RIGHTS OF MAN
BEING A PROPOSITION
TO MAKE IT EQUAL AMONG THE ADULTS
AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS EQUAL TRANSMISSION TO EVERY
INDIVIDUAL OF EACH SUCCEEDING GENERATION, ON
ARRIVING AT THE AGE OF MATURITY.
ADDRESSED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE Of NEW-YORK, PARTICULARLLY, AND TO
the people of other States and Nations, generally.
" I hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights; and that among these are life liberty and property." -- Altered from Mr. Jefferson's declaration of American Independence.
BY THOMAS SKIDMORE
(Aug. 13, 1790-Aug. 7, 1832)
NEW YORK: 1829
Southern District of New-York, ss.
Be it remembered, that on the thirteenth day of Aug. A. D. 1829 in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United State of America, Thomas Skidmore of the said District, has deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author in the words following, to wit:
" The Rights of Man to Property, being a proposition to make it equal among the adults of the present Generation; and to provide for its equal transmission to every individual of each succeeding generation, on arriving at the age of maturity. Addressed to the Citizens of the State of New-York, particularly, and to the people of other States and Nations generally -- " I hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed, by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and property." Altered from Mr. Jefferson's Declaration of American Independence. -- By Thomas Skidmore."
In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also an Act, entitled " An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etchinj historical and other prints."
FRED. J. BETTS,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.
- CHAPTER I:
- THE RIGHTS OF MAN TO PROPERTY.
- CHAPTER II:
- Of the Rights of Property
- CHAPTER III:
- On the duration of the Rights of Property
- CHAPTER IV:
- The Proposition
- CHAPTER V:
- CHAPTER VI:
- REASONS in support of a General Division of property, and of the means pointed out for effecting it; continued.
- CHAPTER VII:
- REASONS, In continuation, for a General Division of Property -- and for the method proposed to be pursued in effecting it.
- CHAPTER VIII: