"ALL men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights--among which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.--Constitution of New Hampshire.
"ALL power is inherent in the people; and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness. For the advancement of those ends, they have, at all times, an unalienable and indefeasible right, to alter, reform, or abolish their government, in such manner as they may think proper.--Constitution of Pennsylvania.
"THE citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner to assemble together for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government, for redress of grievances, or other proper purposes, by petition, address, or remonstrance.--Idem.
"THE right of the citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the state, shall not be questioned.--Idem..."
[The School of Wisdom, Or, American Monitor. CONTAINING A COPIOUS COLLECTION OF SUBLIME AND ELEGANT EXTRACTS, FROM THE MOST EMINENT WRITERS, ON Morals, Religion, and Government. "We frequently fall into error and folly, not because the true principles of action are not known, but because, for a time, they are not remembered. He may therefore justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind."-- Rambler. By MATHEW CAREY. SECOND EDITION. PRINTED FOR THE EDITOR, No. 118, MARKET-STREET, PHILADELPHIA, By S.C. USTICK, Burlington, N.J. 1803. Copyright secured. Pg. 213]