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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 Unconstitutionality of Slavery, Part 2

Lysander Spooner - 1845 - 156 pages
...slavery. The rest of the Virginia constitution is eminently democratic. The bill of rights declares " that all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights," * * " namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property,...
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Library of Oratory: Embracing Select Speeches of Celebrated ..., Volume 1

1845
...maxims, which tend to the prostration of republicanism^ We have one, sir, that all men are by nature free and independ•ent, 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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The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, Part 2

Lysander Spooner - 1845 - 156 pages
...slavery. The rest of the Virginia constitution is eminently democratic. The bill of rights declares " that all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inner48 THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF SLAVERY. ent rights," * * " namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty,...
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American Oratory: Or, Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

1845 - 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 mto society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity. We have a set of maxims...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 13

Arkansas. Supreme Court - 1853
...unconstitutional, because of the clause in the Virginia bill of rights, which declares "that all men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent rights...of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing Tux, 1853. ] Mutin et al. Ez parte. and obtaining happiness and safety." And of this, he said: "to...
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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - 1848 - 976 pages
...people of Virginia, assembled in convention, adopted a bill of rights, as follows : "That all men are-by nature equally free and independent, and have certain...their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberly, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pu: suing aud obtaining happiness...
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Niles' National Register, Volume 32

1827
...to the government of this state, m the first section of the bill of rights, in the following words.' ''That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest tlirir posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing...
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France and Its Revolutions: A Pictorial History 1789-1848

George Long - 1850 - 641 pages
...hand as the Declaration of the American Congress, July 4, 1774. The Virginia Declaration declares, 1 ; " That all men are by nature equally free and...which, when they enter into a state of society, they caunot by any compact deprive or divest posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with...
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Governor's Message and Annual Reports of the Public Officers of the ..., Part 1

Virginia - 1851
...men are by nature equally free and independent, and hare certain inherent rights, of which, when tfwy enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any...and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happinfM and safety. 3. That all power is vested in. and consequently derived from the people ; that...
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The White Slave: Another Picture of Slave Life in America

Richard Hildreth - 1852 - 355 pages
...independent, and have certain INHERENT BIGHTS, of which, when they enter into society, they cannot hy any compact deprive or divest their posterity —...of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing happiness and safety." Virginia Bill qf Rights, Art. I. FIEST ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED EDITION. afflitf)...
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