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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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A Political History of Slavery: Being an Account of the Slavery ..., Volume 1

William Henry Smith - Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) - 1903
...on the constitution a clause declaring, in the language of the statesmen of the cotton States, that "the right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction, and the right of the owners of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of the...
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Natural Rights: A Criticism of Some Political and Ethical Conceptions

David George Ritchie - Civil rights - 1903 - 304 pages
...State of Kansas, and adopted by the pro-slavery party in 1857, the 7th article contains these words : " The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction [Locke's theory, it will be noted, as distinct from Hobbes's], and the right of the owner of a slave...
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A Short Constitutional History of the United States

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1904 - 459 pages
...state constitution, and asserted that the right of an owner of slaves to them and their increase was as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever. This declaration was the last of its kind ; never again was a pro-slavery clause to be incorporated...
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Study of Compensation and Assistance for Persons Affected by Real Property ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works. Select Subcommittee on Real Property Acquisition - Compensation (Law) - 1965 - 522 pages
...law. ARKANSAS Art II, sec. %2 Sec. 22. Property rights; taking without just compensation prohibited. The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction; and private property shall not be taken, appropriated or damaged for public use, without just compensation...
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A History of Minnesota, Volume 2

William Watts Folwell - History - 1924 - 495 pages
...constitution there was submitted the question of retaining or rejecting the following provisions: (i) "The right of property is before and higher than any...the right of the owner of any property whatever"; (2) "The legislature shall have no power to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves without the consent...
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Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective

Don Edward Fehrenbacher - Medical - 1981 - 326 pages
...devoted entirely to slavery. Probably reflecting the influence of the Dred Scott decision, it proclaimed: "The right of property is before and higher than any...the right of the owner of any property whatever." Here, imbedded in a prospective state constitution was a proslavery version of the "higher law" doctrine....
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 2003 - 952 pages
...work at Lecompton. The document that emerged was in most respects conventional. But it declared that "the right of property is before and higher than any...as the right of the owner of any property whatever. " No amendment to the constitution could be made for seven years, and even after that time "no alteration...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson - History - 1988 - 904 pages
...work at Lecompton. The document that emerged was in most respects conventional. But it declared that "the right of property is before and higher than any...as the right of the owner of any property whatever. " No amendment to the constitution could be made for seven years, and even after that time "no alteration...
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Property

Alan Ryan - Political Science - 1987 - 143 pages
...theorists have taken various routes to legitimate slavery. The Kentucky Constitution of 1850 declared that 'The right of property is before and higher than any...a slave to such slave and its increase is the same as the right of the owner of any property whatever.'" It remained unrepealed many years after the Civil...
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Speeches and Writings 1832-1858: Speeches, Letters, and ..., Volume 10

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1989 - 898 pages
...incorporated in it which was put forth editorially in the Union. What is it? "ARTICLE 7, Section i. The right of property is before and higher than any...the right of the owner of any property whatever." Then in the schedule is a provision that the Constitution may be amended after 1864 by a two-thirds...
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