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Page 2 - of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution. ARTICLE II. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. ARTICLE III. No soldier shall in time
Page 5 - XI. Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay ; conformably to the laws. or
Page 4 - great Creator and Preserver of the Universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience ; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religions worship.
Page xxviii - votes of the Electors shall be the Vice-President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them by ballot the Vice President.] The Congress may determine the time of
Page 7 - To the end it may be a government of laws and not of men. PART II. THE FRAME OF GOVERNMENT. The people inhabiting the territory formerly called the Province of Massachusetts Bay, do hereby solemnly and mutually agree with each other, to form themselves into a free, sovereign, and independent Body Politic or State, by the name of THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Page 6 - XX. The power of suspending the laws, or the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the Legislature, or by authority derived from it, to be exercised in such particular cases only as the Legislature shall expressly provide for. XIX. The People have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to
Page 5 - if he require it, be uniformly applied to the support of the public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or denomination, provided there be any on whose instructions he attends ; otherwise it may be paid towards the support of the teacher or teachers of the parish or precinct in
Page 5 - authority, whether legislative, executive, or judicial, are their substitutes and agents, and are at all times accountable to them. VI. No man, nor corporation or association of men, have any other title to obtain advantages, or particular and exclusive privileges distinct from those of
Page 150 - committed to their care and instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which the republican Constitution is structured. And it shall be the duty of