The Debates in Parliament, Session 1833 - on the Resolutions and Bill for the Aboliton of Slavery in the British Colonies: With a Copy of the Act of Parliament

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PÓgina 299 - The absolute rights of man, considered as a free agent, endowed with discernment to know good from evil, and with power of choosing those measures which appear to him to be most desirable, are usually summed up in one general appellation, and denominated the natural liberty of mankind. This natural liberty consists properly in a power of acting as one thinks fit ; without any restraint or control, unless by the law of nature...
PÓgina 299 - But (he continues) the principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature...
PÓgina 299 - And these may be reduced to three principal or primary articles ; the right of personal security, the right of personal liberty and the right of private property...
PÓgina 299 - This natural liberty consists properly in a power of acting as one thinks fit ; without any restraint or control, unless by the law of nature ; being a right inherent in us by birth, and one of the gifts of God to man at his creation, when he endued him with the faculty of free will.
PÓgina 23 - That it is expedient to adopt effectual and decisive measures for ameliorating the condition of the slave population in his Majesty's colonies. 2. " That through a determined and persevering, but at the same time judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of his Majesty's subjects.
PÓgina 299 - THE right of personal security consists in a person's legal and uninterrupted enjoyment of his life, his limbs, his body, his
PÓgina 274 - That it is the opinion of this committee, that immediate and effectual measures be taken for the entire abolition of slavery throughout the colonies, under such provisions for regulating the condition of the negroes as may combine their welfare with the interests of the proprietors.
PÓgina 198 - ... said Councils and the Representatives of the people so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, 'and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances for the public peace, welfare, and good government of our said colonies, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the laws of England...
PÓgina 300 - I have formerly observed that pure and proper slavery does not, nay cannot, subsist in England: such I mean, whereby an absolute and unlimited power is given to the master over the We and fortune of the slave.
PÓgina 309 - Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws ; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.

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