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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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Annual report of the State Board of Health of Illinois. 1885

1885
...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...the means of acquiring and possessing property, and of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." The law we are considering is claimed to conflict...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 25

West Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals, Edgar P. Rucker - Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state ot society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest...the means of acquiring and possessing property, and of possessing and obtaining happiness and safety." The law which we are considering is claimed to conffict...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 4

George Bancroft - United States - 1886
...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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What Makes America Great?: Land of Freedom, Honor, Justice, and Opportunity

Lon Cantor - History - 2003 - 244 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. Section 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates...
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Property Rights: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Polly J. Price - Law - 2003 - 321 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." • As another example, the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights of 1780 stated in Article...
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Streit um den Humanismus

Richard Faber - Humanism - 2003 - 283 pages
...equally free and independent, and have certain innerem 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". Die Menschenrechtserklärung diente als Vorbild für weitere Erklärungen in anderen nordamerikanischen...
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The Right to Privacy: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Richard A. Glenn - Law - 2003 - 399 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...enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety" (Poore 1877, 1, 1908). In similar fashion,...
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The Bill of Rights: A Primary Source Investigation Into the First Ten ...

Nancy L. Stair - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 112 pages
...born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent natural Rights . . . among which are the Enjoyment of Life and Liberty, with the Means of acquiring...property, and pursuing and obtaining Happiness and Safety." The Declaration of Independence states "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed...
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George Washington's False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth ...

Robert Darnton - History - 2003 - 208 pages
...created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent natural rights . . . among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." Mason's wording runs exactly parallel to the famous phrase that Jefferson wrote into the Declaration...
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The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation

Jim Cullen - History - 2004 - 214 pages
...of Rights for Virginia," an important source for Jefferson's Declaration, George Mason wrote of "the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring...property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." Phrases like these made clear the true nature of Jefferson's (and his editors') accomplishment:...
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