Remarks on the Constitution of Maine, by an Elector (Google eBook)

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I.Berry & Company,printers, 1834 - 34 pages
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Page 11 - The number of representatives shall, at the several periods of making such enumeration, be fixed and apportioned among the several counties as near as may be, according to the number of inhabitants, having regard to the relative increase of population.
Page 30 - ... elected from any district, prescribed for the election of senators ; and they shall be privileged from arrest in the same manner as senators and representatives. SEC. 3. The resolutions and advice of council shall be recorded in a register, and signed by the members agreeing thereto, which may be called for by either house of the legislature ; and any counsellor may enter his dissent to the resolution of the majority.
Page 8 - The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble to consult upon the common good ; give instructions to their representatives ; and to request of the legislative body, by the way of addresses, petitions' or remonstrances, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer.
Page 24 - Governor; but in all such cases, the votes of both houses shall be taken by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons, voting for and against the bill or resolution, shall be entered on the journals of both houses respectively.
Page 18 - SEC. 5. The Senate shall, on the said first Wednesday of January, annually, determine who are elected by a plurality of votes to be senators in each district ; and in case the full number of senators to be elected from each district shall not have been so elected, the members of the house of representatives and such senators, as shall have been elected, shall, from the highest numbers of the persons voted for, on said lists, equal to twice the number of senators deficient, in every district, if there...
Page 14 - ... such meeting, meet at some place, to be prescribed and notified by the selectmen, or assessors of the eldest town or plantation, in such class, and the copies of said lists shall be then examined and compared; and in case any person shall be elected by a majority of all the votes, the selectmen or assessors shall deliver the certified copies of such lists to the person so elected, within ten days next after such election; and the clerks of towns and plantations, respectively, shall seal up copies...
Page 6 - That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural inherent and unalienable rights, amongst which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 28 - Each of the officers in this article named, excepting the Speaker of the Assembly, shall, at stated times during his continuance in office, receive for his services a compensation which shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which he shall have been elected; nor shall he receive to his use any fees or perquisites of office or other compensation.
Page 7 - In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have a right to be heard by himself and his counsel...
Page 14 - ... have, and are subject to by this constitution. And the selectmen of such towns, and the assessors of such plantations, so classed, shall, within four days next after such meeting, meet at some place to be prescribed and notified by the selectmen or assessors of the eldest town or plantation, in such class, and the copies of said lists shall be then examined and compared ; and in case any person shall be elected by a majority of all the votes, the selectmen or assessors shall deliver the certified...

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