Quotation by Administration for the State of Con

The Reverend Samuel Peters ... exaggerated the Blue Laws, but they did include "Capital Lawes" providing a death penalty for any child over sixteen who was found guilty of cursing or striking his natural parents; a death penalty for an incorrigible son; a law forbidding smoking except in a room in a private house; another law declaring smoking illegal except on a journey five miles away from home,...
Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People (The WPA Guide to Connecticut), p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1938).

Regarding the 17th-century New Haven colony.
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