The Loyalists in the American Revolution

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APPENDIX B.
ANALYSIS OF THE TEST LAWS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURES OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

NEW HAMPSHIRE.
(Laws of New Hampshire in C. Towell Coll., pp. 63, 90)
Date ofAffected Persons.Penalty of Refusal.Persons Executing
Test Laws.the Laws.
Nov. 8, 1777.Civil and MilitarySuspended fromCommissioners.
officer, barristersoffice.
and attorneys at
law.
March 14,Justices.
1778 (an addi
tion to above
act). (Time
limit extend
ed.) Affirma
tion instead of
oath allowed.)

MASSACHUSETTS.
("Laws of Massachusetts, 1775-80," pp. 31, 159, 161, 168, 184.)
1776.Every male perDisarmed, unableCommittee of
son above 16.to hold office, min-Corres, Safety, Jus-
isters and schoolstice of peace, Ser-
masters lose salar-iff.
ies -- also governors
of Harvard College.
Jan. (?),Persons suspectCommitted to gaolJustice of Peace
1778.ed of being inimical(costs to be paid out(upon representation
(except Mandamusof the estate of per-made by member of
Councillors who ac-son). Within 40Council, H. of R.).
cepted office, anddays sent to BritishCivil or military of-
all who since Aprilterritory.ficer, selectman, or
19, 1775, have joinedDeath Penalty ifmember of any Com-
the enemy or en-return.mittee of Corres. or
listed men for, etc.).any two substantial
free-holders.

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