The geographical catechism of Pennsylvania, and the western states: designed as a guide and pocket companion, for travellers and emigrants, to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri; containing a geographical and early historical account of these several states, from their first settlement up to the present time (Google eBook)

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J. Winebrenner, 1837 - Missouri - 384 pages
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Page 191 - The judges of the supreme court shall, by virtue of their offices, be conservators of the peace throughout the state.
Page 192 - The person of a debtor, where there is not strong presumption of fraud, shall not be continued in prison after delivering up his estate for the benefit of his creditors in such manner as shall be prescribed by law.
Page 377 - They shall have power to oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with humanity, to provide for them necessary food and clothing, to abstain from all injuries to them extending to life or limb...
Page 52 - No person who acknowledges the being of a God, and a future state of rewards and punishments, shall, on account of his religious sentiments, be disqualified to hold any office or place of trust or profit under this Commonwealth.
Page 190 - SECTION 1. The legislative authority of this State shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives...
Page 51 - Every bill which shall have passed both houses shall be presented to the Governor; if he approve he shall sign it, but if he shall not approve he shall return it with his objections to the house in which it shall have originated, which house shall enter the objections at large upon their journal, and proceed to reconsider it.
Page 190 - No senator or representative shall, during the time for which he shall have been elected, be appointed to any civil office of profit under this state, which shall have been created, or the emoluments of which shall have been increased during such term, except such offices as may be filled by elections by the people.
Page 191 - The judicial power of this state, both as to matters of law and equity, shall be vested In a supreme court, circuit courts, courts of probate, and in Justices of the peace.
Page 51 - ... of the general assembly ; the person having the highest number of votes shall be governor ; but if two or more shall be equal and highest in votes, then one of them shall be chosen governor by joint ballot of both houses of the general assembly.
Page 192 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men, in a public capacity, or when 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 the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.

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