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    • to remain as a fund for the purposes aforesaid, until the same be drawn out of his hands in the manner hereafter directed. Sec 3. And be it enacted, That the managers of the said lottery shall ( in case the whole of the said tickets are not sold...
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    • Daniel Fenten Cocke

    • Oval-framed portrait of Daniel Fenten Cocke. He was married to Margaret Robertson. Cocke was a supply officer for General Robert E. Lee and a colonel until the end of the war, at which point he was made a general. The Cockes were from Sequatchie...
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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 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 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 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 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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    • 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 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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    • Page 22 State, who shall hold their offices for the term herein prescribed. In the event any vacancy shall occur in the office of either of said Judges at any time after the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy three; it...
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    • Sect. 2d. Within three years after the first Meeting of the General Assembly and within every subsequent term of seven years, an enumeration of the taxable Inhabitants, shall be made in such manner as shall be directed by law, the number 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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    • 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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    • 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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