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Articles 1. Bill of rights. 2. Suffrage and elections. 3. Distribution of powers. 4. Legislative department. 6. Executive department. 6. Administrative department. 7. Judicial department. 8. Education and school lands. 9. Finance. 10. Miltia. u. Corporations and internal im

pruvement. 12. State printer. 13. Salaries. 14. Seat of government. 16. Miscellaneous. 16. Boundaries, 17. Amendments. 18. Schedule. Preamble.


Bill of Rights. Section 1. All men are of equal rights. 2. Religious worship. 3. Religious opinion. 4. Religious test. 6. State money shall not be given

to any religious sect or denomi.

nation. 6. Witnesses. 7. Oath or affirmation. 8. Freedom of speech. 9. Searches, seizures and warrants. 10. Courts not to be secret. 11. Rights of defendant. 13. Not to be tried twice for same

crime. 13. Treatment of persons under ar

rest. 14. Ball. 15. Punishment of crime. 16. Excessive ball and fines.-Pow

er of jury in criminal cases. 11 Civil cases.-Right of trial by

Jury shall be inviolate.

Section 18. Private property taken for pub

lic use. 19. Imprisonment for debt. 20. Exclusive privileges shall not

be granted to any class of cit

izens. 21. What laws shall not be passed. 22. How laws may be suspended. 23. Habeas corpus. 24. Treason against the State, evi

dence of. 25. No conviction shall work cor

ruption of blood or forfeiture

of estate. 26. The people shall have the right

to assemble together in a peaceable manner for the com

mon good. 27. The right to bear arms. 28. Quartering soldiers. 29. Titles of nobility. 30. Emigration. 31. Rights of white foreigners.

What emigration may be re

strained. 32. Taxes and duties. 33. Enumeration of rights, how con

strued. 34. Prohibition of slavery. 35. Free negroes and mulattoes.


Suffrage and Elections.

1. Elections free. "2. Qualifications of voters. 3. Idiotic, insane or convict per

sons not voters. 4. Residence. 5. Soldiers, seamen or marines may

not vote. 8. Negroes, Chinamen or mulattoes

may not vote. 7. Bribery at elections disqualines

from holding office. 8. Laws concerning elections.

Section 9. Duels, disqualify from holding

any office of trust or profit. 10. Lucrative offices. 11. Collector, when ineligible to of

fice. 12. Appointment pro tempore. 13. When electors are free from

arrest. 14. General elections to be held bi

ennially. 16. Votes to be given viva voce. 16. Plurality shall elect. 17. Electors.

Section 19. Reading of bills and vote a

final passage. 20. Subject and title of act. 21. Act to be plainly worded. 22. Mode of revision or amendment. 23. What local or special laws may

not be passed. 24. Suit against the State. 25. Majority necessary to pass A

bill.Bill to be signed

speaker. 26. Protest. 27. What statute a public law. 28. When act is to take effect. 29. Compensation of members. 30. When members are not eligible

to office. 31. Oaths of members.


Distribution of Powers, 1. Powers of government.


Legislative Department. 1. Legislative authority.-Style of

& bil:. 2. The Senate shall consist of six

teen and the House of thirty

four members. 8. By whom chosen. 4. Terms of senators and repre

sentatives, - Senators, how

classified 8. Census to be taken every ten

years. 6. Apportionment. 7. Senatorial districts. 8. Qualifications of senators, etc. 9. Senators, when they are to be

free from arrest.-Words ut

tered in debate. 10. Sessions of the Legislative As1

gembly. 11. Election of officers.-Judge of

qualifications of members, etc. 12. Quorum. 13. Each house to keep a journal.

Yeas and nays. 14. Open doors.—When sessions may

be secre 16. Punishment and expulsion of

members. 16. Punishment of a person not a

member. 17. General powers. 18. Bills may originate in either



Executive Department. 1. Executive power vested in the

Governor.-Term of office. 2. Qualifications of Governors. 3. Who not eligible. 4. Election of Governor. 5. In case of a tie how decided. 6. Contested elections. 7. Term of office. 8. In case of vacancy or disability. 9. Governor commander-in-chiet of

military and naval forces al

the State. 10. To take care that the laws ar.

executed. 11. He shall, from time to time,

give the Assembly information. 12. He may convene the Legislature. 13. To transact all necessary bun

ness with officers. 14. May grant reprieves and par.

đong. 15. Veto power.-Reconsideration.

Vote to be by yeas and nayı, 16. Governor to All vacancies by

appointment. 17. He shall issue writs of election. 18. Commissions.

ARTICLE VI. Administrative Department, 1. Election of Secretary and Trees

urer of State.


ARTICLE IX. 2. Secretary of State.

Finance. 3. Seal of State.

Section 4. Power and duties of Treasurer. 1. Assessment and taxation. 6. Office and records of executive ! 2. Current expenses. officers.

3. Law levying taxes. 6. County officers.

4. Money to be drawn from treas7. Other officers.

ury only by appropriation. 8. Qualifications of county officers. 5. Publication of receipts and ex9. Vacancies.


6. Tax for deficiency. ARTICLE VII.

7. Appropriations. Judicial Department.

8. Stationery, how furnished. 1. Judicial power of the State, in

whom vested. Municipal


1. Militia. 2. Supreme Court, Justices of.

2. Who are exempt. 3. Term of office. 4. Vacancy.

3. Governor to appoint Adjutant. 6. Who to be Chief Justice.

General and other chief ot6. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court.

ficers. 7. Terms of Supreme Court.

4. Staff officers.-Governor to com8. Circuit Courts.

mission. 9. Jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 5. Legislature to make regulations 10. When the Supreme and Circuit

for militia.
Judges may be elected in dis-
tinct classes.-Duties of.

ARTICLE XI. 11. County Court.

Corporations and Internal Improve12. Jurisdiction.-Commissioners of

ments. County Courts.

1. Prohibition of banks. 13. Writs granted by County Judges. 2. Corporations to be formed under -Habeas corpus.

general laws.-Municipal cor14. Expenses of court in certain

porations. counties.

3. Liability of stockholders. 15. Election of County Clerk, etc.

4. Compensation for property taken Legislature may divide the

by corporations. duties of County Clerk.

5. Restrictions upon municipal cor. 16. Sheriff.

porations. 17. Prosecuting Attorneys.

6. State not to be a stockholder in 18. Jurors. 19. Official delinquencies.

a corporation. 20. Removal of judges.

7. Credit of the State not to be

loaned.--The power of con21. Oath of office.

tracting debts. ARTICLE VIII.

8. State not to assume county

debts, unless. Education and School Lands.

9. Municipal corporations. 1. Superintendent of Public In- 10. Limitations upon powers to construction.

tract debts by counties. 2. Common school fund. 3. System of common schools.

ARTICLE XII. 4. Distribution of school funds.

State Printer. 8. Board of commissioners for sale, 1. State printer. The rates to bo of school lands.

paid him to be fixed by law.

sale u


Salaries. Section 1. Salaries of State officers. They

shall receive no fees.


Amendments. Section 1. Amendments to Constitution. 2. Two or more amendments.


Seat of Government.
1. Taxation of seat of government.
2. State house.
3. Seat of government, how re-

moved.—Taxation of public in-


Miscellaneous. 1. Officers to hold office till suc

cessors are elected. 2. Tenure of office. 3. Oath of office. 4. Lotteries are prohibited. 6. Property of married women. 6. New counties. 7. Officers to receive fee in certain

8. Chinamen not to hold real es-

tate or work mining claims,


Schedule. 1. Election for acceptance or rejec

tion of the Constitution. 2. Questions.-Returns of election. 3. When Constitution to be accept

ed or rejected. 4. If majority of votes cast for

slavery, then this section to be added to bill of rights.-If majority of votes given against

slavery. 5. Apportionment of Senators and

Representatives. 6. Election, under the Constitution

and organization of the State. 7. Former laws. 8. Officers to continue in office

9. Crimes against the Territory.
10. Saving of existing rights and

11. Judicial districts.


Boundaries. 1. Boundaries of State.

PKEAMBLE. We, the people of the State of Oregon, to the end that justice be

established, order maintained, and liberty perpetuated, do or. dain this Constitution.


Bill of Rights. 1. We declare that all men, when they form a social compact, are equal in rights; that all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; and they have all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think

proper. 2. All men shall be secured in their natural right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.

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