Context of A proclamation by the President and Council of His Majestiy's [sic] Territory & Dominion of New-England in America. : Whereas His Most Excellent Majesty our Soveraign Lord James the Second ... hath been graciously pleased to erect and constitute a president and council to take care of all that his Territory and Dominion of New-England ... Given from the Council-house in Boston this 28th day of May: anno Domini 1686