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From: John M Hovey <>
Subject: Re: GenMassachusetts-D Digest V98 #140
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 16:37:50 -0600
"Warning Out", was an English custom practiced in parts of New
England, a way for towns to keep people who had no lands, money,
jobs etc. from becoming a burden on the resources of the towns.
Sometimes good upright citizen's were warned out, with no reason
There is an interesting book, "Warning Out in New England 1656-1817
by Josiah Henry Benton. copyright 1911, I have a Facsimile Reprint,
that I bought from Heritage Books in 1993.
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