A word from Alexander Hamilton, on human rights

What a noble sentence is this of Alexander Hamilton’s.  It is from a volume of his writings just published:

‘The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for in any old parchments and inusty (?) records .  They are written as with sunbeam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the Divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.’

                                                 (Liberator, Aug 19, 1842, pg 4)