The Rhode Island register, for the year 1853 [and 1856]: containing a business directory of the state, with a variety of useful information, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Gladding & brother, 1856 - Business & Economics
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Page 105 - 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.
Page 111 - Courts, shall be liable to impeachment for any misdemeanor in office; but judgment in such cases shall...
Page 102 - The person of a debtor, where there is not strong presumption of fraud, shall not be continued in prison after delivering up his estate for the benefit of his creditors in such manner as shall be prescribed by law.
Page 104 - Every male citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years, who has had his residence and home in this State for two years, and in the town or city in which he may offer to vote six months next preceding the time of his voting...
Page 112 - It shall not be necessary for the town and ward clerks to keep and transmit to the General Assembly a list or register of all persons voting for general officers ; but the General Assembly shall have power to pass such laws on the subject as they may deem expedient.
Page 106 - Sec. 15. The General Assembly shall, from time to time, provide for making new valuations of property, for the assessment of taxes, in such manner as they may deem best.
Page 110 - Each judge shall hold his office until his place be declared vacant by a resolution of the general assembly to that effect; which resolution shall be voted for by a majority of all the members elected to the house in which it may originate, and be concurred in by the same majority of the other house. Such resolution shall not be entertained at any other than the annual session for the election of public officers...
Page 101 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.
Page 102 - In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right of a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury...
Page 110 - In case of vacancy by death, resignation, removal from the state or from office, refusal or inability to serve, of any judge of the supreme court, the office may be filled by the grand committee, until the next annual election, and the judge then elected shall hold his office as before provided.

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