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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 12 in the manner and according to the rules prescribed in case of a Bill. ARTICLE IV. Elections. Section 1. Every male person of the age of twenty-one years, being a citizen of the United States, and a resident of this State for twelve...
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    • Page 14 His term of service shall be eight years. Section 5. An Attorney General and Reporter for the State, shall be appointed by the Judges of the Supreme Court and shall hold his office for a term of eight years. An Attorney for the State for...
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    • Page 15 of law knowledge, for the trial and determination thereof. The Legislature may by general laws make provision that special Judges may be appointed, to hold any Courts the Judge of which shall be unable or fail to attend or sit; or to hear...
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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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    • 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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    • Sect. 13th Neither House shall during their Session adjourn without consent of the other, for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting. Sect. 14th Bills may originate in either House, but may...
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    • Section 21st No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law. Section 22nd No person who heretofore hath been, or hereafter may be a Collector or holder of public moneys shall have a Seat in either House...
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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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    • 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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