A Practical Treatise on the Law of Slavery: Being a Compilation of All the Decisions Made on that Subject, in the Several Courts of the United States, and State Courts. With Copious Notes and References to the Statutes and Other Authorities, Systematically Arranged
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Page 340 - 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 332 - It is hereby ordained and declared by the authority aforesaid that the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact, between the original states and the people and states in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent...
Page 343 - That there are certain natural rights of which men, when they form a social compact cannot deprive or divest their posterity, among which are the enjoyment of life • and liberty, with the means of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page xvii - ... any negro or mulatto, not held to service by the laws of either of the States or Territories of the United States...
Page 32 - The jury found a verdict for the defendant ; and a motion for a new trial having been made and overruled, the plaintiff prosecutes this writ of error to this court.
Page 55 - Now know ye, that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration...
Page 333 - However they began, or by what right soever they subsist, there is and must be in all of them a supreme, irresistible, absolute, uncontrolled authority, in which the jura summi imperil, or the rights of sovereignty, reside.
Page 373 - ... that all servitude for life, or slavery of children, in consequence of the slavery of their mothers, in the case of all children born within this State from and after the passing of this act as aforesaid, shall be, and hereby is, utterly taken away, extinguished, and forever abolished.
Page 352 - 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.