19 The laws of the Province of Maryland. Philadelphia: A. Bradford, 1718.

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Evans 1965. The institution of the Penal Laws after 1689 effectively reversed the position of
Catholics in Maryland. A principal reason for the survival of Catholicism, however, was the
official policy of permitting priests to say Mass in private homes, as shown here in an act of the
session of March 26-April 15, 1707. (GULSC)

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