Friday, 27 March 2009

A Declaration from the Poor, Oppressed People of England: Printed in the yeer 1649

'The earth was not made purposely for you, to be the Lords of it, and we to be your Slaves,Servants and Beggars; but it was made to be a common livelihood to all, without respect of persons; And that your buying and selling of Land, and the Fruits of it is The Cursed Thing, and was brought in by war; which hath, and still does establish murder, and theft, in the hands of some branches of Mankinde over others ... and that sin of your fathers, shall be visited upon the Head of you, and your Children, to the third and fourth Generation, and longer too, till your bloody and theeving power be rooted out of the Land.'

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