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title:“Amendment to the Bill Exempting Dissenters from Contributing to the Established Church”
authors:George Mason
date written:1776-12-5

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Mason, George. "Letter to the Bill Exempting Dissenters from Contributing to the Established Church." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 318. Print.
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Manuscript, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va.

Amendment to the Bill Exempting Dissenters from Contributing to the Established Church (December 5, 1776)

[5 December 1776]
[To stand before the preamble.]
1
WHEREAS several oppressive Acts of Parliament respecting Religion have been formerly enacted, and Doubts have arisen and may hereafter arise whether the same are in Force within this Common-Wealth or not, for Prevention whereof Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Common-Wealth of Virginia, and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same, That all and every Act (or Statute either) of (the) Parliament (of England, or of Great Britain), by whatsoever Title known or distinguished, which renders criminal the maintaining of any Opinions in Matters of Religion, forbearing to repair to Church, or the exercising any Mode of worship whatsoever, or which prescribes punishments for the same, shall henceforth be of no Validity or Force within this Common-Wealth.
[agreed]

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