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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 3 liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land. Section 9. That in all criminal prosecutions, the accused hath the right to be heard by himself and his counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the...
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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 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 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not inconsistent with this Constitution, shall continue in force and use until they shall expire or be altered or repealed by...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 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 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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    • said river to the top of the blue ridge, thence along the blue ridge to the Unicoy Turnpike road thence a straight line to the nearest main source of the Chestatee; thence along its main channel, including Islands to the Chatahoochie and thence...
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    • Sect. 2d That each member of the Senate and House of Representatives, shall before they proceed to business take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of this State, and also the following oath: I. A.B. do solemnly swear (or affirm)...
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    • article, shall possess no rights nor power to dispose of their improvements in any manner whatever to the United States individual states, nor to individuals citizens thereof and that whenever any such citizen or citizens shall remove with their...
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    • of their acts and laws shall be: “Resolved by the Committee and Council in General Council convened.” Section 2. The Cherokee Nation as laid off into eight Districts, shall remain so. Section 3. The committee shall consist of two members from...
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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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    • Article 11th Declaration of Rights 1st That all power is inherent in the People and all free Governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness: for the advancement of those ends they have at all times...
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    • that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship or to maintain any ministry against his consent, that no human authority can in any case whatever Control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no...
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    • Sect. 19th That the printing Presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the Legislature, or of any branch or officer of Government: and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free...
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    • Sect. 26th That the freemen [i.e. free men] of this State have a right to Keep and to bear Arms for their common defence [i.e. defense]. Sect. 27th That no Soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any House without consent of the owner, nor...
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