Declaration of Independence_page 5

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Title 1855 Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1855
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1855) The Fourth Legislature, 1854, passed an act compile and revise the laws currently in force. Included were those of the current session. No 1854 session law was published. Laws not included in the compilation were deemed repealed, obsolete or not necessary to reprint. Included were marginal notes, index and table of contents
Publisher Published by Virtue of an Act Approved January 19, 1855, Great Salt Lake City, Utah
Date 1855
Type Text
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Source KFU30 1855 .A193
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, S.J. Quinney College of Law. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
Source Physical Dimensions 12 cm x 19 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Jan Robertson
Scanning Technician Amanda Wilson
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Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-22
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Declaration of Independence_page 5
Description 5" ><F6»# cutting off our trade with of thevrorld;^:^' .'.' >'â-  ;For imposing taxes'on us without'our. consent^ ? '; '••'i;: in .>, 'i'Fori depriving us,'in many cases, bf':the(ib6n6tits';of "trial by -jury; r: For; transporting us beyond seas to be tried fot< pretended offences; b.uFor> abolishing the free system of English- la'wsnn. a neighboring prpvin'cer establishing therein an arbitrary 'government, and: en- ylarging its boundaries,- so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these colonies; ; For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering, fundamentally, the forms of bur governments; '>"â- -'" For suspending our own ' legislatures;'" and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. ' He has abdicated government here by declaring us out of his pro* tection and waging war against us. ' ••' • ' He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. ; He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun, with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation. > He has constrained*our fellow citizens, taken captive on the high seas, to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands. He has excited domestic insurrections among us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished cestruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions. ' â-  â-  • ' In every stage of these oppressions, we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. â-  . ! :'.- . Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them, from time to time, of attempts, by their legislature, to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over ixs. â-  'We have reminded them of; the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured 'them, by the ties of bur- dommon kindred, to disavow these usurpations,, which Wouldi inevitably'interrupt our connexions and correspondence. They, too, 'have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.! We ^must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the, rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace > friends.: .;->'. -..;.. V,;;,: . .'-. i â- '" \\ \ <':'â- ' '<Ll> .'i-
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Identifier 004_Declaration of Independence_page 5.jpg
Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1855
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-22
Date Modified 2005-11-22
ID 718266
Reference URL