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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 Constitutions of the Several States of the Union and United States ... - Page 242
by A. S. Barnes - 1852 - 633 pages
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A History of Virginia from Its Discovery Till the Year 1781: With ...

John Wilson Campbell, Moses Hoge - Virginia - 1813 - 322 pages
...which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. I. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing happiness and safety. II. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that...
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The Statutes at Large: Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from ...

Virginia, William Waller Hening - Law - 1823 - 462 pages
...nature equally free and in- inherent dependent, and have certain inherent rights, of'which, nehwwben they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. II.. That all power is vested in, and consequently de- Powerof rived from, the people; that...
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Mr. Clay's Speech on the Tariff: Or, The "American System," So Called ; Or ...

Henry Clay - 1827 - 200 pages
...the Government of this State, in the first section of the Bill of Rights, in the following words : " That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness." In pursuance of this principle, the committee find the following provision in the fourth section of...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 6

Law - 1831 - 494 pages
...adopted in convention, January 15, 1830. Declaration of Rights. Art. 1. 'That all men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent rights,...pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.' 2. That political power resides in the people. 3. That government is instituted for the common benefit, and...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1830 - 932 pages
...shall bring his prisoners to the polls. Now, as to the Bill of Rights — The first article declares; that " all men are by nature equally free and independent,...and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining nappiness and safety." — The article enumerates property as equally aear and sacred with life and...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1890 - 928 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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Letters on Slavery: Addressed to the Cumberland Congregation, Virginia

John D. Paxton - History - 1833 - 228 pages
...been or are more read among us. It was sanctioned by our national and state legislatures ;* acted "That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." — Article 1, Bill of Rights of Virginia. Most of the states, either in their constitutions...
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Supplement to The Revised Code of Virginia: Being a Collection of All the ...

Virginia - Law - 1833 - 604 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 - Enslaved persons - 1834 - 266 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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Slavery in America, Issue 14

Thomas Price - Slavery - 1837 - 36 pages
...THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." — Declaration of Independence. " All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." — Virginia. " Through divine goodness, all men have by nature, the rights of worshipping...
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