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PETER J. GOMES

For Massachusetts, a chance and a choice

By Peter J. Gomes
February 8, 2004

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WHEN THE PILGRIMS landed at Plymouth in 1620, among the first things they did for the well-ordering of their new commonwealth was to institute the Dutch custom of civil marriage with which they had become familiar during their long sojourn in the Netherlands. (Full Article: 1482 Words)

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