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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 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 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 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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    • Sect. 19th The doors of each House and Committees of the whole shall be Kept open, unless when the business shall be such as ought to be Kept Secret. Sect. 20th The Legislature of this State shall not allow the following Officers of Government...
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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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    • Article 8th Sect. 1st Whereas the ministers of the Gospel are by their professions, dedicated to God and the case of Souls and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their functions therefore no minister of the Gospel, or Priest of any...
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    • not named, whose offences are not particularly described and supported by evidence are dangerous to liberty and ought not to be granted. Sect. 8th That no free man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties or privileges...
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    • being made therefor. Sect. 22d That the Citizens have a right in a peaceable manner to assemble together for their common Good to instruct their Representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of Government for redress of grievances...
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    • accusation against him, of meeting the witnesses face to face of having compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor - and in prosecutions by indictments or information, a speedy public trial by an impartial Jury of the vicinage nor...
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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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    • 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 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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    • We feel ourselves bound by the strongest bonds of brotherly and friendly attachment, to observe all our obligations with the U. States in the most inviolable manner. Brother, you seem to express a desire that we ought to keep friendship at home as...
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    • No, Brother, in them we have the most unbounded confidence. We have had too many proofs of their justice and magnanimity, - of their liberality and friendship, for us to harbour, even for a moment, a suspicion that they would act unjustly towards...
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    • We have here the advantages of adopting the virtues of our white brothers, who surround us. Your Excellency is not unacquainted with the progress which we have made in agriculture and civilized life. The benign influence of religion has opened the...
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    • Constitution of Frankland. Sect. 31. That every foreigner, who comes to settle in this State, having first taken an oath of allegiance to the same, may purchase, or, by other just means, acquire, hold, and transfer land or other real estate, and,...
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    • That all political power is vested in, [missing] derived from the people only. That the people of this State ought to have the sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof. That no man, or sett of men, are...
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    • Declaration of Rights. That no freeman shall be put to answer any criminal charge but by indictment, presentment, or impeachment. That no freeman shall be convicted of any crime but by the unanimous verdict of a jury of good and lawful men, in open...
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