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ILM

LAWS

OF THE

TERRITORY OF IDAHO ,

FIRST SESSION;

CONVENED THE 7TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1863, AND ADJOURNED

ON THE 4TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1864, AT

LEWISTON.

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ALSO, CONTAINING THE

TERRITORIAL ORGANIC ACT,
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE FEDERAL

CONSTITUTION, THE PRE-EMPTION, AND

NATURALIZATION LAWS, ETC., ETC.

LEWISTON:

JAMES A. GLASCOCK, TERRITORIAL PRINTER.

1864.

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I hereby certify that the laws contained in this printed volume are true and literal copies of the enrolled laws passed by the first Legislative Assembly, held during the months of December, January, and February eighteen hundred and sixty-three and four, on file in my office.

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

JULY 4th, 1776.

THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED.

WHEN, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such a form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be

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