Declaration of Independence_page_002

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Title (1866) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Subject Law
Description (1866) The Fifteenth Legislature, 1865, passed an act to print the laws as prepared and reported by the Joint Committee on Revision and Compilation, including laws of the current session. No 1865 session law was printed because these acts were incorporated into the 1866 compilation.
Publisher Legislative Assemblye of the State of Utah
Date 1866
Type Text
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Identifier KFU30 1866 .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
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 23.5cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
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Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2006-01-25
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Title Declaration of Independence_page_002
Description I/AWS OF UTAH. He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for *r"«r "*'' establishing judiciary f. X ?" ^e ^ias made judges'dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices" and - ro \ "rthe iUnoun't a ad payment <Sf4neir salaries. -.rrr ;, r"i;Ie lias lerefcted *.a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. x He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies, without the consent of our legislatures. . ;. He has affected to render the military independent of, and superior to, the civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws-giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation. For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us; For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these States; For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world; For imposing taxes on us without our consent; For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury; For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences; For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging 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 our governments; 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 protection and waging war against us. • : He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. ¦ p* 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 1 the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of ' warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions. :\: ¦ : In every stage of these oppressions, we have petitioned for redress in the most ¦7! humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. I j A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is jj * \ unfit to be the ruler of a free people. ^ . . . ¦ [ Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned j them, from time to time, of attempts, by their legislature, to extend an unwarrantable \ jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of,o,ur emigration ^ and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and : we have conjured thein, by the ties of our common kindred, to disavow these usurpa-;' !tions, which would 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 ¦ i ¦ the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace, friends. i We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in general Con- .gress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion 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, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 716963
Reference URL