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    • Page 1 CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE ADOPTED IN CONVENTION AT NASHVILLE, FEBRUARY 23RD A.D. 1870. PREAMBLE AND DECLARATION OF RIGHTS. Whereas, The people of the territory of the United States south of the river Ohio, having the right of...
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    • Page 6 years from the day of the general election. Section 4. An enumeration of the qualified voters, and an apportionment of the Representatives in the General Assembly, shall be made in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and...
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    • Page 9 All property shall be taxed according to its value, that value to be ascertained in such manner as the Legislature shall direct, so that taxes shall be equal and uniform throughout the State. No one species of property from which a tax may...
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    • Page 16 the qualified voters at the first election for any of the County Officers. Section 3. There shall be a treasurer or Treasurers and a Comptroller of the Treasury appointed for the State, by the joint vote of both Houses of the General...
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    • Page 21 from carrying into effect any laws that have been passed in favor of the Colleges, Universities or Academies, or from authorizing heirs or distributees to receive and enjoy escheated property under such laws as may be passed from time to...
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    • Page 22 State, who shall hold their offices for the term herein prescribed. In the event any vacancy shall occur in the office of either of said Judges at any time after the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy three; it...
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    • Sect. 2d. Within three years after the first Meeting of the General Assembly and within every subsequent term of seven years, an enumeration of the taxable Inhabitants, shall be made in such manner as shall be directed by law, the number of...
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    • number of Representatives. Sect. 4th The Senators shall be chosen by Districts to be formed by the Legislature, each District containing such a number of taxable Inhabitants as shall be entitled to elect not more than three Senators. When a...
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    • Sect. 3d He shall be at least twenty five years of age, and possess a freehold Estate of five hundred acres of land, and have been a Citizen or Inhabitant of this State four years next before his election unless he shall have been absent on the...
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    • hundred dollars; which forfeitures shall be recoverable in the courts of the County where the Sheriff or deputy sheriff shall reside, by action of debt or information, the one half thereof to the use of the Territory and the other half to the use...
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    • Constitution Of the Cherokee Nation "We the Representatives of the people of the Cherokee Nation, in Convention assembled in order to establish justice ensure tranquility, promote our common welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity...
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    • of their acts and laws shall be: “Resolved by the Committee and Council in General Council convened.” Section 2. The Cherokee Nation as laid off into eight Districts, shall remain so. Section 3. The committee shall consist of two members from...
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    • Military procedures

    • Manual Exercises-- Military procedures for loading and firing the flintlock musket, charging with bayonets, forming troops for battle, written by Lt. Col. Henry Dickson of North Carolina Continental Troops, during the American Revolution.
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    • Sect. 6th Until the first enumeration shall be made as directed in the second Section of the first article of this Constitution, the Several Counties shall be respectively entitled to elect one Senator and two Representatives, provided that no new...
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    • The appointment of all officers not otherwise directed by this constitution, shall be vested in the legislature. All Laws in force in this nation at the passing of this constitution shall so continue until altered or repealed by the Legislature...
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    • Page 2 Sec. 31. That the limits and boundaries of this State be ascertained, it is declared they are as hereafter mentioned, that is to say: Beginning on the extreme height of the Stone mountain, at the place where the line of Virginia intersects...
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