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    • and the question determined in the affirmative, the Governor is requested to call the General Assembly into session as early as may be. And be it enacted, That each member of Convention shall be entitled to receive the same wages, as a member of...
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    • Article 2d Sect. 1st The Supreme executive power of this State Shall be vested in a Governor. Sect. 2d The Governor shall be chosen by the Electors of the members of the General Assembly, at the times and places where they shall respectively vote...
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    • be acting with that humane and honest principle which is capable of producing blessings from that Supreme Power, if we were to accede to your propositions, to compel a whole nation of people, contrary to their free will and choice, to leave the...
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    • Chap. XLVII.-An Act for the admission of the State of Tennessee into the Union. WHEREAS by the acceptance of the deed of cession of the state of North Carolina, Congress are bound to lay out into one or more states, the territory thereby ceded to...
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    • Chap. XLVII.-An Act for the admission of the State of Tennessee into the Union. WHEREAS by the acceptance of the deed of cession of the state of North Carolina, Congress are bound to lay out into one or more states, the territory thereby ceded to...
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    • CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE Whereas 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...
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    • enter into bond, with approved security, to the Governor for the time being in the sum of five thousand dollars, for the faithful execution of the trust reposed in him; and shall also take and subscribe an oath to the same effect before the said...
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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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    • Page 10 ARTICLE III. Executive Department. Section 1. The Supreme Executive power of this State shall be vested in a Governor. Section 2. The Governor shall be chosen by the electors of the members of the General Assembly, at the time and...
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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 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 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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    • Page 20 for a conventional rate of interest, not to exceed ten per centum per annum. Section 8. The Legislature shall have no power to suspend any general law for the benefit of any particular individual, nor to pass any law for the benefit of...
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    • Page 4 Sec 3. There shall be a Treasurer or Treasurers appointed for the State, by the joint vote of both Houses of the general Assembly, who shall hold his or their offices for two years. Sec 4. The election of all officers, and the filling of...
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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 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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