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Page 158 - That Congress have no authority to interfere in the emancipation of slaves, or in the treatment of them in any of the states; it remaining with the several states alone to provide rules and regulations therein, which humanity and true policy may require.
Page 9 - States, for the purpose of obtaining a territory on the coast of Africa, or at some other place, not within any of the states or territorial governments of the United States, to serve as an asylum for such persons of/ colour as are now free, and may desire the same, and for those who may hereafter be emancipated within this Commonwealth; and that the Senators and Representatives of this state in the Congress of the United States, be requested!
Page 79 - Le premier qui ayant enclos un terrain s'avisa de dire Ceci est à moi, et trouva des gens assez simples pour le croire, fut le vrai fondateur de la société civile.
Page 80 - Slavery is not a national evil ; on the contrary, it is a NATIONAL BENEFIT. Slavery exists in some form every where, and it is not of much consequence, in a philosophical point of view, whether it be voluntary or involuntary. In a political point of view, involuntary slavery has the advantage, since all who enjoy political liberty are then in fact free.
Page 18 - The habits, the feelings, all the prejudices of society — prejudices which neither refinement, nor argument, nor education, nor religion itself, can subdue — mark the people of color, whether bond or free, as the subjects of a degradation inevitable and incurable.
Page 160 - While it admits that each state in which slavery exists, has, by the Constitution of the United States, the exclusive right to legislate in regard to its abolition in said state, it shall aim to convince all our fellow-citizens, by arguments addressed to their understandings and consciences, that slaveholding is a heinous crime in the sight of God...
Page 215 - Il n'ya plus, pour aucune partie de la nation, ni pour aucun individu, aucun privilège ni exception au droit commun de tous les Français. Il n'ya plus ni jurandes, ni corporations de professions, arts et métiers.
Page 141 - It cannot be, that either war, or contract, can give any man such a property in another as he has in his sheep and oxen. Much less is it possible, that any child of man should ever be born a slave. Liberty is the right of every human creature, as soon as he breathes the vital air; and no human law can deprive him of that right which he derives from the law of nature.
Page 33 - State any school, academy, or other literary institution for the instruction or education of colored persons, who are not inhabitants of this State, or harbor or board, for the purpose of attending or being taught or instructed in any such school, academy, or literary institution...