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No conviction shall work corruption of blood?

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July 16, 2008 4:46PM

"Corruption of Blood

Corruption of Blood was part of ancient English penalty for treason. It was usually part of a Bill of Attainder, which normally sentenced the accused to death. The corruption of blood would forbid the accused's family from inhereting his property. Such bills and punishments were often inflicted upon Tories by colonial governments immediately following independence." http://www.usconstitution.net/glossary.html