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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 2 fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, did provide for the calling of a Convention by the people of the State, to meet at Nashville, on the second Monday in January, in the year of our...
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    • Page 3 liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land. Section 9. That in all criminal prosecutions, the accused hath the right to be heard by himself and his counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the...
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    • Page 4 Section 21. That no man’s particular services shall be demanded, or property taken, or applied to public use, without the consent of his representatives, or without just compensation being made therefore. Section 22. That perpetuities...
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    • Page 7 literary institution. Section 11. The Senate and House of Representatives, when assembled, shall each choose a speaker and its other officers; be judges of the qualifications and election of its members, and sit upon its own adjournments...
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    • 1796 Tennessee Constitution We the People of the Territory of the United States south of the River Ohio having the right of admission into the General Government as a member State thereof, consistent with the Constitution of the United States and...
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    • Sect. 9th 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 offence, and shall have all other powers...
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    • of the peace, or Trustee of any Literary Institution where the power of appointment to such office or place of trust, is vested in their own body. Sect. 25th Any member of either House of the General Assembly shall have liberty to dissent from and...
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    • An Act for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the Territory of the United States of America South of the River Ohio. Acts passed at the second session of the General Assembly of the Territory of the United States of America south of the river...
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    • Sect. 16th All Grants and Commissions shall be in the name and by the authority of the State of Tennessee, be sealed with the State Seal and signed by the Governor. Sect. 17th A Secretary of this State shall be appointed and Commissioned during...
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    • =============================================================== Name of heads of Families. Free white males sixteen years and upwards including heads of families. Free white males under sixteen years. Free white Females including heads of families....
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    • And be it enacted, That the sheriffs of the respective counties may appoint deputies in addition to those already in commission not exceeding five to a county, for the special purpose and no other of aiding in making the enumeration of the people...
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    • States by an act, entitled, “An act for the purpose of ceding to the United States of America certain western lands therein described.” And whereas upon taking the enumeration there may eventually be found, to be a less number of persons than...
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    • elected, shall thereby be rendered incapable, for two years, to serve in the office for which he was elected and be subject to such further punishment as the Legislature shall direct. Sect. 4th No new County shall be established by the General...
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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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    • after the election of 1828 to regulate by law the precincts & superintendents & clerks of elections in the several Districts. Section 4. All free male citizens (excepting negroes and descendants of white & Indian men by Negro women who may have...
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    • Article 11th Declaration of Rights 1st That all power is inherent in the People and all free Governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness: for the advancement of those ends they have at all times...
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    • that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship or to maintain any ministry against his consent, that no human authority can in any case whatever Control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no...
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