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Massachusetts-Arms-Renewed-6-15-1787 0

Massachusetts-Arms-Renewed-6-15-1787

By His EXCELLENCY JOHN HANCOCK, Esquire, Governour of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A Proclamation. WHEREAS the Legislature of this Commonwealth, with an intention, “not only to adopt every vigorous and “efficacious method, necessary to...

Massachusetts-2-16-1787 0

Massachusetts-2-16-1787

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the Year of our LORD, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven. An ACT, describing the Disqualifications to which Persons shall be subjected, who have been, or may be guilty of...

Rhode-Island-Ratification 0

Rhode-Island-Ratification

Ratification of the Constitution of the United States by the Convention of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations. WE the DELEGATES of the PEOPLE of the STATE of RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE-PLANTATIONS, duly elected and...

State-of-Virginia-6-27-1788 0

State-of-Virginia-6-27-1788

Richmond, State of Virginia. In Convention, Wednesday the 25th of June, 1788. THE Convention, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole Convention, to take into farther...

Common law not established 0

Common law not established

Mr. Madison makes a conclusive argument against the use of the common law by the courts in regard to our rights in the Report of 1800, which is excerpted here: In the state prior to the...

Washington DC 1802 0

Washington DC 1802

[Pg. 1] A Bill For establishing the government of the Territory of Columbia. [Now before the House of Representatives.] BE it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of...

Rights-of-the-Colonists 0

Rights-of-the-Colonists

The Rights of the Colonists by Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting.November 20, 1772 And Benjamin Franklin’s Preface to the English Edition and...

Justice-Bloodgood-1836 0

Justice-Bloodgood-1836

Justice Bloodgood*, we understand, further illustrated his notions of justice and the proper dignity of the bench, by interlarding his official charges and maledictions with the most profane and vulgar oaths. While thus fulminating...

Owen v State 1858 0

Owen v State 1858

[Cite as Owen v. State, 31 Ala. 387 (1858).] OWEN v. THE STATE. INDICTMENT FOR CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS. 1. What constitutes such offense.–A person who, in the room of another in which there are...

Texas-Supreme-Court-1857 0

Texas-Supreme-Court-1857

Supreme Court of The State of Texas,Moses L Choate v. J.F. Redding[1857] Hemphill, Ch. J…. …The appellant alleges that his rifle gun, being the only gun owned by him, has been levied upon; and...