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Peter Gaunt, in his essay on the protectoral ordinances of 1653-1654, draws to our attention that the protector and council passed at least 180 ordinances chiefly concerning religion and law reform--prohibiting duels, cock fighting, and horse races among other activities.
declared to be synonymous Terms; and that we had been put under a protectoral Government four years in this province; and the Governments of New-York and Connecticut were united.