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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... "
The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal ... - Page 135
by Jonathan Elliot - 1836
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A History of Virginia from Its Discovery Till the Year 1781: With ...

John Wilson Campbell - Virginia - 1813 - 310 pages
...and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. I. 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...
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Select American Speeches: Forensic and Parliamentary, with ..., Volume 1

Stephen Cullen Carpenter - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1815
...— new-fangled maxims which tend directly to the total overthrow and prostration of republicanism. That all men are by nature free and independent, and...by any compact deprive or divest their posterity, was one of our maxims. We had many others which breathed the same spirit, and which mustever be loved...
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Mr. Clay's Speech on the Tariff: Or, The "American System," So Called ; Or ...

Henry Clay - 1827
...first section of the Bill of Rights, in the following words : " 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...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 6

Law - 1831
...to the amended constitution adopted in convention, January 15, 1830. Declaration of Rights. Art. 1. 'That all men are by nature free and independent,...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...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention, Virginia - Constitutional conventions - 1890 - 919 pages
...Legislature, and prohibit the passing any laws violating these principles. The first article declares, ' that all men are by nature free and independent, and...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...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention, Virginia - Constitutional conventions - 1830 - 919 pages
...as the. basis and foundation of Government," we are taught, '•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...
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Supplement to The Revised Code of Virginia: Being a Collection of All the ...

Virginia - Law - 1833 - 584 pages
...foundation of government. (Unanimously adopted, June 12th, 1776.) 1. 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 posterily ; namely, the enjoyment...
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Letters on Slavery: Addressed to the Cumberland Congregation, Virginia

John D. Paxton - Esclavage - 1833 - 207 pages
...was sanctioned by our national and state legislatures ;* acted "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...
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Picture of Slavery in the United States of America

George Bourne - Slavery - 1834 - 227 pages
...but for men-stealers." 1 Timothy 1 : 10. Paul, a Christian Apostle. " 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...
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Slavery in America: With Notices of the Present State of ..., Issues 1-14

Slavery - 1837 - 320 pages
...LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." — Declaration of Independence. " 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...
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