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The Sunday Question In Cincinnati

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Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
July
Year
1871
Copyright
Public Domain
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ClIÍCIXJÍATI, July 22. Tlio meetings held by the leading Germau societies tor several weeks with referonce to the repeal of the Sunday laws, oulminatcd to-night by the adoption of a resolution declaring that the question whether oitizens ohall observe a day of fast, or what day, or whether they sho-ild párform labor on any one day, wus not a public question to be regulated by law, ÏSut one strictly private, to be left entirely to one's own conscience, or views of jjropriety, interest or desire ; that the law .Timi'it be unifornily or impartially enforcod, and to discriminate was a violation of republiean cquality ; that the law requiring men to rulrain from labor, and making it a penal oífcnse to do acts on Sunday when the same did not intorfere with the public peace, or the rights and t.berties of anybody, must be anenctoachiivjiit 011 individual rights incompatible ■with the spisit of tho State Constitution, and the Ameriean idea of personal liberty. For these reasons they ask the Comniiu Council to repeal the ordinances kaawn as the Suiulay laws, and declare fi3ir iutcntiou to t-mieavor to socu.ro the Tjpoal of the Hunday and touiperance laws of the State by attempting to select &] candidates for the Legislature only aoh as coinoido with thero in their opinlons. Committees were appoiuted in each wiird to agítate a repeal of the city o-dinauces and to circuíate a petition to that effect.

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Michigan Argus