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Largely ignored, Puritan laws like 'Common Day of Rest' revisited for the holidays

By Mac Daniel
Globe Staff / December 4, 2005

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When Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly warned retailers that they would face prosecution if their doors opened on Thanksgiving, he was citing a nearly 400-year-old-law, penned by Puritans trying to enforce their idea of order on the dark shores of the New World. (Full article: 915 words)

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