Connecticut in Transition, 1775-1818

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American Historical Association, 1918 - Connecticut - 471 pages

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Page 384 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Page 401 - ... teachers of their respective denominations, and to build and repair houses for public worship by a tax on the members of any such society only, to be laid by a major vote of the legal voters assembled at any society meeting, warned and held according to law, or in any other manner.
Page 401 - IT is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great creator and preserver of the universe.
Page 384 - The privilege of election, which belongs to the people, therefore must not be exercised according to their humors, but according to the blessed will and law of God. " III. They who have the power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them.
Page 385 - The powers of the government of this state are divided into three distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial, and no person or collection of persons being one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except as hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Page 401 - And each and every society or denomination of Christians in this State, shall have and enjoy the same and equal powers, rights, .and privileges...
Page 419 - I remember seeing father, the day after the election, sitting on one of the old-fashioned, rush-bottomed kitchen chairs, his head drooping on his breast, and his arms hanging down. ' Father,' said I,
Page 401 - It being the duty of all men to worship the Supreme Being, the Great Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and their right to render that worship, in the mode most consistent with the dictates of their consciences ; no person shall by law be compelled to join or support, nor be classed with, or associated to, any congregation, church, or religious association.
Page 384 - Article I. Declaration of Rights. That the general great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established — We declare Sec. 1. That all freemen when they form a social compact, are equal in rights...

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