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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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Commentaries on the Constitutions and Laws, Peoples and History, of the ...

Ezra Champion Seaman - 1863 - 287 pages
...their Posterity, as the basig and foundation of Government. Unanimously adopted, June 12th, 1776. Sec. 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a •fcite of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment...
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Forty Years of American Life, Volume 2

Thomas Low Nichols - 1864
...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,...by any compact deprive or divest their posterity. " 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their...
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Speeches and Occasional Addresses, Volume 1

John Adams Dix - 1864
...continue to vindicate a right established upon such a foundation ; that a people who have declared ' That all men are by nature equally free and independent,' ' and have made this declaration the first article in the formation of their government, should in defiance of...
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Albany Law Journal, Volume 41

1890
...privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States." And the "Bill of Rights " of this State declares that " all men are, by nature, equally free and independent,...the means of acquiring and possessing property, and of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." Const., art. 3. 1. Can the Legislature, iu view...
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 1

William Cabell Rives - 1881
...rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring...and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining hnppiness and safety. 2. That all power is by God and Nature vested in, and consequently derived from,...
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Notes on Historical Evidence in Referneces to Adverse THeories of the Orign ...

John B. Dillion - 1871
...Convention assembled, passed a Bill of Eights, in which the following declarations appear:— 1st.—" That all men are by nature equally free and Independent,...they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by compact, deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Notes on Historical Evidence in Reference to Adverse Theories of the Origin ...

John Brown Dillon - 1871 - 141 pages
...Convention assembled, passed a Bill of Rights, in which the following declarations appear : — 1st. — " That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by compact, deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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The Rise of the Republic of the United States

Richard Frothingham - 1872 - 640 pages
...are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent natural rights." This was changed to "That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights." The preamble to the Constitution states that it was adopted " in compliance with the recommendation...
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Judge Lowell and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights: A Paper Read ...

Charles Deane - 1874 - 9 pages
...declaration, given above, corresponds to the first article from the Virginia Declaration, which follows : — "That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of lite and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness...
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Forty Years of American Life, Volume 1

Thomas Low Nichols - 1874 - 509 pages
...their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government . Unanimously adopted June izth, 1776. " i. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...by any compact deprive or divest their posterity. " 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their...
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