Journal of the Convention, Assembled at Springfield, June 7, 1847, in Pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois ...: Approved, February 20, 1847, for the Prupose of Altering, Amending, Or Revising the Constitution of ... (Google eBook)

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Lanphier & Walker, 1847 - Constitutional law - 592 pages
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Page 62 - 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 594 - ... all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty 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...
Page 583 - In case of a disagreement between the two houses, with respect to the time of adjournment, the Governor shall have power to adjourn...
Page 253 - 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 at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it.
Page 571 - The powers of the Government of the State of Texas shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them be confided to a separate body of magistracy to wit, those which are Legislative to one, those which are Executive to another, and those which are Judicial to another...
Page 82 - Each House may punish, by imprisonment, during their session, any person not a member, who shall be guilty of disrespect to...
Page 594 - 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 573 - 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 595 - No person shall, for the same offence, be twice put in jeopardy of his life or limb, nor shall any man's property be taken or applied to public use without the consent of his representatives, and without just compensation being previously made to him.
Page 23 - SUMNER moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word " Resolved/' and inserting : The amendment was rejected.

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