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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... "
White and Black: The Outcome of a Visit to the United States - Page 386
by Sir George Campbell - 1879 - 420 pages
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 6

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1859
...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...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. All power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people ; magistrates are their trustees...
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 1

William Cabell Rives - United States - 1859 - 683 pages
...natural rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. 2. [The same as the original draught of George Mason, except that the clause " by God and Nature"...
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History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent ...

George Bancroft - United States - 1860
...All men are by nature equally free, and have inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. " All power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; magistrates are their...
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Historical and Revolutionary Incidents of the Early Settlers of the United ...

Charles Wilkins Webber - History - 1861 - 416 pages
...rights, of which they can not, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity.0 Among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means, of...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. 2. That all power is, by Qod and nature, vested in, and consequently derived from the people...
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The United Service Magazine, Volume 1; Volume 95, Page 1

Military art and science - 1861
...they enter into a (state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive their posterity ; viz., the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and obtaining happiness and safety." And the 16th article" in the Bill of Bights declares ; " That no free...
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The War in America: Being an Historical and Political Account of the ...

Taliaferro Preston Shaffner - Slavery - 1862 - 418 pages
...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...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people ; that magistrates...
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Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia: Passed at Called ...

Virginia - Law - 1862 - 36 pages
...equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they cuter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, th» enjoyment of life and liberty, with tUe means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing...
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History of the United States of America, Volume 1; Volume 178

Taliaferro Preston Shaffner - 1863
...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...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety, 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates...
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Commentaries on the Constitutions and Laws, Peoples and History, of the ...

Ezra Champion Seaman - Constitutional history - 1863 - 287 pages
...equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a •fcite of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people ; that magistrates...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States ...

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1864 - 37 pages
...All men are by nature equally free, and have inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." See also the Mecklenburg Declaration. The original draft of the Declaration of American Independence...
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