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" That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence... "
Religion in America: Or an Account of the Origin, Relation to the State, and ... - Page 121
by Robert Baird - 1844 - 343 pages
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Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

United States. Congress. House
...Specified powers, or as inferted merely for greater caution. Fourth. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be direfted only by reafon and conviction, and not by force or violence, and therefore alt men have an...
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A History of Virginia from Its Discovery Till the Year 1781: With ...

John Wilson Campbell - 1813 - 310 pages
...moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles. XVI. That religion, or the duty we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force and violence; and therefore all men are equally...
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A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia ...

David Bailie Warden - 1816 - 212 pages
...holden at Williamsburgj in May 1766, it was solemnly declared : " that religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force and violence ; and therefore all men are equally...
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Journal, acts and proceedings, of the convention ... which formed the ...

United States federal convention - 1819
...an equivalent to employ another to bear arms in his stead. 1 ' Xx. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence, and therefore all men have an equal,...
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr, Volume 1

United States. Congress. House - 1826
...specified powers, or as inserted merely for greater caution. tburlh. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason anil conviction, and not by force or violence; and tlierefore all men have...
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A Memorial and Remonstrance, on the Religious Rights of Man: Written in 1784 ...

James Madison - 1828 - 12 pages
... Because we hold it for a " fundamental and undeniable truth," that religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not bj force or violence. The religion, then, of every man,...
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The Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 5

1834
...their religious liberty.' Virginia, in its constitution, says : 'That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by.reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and therefore all men are equally...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 2

Joseph Story - 1833 - 736 pages
...men, or to punish them for worshipping God in the manner, which, they believe, their accountability to him requires. It has been truly said, that " religion,...religion, and especially to encourage Christianity, has at the same time expressed his opinion of the right of private judgment, and liberty of conscience,...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 3

Joseph Story - 1833 - 776 pages
...men, or to punish them for worshipping God in the manner, which, they believe, their accountability to him requires. It has been truly said, that " religion,...reason and conviction, not by force or violence," t Mr. Locke himself, who did not doubt the right of government to interfere in matters of religion,...
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Supplement to The Revised Code of Virginia: Being a Collection of All the ...

Virginia - 1833 - 584 pages
...virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles. 10. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and, therefore, all men are equally...
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