Constitution Making in Indiana: A Source Book of Constitutional Documents, with Historical Introduction and Critical Notes, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Charles Kettleborough
Indiana historical commission, 1916 - Constitutional history
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Contents

Election of Delegate to Congress and Legislative Councillors
26
Requested Change in Virginia Act of Cession July 7 1786
34
Creation of Indiana Territory May 7 1800
41
Additional Compensation of Territorial Judges March 3 1807
47
Apportionment of Representatives and Vacancies in Office
57
LAWYERS
59
PART II
65
Favorable House Committee Report on Admission of Indiana
72
Notice of Election of Constitutional Delegates May 2 1816
78
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
89
SECRETARY OF STATEContinued page
101
Reservation of Salt Springs and The Seminary Township June
125
Transmission of Constitution to President and Congress June 28 1816 126 50 Printing and Distribution of Constitution and Journals June 28 and 29 1...
126
Compensation of Officers of Convention June 28 1816
127
Official Election Notice in Knox County July 4 1816
129
Execution of Federal Laws in Indiana March 3 1817
132
PART III
137
Harrison County Bond January 3 1817
138
Calling a Constitutional Convention January 5 1820
139
Referendum on Method of VotingBy Ballot or Viva Voce December 23 1820
140
Referendum on Method of Voting December 7 1820
141
Protest Against Passage of House Bill Changing Method of Voting December 29 1821
142
Resolution of Condemnation December 29 1821
143
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 27 1821
144
Committee on Unconstitutional Laws January 13 1824
145
Bond Guaranteeing Location of State Capitol January 18 1825
146
Removal of Public Officers Biennial Sessions of General Assem bly Revision of Constitution by Parts Constituting Members of General Assembly Co...
147
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 14 1826
148
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 13 1827
149
Calling a Constitutional Convention January 14 1828
150
Discontinuance of Annual Sessions of the General Assembly January 10 1829
151
Biennial Sessions of General Assembly Biennial Election of Senators and Representatives and Impeachment Trials January 10 1829
152
Impeachments and Biennial Sessions December 22 1829
153
Revision of the Constitution January 23 1830
154
Constituting General Assembly a Constitutional Convention Impeachments and Biennial Sessions February 3 1831
155
Election of Senators Representatives and Governor Biennial and Special Sessions Composition of Circuit Courts Jus tices of the Peace Constituted a C...
157
Inquiry as to Expediency of Calling Convention December 23 1833
158
Reconstruction of Militia System December 16 1835
159
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 23 1835
160
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 21 1836
161
Official Election Notice July 11 1840
162
House Committees Report on Governors Message January 4 1847
179
Senate Committees Report on Calling Constitutional Con vention December 18 1846
180
Calling a Constitutional Convention January 11 1847
181
Reviving Law Relative to Calling Constitutional Convention January 15 1847
182
Obtaining Governors Opinion on Legal Effect of Vote Given at Election of 1846 December 28 1846
183
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 8 1847
184
Free Soil Platform August 30 1848
185
Calling a Constitutional Convention De?ember 7 1848
189
Constitutional Amendments December 14 1848
190
Calling a Constitutional Convention December 15 1848 190 120 Calling a Constitutional Convention January 15 1849
191
Official Notice of Election on Constitutional Question June
193
Democratic Platform of January 8 1849
194
Providing for a Convention January 18 1850
196
Providing for a Constitutional Convention December 4 1849
207
Compensation of Election Officers January 10 1850
208
Appropriation for a Convention January 19 1850
209
Whig Resolutions January 16 1850
210
Circular of Indiana State Democratic Central Committee March 1 1850
212
Joint Delegate Ticket in Marion County April 13 1850
214
PART IV
221
Suitable Room for Holding Sittings of Convention of 1850
222
Rules and Orders of the Convention October 14 1850
223
Supplementary Rules and Orders of the Convention
231
Rules and Orders Proposed and Rejected
232
Resolutions Submitted to the Convention of 1850 by Delegates
234
Constitution of the State of Indiana 1851
295
PARDONS
330
term of office duties and eligibility under Constitution of 1851
334
Constitutional Provisions Proposed Considered and Rejected
376
An Address to the Electors of the State February 8 1851
404
reference to in address to electors by Convention of 1850
406
Act Requiring Governor to give Notice of Deposition of Con
413
Appropriations for Expenses of Constitutional Convention
419
Expense of the Constitutional Convention of 1850
425
Extension of SuffrageOwnership of Town Lots February
484
PARKE B
510
PENALTIES
519
SEMINARIES
521
LETTER
525
SHERMAN ROGER
529
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Page 17 - And whenever any of the said states shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein, such state shall be admitted, by its delegates, into the Congress of the United States, on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever...
Page 316 - Every act shall embrace but one subject, and matters properly connected therewith; which subject shall be expressed in the title. But if any subject shall be embraced in an act, which shall not be expressed in the title, such act shall be void only as to so much thereof as shall not be expressed in the title.
Page 20 - Territory shall be subject to pay a part of the Federal debts, contracted or to be contracted, and a proportional part of the expenses of government, to be apportioned on them by Congress, according to the same common rule and measure by which apportionments thereof shall be made on the other States...
Page 32 - The said territory, and the States which may be formed therein, shall forever remain a part of this confederacy of the United States of America, subject to the Articles of Confederation, and to such alterations therein as shall be constitutionally made ; and to all the acts and ordinances of the United States in Congress assembled, conformable thereto.
Page 82 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Page 363 - There shall be a seal of this State, which shall be kept by the Governor, and used by him officially, and shall be called " The great Seal of the State of California.
Page 86 - That all courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by the due course of law ; and right and justice administered, without sale, denial, or delay.
Page 31 - The inhabitants of the said territory shall always be entitled to the benefits of the writ of habeas corpus, and of the trial by jury; of a proportionate representation of the people in the legislature; and of judicial proceedings according to the course of the common law. All persons shall be bailable, unless for capital offences, where the proof shall be evident or the presumption great.
Page 329 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence, until the case shall be reported to the Legislature at its next meeting, when the Legislature shall either pardon or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve.
Page 405 - In all other cases where a general law can be made applicable, no special law shall be enacted.

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