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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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The American's Own Book: Or, The Constitutions of the Several States in the ...

John Bigelow - Constitutions - 1848 - 515 pages
...Posterity, as the basis and foundation • of Government. Unanimously adopted, June IZth, 1776. SEC. 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 Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1848
...foundation." This Declaration of Rights, bearing date June 12, 1776, announced among other things, " 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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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 976 pages
...representatives of the people of Virginia, assembled in convention, adopted a bill of rights, as follows : " 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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Niles' National Register, Volume 32

1827
...to the government of this state, m 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 tlirir posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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The American's Guide

1855
...which rig/its do pertain to them and their posterity as the basis and foundation of government. 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 Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States, Volume 1

John Codman Hurd - Conflict of laws - 1858
...adopted, known as the Virginia Declaration of Rights (1 Hen. 47), of which the first article reads, " 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 War in America: Being an Historical and Political Account of the ...

Taliaferro Preston Shaffner - Slavery - 1862 - 418 pages
...their Posterity, as the basis and foundation of Government. Unanimously adopted June ~L2th, 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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The Origin of the Late War: Traced from the Beginning of the Constitution to ...

George Lunt - United States - 1866 - 491 pages
...June 12, 1776, more than three weeks earlier. Of the latter instrument the first article reads : " 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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DOCUMENTS OF HE CONSTITUTIONLA CONVENTION

1867
...Convention, which riglds <lo 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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The Origin of the Late War: Traced from the Beginning of the Constitution to ...

George Lunt - United States - 1867 - 491 pages
...June 12, 1776, more than three weeks earlier. Of the latter instrument the first article reads : " 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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