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Page 38 - The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all mankind ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state.
Page 57 - ... and every such law, making a new appropriation or continuing or reviving an appropriation, shall distinctly specify the sum appropriated and- the object to which it is to be applied ; and it shall not be sufficient for such law to refer to any other law to fix such sum.
Page 40 - April, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, which have not since expired, or been repealed, or altered ; and such acts of the legislature of this state as are now in force, shall be and continue the law of this state, subject to such alterations as the legislature shall make concerning the same.
Page 24 - President and deputy from Virginia New Hampshire JOHN LANGDON NICHOLAS GILMAN Massachusetts NATHANIEL GORHAM RUFUS KING Connecticut WM SAML JOHNSON ROGER SHERMAN New York ALEXANDER HAMILTON New Jersey WIL. LIVINGSTON DAVID BREARLEY WM PATERSON JONA. DAYTON Pennsylvania B FRANKLIN THOMAS MIFFLIN ROBT MORRIS GEO CLYMER THOS FITZSIMONS JARED INGERSOLL JAMES WILSON GOUV.
Page 48 - But when the Governor shall, with the consent of the Legislature, be out of the State in time of war, at the head of a military force thereof, he shall continue commander-in-chief of all the military force of the State.
Page 63 - ... and if, in the Legislature so next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each House, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amend-ment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 48 - ... journal and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration, two.thirds of the members present shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the...
Page 39 - In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 59 - Corporations may be formed under general laws ; but shall not be created by special act,, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where in the judgment of the Legislature, the objects of the corporation cannot be attained under general laws. All general laws and special acts passed pursuant to this section, may be altered from time to time, or repealed.
Page 44 - ... the said districts shall be so altered by the Legislature at the first regular session after the return of every enumeration, that each senate district shall contain as nearly as may be an equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens, and be in as compact form as practicable...