Massachusetts Governor's Council

The '''Massachusetts Governor's Council (also known as the Executive Council''') is a governmental body that provides advice and consent in certain matterssuch as judicial nominations, pardons, and commutationsto the Governor of Massachusetts. Councillors are elected by the general public and their duties are set forth in the Massachusetts Constitution.

The Governor's Council has gone through many different formations throughout its history. At times being simply a legal counsel, also serving as provincial magistrates and judges, sometimes acting as an executive in the absence of a Governor, to serving as an upper house of the Massachusetts General Court. Whether going by the name of "Council of Assistants" or Governor's Council, the power of the council has ebbed and flowed, however it has remained a mainstay in New England politics from the earliest colonial days of Massachusetts Bay Provided by Wikipedia

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by Colman, Benjamin
Published 1708
Printed by Bartholomew Green. Sold by Benj. Eliot, at his shop under the town-house, at the head of King Street
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Published 1775
Printed by Benjamin Edes, printer to the Honorable Council, and House of Representatives
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Published 1776
Printed by Benjamin Edes
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Published 1776
Printed by Benjamin Edes
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Published 1722
printed by B. Green, printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council
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Published 1778
Printed by Benjamin Edes
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Published 1779
Printed by Benjamin Edes and Company
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Published 1779
Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons
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Published 1780
Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons
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Published 1777
Printed by Benjamin Edes
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by Breck, Robert
Published 1728
Printed by B. Green, printer to His Honour the lieut. governour and Council. Sold by T. Hancock, at the Bible & Three Crowns near the town-dock
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by Bernard, Francis
Published 1769
Boston: New-England. Printed by Edes and Gill, 1769; and London: re-printed for J. Almon
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by Colman, Benjamin
Published 1723
Printed by B. Green, printer to His Honour the lieut. governour and Council
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Published 1770
Printed by Edes and Gill, printers to the Honorable House of Representatives
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by Cotton, John
Published 1753
Printed by John Draper, printer to His Honour the lieutenant-governour and Council
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by Mather, Samuel
Published 1751
Printed by John Draper, printer to His Honour the lieutenant-governor and Council
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by Cooke, Samuel
Published 1770
Printed by Edes and Gill, printers to the Honorable House of Representatives
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Published 1757
Printed by John Draper, printer to the Honourable His Majesty's Council
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Published 1778
Printed by Powars and Willis, for the honorable the Council of said state
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by Norton, John
Published 1708
Printed by B. Green. Sold by Benj. Eliot at his shop under the Town-House
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