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Circumstances determining the extent of laws of condition in the

colonies.

SEC.

192. The territorial and personal extent of laws of condition depends on

some possessor of sovereign power, . . . . 195

193. Distinction between the personal and territorial extent of the

English law of free condition,..

196

194. The liberties of the colonists ascribed to positive law, not to natu-

ral law, · · · · · · · 197

Of law determining the condition of persons not of European race.

195. Classification of natural persons in the colonies who were alien to

the law of England, .

198

196. The law applicable to the original inhabitants, how derived,. 199

197. The law applicable to persons coming from other countries was a

part of international law,

198. Necessity of recurring to principles of universal jurisprudence,

199. Of such principles determining the condition of the aboriginal in-

habitants, . . . . . . .

200. Of such principles supporting the introduction of negro slaves, 205

201. Negro slavery an effect of customary law, .

206

202. Term colonists in the charters how to be understood, . . 207

203. Power of the imperial government to determine the condition of

imported negroes, .

. . . 208

204. Status of the baptized African or Indian, how determined by custo-

mary law, . . . . . . . 209

205. The condition of slavery an effect of the local law of a colony,

206. Of the Roman law of manumission, . . . . 213

207. Condition of the free Indian or emancipated negro was an effect of

the local law of a colony, . . . . . 214

208. The two systems of personal laws were equally jural in character, 217

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