Irish, Taken, and Government: go thither, and were." The government also sent prisoners
 taken in battles with the Scots and the Irish in the 1650s, as
 well as other groups deemed undesirable: orphans, vagrants,
 paupers, and those who were "lewd and dangerous." Other
 involuntary immigrants were neither dangerous nor indigent
 but were simply victims of kidnapping, or "impressment," by
 aggressive and unscrupulous investors and promoters.
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