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The Government of the People in the State of Connecticut
Charles Henry Douglas
No preview available - 2016
administration ADOPTED OCTOBER Altered by amendments amendments of 1875 annual appointed ARTICLE authority ballot borough charter chosen citizens civil commissioners common pleas Commonwealth Comptroller Connecticut Connecticut colony constables Constitution court of common Court of Errors declared deputies district duties elected electors eral Assembly ernor executive Fairfield Freemen Generall Courte Governor grant Hartford haue power Haven colony hold their offices House of Representatives impeachment John Davenport John Winthrop Jonathan Trumbull judicial jurisdiction jury justices legislative Lieutenant-Governor Litchfield Litchfield county Magestrats magistrates manner mayor p'te militia Monday of November necticut number of votes p'son peace Pequot War person prescribed by law salary Secretary selectmen sembly Senate sentenced and decreed session sheriff superior court Supreme Court thereafter thereof Thomas Hooker tion town clerk town meeting town officers Treasurer Tuesday tyme United Wednesday Wethersfield WILLIAM SAMUEL JOHNSON Windham Windsor Yale College
Page 74 - that all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such manner as they may think expedient.
Page 79 - If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within six days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the general assembly, by their adjournment, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
Page 84 - The fund, called the School Fund, shall remain a perpetual fund, the interest of which shall be inviolably appropriated to the support and encouragement of the public or common schools throughout the State, and for the equal benefit of all the people thereof.
Page 89 - ... of one year next preceding, and in the town in which he may offer himself to be admitted to the privileges of an elector, at least six months next preceding the time he may so offer himself...
Page 75 - All courts shall be open, and every man 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.
Page 74 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men, in a public capacity, or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page 80 - He shall have the safe-keeping and custody of the public records and documents, and particularly of the acts, resolutions and orders of the General Assembly, and record the same; and perform all such duties as shall be prescribed by law. He shall be the keeper of the seal of the State, which shall not be altered.
Page 82 - IK-CM, by authority of law, excused therefrom; or shall have paid a State tax within the year next preceding the time he shall present himself for such admission; and shall sustain a good moral character, shall, on his taking such oath as may be prescribed by law, be an elector.
Page 77 - A majority of each House shall constitute a quorum to do business ; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members in such manner, and under such penalties, as each House may prescribe.