History of the discovery and settlement of the valley of the Mississippi, by the three great European powers, Spain, France, and Great Britain: and the subsequent occupation, settlement and extension of civil government by the United States until the year 1846 (Google eBook)

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Harper & Bros., 1846 - History
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Page 226 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted : Provided always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 225 - No person demeaning himself in a peaceable and orderly manner, shall ever be molested on account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments, in the said territory.
Page 226 - No tax shall be imposed on lands the property of the United States ; and in no case shall non-resident proprietors be taxed higher than residents.
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