Amendment I (Speech and Press)

[Volume 5, Page 121]

Document 6

Virginia Declaration of Rights, sec. 12

12 June 1776

12. That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotick governments.

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Volume 5, Amendment I (Speech and Press), Document 6
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