Massachusetts Banishment Act

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The Massachusetts Banishment Act, officially named the "Banishment Act of the State of Massachusetts", was a bill of attainder passed in September 1778 "to prevent the return to this state of certain persons therein named and others who have left this state or either of the United States, and joined the enemies thereof." Over 300 people, including many former officials of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, were listed in the act.[1]

Notable people banished[edit]


  1. ^ James Henry Stark (1907). The loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution (1910 ed.). Salem, Mass.: Salem Press. pp. 137–140. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 

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