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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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Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding

Lance Banning - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 241 pages
...which rights 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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Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing

Herbert J. Storing - Political Science - 1995 - 469 pages
..."oughts" and general principles. The Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 provides, for example: "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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Christian Faith & Religious Freedom

V. Norskov Olsen - Religion - 1996 - 124 pages
...constitutions beginning with Virginia and Massachusetts. Constitution of Virginia - 1776: "Section 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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Staatsziele und Staatszielbestimmungen

Karl-Peter Sommermann - Constitutional law - 1997 - 592 pages
...Declaration of Rights« von Juni 1776426 erklärt zur Grundlage jeder staatlichen Ordnung (Ziff. 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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Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble - Law - 1997 - 325 pages
...draft in Williamsburg; while in Philadelphia, Jefferson read Mason's first article and liked its ring: 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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Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

James Oakes - History - 1998 - 246 pages
...In the same year Vir66 ginia enacted a constitution whose Bill of Rights opened with the declaration "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."60 Mississippi's 1832 constitution announced that "all...
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US Government & Politics

Andy Williams - United States - 1998 - 210 pages
...rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. Section 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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Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age

R. Stephen Humphreys - History - 2001 - 297 pages
...ultimately embodied in the Bill of Rights is in fact the Virginia Bill of Rights of 1776; see esp. Article 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 [my italics]." Quoted from Henry Steele Commager, ed., Documents...
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Constitutional Debates on Freedom of Religion: A Documentary History

John I. Patrick, John J. Patrick, Gerald P. Long - Political Science - 1999 - 335 pages
...Convention, which rights to 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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Storm Over the Constitution

Harry V. Jaffa - Political Science - 1999 - 167 pages
...their posterity as the basis and foundation of government. The first article of the aforesaid, asserts That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring...
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