Independence Day: An Address

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H. Altemus, 1896 - 55 pages
Hale delivered this speech on July 4, 1893. Includes the text of the Declaration of Independence and brief biographies of the signers.

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Page 29 - He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for naturalization of Foreigners refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither and raising the Conditions of new appropriations of Lands...
Page 33 - Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved: and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War.
Page 28 - ... evinces a defign to reduce them under abfolute defpotifm, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off fuch government, and to provide new guards for their future fecurity. Such has been the patient...
Page 27 - Governments are inftituted among Men, deriving their juft Powers from the Confent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes...
Page 32 - We muft, therefore, acquiefce in the neceffity which denounces our feparation, and hold them as we hold the reft of mankind — enemies in war — in peace, friends. We, therefore, the reprefentatives of the United States of America, in general Congrefs...
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Page 29 - ... of reprefentation in the legiflature ; a right ineftimable to them, and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legiflative bodies at places unufual, uncomfortable, and diftant from the depofitory of their public records, for the fole purpofe of fatiguing them into compliance with his meafuies.
Page 29 - Diflblutions, to caufe others to be elefted ; whereby the Legiflative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercife ; the State remaining in the meantime expofed to all the Dangers of Invafion from without, and Convulfions within.
Page 27 - WHEN in the Courfe of human Events, it becomes neceflary for one People to diflblve...
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