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Regulations for the Sabbath in South Carolina (1691)

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Forasmuch as there is nothing more acceptable to Almighty God than the true sincere performance of and obedience to the most divine service and worship, which although at all times, yet chiefly upon the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, ought so to be done, but instead thereof many idle, loose, and disorderly people do willingly profane the same in tipling, shooting, gaming, and many other vicious exercises, pastimes and meetings, whereby ignorance prevails and the just judgment of Almighty God may reasonably by expected to fall upon this land if the same by some good orders be not prevented . . . all and every person and persons whatsoever shall on every Lord's Day apply themselves to the observation of the same. . . . no tradesman, artificer, workman, business, or work of their ordinary calling on the Lord's Day . . . shall publicly . . . expose to sale or sell any wares.


[From "Statutes at Large of South Carolina, 2:68-70," in W. Keith Kavenagh (ed.), Foundatons of Colonial America (New York: Chelsea House, 1973), p. 2273.]

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