Wednesday, October 02, 2013

"the right of the people to petition for the redress of grievances, to bear arms..."

"The declaration of rights asserts the civil equality of all; their right to alter the government at any time; liberty of conscience; freedom of elections and of the press; trial by jury; the subordination of the military to the civil power; the rights of criminals to be heard in their own defence; the right of the people to petition for the redress of grievances, to bear arms, and to emigrate from the state: it prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures; excessive bail; confinement of debtors, unless there be presumption of fraud; suspension of habeas corpus writ, unless in rebellion or invasion; ex post facto laws; attainder by the legislature; standing armies; titles of nobility and hereditary distinction."

[THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, AND PRESENT STATE OF KENTUCKY. AND AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPOGRAPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THAT RICH AND IMPORTANT COUNTRY; ALSO, Colonel DANIEL BOON'S Narrative oi the Wars of Kentucky; WITH An Account of the Indian Nations within the Limits of the United States, their Manners, Customs, Religion, and their Origin; AND The Stages and Distances between Philadelphia and the Falls of the Ohio, from Pittsburgh to Pensacola and several other Places. By JOHN FILSON, Illustrated with a large whole Sheet Map of Kentucky from actual Surveys, and a Plan with a Description of the Rapids of the River Ohio. By Capt. Thomas Hutchins, Geographer to the Congress. London: PRINTED For JOHN STOCKDALE, PICCADILIY, 1793. [Price Two Shillings.] Pg. 24]

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