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29. No trial after acquittal upon

To give security.-County not
merits.

responsible.
30. Treason against the State de- ! 6. Board of Supervisors.
fined.

7. Cities to be represented in board.
31. Excessive bail or fines shall not

8. County seats.-How removed.
be required.

9. The Board of Supervisors may
32. Testimony of person

against

borrow money for constructing
himself.

highways, bridges, etc.
33. No person shall be imprisoned

10. Claims against counties, etc.
for debt.

11. The Board of Supervisors of each
34. Competency of witnesses.

county may provide for the
35. Style of process.

laying out of highways, etc.

ARTICLE XI.
1. Township officers.
2. Each organized township shall

be a body corporate.

ARTICLE VII.
1. Qualifications of electors.-Pro-

viso.
2. All votes to be by ballot.
3. Privilege from arrest.
4. No person shall be obliged to do

military duty on the day of
election, except during time of

war.
6. Residence of electors.
6. Laws shall be passed to pre-

serve the purity of elections.
7. Soldiers, etc., not residents.
8. Duelling disqualifies for office.

ARTICLE XII.
1. The House of Representatives

shall have the sole power of

impeachment.
2. How tried.-Conviction and

judgment.
3. Who to prosecute.-When to be

tried.
4. No judicial officer shall exercise

his office after impeachment is

directed until he is acquitted.
5. Vacancy by suspension, etc.
6. For reasonable

cause, which
shall not be sufficient ground

the impeachment of a
judge, the Governor shall re-

ARTICLE VIII.

for

1. Officers to be elected at each

general biennial election.-

Where to keep their offices.
2. Their term of office.
3. The Governor shall have power

move him.
7. Removal of certain officers.
8. Removal of certain State of

ficers.

to fill any vacancy which may

occur in any State office.
4. Who shall constitute the board

of State auditors.
5. In case of a tie Legislature to

make choice.

ARTICLE IX.

1. In regard to the salaries of the

State officers.

ARTICLE XIII.
1. The Superintendent of Public

Instruction shall have the gen-
eral supervision of public iD-

struction.
2. In regard to the school fund.
3. All lands the title of which shall

fail from a defect of heirs

shall escheat to the State:
4. In regard to free schools.-ID-

struction to be in Engiish lan-
guage.

ARTICLE X.

1. Counties to be bodies corporate.
2. Number of townships in county.
3. County officers.
4. What officer at county seat.
6. Sheriff to hold no other office.-

Section
5. Time school must be maintained.
6. Election of Regents of the Uni-

versity.-Board of Regents.
7. To be a body corporate.-Name.
8. President of university.-Super-

vision of university.
9. Board of education.-Superin-

tendent of Public Instruction to

be a member.
10. Institutions for the benefit of

the blind, deaf and dumb and

the insane shall be supported.
11. Agricultural school.-Appropria-

tion of land for same.-May be

made a branch of university.
12. Town libraries.

Section
2. Banking law to be voted on.
3. Liability of stockholders, etc.
4. Registry of bills or notes.-Se-

curity required.
5. Bill-holders entitled to preter-

ence.
6. Suspension of specie payments.
7. In regard to liability.
8. Amending acts of corporation,

etc.
9. Property, how taken.
10. Terms of corporations.
11. Construction of the term corpor-

ation.-Right to sue and be

sued.
12. Limitation of time for holding

real estate.
13. In regard to the organization of

cities and villages, etc.
14. In regard to the election of

judicial officers.
15. Private property.-How taken.
16. Notice for charter.

ARTICLE XIV.

ARTICLE XVI.

1. In regard to specific charge. - Tax

for State expenses.
2. The Legislature shall provide by

law a sinking fund.
3. State may contract debts, etc.
4. To repel invasions, etc.
6. No money shall be paid out of

the treasury except by appro-

priation,
6. The credit of the State shall not

be granted.
7. Issue of scrip.
8. The State shall not subscribe to

or be interested in any corpor-

ation.
9. The State shall not be a party

to or be interested in any
work of internal improvement,

except.
10. The state may continue to collect

all specific taxes.
11. There shall be a uniform rate of

taxation, except.
12. All assessments hereafter au-

thorized shall be on property

at its face value.
13. The Legislature shall provide

for an equalization by a State

board.
14. Laws imposing taxes.

1. Personal property.
2. In regard to homesteads.
3. The homestead of a family,

after the death of the uwner
thereof, shall be exempt from

the payment of his debis.
4. In regard to disposition of home-

stead when not owned by

widow.
5. Estates of females.

ARTICLE XVII.

1. Militia, of whom composed.
2. The Legislature shall provide

by law for organizing and

equipping a militia.
3. The officers shall be elected by

appointment and commissioned
in such manner as may be pro-
vided by law.

ARTICLE XVIII.

ARTICLE XV.

1. How corporations may

be
formed.-Legislature may cre-
ate single bank.

1. Enumeration of those who shall

take the oath of office.
2. Private property for public use.
3. No mechanical trade shall bo

hereafter taught to convicts
Section

in the State prison of this

State.
4. In regard to navigable streams.
6. An accurate statement of the

receipts and expenditures of
the public moneys shall be at-
tached to and published with
the laws at every regular ses-

sion of the Legislature.
6. Laws, etc., to be in English.
7. Every person has a right to bear

arms for the defense of him-

self and the State.
8. The military to be subordinate

to the civil power.
9. Quartering of soldiers.
10. The people have the right to as-

semble together peacefully to

consult for the common good.
11. Slavery shall be prohibited in

this State.
12. In regard to leases.
13. Aliens may hold property.
14. Private property.-Private roads.
16. Revision of laws.-Commission-

ers to examine.

SCHEDULE.
Section
1. The common and statute laws

now in force shall remain in
force until they are repealed or

amended.
2. Continuance of writs, actions, etc.
3. In regard to fines, etc.
4. Recognizances, etc.
5. Governor and Lieutenant-Gov-

ernor,
6.In regard to officers to hold over.
7. Senators and Representatives

shall continue to hold office
until superseded by their suc-

cessors.
8. County officers to hold over.
9. Terms of certain officer.
10. Jurisdiction of suits, etc.
11. Jurisdiction of Probate Courts, etc.
12. The off ce of State printer.
13. It shall be the duty of the Leg-

islature at their first session to
adopt the present laws to the
provisions of this Constitution,

as far as may be.
15. Any territory attached to any

county for judicial purposes, if
not otherwise represented,
shall be considered as forming

a part of such county.
16. Constitution to be submitted to

the people.-Qualification of

electors,
17. Any person entitled to vote for

members of the Legislature, etc.
18. At the general election a ballot

box shall be kept.
19. In regard to the canvass of the

votes cast for the adoption or

rejection of this Constitution.
20. In regard to salaries.
21. Expenditures of the convention.
22. Representative districts.
23. Cases pending in chancery.
24. Term of office of Governor, etc.
25. Upper Peninsula.
26. District judge and district attor

ney.
27. Legislature of 1851.-Its duties.
28. Terms of State and county of-

ficers.
29. Judicial circuits, Const., Art. 6

Sec. 7.

ARTICLE XIX.
1. Upper Peninsula.-See schedule,

sec. 26.
2. The district judge shall be elect-

ed by the electors of such dis-

trict.
3. In regard to the di-trict attorney.
4. Senators and Representatives.
6. Compensation of judges, etc.-

See Constitution, article 4, sec-

tion 16.
6. Election.-When to take place.
7. In regard to mining taxes.
8. The location of the State prison.
9. Mining companies.-Charters may
be modified by the Legislature.

ARTICLE XIXa.
1. Railroad fares and freights.-

Discrimination prohibited.
2. Competing lines not to consoli-
date.-Notice of consolidation.

ARTICLE XX.
1. Amendments to Constitution

may be proposed by the Senate

or House of Representatives.
3. Revision of the Constitution.

Section
9. Treason against the State de-

fined.
10. Unreasonable searches and seiz-

ures prohibited.
11. No bill of attainder, ex post

facto law or any law impair-
ing the obligation of con-

tracts.
12. No person to be imprisoned for

debt in this State.
13. Private property taken for pub-

lic use to hove just compen-

sation.
14. The military shall be subordi-

nate to the civil power.-No

standing army.
15. Feudal tenures.---Leases and

grants of agricultural lands
not longer than twenty-one

years.
16. The enumeration of rights in

this Constitution shall not im-
pair others retained by the

people.
17. No religious tests for holding

office or for voting.

ARTICLE II.
On Name of Boundaries.
1. The name and boundaries of the

State.
2. Jurisdiction of the State on the

Mississippi and other rivers.
3. In regard to forming a Consti-

tution and State government.

ARTICLE III.
Distribution of the Powers of Govern-

MINNESOTA.

1. Bill of rights.
2. On name and boundaries.
3. Distribution of the powers of

government.
4. Legislative department.
5. Executive department.
6. Judiciary.
7. Elective franchise.
8. School funds, education

and
science.
9. Finance of the State and banks

and banking.
10. Corporations having no banking

privileges.
11. Counties and townships.
12. Of the militia.
13. Impeachment and removal from

office.
14. Amendments to the Constitu-

tion.
15. Miscellaneous subjects.

SCHEDULE.
Amendment to section 10, arti-

cle 9 of the Constitution.
Preamble.

ARTICLE I.

Bill of Rights
Section
1. All political power is inherent

in the people.
2. There shall be neither slavery

nor involuntary servitude in
the State, except for the pun-

ishment of crime.
3. Liberty of the press.
4. Right of trial by jury.
5. Excessive bail and excessive

fines prohibited, nor shall

cruel punishments be inflicted.
6. In criminal prosecutions, rights

of the accused.
7. No person shall be held to

answer for a criminal offense
unless on the presentment or

indictment of a grand jury.
8. Justice to be free and without

purchase.

ment.
1. The powers of the government

shall be divided into legisla-
tive, executive and judicial.

ARTICLE IV.

Legislatire Department.
1. Legislature shall consist of the

Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives.

Section

Section
2. One Senator for every five 24. Choosing of Senators.

thousand inhabitants; one Re- 25. Senators and Representatives
presentative

for every
two

to be qualified electors.
thousand.

26. Election of United States Sena-
3. Each house shall be judge of

tors,
the election and eligibility of 27. No bill shall embrace more than
its own members; the major-

one subject.
ity of each to constitute a 28. Divorces shall not be granted
quorum.

by the Legislature.
4. Two-thirds may expel a mem- 29. Members of both houses to take
ber.

the oath or affirmation.
5. Each house to elect its own 30. In all elections by the Legisla-
officers.--Each house to keep

ture members shall vote viva
a journal.

voce.
6. May not adjourn for more than 31. Lotteries prohibited.
three days.

32. In regard to railroads.-In re-
7. Compensation, etc., of members

gard to lands donated to the
of the Legislature.

State.
8. To be privileged from arrest. 33. The Legislature is prohibited
9. No Senator or Representative

from enacting special or pri-
shall hold other office, excep-

vate laws in the following
tions.

cases,
10. All bills for raising money shall 34. General laws to be uniform in
originate in the House of Re-

their operation.
presentatives.

35. Combinations to influence the
11. Every bill shall be signed by market for food products de-
the Governor, etc.

clared a criminal conspiracy.
12. No money shall be appropriated

ARTICLE V.
except by bill,

Erecutire Department
13. Style of the laws shall be.

1. To consist of Governor, Lieu-
14. House of Representatives shall

tenant-Governor. Secretary of
have sole power of impeach-

State, Auditor, Treasurer and
ment.

Attorney-General.
15. Bribery and perjury a bar to

2. Election of the same.
office.

3. Term of office of Governor and
16. Two or more members of either

Lieutenant Governor
house may protest, etc.

4. Governor's message.-His pow.
17. The Governor may fill vacan-

ers and duties.---He shall take
cies which Occur in either

care that the laws are faith-
house.

fully executed.
18. Disorderly or contemptuous

5. Terms of office of other State
conduct may be punished,

officers.
19. Doors of each house shall be | 6. Lieutenant-Governor

president
open, except.

of senate, his compensation,
20. Every bill to be read on three

etc.
different days.

7. Terms of office of other State
21. What is to be done with bills

officers.
after passing both houses.

8. Each officer created in this arti-
22. No bill shall be passed by either

cle, before entering on his du-
house upon the day of ad-

ties, shall take the oath to
journment.

support the Constitution.
23. Census to be taken every tenth 9. Laws shall be passed at the
year.

first session of the Legisla-

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