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ESSAYS

ON

HUMAN RIGHTS

AND THEIR

POLITICAL GUARANTIES:

BY E. P. HURLBUT,

COUNSELOR AT LAW IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

NEW-YORK:
GREELEY & MCELRATH, 158 NASSAU-STREET.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845,

BY GREELEY & McELRATH,

In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

THE TRUE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT.

Government is a thing of Moral Necessity, arising from inferior intellectual and

Moral organizations in a portion of Mankind.-The doctrine of Equality con.

sidered. -What degree of moral restraint may be imposed by Government.

-A good man needs no coercion from the law. The true idea of Civil Liber.
ty:- The adaptation of the Laws to the Constitution of the Human Mind.
The laws ought to be general, equal, and impartial.-Privileges at war with
Rights.---The usurpation and injustice of Special Legislation.

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