Amendment VIII

[Volume 5, Page 373]

Document 7

Delaware Declaration of Rights and Fundamental Rules

11 Sept. 1776Sources 339

16. That excessive Bail ought not to be required, nor excessive Fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual Punishments inflicted.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment VIII, Document 7
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