#682 - 2¢ Massachusetts Bay Colony: Plate Block

The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1630 by English Puritans seeking religious freedom. It covered much of New England and claimed land as far west as the Pacific Ocean. In 1691 King William III issued a charter uniting the Massachusetts Bay Colony with other nearby colonies to form the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The colony's seal depicts a native warrior with his arrow turned downwards with the quote "Come over and help us". Scott 682 2¢ Massachusetts Bay Colony