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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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Virginia's Attitude Toward Slavery and Secession

Beverley Bland Munford - Slavery - 1909 - 329 pages
...exclude by law."1 Her Bill of Rights opened with the then nqvel and far reaching declaration: .. ' , .^ " That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...property and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety."1 With respect to this great document, Mr. Bancroft declares : " Other colonies had framed...
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The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other ..., Volume 7

Francis Newton Thorpe - Charters - 1909
...«hall be approved and ratified by such voters. CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA— 1850 * " KILL OF UIGI1TS 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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Readings in American Government and Politics

Charles Austin Beard - United States - 1909 - 624 pages
...people of Virginia and their posterity, "as the basis and foundation of Government," we are taught, "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 Chautauquan, Volumes 57-58

1909
...law of a people by their use in the Virginia declaration of rights, June 12, 1776, in these words: "That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divert their posterity, namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Volume 1

Mary Selden Kennedy - 1911
...government must steer their course in all coming time. The writer lays down the fundamental principle, 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." And those rights are named: they are "the enjoyment of...
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Digest of State Constitutions

Ohio State Library, Frank M. Cobb - Constitutional conventions - 1912 - 271 pages
...possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness. Va. A 1, S 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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Four Phases of American Development: Federalism-democracy-imperialism-expansion

John Bassett Moore - United States - 1912 - 218 pages
...adopted at Williamsburg on June 12, 1776, which was afterwards prefixed to her constitution, declared that " all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive and divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Papers and Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Minnesota ..., Volume 6

Minnesota Academy of Social Sciences - Social sciences - 1913
...organized society as the fruit of a social compact. Listen to this from the Virginia constitution of 1776: "That all men are by nature equally free and independent...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 means...
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Great Debates in American History: Colonial rights; the revolution; the ...

Marion Mills Miller - Civil rights - 1913
...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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Cyclopedia of American Government, Volume 1

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1914
...and institutions which are supposed to preserve them. Its first and most fundamental proposition is "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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