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Page 324 - or subjects of any foreign State. ARTICLE XII. The electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by ballot for President and Vice President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State with themselves; distinct ballots shall be made for President and Vice President, and distinct lists made of
Page 239 - action confirmed to her, all the rights and privileges secured by the ordinance of 1787, one of which was that congress should have authority to form one or two states in that part of the territory lying north of an cast and west line, drawn through the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan.
Page 324 - ballots and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify and transmit sealed to the seat of government, addressed to the President of the Senate; the President of the Senate shall, in presence of the Senate and House of
Page 322 - WHEREOF we have hereunto subscribed our names. GEORGE WASHINGTON, President and Deputy from Virginia. [Other signatures omitted.] . AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Proposed by Congress and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the Fifth Article of the original Constitution. ARTICLE I. Congress shall make no law respecting religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Page 323 - of speech or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ARTICLE II. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. ARTICLE III. No soldier shall, in time
Page 107 - process of law, and no person, for the same offense, shall be put twice in jeopardy of punishment, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself. All persons shall, before conviction, be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when the proof is evident and the presumption great; and the privilege of the writ of habeas
Page 239 - Notwithstanding this plain provision of the ordinance, which is declared to be articles of compact between the original states and the people and states in the said territory, and forever to remain unalterable unless by
Page 320 - of Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except for the execution of its inspection laws; and all such duties shall be for the use of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of Congress. No State shall, without the consent
Page 325 - rebellion against the same, or given aid and comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of twothirds of each House, remove such disability. SEC. 5. Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. ARTICLE XV. SECTION 1. The right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or
Page 295 - his estate shall descend to his next of kin in equal degree, except that when there are two or more collateral kindred in equal degree, but claiming through different ancestors, those who claim through the nearest ancestor shall be preferred to those claiming through an ancestor more remote; provided, however, 6. If,