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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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    • The free men of this country over the age [of twenty] one years shall immediately or as soon [as] may [be convenient,] proceed to elect and choose twelve conscientious and [deserving] persons from or out of the different Stations. That is [to] say,...
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    • was the night before delivered of an infant, which was unfortunately killed in the hurry & confusion consequent upon such a disaster, assisted them, being frequently exposed to wet & cold then and afterwards, and that her health appears to be good...
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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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    • more melancholy; as several boats will not attempt to ascend the rapid current. Some intend to descend the Mississippi to Natchez: others are bound for the Illinois. Amongst the rest my son in law & daughter. We now part, perhaps to meet no more,...
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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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    • tho poor it was palatable. Monday 27th. Set out again. Killed a Swan, which was very delicious. Tuesday 28th. Set out very early this morning. Killed some Buffaloe. [i.e. Buffalo] Wednesday 29th. Proceeded up the river. Gathered some herbs on...
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    • the time they find the Fact, if they think the fine ought to be more than fifty Dollars. Sect. 12th There shall be Justices of the Peace appointed for each County, not exceeding two for each Captains [i.e. Captain’s] Company, except for the...
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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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    • shall appoint their Aids; the Brigadiers General shall appoint their Brigade Majors, and the Commanding Officers of Regiments their Adjutants and Quarter Masters [i.e. Quartermasters]. Sect. 6th The Captains & Subalterns of the Cavalry shall be...
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    • chosen in the same manner, at the same places and by the same Electors, that chose the General Assembly, who shall meet within three months after the said election, for the purpose of revising, amending or changing the Constitution. Sect. 4th The...
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    • Wednesday March 1st. Proceeded on and camped on the south shore, nothing happening that day remarkable. Thursday March 2nd. Rain about half the day, passed the mouth of French Broad River: and about 12 O.'clock, Mr. Henry's boat being driven on...
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    • Sect. 11th That laws made for the punishment of facts committed previous to the existence of such Laws and by them only declared criminal are contrary to the principles of a free Government, wherefore no Ex post facto law shall be made. Sect. 12th...
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