History of the State of California: From the Period of the Conquest by Spain to Her Occupation by the United States of America. Containing an Account of the Discovery of the Immense Gold Mines and Placers, the Enormous Population of Gold-seekers, the Quantity of Gold Already Obtained, a Description of Her Mineral and Agricultural Resources, with Thrilling Accounts of Adventures Among the Mines. Also, Advice to Emigrants on the Best Routes, and the Preparations Necessary to Get There. To which is Added a Brief Account of the Formation of the Government and Constitution of the Said State. With Numerous Illustrations (Google eBook)

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Derby and Miller, 1850 - California - 508 pages
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Page 411 - ... then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 388 - All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty ; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.
Page 399 - All general laws and special acts passed pursuant to this section may be altered from time to time or repealed.
Page 412 - ... on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation : "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that...
Page 413 - When the duration of any office, is not provided by this Constitution, it may be declared by law, and if not so declared, such office shall be held, during the pleasure of the authority making the appointment.
Page 412 - Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as may be by law exempted, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices...
Page 389 - No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime (except in cases of impeachment, and in cases of militia when in actual service ; and the land and naval forces in time of war...
Page 393 - The powers of the government of the state of California shall be divided into three separate departments: The legislative, the executive, and judicial ; and no person charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any functions appertaining to either of the others, except in the cases hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Page 410 - AD one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and all estates of deceased persons who may have died without leaving a will or heir, and also such per cent as may be granted by Congress on the sale of lands in this State, shall be and remain a perpetual Fund, the interest of which, together with all the school rents of the. unsold lands, and such other means as the Legislature may provide, shall be inviolably appropriated to the support of common schools throughout the State.
Page 394 - A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business ; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties as each house may provide.

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