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" I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living : that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. "
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late ... - Page 24
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829 - 521 pages
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Brownson's Defence: Defence of the Article on the Laboring Classes. From the ...

Orestes Augustus Brownson - Christian socialism - 1840 - 94 pages
...had convinced him, that one generation of men has no power to bind another. " I set out," he says, " on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident,...occupied by any individual ceases to be his, when he himself ceases to be, and reverts to society.•'•' * Bentham says ; " Property and law are born...
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Hereditary property justified: Reply to Reply to Brownson's article on the ...

Charles Grandison Thomas - Law - 1841 - 51 pages
...authority to the same point with those cited, who says, " the earth belongs, in usufruct, to the living. The dead have neither powers nor rights over it. The...occupied by any individual ceases to be his, when he himself ceases to be, and reverts to society." Bentham's dictum swells the list, without adding...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 3

American literature - 1840
...had convinced him, that one generation of men has no power to bind another. " I set out," he says, " on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the Jiving ; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. The portion occupied by any individual...
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A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary, and Moral Subjects

Noah Webster - English language - 1843 - 373 pages
...Ill, pp. 27, 426, and Vol. IV, pp. 196, 275, 396.) The general principle adopted by Mr. Jefferson is that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living ; that the dead have neither power nor rights over it ; that no man can by natural right oblige the lands he occupied, or the persons...
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A memoir of S.S. Prentiss, Volume 2

George Lewis Prentiss - 1855
...society, has presented this question to my mind ; and that no such obligation can be so transmitted, I think very capable of proof. I set out on this ground,...suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufmct to the living; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. The portion occupied by...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - United States - 1858
...society, has presented this question to my mind ; and that no such obligation can be so transmitted, I think very capable of proof. I set out on this ground,...portion occupied by any individual ceases to be his when himFclf ceases to be, and reverts to the society. If the society has formed no rules for the appropriation...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...society, has presented this question to my mind; and that no such obligation can be so transmitted, I think very capable of proof. I set out on this ground,...which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belong* in vxufruct to the living; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. The portion...
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The Bench and Bar of Mississippi

James Daniel Lynch - Judges - 1881 - 539 pages
...society, has presented this question to my mind ; and that no such obligation can be so transmitted, I think very capable of proof. I set out on this ground,...self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to tlie living ; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. The portion occupied by any individual...
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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse - 1883 - 353 pages
...which contracts it ! /The daring and original logician starts with the " self-evident " proposition that " the earth belongs in usufruct to the living...the dead have neither powers nor rights over it." But, he says, if a debt survives the generation which contracts it, then the subsequent generation...
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Annual Report of the American Historical Association

American Historical Association - Historiography - 1894
...presented this question to my mind; and that no such obligation can be transmitted I think very capahlo of proof. I set out on this ground, which I suppose...that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living. He proceeds to show to his own satisfaction that the sole basis of a right of inheritance is " the...
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