The Revised Statutes of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: To which are Prefixed, the Constitutions of the United States and of the State. Published by Authority of the General Assembly (Google eBook)

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Samuel Ames
Sayles, Miller and Simons, 1857 - Law - 804 pages
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Contents

Electors
20
Distribution of powers
22
House of representatives
25
Executive power
26
Elections
27
Qualifications for office
29
Judicial power
30
Impeachments
31
How the constitution may be amended
32
Of the constitution and organization of the general assem
35
TITLE II
44
TITLE IV
54
TITLE V
63
Of the attorneygeneral
66
OF TOWNS AND TOWN OFFICERS
89
TITLE VIII
104
OF HIGHWAYS BRIDGES AND FERRIES
117
TITLE X
134
OF THE INSANE
150
and dumb idiot and imbecile persons
158
OF INTERNAL POLICE Chapter 72 Of nuisances
179
Of the suppression of certain nuisances
181
Of regulations for the prevention of infectious and con tagious diseases
182
Of quarantine
187
Of the registration of births deaths and marriages
189
Of licensed houses
193
Of the suppression of intemperance
194
Of shows and exhibitions
203
Of bowlingalleys billiard tables and shooting galleries
204
Of firearms and fireworks
205
Of dogs
206
Of birds
207
Of stakes and buoys
208
Of pilots and pilotage in Pawtucket river
209
Of wrecks and shipwrecked goods cast upon Block Island
210
Of seaweed
214
PROVISIONS RESPECTING MILLS FENCES POUNDS AND OF ANIMALS AT LARGE DAMAGE FEASANT AND STRAY Chapter 88 Of water...
215
Of windmills
219
Of fences
220
Of pounds
223
Of the distraint of animals damage feasant
225
Of estrays 228
228
TITLE XVL OF FISHERIES Chapter 96 Of free and common oyster fisheries 229
229
Of private and several oyster fisheries
233
Of certain fisheries 238
238
Of the fishery in Pawcatuck river
242
TITLE XVII
243
Of the inspection and survey of lumber
247

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Page 7 - No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty on tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
Page 24 - Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than two days, nor to any other place than that in which the two houses shall be sitting.
Page 31 - The House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeaching, but a majority of all the members must concur in an impeachment; all impeachments shall be tried by the Senate; and when sitting...
Page 4 - SEC. 4. The times, places and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing senators.
Page 389 - I , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the Constitution and laws of the United States, so help me God.
Page 8 - In every case, after the choice of the president, the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the vice-president. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the senate shall choose from them by ballot the vice-president.]* The congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes ; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.
Page 536 - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 299 - Nothing but money shall be considered as, payment of any part of the capital stock, and no loan of money shall be made by any such company to any stockholder therein; and if any such loan shall be made to a stockholder, the officers who shall make it, or who shall assent thereto, shall be jointly and severally liable to the extent, of such loan and interest, for all the debts of the company contracted before the repayment of the sum so loaned.
Page 69 - Every male citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years, who has had his residence and home in this State...
Page 20 - This enumeration of rights shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people.

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