(The). These were puritanical laws enacted in 1732, at New
Haven, Connecticut, in the United States of America. Their object was
to stamp out “heresy,” and enforce a strict observance of the Sunday.
Many persons insist that they are apocryphal; but in October, 1891, the
German American Lincoln Club protested against their enforcement by a
democratic judge, and resolved-
“To call upon all right-thinking citizens to assist in an effort to
have the laws repealed, by supporting and voting only for such
candidates for the legislature as would pledge themselves to vote for
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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