Journal of the State Convention, and Ordinances and resolutions adopted in March, 1861

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Page 45 - and established, WE DECLARE : SEC. 2. That all political power is^ inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and established for their benefit ; and, therefore, they have, at all times, an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter or abolish their form of government in such manner as they may think expedient.
Page 47 - open, and every person, 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. SEC. 15. That no power of suspending laws shall be exercised except by the Legislature or its authority. SEC. 16. That excessive bail shall not be
Page 46 - and possessions, from unreasonable seizures and searches ;. and that no warrant to search any place, or to seize any person or thing, shall issue without describing the place to be searched, and the person or thing to be seized, as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation.
Page 50 - contested election shall be determined in such manner as shall be directed by law. A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, .and may compel the attendance of absent members, in
Page 57 - speaker shall open and publish them in the presence of both houses of the legislature. The person having the highest number of votes shall be Governor ; but if two or more shall be equal, and highest in votes, then one of them shall be chosen Governor by the
Page 5 - our posterity—invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God—do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America. ARTICLE I. SECTION 1. All legislative powers herein delegated shall be vested in a Congress of the Confederate States, -which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. SECTION 2. 1. The House of Representatives shall be composed
Page 46 - or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the State. SEC. 5. That no person shall be molested for his opinions on any subject whatever, nor suffer any civil or political incapacity, or acquire any civil or political advantage in consequence of such opinions, except in cases provided for in this constitution.
Page 5 - We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity—invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty
Page 16 - proved, and the effect thereof. SECTION 2. 1. The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States, and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State
Page 58 - in office during the term of two years. He shall keep a fair register of all the official acts and proceedings of the Governor, and shall, when required, lay the same, and all papers, minutes and vouchers relative thereto, before the Legislature, and shall

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