Constitution of the State of Illinois: November 16, 1818, read and ordered to lie upon the table (Google eBook)

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Printed by E. De Krafft, 1818 - Law - 24 pages
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Page 8 - 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 8 - The Governor and all other civil officers under this Commonwealth shall be liable to impeachment for any misdemeanor in office...
Page 16 - All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
Page 6 - 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 17 - Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay ; conformably to the laws.
Page 7 - Each house may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member, but not a second time for the same cause ; and shall have all other powers necessary for a branch of the legislature of a free state.
Page 11 - In case of a disagreement between the two houses, with respect to the time of adjournment, the Governor shall have power to adjourn...
Page 24 - ... township, or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years from and after the day of sale...
Page 16 - ... no man shall be deprived of his liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land...
Page 16 - God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no man can, of right, be compelled to attend, erect or support any place, of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent...

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