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William Shirley

Portrait by Thomas Hudson, 1750
Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay
In office
14 August 1741 â€“ 11 September 1749
Preceded by Jonathan Belcher
Succeeded by Spencer Phips (acting)
In office
7 August 1753 â€“ 25 September 1756
Preceded by Spencer Phips (acting)
Succeeded by Spencer Phips (acting)
Governor of the Bahamas
In office
Preceded by John Gambier (acting)
Succeeded by Thomas Shirley
Personal details
Born 2 December 1694
Sussex, England
Died 24 March 1771(1771-03-24) (aged 76)
Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Profession barrister, politician
Religion Church of England

Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there.
I am of opinion that it is highly requisite forthwith to pass a law, prohibiting upon great penalties all trade with our enemies, and more especially the supplying of them with arms, ammunition or provisions of any kind whatsoever.
William Shirley
Images have a unique power to impart that which is beyond words.
My purpose is to inspire people of all walks of life to discover the virtue inherent within them and to bring forth that virtue in their daily lives.
William Shirley
Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit.
William Shirley
I don’t flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them.
William Shirley