APPEAL TO HISTORIANS:
I have heard and/or read that after the Revolution Ben Franklin and Sam Adams worked to have Catholics deported from the new States created out of the former colonies. I also recall that it was George Washington who put a stop to that movement.
A friend asked if I could cite sources and I could not, off the top of my head.
An hour googling around produced scattered tidbits but did indicate that both men were virulently anti-Catholic, as was common in all but two new States which did allow Catholics to at least vote, own property, etc.
I would really appreciate any source links or comments from anyone familiar with the claim that Ben and Sam wanted all Catholics removed from the new Republic.