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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 Convention Manual of the Sixth New York State Constitutional Convention ... - Page 98
by New York (State). Constitutional Convention - 1894 - 1312 pages
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A History of Virginia from Its Discovery Till the Year 1781: With ...

John Wilson Campbell - Virginia - 1813 - 310 pages
...convention; 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,...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 means...
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Mr. Clay's Speech on the Tariff: Or, The "American System," So Called ; Or ...

Henry Clay - 1827
...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,...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 means...
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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
...to freemen, and formidable to tyrants only." The first article of tin- Bill of Rights reads thus : " That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...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 means...
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Supplement to The Revised Code of Virginia: Being a Collection of All the ...

Virginia - Law - 1833 - 584 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,...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterily ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Letters on Slavery: Addressed to the Cumberland Congregation, Virginia

John D. Paxton - Esclavage - 1833 - 207 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,...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 means...
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The True Republican: Containing the Inaugural Addresses, Together with the ...

Presidents - 1841 - 456 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,...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 means...
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Digest of the Laws of Virginia: Which are of a Permanent Character ..., Volume 1

Joseph Tate - Electronic book - 1841 - 959 pages
...as the basis and foundation of government. Unanimously adopted, June 12, 1776. [9 St. Larg. 109.] 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...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 means...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 11

United States - 1842
...their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government, Unanimously adopted, June 12, 1776. " 1. That all men are, by nature, equally free and independent,...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 means...
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A Few Lectures on Natural Law

Henry St. George Tucker - Natural law - 1844 - 128 pages
...it is that we find it at the head of our Virginia Bill of rights in the following emphatic terms ; " That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...they enter into a state of society they cannot by any compact divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty with the means of acquiring...
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The True Republican: Containing the Inaugural Addresses, Together with the ...

Jonathan French - United States - 1847 - 474 pages
...their Posterity, as the basis and foundation of Government. Unanimously adopted, June 12/A, 1776. 1 . That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...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 means...
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