Journal of the Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates Elected by the People of Tennessee, to Amend, Revise, Or Form and Make a New Constitution, for the State (Google eBook)

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Jones, Purvis & Company, printers to the state, 1870 - Constitutional conventions - 467 pages
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Page 52 - SECTION 1. A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
Page 107 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence ; and, in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page 68 - All impeachments shall be tried by the senate, and, when sitting for that purpose, the senators shall be upon oath...
Page 260 - All property shall be taxed according to its value, that value to be ascertained in such manner as the Legislature shall direct, so that taxes shall be equal and uniform throughout the State. No one species of property from which a tax may be collected shall be taxed higher than any other species of property of the same value.
Page 372 - Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Section '2. Congress shall have power, by appropriate legislation, to enforce the provisions of this article.
Page 142 - An accurate statement of the receipts and expenditures of the public money, shall be attached to, and published with, the laws, at the' rising of each session of the General Assembly.
Page 413 - That in all criminal prosecutions, the accused hath the right to be heard by himself and his counsel ; to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, and to have a copy thereof...
Page 435 - ... and if, in the Legislature so next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each House, 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 123 - All impeachments shall be tried by the Senate ; when sitting for that purpose, the Senators shall be upon oath or affirmation ; no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present.
Page 24 - The general assembly shall never authorize any county, city, town, or township, by vote of its citizens or otherwise, to become a stockholder in any joint stock company, corporation, or association...

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