Journal of the Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates, Convened at Hartford, August 26, 1818: For the Purpose of Forming a Constitution of Civil Government for the People of the State of Connecticut

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order of the Comptroller [by the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company], 1901 - Connecticut - 121 pages
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Page 19 - All courts shall be open, and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered without sale, denial, or delay.
Page 101 - 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 116 - The fund, called the School Fund, shall remain a perpetual fund, the interest of which shall be inviolably appropriated to the support and encouragement of the public or common schools throughout the State, and for the equal benefit of all the people thereof.
Page 18 - 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.
Page 113 - SECTION 1. The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a Supreme Court of Errors, a Superior Court, and such inferior courts as the General Assembly shall, from time to time, ordain and establish; the powers and jurisdiction of which courts shall be defined by law.
Page 117 - You do solemnly swear, or affirm (as the case may be), that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, so long as you continue a citizen thereof; and that you will faithfully discharge, according to law, the duties of the office of to the best of your abilities. So help you God. SEC. 2. Each town shall annually elect selectmen, and such officers of local police as the laws may prescribe.
Page 103 - The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in case of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
Page 37 - If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within six days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the general assembly, by their adjournment, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
Page 116 - When sitting for that purpose, the senators shall be upon oath or affirmation ; and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present.
Page 123 - That his Excellency, the Governor, be, and he is hereby, requested...

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