Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: To Propose Amendments to the Constitution, Commenced and Held at Harrisburg, on the Second Day of May, 1837, Volume 8

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Packer, Barrett, and Parke, 1838 - Constitutional history
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Page 41 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions, is one of the invaluable rights of man, and every citizen may freely speak, write and print, on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 141 - ... shall be made in such manner as shall be directed by law. The number of Representatives shall, at the several periods of making such enumeration, be fixed by the Legislature and apportioned among the several Counties...
Page 91 - SUMNER moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word " Resolved/' and inserting : The amendment was rejected.
Page 55 - That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain Inherent and Indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, and of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
Page 54 - 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 206 - Representative districts may be altered from time to time as public convenience may require. When a Representative district shall be composed of two or more counties, they shall be contiguous, and the districts as compact as may be.
Page 184 - Section 1. The Legislative authority of this State shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives...
Page 107 - ... election, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this State, and shall have paid a State or county tax.
Page 65 - The government of the Union held shares in the old Bank of the United States ; but the privileges of the government were not imparted by that circumstance to the bank.
Page 268 - Council of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the first year ; of the second class at the expiration of the second year ; and of the third class at the expiration of the third year; so that one-third may be chosen every year ; and if vacancies happen by resignation or otherwise, the same shall be filled at the next ensuing election.

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