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MSA SC 2221-3-2 1649. An Act Concerning Religion [known as the Act of Toleration]. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 1647-1650/1 MSA S1071-4 MdHR 3821-2 (original) and GENERAL ASSEMBLY, UPPER HOUSE (Proceedings) MSA S 977-1, ff. 354-359 (official recorded version).  For an introduction and a transcription and illustrations (8mb) of the Act see: Gerald W. Johnson, The Maryland Act of Toleration (Annapolis: Maryland Hall of Records, 1973).  See also Museum without Walls and An Act Concerning Religion, April 21, 1649 document packet.

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