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" The right of property is before and higher than any Constitutional sanction; and the right of the owner of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever. "
Great American Legislators: Source Extracts - Page 148
by Howard Walter Caldwell - 1900 - 247 pages
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Memorial Sketch of Lafayette S. Foster, United States Senator from ...

1881 - 129 pages
...of the Missouri Compromise. The declaration of one section of the Lecompton Constitution was, that " the right of property is before and higher than any...the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner to any property whatever." This Mr. Foster denounced as " false in morals, false in politics, and false...
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Campaign of '84: Biographies of James G. Blaine, the Republican Candidate ...

Thomas Valentine Cooper, Hector Tyndale Fenton - Campaign literature - 1884 - 503 pages
...following are the political features of the Lecompton constitution : ARTICLE VII. — Slavery. SEC. 1. The right of property is before and higher than any...as the right of the owner of any property whatever. SEC. 2. The legislature shall have no power to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves without the...
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BIOGRAPHIES OF S. GROVER CLEVELAND AND THOMAS A. HENDRICKS

GEN'L BENJAMIN LA FEVRE - 1884
...following are the political features of the Lecompton constitution: ARTICLE VII.—Slavery. SEC. 1. The right of property is before and higher than any...as the right of the owner of any property whatever. SEC. 2. The legislature shall have no power to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves without the...
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Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois ...

David W. Lusk - Illinois - 1884 - 526 pages
...incorporated in it which was put forth editorially in the Union. What is it? " 'Article 7, section 1. The right of property is before and higher than any...slave to such slave and its increase, is the same anil as invariable as the right of the owner of any property whatever.' "Then in the schedule is a...
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Kansas: The Prelude to the War for the Union

Leverett Wilson Spring - Kansas - 1885 - 334 pages
...matter of slavery, in regard to which it took extreme ground. " The right of property," it announced, " is before and higher than any constitutional sanction,...increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of any property whatever." This doctrine, as Mr. Douglas said, would deprive the State of all authority...
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Biennial Report, Volume 3

Kansas State Historical Society - Kansas - 1886
...the Territory ? As defined by the constitution itself, in the words we have already quoted, it was the " right of the owner of a slave to such slave, and its increase." This right was " in no manner to be interfered with." The State was therefore to have remained a slave...
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Kentucky Neutrality in 1861: A Paper Read Before the Ohio ..., Volume 16

Benjamin F. Stevenson - Kentucky - 1886 - 24 pages
...They are based on the robber plea, "They may take who have the power, And they may keep who can." If the right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction, how happens it that the most sacred of all property rights — the right of man to himself — maybe...
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The American Commonwealth, Volume 2

James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - United States - 1888
...lives, liberty, and property of freemen exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority. The right of property is before and higher than any...as the right of the owner of any property whatever. 2 All power is inherent in the of God; in Pennsylvania and Tennessee he is ineligible if he does not...
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The national government ; The state governments

James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - Political corruption - 1888
...lives, liberty, and property of freemen exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority. The right of property is before and higher than any...inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever.3 All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority,...
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Sketches of War History, 1861-1865: Papers Read Before the Ohio ..., Volume 2

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Ohio Commandery - United States - 1888
...liberty, and property of freemen exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority. " SEC. 3. The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction, and the right of an owner of a slave and its increase is the same, and as inviolable aS the right of the owner of any...
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