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" 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, which preserves its force long after the reasons, occasion, and time itself, from whence it was created,... "
A Complete Collection of State Trials Vol. XX - Page 81
by T. B. Howell, Esq. - 1816
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A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the ...

Lucius Eugene Chittenden - Conference Convention - 1864 - 626 pages
...says this : " The state of slavery is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced for any reasons, moral or political ; but only by positive...from whence it was created, is erased from memory. It's so odious that nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law. "Whatever inconveniences,...
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Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1864
...the true rule of interpretation. " The state of Slavery," he said, " is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political, but only by posit i re law. It is so odious that nothing can be suffered to support it bul, positive law." —...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the ...

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1862
...reason assigned by Lord Mansfitld in Sommersett's case was, that slavery is of such a nature, thvt it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons moral or political, but only by positive law ; and, it is so odious, that nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law. The same doctrine...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law ...

Law reports, digests, etc - 1870
...L the state of slavery. Lord MANSFIELD says, " 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." It is incumbent on the plaintiff in this case, therefore, to show, that at the time when he demanded...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 8

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1874
...The 1 Hoare's Memoirs of Sharp, p. 38. state of Slavery," he said, " is of such a nature, that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons moral or political, but only by positive law It' is so odious, that nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law."1 Therefore the authority...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 3

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1871
...Mansfield, pronouncing judgment in the great case of Sommersett, " is of such a nature, that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political, but only by positive law. .... It is so odious, ' that nothing can be suffered to support it but POSITIVE LAW." 1 And a slaveholding...
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The Century, Volume 34

1887
...SCOTT. our Declaration of Independence, that " the state of slavery is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political, but only positive law. . . . It is so odious that nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law." The...
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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Robert Phillimore - International law - 1871
...which preserves its force " long after the reasons, occasion, and time itself from whence " it was ever created is erased from memory. It is so odious " that nothing can support it but positive law. Whatever " inconveniences therefore may follow from the decision, I "...
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A Representative Life of Horace Greeley

L. U. Reavis - 1872 - 579 pages
...direct the law ; the law must direct us. * * * The state of slavery is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral...long after the reasons, occasion, and time itself, whence it was created, is erased from the memory. It is so odious, that nothing can be sufficient to...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - Abolitionists - 1874 - 596 pages
...Lord Mansfield, pronouncing judgment in the great case of Somersett, " is of such a nature, that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons moral or political, but only by positive law. It is so odious, that nothing can be suffered to support it but POSITIVE LAW." And a slaveholding tribunal,...
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