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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 5 river runs through the same; thence to the top of the Bald Mountain; thence along the extreme height of said mountain to the Painted Rock on French Broad river; thence along the highest ridge of said mountain, to the place where it is called...
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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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    • Page 8 No law of a general nature shall take effect until forty days after its passage unless the same or the caption thereof shall state that the public welfare requires that it should take effect sooner. Section 21. Each House shall keep a...
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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 11 Speaker of the House of Representatives. Section 13. No member of Congress, or person holding any office under the United States, or this State, shall execute the office of Governor. Section 14. When any officer, the right of whose...
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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 17 Section 2. No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this State. Section 3. Any person who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, fight a...
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    • Page 18 of Macon County, be taken in the formation of said new County: Out of fractions of Grainger and Jefferson Counties but no line of such new County shall include any part of Grainger County north of the Holston River; nor shall any line...
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    • Page 19 ARTICLE XI. Miscellaneous Provisions. Section 1. All laws and ordinances now in force and use in this state, not inconsistent with this Constitution, shall continue in force and use until they shall expire or be altered or repealed by...
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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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    • Page 24 A. G. McDougal, James J. Turner Malcolm McNabb, Geo. W. Walters Matt Martin, Richard Warner Jr. John H. Meeks, Wm. H. Williamson Thos. C. Morris, W. M. Wright Attest: T. E. S. Russwurm, Secretary Thomas W. Jones,...
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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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    • September one Thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, And forever after, the General Assembly shall meet on the third monday of September next, ensuing the then election, and at no other period unless as provided for by this Constitution. Sect....
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    • consideration such measures as he shall judge expedient. Sect. 12th In case of his death, resignation or removal from office, the Speaker of the Senate shall exercise the office of Governor until another Governor shall be duly qualified. Sect....
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