A Legal Argument Before the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, at the May Term, 1845, at Trenton, for the Deliverance of Four Thousand Persons from Bondage

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Finch & Weed, 1845 - 52 sivua
 

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Sivu 34 - I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt : open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Sivu 26 - All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
Sivu 27 - That it is contrary to the law of nature will scarcely be denied. That every man has a natural right to the fruits of his own labor is generally admitted; and that no other person can rightfully deprive him of those fruits, and appropriate them against his will, seems to be the necessary result of this admission.
Sivu 20 - Whereas the traffic in slaves is irreconcilable with the principles of humanity and justice, and whereas both His Majesty and the United States are desirous of continuing their efforts to promote its entire abolition, it is hereby agreed that both the contracting parties shall use their best endeavors to accomplish so desirable an object.
Sivu 10 - Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began, A mighty hunter, and his prey was man; Our haughty Norman boasts that barbarous name, And makes his trembling slaves the royal game.
Sivu 26 - All laws now in force in the territory of Wisconsin, which are not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitation, or be altered or repealed by the legislature.
Sivu 6 - All persons are by nature free and Independent, and have certain natural and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.
Sivu 42 - I demand that these persons be delivered up to enjoy their liberty, on the ground of the declaration in the Constitution of the United States, declaring that " no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
Sivu 29 - ... in the succession of day and night, summer and winter, seed-time and harvest, life and death. The regular succession of events in a thousand different ways accustoms us, from force of habit, to expect things to happen in a regular order ; and we find that the expectation is fulfilled.
Sivu 9 - Next in moral grandeur was this ship to the great discoverer's; Columbus found a Continent; the Mayflower brought the seed-wheat of states and empire. That is the Mayflower, with its servants of the Living God, their wives and little ones, hastening to lay the foundations of nations in the occidental lands of the setting sun. Hear, the voice of prayer to God, for his protection, and the glorious music of praise, as it breaks into the wild tempest of the mighty deep, upon the ear of God. Here in this...

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