A Practical Treatise on the Law of Slavery: Being a Compilation of All the Decisions Made on that Subject, in the Several Courts of the United States, and State Courts. With Copious Notes and References to the Statutes and Other Authorities, Systematically Arranged

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A. Pollock, jr, 1837 - Electronic book - 476 pages
 

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Page 348 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted : Provided always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 297 - All courts shall be open, and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered without sale, denial, or delay.
Page 340 - It is hereby ordained and declared by the authority aforesaid that the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact, between the original states and the people and states in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent...
Page 65 - Now know ye, that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration...
Page 351 - That there are certain natural rights of which men, when they form a social compact cannot deprive or divest their posterity, among which are the enjoyment of life • and liberty, with the means of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 381 - ... that all servitude for life, or slavery of children, in consequence of the slavery of their mothers, in the case of all children born within this State from and after the passing of this act as aforesaid, shall be, and hereby is, utterly taken away, extinguished, and forever abolished.
Page 360 - All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
Page 63 - ... a verdict for the plaintiff. A motion for a new trial was overruled and judgment entered on such verdict, from which the defendant appeals.
Page 375 - Ohio, under the laws thereof, shall escape into any other of the said states or territory, the person to whom such labor or service may be due, his agent or attorney is hereby empowered to seize or arrest such fugitive from labor, and to take him or her before any judge of the Circuit or District Courts of the United States, residing or being within the state, or before any magistrate of a county, city or town corporate, wherein such seizure or arrest shall be...
Page 361 - The state of slavery is of such a nature, that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political, but only by positive law...

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