Cumberland Counties, Nova Scotia; and a large amount of material detailing relations with various Indian tribes, including the correspondence of Col. John Allen, agent to the Eastern Indians
Finding aids: table of contents (in notebook)

Volume 145
Revolution - Penobscot Expedition, 1779
Records documenting the failed expedition to Penobscot, Maine, under the command of Solomon Lovell, Paul Revere, and Dudley Saltonstall, to dislodge the British from Castine
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 146
Revolution Military, 1775-1783
Records of the Provincial Congresses and General Court relating to military preparations and activities during the Revolutionary era; about half the volume deals with the period of April-June, 1775 spanning the period between the march on Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 147
Indian Truck House Accounts, 1776-1779
Accounts kept by Col. John Allen of Machias, superintendent of Indian affairs, of furs and feathers received from various Indians and the supplies traded with them
Finding aids: name index

Volume 148
Board of War Minutes, 1776-1777
Attested copies of the minutes of the Massachusetts Board of War, dated Nov. 19, 1776 - Sept. 9, 1777, relating to the state's armed forces and navy and to military supplies and provisions
Finding aids: name index

Volume 149
Board of War Minutes, 1777-1778
Attested copies of the minutes of the Massachusetts Board of War, dated Sept. 10, 1777 - Nov. 25, 1778, relating to the state's armed forces and navy and to military supplies and provisions
Finding aids: name index

Volume 150
Board of War Minutes, 1778-1781
Attested copies of the minutes of the Massachusetts Board of War, dated Nov. 27, 1778 - July 7, 1781, relating to the state's armed forces and navy and to military supplies and provisions
Finding aids: name index

Volume 151
Board of War Minutes, 1776-1780 (Letters)
Letter book copies of letters written by the Massachusetts Board of War relating to the state's armed forces and navy and to military supplies and provisions
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 152
Board of War Letters, 1776-1777
Letters received by the Massachusetts Board of War relating to the state's armed forces and navy and to military supplies and provisions; includes some copies of letters written by the Board
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 153
Board of War Letters, 1777-1780
Letters received by the Massachusetts Board of War relating to the state's armed forces and navy and to military supplies and provisions; includes some copies of letters written by the Board
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 154
Revolution Royalists, 1775-1779
Records of the Provincial Congresses and the General Court relating to persons suspected of being loyalists; includes petitions, reports by town committees, resolves, warrants and records of trials
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 155
Revolution Royalists, 1778-1784
Records, arranged by county, relating to persons suspected of being loyalists; includes inventories of estates, indentures, and accounts. Also included are sections regarding claims on absentees estates, agent's accounts of estates, and reports of commissioners appointed to apportion the estates of insolvent absentees
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 156
Revolution - Provincial Congress, 1774-1778
Votes taken by towns on subjects relating to independence and a constitution and proceedings of conventions
Vote for delegates to a Provincial Congress (1774-1775)
Vote for independence (1776)
Votes for a constitution (1776, 1778)
Proceedings of the Legislature relative to a constitution (1777-1778)
Proceedings of a convention held at Ipswich (1776)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 157
Maritime Miscellaneous, 1777-1782
Maritime records relate primarily to prizes taken by Massachusetts privateers (1777-1783);
miscellaneous records from the Provincial Congresses and the General Court concern supplies for the military and truck house provisions
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 158
Revolutionary Messages, 1775-1783
Messages from the Council and House, concerning prosecution of the war and state business; after 1780 primarily messages from the Governor. Also several groups of records on miscellaneous subjects, including papers relating to Portuguese prizes, the wreck of the Somerset on Cape Cod (1778), documents relative to the conduct of Jerathmal Bowers of Swansea (1778), and an account of donations sent to relieve the suffering of inhabitants of South Carolina and Georgia (1781-1782)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 159
Revolutionary Prize Cases, 1776-1780
Records relating to prize vessels captured by American privateers; includes cases of libeled vessels heard before the Prize Court of the Middle District, prize accounts, and war office accounts
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 160
Revolution - Constitution, 1778-1779
Votes from towns relating to the proposed state constitution of 1778-1779 and two groups of miscellaneous papers
Votes relative to a constitution (1778)
Votes on two questions concerning a constitutional convention (1779)
Votes on a resolve for a constitutional convention (1779)
Accounts for the support of General Warren's children (1777-1786)
Papers relative to the conduct of Abiel Wood of Pownalboro (1775-1776)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 161
Valuations, 1777-1781
Returns of polls and valuations of towns in Massachusetts and Maine, usually arranged by county, including 1778/9 census of polls (males over the age of 16), 1779, and 1781 aggregate valuations
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 162
Valuations of Towns, 1781-1785
Returns of aggregate valuations of towns in Massachusetts and Maine, arranged by county, for 1781 and 1785/6
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 163
Valuations of Towns, 1786
Returns of aggregate valuations of towns in Massachusetts and Maine, arranged by county, for 1786
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 164
Revolution Council Papers, 1775-1776
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, commissions for the commanders of privateers, and orders to various military commanders
Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents, name index

Volume 165
Revolution Council Papers, 1776
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, commissions for the commanders of privateers, and orders to various military commanders
Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 166
Revolution Council Papers, 1776-1777
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 167
Revolution Council Papers, 1777
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 168
Revolution Council Papers, 1777-1778
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 169
Revolution Council Papers, 1778-1779
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 170
Revolution Council Papers, 1779
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 171
Revolution Council Papers, 1779-1781
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 172
Revolution Council Papers, 1781-1783
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to requests to leave the state, prisoners of war, and commissions for the commanders of privateers Finding aids: card catalogue (supplementary), table of contents

Volume 173
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1775-1777
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 174
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1777-1778
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 175
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1778-1779
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 176
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1779-1780
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 177
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1780-1781
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 178
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1781-1782
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 179
Revolution Council Papers, Second Series, 1782-1783
Records of the Council acting in its capacity as the sole executive of the state, primarily relating to the general business of the state, accounts, military supplies, and privateers
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 180
Revolution Petitions, 1775-1776
Petitions addressed to the Provincial Congresses and the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 181
Revolution Petitions, 1776
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 182
Revolution Petitions, 1777
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 183
Revolution Petitions, 1777-1778
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 184
Revolution Petitions, 1778-1779
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 185
Revolution Petitions, 1779
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 186
Revolution Petitions, 1779-1780
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 187
Revolution Petitions, 1781-1782
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 188
Revolution Petitions, 1782-1783
Petitions addressed to the General Court by individuals and towns on a variety of subjects; most did not result in passed legislation
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 189
Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787
Records of the governor, Council, and General Court detailing the government's reaction to Shays' Rebellion
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 190
Shays' Rebellion, 1787
Records of the Senate relating to Shays' Rebellion and oaths of allegiance taken by former rebels (1787)
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 191
Shays' Rebellion, 1787
Payrolls for companies of state militia called out to suppress Shays' Rebellion, arranged by company
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 192
Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1788
Payrolls for companies of state militia called out to suppress Shays' Rebellion, arranged by company; also includes accounts of the Commissary General and the Quartermaster
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 193
Revolution Letters, 1774-1775
Correspondence relating to the Provincial Congresses and revolutionary activities in Massachusetts and other colonies
Finding aids: table of contents, name index (neither in original volume)

Volume 194
Revolution Letters, 1775-1776
Correspondence received by the Provincial Congresses and, later, the Council and General Court, regarding governmental concerns in Massachusetts and the prosecution of the Revolutionary War; includes some copies of letters
Finding aids: table of contents, name index (neither in original volume)

Volume 195
Revolution Letters, 1776
Correspondence received by the Council and General Court regarding governmental concerns in Massachusetts and the prosecution of the Revolutionary War; includes some drafts of letters written by the Council
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 196
Revolution Letters, 1776-1777
Correspondence received by the Council and General Court regarding governmental concerns in Massachusetts and the prosecution of the Revolutionary War; includes some drafts of letters written by the Council and a letterbook with copies of letters from the Council
Finding aids: table of contents, name index

Volume 197
Revolution Letters, 1777
Correspondence received by the Council and General Court regarding governmental concerns in Massachusetts and the prosecution of the Revolutionary War; includes some drafts of letters written by the Council
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 198
Revolution Letters, 1777
Correspondence received by the Council, with drafts of some letters, regarding governmental concerns in Massachusetts and the prosecution of the Revolutionary War
Finding aids: table of contents

Volume 199
Revolution Letters, 1778
Correspondence received by the Council, with drafts of some letters, regarding governmental concerns in Massachusetts and the prosecution of the Revolutionary War
Finding aids: table of contents, name index