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Part Two The Connecticut Constitution and Commentary, Art.I Declaration of Rights

From: The Connecticut State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Wesley W. Horton

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 May 2021

That the great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, WE DECLARE: This introductory language to the Declaration of Rights is taken verbatim from the 1818 provision. Most of the individual sections come from the 1818 constitution, and most of these sections were lifted verbatim and without debate from the Mississippi Constitution of 1817.2 While none of the language in Article First can be specifically traced to Connecticut colonial laws, some of the provisions have analogous colonial antecedents, discussed in...
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