Iowa as it is in 1855: A Gazetteer for Citizens, and a Hand-book for Immigrants, Embracing a Full Description of the State of Iowa ... Information for the Immigrant Respecting the Selection, Entry, and Cultivation of Prairie Soil: a List of Unentered Lands in the State &c ... (Google eBook)

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Keen and Lee, 1855 - Iowa - 248 pages
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Page 207 - All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and pursuing and obtaining safety- and happiness.
Page 213 - A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner, and under such penalties, as each house may provide.
Page 220 - In case of a disagreement between the two houses, with respect to the time of adjournment, the Governor shall have power to adjourn the Legislature to such time as he may think proper; Provided it be not beyond the time fixed for the meeting of the next Legislature.
Page 210 - This enumeration of rights shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people.
Page 220 - He shall communicate by message to the Legislature, at every session, the condition of the State, and recommend such matters to them as he shall judge expedient.
Page 207 - The General Assembly shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; nor shall any person be compelled to attend any place of worship, pay tithes, taxes, or other rates, for building or repairing places of worship, or for the maintenance of any minister or ministry.
Page 219 - The returns of every election for governor shall be sealed up, and transmitted to the seat of government, directed to the...
Page 217 - I do solemnly swear [or affirm, as the case may be] that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Iowa, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Senator [or Representative, as the case may be] according to the best of my ability.
Page 207 - SEC. 2. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it.
Page 218 - When a congressional, senatorial, or representative district shall be composed of two or more counties, it shall not be entirely separated by any county belonging to another district ; and no county shall be divided in forming a congressional, senatorial, or representative district.

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