Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Argument in the Case of Howell vs. Netherland

Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the author of nature, because necessary for his own sustenance.

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April 1, 1770 to April 30, 1770
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