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Page 341 - Sec I. Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as may by law be exempted, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: I do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the
Page 62 - for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid ; and by virtue hereof do enact, constitute and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submis. sion and obedience.
Page 337 - of the office of governor, the lieutenant-governor shall be impeached, displaced, resign, die, or be absent from the state, the president of the senate shall act as governor, until the vacancy shall be filled, or the disability shall cease. ARTICLE FOURTH. Sec. I. Militia officers shall be chosen or appointed
Page 332 - Carroll, of Carrollton. Virginia. George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. \ North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. South Carolina. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heywaro, Jr., Arthur Middleton. Georgia. Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Attest, Charles Thompson, Secretary.
Page 342 - VII. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, (except, in cases of impeachment, and in cases of the militia, when in actual service; and the land and naval forces in time of war, or which this stale may keep, ■with the consent of congress, in time of
Page 72 - Constitution. § 178. The union under the confederation, as has been observed, had been found to be very imperfect. The states had severally entered, as expressed in one of the articles, " into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defence, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare.
Page 335 - All officers holding their offices during good behavior, may be removed by joint resolution of the two houses of the legislature, if two-thirds of all the members elected to the assembly, and a majority of all the members elected to the senate, concur therein. Sec XIV. The political year shall begin on the
Page 341 - Sec. VI. Judges of the county courts, and recorders of cities, shall hold their offices for five years, but may be removed by the senate, on the recommendation of the governor, for causes to be slated in such recommendation. Sec VII. Neither the chancellor, nor justices of the supreme court, nor any circuit
Page 341 - state shall be disfranchised or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land, or the judgment of his peers. Sec II. The trial by jury, in all
Page 72 - We the people of the United States, in order to " form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic " tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the " general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to our■ selves and our posterity,