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Page 172 - of free citizens in the several States ; and the people of each State shall have free ingress and egress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions, and restrictions, as the inhabitants thereof respectively.
Page 336 - with her under the compact entitled the Constitution of the United States of America : " We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, that the Ordinance adopted by us in Convention, on the 23d day of May, in the year of
Page 539 - Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?' " So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government ; and so, to resist force employed for its destruction by force employed for its preservation.
Page 39 - between the same, shall be common highways and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said Territory as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other State that may be admitted into the Confederacy without any tax, impost, or duty, therefor
Page 291 - will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new—North as well as South." This almost prophetic statement, from one born in Kentucky, and who had been known, prior to the appearance of the Dred Scott decision, as a rather conservative Whig, was put forth, more than four months before
Page 77 - party shall have been duly convicted, shall be and is hereby forever prohibited. Provided always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any State or Territory of the United States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service aa aforesaid.
Page 336 - was ratified, and also all Acts and parts of Acts of the General Assembly of this State ratifying the amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed ; and that the Union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the United States of America, is hereby dissolved.
Page 39 - shall always be observed toward the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them, without their consent; and in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars, authorized by Congress; and laws founded
Page 40 - ART. 6. There shall be neither Slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said Territory, otherwise than in 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 lawful^
Page 33 - reported on the 27th of May by George Mason, 4 which proclaims that "All men are by nature equally free, and have inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and