Journal of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania: Convened at Harrisburg, November 12, 1872; Adjourned November 27, to Meet at Philadelphia, January 7, 1873, Part 2
B. Singerly, state printer, 1873 - Constitutional conventions - 1424 pages
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Absent.—Messrs Achenbach Addicks Ainey Alricks amend Andrew Armstrong article pass asked and obtained Baer Bailey Baker Bannan Barclay Bardsley Bartholomew Beebe Biddle Bigler Bowman Boyd Brodhead Broomall Buckalew Bullitt Calvin Campbell Carey Carter Cassidy Cochran Collins committee Convention agree Convention resolve Corbett Corson Craig Cronmiller Curry Curtin Cuyler Dallas Darlington David N Dodd Dunning election Elliott Ellis Ewing Finney Fulton Funck Gibson Gilpin Guthrie Hanna Harry White Harvey Hazzard Hemphill Henry W Heverin Horton Howard Hunsicker Huntingdon John N John Price Kaine Knight Lamberton Landis Lear Lilly Littleton M'Camant M'Clean M'Culloch M'Michael M'Murray MacConnell MacVeagh Mann Mantor Messrs Metzger Mitchell motion Mott nays were required Newlin Niles Palmer Parsons Patterson Patton Perry Porter Pughe Purman Purviance question again recurring question was determined Reed Reynolds Rooke Ross Runk Sam'l Simpson Smith Stanton Stewart striking Struthers Turrell Walker Wetherill Wherry White Woodward word Worrell yeas and nays
Page 1303 - All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.
Page 1329 - The stock and indebudness of corporations shall not be increased except in pursuance of general law, nor without the consent of the persons holding the larger amount in value of the stock, first obtained at a meeting to be held after sixty days notice given in pursuance of law.* Section 8.
Page 1159 - Any association or corporation organized for the purpose shall have the right to construct and operate a railroad between any points within this State, and to connect at the State line with railroads of other States. Every railroad company shall have the right with its road to intersect, connect with or cross any other railroad, and shall receive and transport each other's passengers, tonnage and cars, loaded or empty, without delay or discrimination.
Page 686 - Waltham, Mass., with one half the income of this Legacy. Such descendants failing, other persons are eligible to the scholarships. The will requires that this announcement shall be made in every book added to the Library under its provisions.
Page 1331 - Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in the Senate or House of Representatives ; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two Houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas...
Page 1310 - Assembly and its committees, shall be performed under contract to be given to the lowest responsible bidder below such maximum price and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law...
Page 1315 - The Governor shall have power to disapprove of any item or items of any bill, making appropriations of money, embracing distinct items, and the part or parts of the bill approved shall be the law, and the item or items of appropriation disapproved shall be void, unless repassed according to the rules and limitations prescribed for the passage of other bills over the Executive veto.
Page 1329 - The General Assembly shall have the power to alter, revoke, or annul any charter of incorporation now existing and revocable at the adoption of this Constitution, or any that may hereafter be created, whenever, in their opinion it may be injurious to the citizens of this Commonwealth, in such manner, however, that no injustice shall be done to the corporators.
Page 1328 - The exercise of the right of eminent domain shall never be abridged, or so construed as to prevent the General Assembly from taking the property and franchises of incorporated companies, and subjecting them to public use, the same as the property of individuals; and the exercise of the police power of the State shall never be abridged or so construed as to permit corporations to conduct their business in such manner as to infringe the equal rights of individuals or the general well-being of the State.