Page images
PDF
EPUB

Restrictions in Regard to Marriage of White and Black.

RESTRICTIONS IN REGARD TO MARRIAGE OF WHITE AND

BLACK.

Sec. Art.

FLORIDA, 24. XVI. All marriages between a white per

son and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro descent to the fourth generation, inclusive, are hereby forever prohibited.

Soc. Art

negro blood, shall be unlawful and void,

TENNESSEE. 14. X. The intermarriage of white persons

with negroes, mulattoes, or persons of mixed blood, descended from a negro to the third generation, inclusive, or their living together as man and wife, in this State, is prohibited. The Legislature shall enforce this section by appropriate legislation.

MISSISSIPPI. 263. XIV. The marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto, or person who shall have one-eighth or more of

Restrictions in Regard to Negroes and Mulattoes.

RESTRICTIONS IN REGARD TO NEGROES AND MULATTOES.

Soc. Art.

descendants, as may be in the State at the adoption of this Constitution,

and may be willing to emigrate. 4. XIII. The General Assembly shall pass laws

to carry out the provisions of this article.

Bec. Art

INDIANA. 1. XIII. No negro or mulatto sball come into,

or settle in, the State, after the

adoption of this Constitution. 2. XIII. All contracts made with any negro or

mulatto coming into the State, contrary to the provisions of the foregoing section, shall be void ; and any person who shall employ such negro or mulatto, or otherwise encourage him to remain in the State, shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars, nor more than five hundred

dollars. 3. XIII. All fines which may be collected for a

violation of the provisions of this article, or of any law which may hereafter be passed for the purpose cf carrying the same into execution, shall be set apart and appropriated for the colonization of such negroes and mulattoes, and their

OREGON. 35. I. No free negro or mulatto, not residing

in this State at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall come, reside or be within this State, or hold any real estate, or make any contracts, or maintain any suit therein; and the Legislative Assem

shall provide by penal laws for the removal by public officers of all such negroes and mulattoes, and for their effectual exclusion from the State, and for the punishment of persons who shall bring them into the State, or employ or harbor them.

The Making of Profit out of Public Money a Felony.

THE MAKING OF PROFIT OUT OF PUBLIC MONEY A FELONY.

Sec. Art.

Sec. Art.

ARKANSAS. 3. XVI. The making of profit out of public

moneys, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any officer of the State, or member or officer of the General Assembly, shall be punishable as may be provided by law; but part of such punishment shall be disqualification to hold office in this State for a period of five years.

or of any county, city or town, or member or officer of the General Assembly, of any interest, profit or perquisites arising from the use or loan of public funds in his hands, or moneys to be raised through his agency for State, city, town, district or county purposes shall be deemed a felony. Said offense shall be punished as may be prescribed by law, a part of which punishment shall be disqualification to hold office.

CALIFORNIA. 17. I. The making of profit out of county,

city, town, or other public money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any officer having the possession or control thereof, shall be a felony, and shall be prosecated and punished as prescribed by law.

MISSOURI. 17. X. The making of profit out of State,

county, city, town or school district money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any public officer, shall be deemed a felony; and shall be punished as provided by law.

MONTANA. 14. The making of profit out of public

moneys, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any public officer, shall be deemed a felony, and shall be punished as provided by law, but part of such punishment shall be disqualification to hold public office.

COLORADO. 13. X. The making of profit, directly or in:

directly, out of State, county, city, town or school district money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any public officer, shall be deemed a felony, and shall be punished as provided by law.

IDAHO. 10. XVII. The making of profit, directly or in

directly, out of State, county, city, town, township or school district money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any public officer, shall be deemed a felony, and shall be punished as provided by law.

KENTUCKY. 173. The receiving, directly or indirectly,

by any officer of the Commonwealth,

PENNSYLVANIA. 14. IX. The making profit out of the public

moneys or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law by any officer of the State, or member or officer of the General Assembly, shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punished as may be provided by law, but part of such punishment shall be disqualification to hold office for a period of not less than five years.

The Making of Profit out of Public Money a Felony.

Sec. Art.

SOUTH DAKOTA. 11. XI. The making of profit, directly or in

directly, out of State, county, city, town or school district money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, shall be deemed a felony and shall be punished as provided by law.

Soc. Art.

having the possossion or control thereof, shall be a felony, and shall be prosecuted and punished as pre scribed by law.

WASHINGTON. 14. XI. The making of profit out of county,

city, town or other public money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any officer

WYOMING. 8. XV. The making of profit, directly or in

directly, out of State, county, city, town or school district money or other public fund, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any public officer, shall be deemed a felony, and shall be punished as provided by law.

Restrictions in Regard to Chinamen.

RESTRICTIONS IN REGARD TO CHINAMEN.

Sec. Art.

CALIFORNIA. 1. XIX. The Legislature shall prescribe all

necessary regulations for the protection of the State, and the counties, cities and towns thereof, from the burdens and evils arising from the presence of aliens who are or may become vagrants, paupers, mendicants, criminals, or invalids afflicted with contagious or infectious diseases, and from aliens otherwise dangerous or detrimental to the well-being or peace of the State, and to impose conditions upon which such persons may reside in the State, and to provide the means and mode of thetr removal from the State, upon failure or refusal to comply with such conditions: Provided, that nothing contained in this section shall be construed to impair or limit the power of the Legislature to pass such police laws or other regulations

as it may deem necessary. 2. XIX. No corporation now existing or here

after formed under the laws of this State shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, employ, directly or indirectly, in any capacity, any Chinese or Mongolian. The Legislature shall pass such laws as may be necessary to enforce this pro

vision, 3. XIX. No Chinese shall be employed on any

State, county, municipal or other public work, except in punishment for crime.

Sec. Art. 14. XIX. The presence of foreigners ineligible

to become citizens of the United States is declared to be dangerous to the well-being of the State, and the Legislature shall discourage their immigration by all the means witbin its power. Asiatic coolieism is a form of human slavery, and is forever prohibited in this State, and all contracts for coolie labor shall be void. All companies or corporations, whether formed in this country or any foreign country, for the importation of such labor, shall be subject to such penalties as the Legislature may prescribe. The Legislature shall delegate all necessary power to the incorporated cities and towns of this State for the removal of Chinese without the limits of such cities and towns, or for their location within prescribed portions of those limits, and it shall also provide the necessary legislation to prohibit the introduction into this. State of Chinese, after the adoption of this Constitution. This section shall be enforced by appropriate legislation.

OREGON. 8. XV. No Chinaman, not a resident of the

State at the adoption of this Constitution, shall ever hold any real estate or mining claim, or work any

mining claim therein. The legislative assembly shall pro.

vide by law in the most effectual manner for carrying out the above provisions.

[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »