The Women of Mormonism; Or The Story of Polygamy as Told by the Victims Themselves

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C.G.G. Paine, 1882 - 398 páginas
 

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Página 309 - sovereign power over the Territories of the United States for their government, and that in the exercise of this power it is both the right and the duty of Congress to prohibit in the Territories those twin relics of barbarism,—Polygamy and Slavery.
Página 398 - which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of the Government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with solemn reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their Legislature should ' make no law respecting an establishment of
Página 397 - Works, 113.), took occasion to say: "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of the Government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with solemn reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their Legislature
Página 401 - under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excuse his practices to the contrary because of his religious belief? To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of
Página 399 - all men have an equal natural and unalienable right to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience," the Legislature of that State substantially enacted the statute of James I., death penalty included, because as recited in the preamble, " it hath been doubted whether bigamy or polygamy be punishable by the laws of this commonwealth.
Página 398 - reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their Legislature should ' make no law respecting an establishment of
Página 396 - that religion, or the duty we owe the Creator," was not within the cognizance of civil government. (Semple's Virginia Baptists, Appendix.) At the next session the proposed bill was not only defeated, but another " for establishing religious freedom,
Página 398 - almost exclusively a feature of the life of Asiatic and African people. At common law the second marriage was always void (2 Kent's Com., 79.), and from the earliest history of England, polygamy has been treated as an
Página 395 - will for the support of religion, and sometimes for the support of particular sects to whose tenets they could not and did not subscribe. Punishments were prescribed for a failure to attend upon public
Página 399 - punishable in the civil courts, and the penalty was death. As this statute wa.s limited in its operation to England and Wales, it was at a very early period re-enacted, generally with some modifications, in all the colonies. In connection with the case we

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