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" ... all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against... "
Journal of the Convention, Assembled at Springfield, June 7, 1847: In ... - Page 560
by Illinois. Constitutional Convention - 1847 - 592 pages
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The Constitutions of the United States: According to the Latest Amendments ...

Constitutions - 1804 - 391 pages
...any ministry against his consent; that no human authority ought, in any case whatever, to con troul or interfere with the rights of conscience ; and that...preference shall ever be given by law, to any religious societies or modes of worship. SEcT. 4. That the civil rights privileges, or capacities of any citizen,...
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The Monthly Review

1806
...constitution made for all these states, now united under one government, in AD ITi6, it is declared that " No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office of public tiust." It is a glorious example that this country is now setting to the Christian world, shewing not...
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The Testimony of Christ's Second Appearing: Containing a General Statement ...

Benjamin Seth Youngs - Second Advent - 1810 - 620 pages
...the ' dictates of conscience ; that no human authority can, '% ' in any case whatever, controul or interfere with the ' rights of conscience — and...preference shall 'ever be given, by law, to any religious society or ' mode of worship." 18. Here agiin, the word ever, forever secures to the ciiizens of Ohio,...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania by ..., Volume 5

Pennsylvania. Supreme Court, Horace Binney - Law reports, digests, etc - 1813
...is granted by statutes. It is true that by art. 9. sec. 3., of our constitution, it is declared, " that no preference " shall ever be given by law to...any religious establishments " or modes of worship." All religious societies are placed on the same broad equal ground, and the only test of office is the...
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Constitution of the State of Illinois: November 16, 1818, Read and Ordered ...

Illinois - Constitutional law - 1818 - 24 pages
...maintain any ministry against his consent; that no human authority can many case whatever controul or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that...any religious establishments or modes of worship. Sect. 4. That no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust...
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Letters from the British Settlement in Pennsylvania: To which are Added, the ...

Charles Britten Johnson - Emigration and immigration - 1819 - 192 pages
...maintain any ministry against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, controul or interfere with the rights of conscience ; and that...any religious establishments or modes of worship. SECT. IV. That no person, who acknowledges the being of a God and a future state of rewards and punishments,...
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A Geographical, Historical, Commercial, and Agricultural View of the United ...

Daniel Blowe - Canada - 1820 - 751 pages
...maintain any ministry against his consent ; that no human anthority cao, in any case whatever, controul or interfere with the rights of conscience, and that...to any religious establishments or modes of worship ; that elections shall be free and equal ; that trial by jury shall be inviolate ; that no law shall...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania. Supreme Court, Thomas Sergeant, William Rawle - Law reports, digests, etc - 1821
...human authority can, in any case whatever, controul or " interfere with the rights of conscience. And no preference " shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishments " or modes of worship." The defendant's counsel has not contended, that the prohibition of work on Sunday, immediately opposes...
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Acts of the State of Ohio

Ohio - Session laws - 1821
...to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious society or mode of worship, and гю religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office...
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An Account of the United States of America: Derived from Actual Observation ...

Isaac Holmes - United States - 1823 - 476 pages
...constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states. Article the sixth declares, that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office of trust or emolument in the United States ; but that all executive and judicial officers shall be bound...
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