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" That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with... "
Digest of the Laws of Virginia: Which are of a Permanent Character and ... - Page 17
by Joseph Tate - 1841 - 959 pages
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 6

1831
...of rights of Virginia, particularly, ranks in the same class, and secures on the same footing, " the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and obtaining happiness and safety." Surely, this court will not give its sanction to a distinction between...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention - 1890 - 919 pages
...at the same time, and by the same hands. The first article declares, " that all men nre by nature" free and independent ; and have certain inherent rights,...they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their p wterily : namely, the enjoyment of lift and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property,...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention, Virginia - 1830 - 919 pages
...any laws violating these principles. The first article declares, ' that all men are by nature tree and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state ef society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment...
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Supplement to The Revised Code of Virginia: Being a Collection of All the ...

Virginia - 1833 - 584 pages
...their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. (Unanimously adopted, June 12th, 1776.) 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterily ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property,...
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Picture of Slavery in the United States of America

George Bourne - 1834 - 227 pages
...fora righteous man ; but for men-stealers." 1 Timothy 1 : 10. Paul, a Christian Apostle. " All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have...or divest their posterity ; namely the enjoyment of lile and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessine property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Elliot, United States. Constitutional Convention - 1836
...maxims, which tend to the prostration of republicanism. We have one, sir, that all men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity. We have a set of maxims of the...
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American Oratory: Or Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

1836 - 531 pages
...maxims, which tend to the prostration of republicanism. We have one, sir, that all men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity. We have a set of maxims of...
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American Oratory: Or Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

1836 - 531 pages
...maxims, which tend to the prostration of republicanism. We have one, sir, that all men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity. We have a set of maxims of...
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American Oratory, Or, Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

1840 - 531 pages
...maxims, which tend to the prostration of republicanism. 0 We have one, sir, that all men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity. We have a set of maxims of...
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A Few Lectures on Natural Law

Henry St. George Tucker - 1844 - 128 pages
...it is that we find it at the head of our Virginia Bill of rights in the following emphatic terms ; " That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...into a state of society they cannot by any compact divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty with the means of acquiring and...
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