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Page 15 - ... and that the states so formed shall be distinct republican states and admitted members of the Federal Union, having the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other states...
Page 4 - House shall have adjourned on the preceding day ; shall immediately call the members to order ; and on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the journal of the preceding day to be read.—April 7, 1789.
Page 15 - ... convey, transfer, assign, and make over unto the United States in Congress assembled, for the benefit of the said States, Virginia inclusive, all right, title, and claim, as well of soil as of jurisdiction, which the said commonwealth hath to the territory or tract of country within the limits of the Virginia charter, situate, lying, and being to the northwest of the River Ohio, to and for the uses and purposes and on the conditions of the said recited act.
Page 5 - When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but to adjourn; to lay on the table...
Page 72 - Tallahassee, have had the same under consideration and ask leave to REPORT: That they...
Page 268 - 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.
Page 85 - ... indeed, men pass by each other, ascending or descending in their grades of labor, just as easily and certainly as particles of water of different degrees of temperature glid'e by each other...
Page 50 - They may, however, be all comprehended under the following general heads : protection by the government, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the right to acquire and possess property of every kind, and to pursue and obtain happiness and safety — subject, nevertheless, to such restraints as the government may justly prescribe for the general good of the whole.