Selected Virginia Statutes Relating to Religion
March 1660 – 1661:
Law to train more native-born Virginians to serve in the ministry
Law to address problem of shortage of ministers
Law to Mandate Observance of the Sabbath
Laws to regulate Sunday behavior in seventeenth-century Virginia
An answer to questions of the "lords commissioners of foreign plantations" sent a set of questions to the governor of Virginia, Sir William Berkeley, in 1670, concerning religion.
A law implemented in Virginia in 1699, that restated and revised—and in some senses strengthened—the various laws forbidding the profaning of the Sabbath day.