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XI.

Art. 83. Strike out this article and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“ Art. 89. The Legislature shall make provision for the establishment and maintenance of free common schools, at the public expense, and for the assessment and collection, annually, in the several towns and places in this State, of a sum not less than one hundred and twenty-five dollars for every dollar of State taxes, apportioned to them respectively, to be applied exclusively to the support of such schools."

Art. 90. The supervision of public instruction shall be vested in a State Superintendent, and such other officers as the Legislature shall direct."

"Art. 91. The State Superintendent shall be chosen, biennially, by the qualified electors of the State, in such manner as the Legislature shall provide; his powers, duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law."

Rejected.

XII.

“* Art. 92. There shall also be chosen, biennially, by the qualified electors of the State, a Commissioner of Agriculture, whose duties and compensation, shall be prescribed by law.

Rejected.

XIII.

• Art. 1o. All elections by the People shall be determined by a plurality of votes."

Rejected.

XIV.

Art. 23

Arts. 5, 43, 50, 52, 56. Strike out wherever they occur the words “ with advice and consent of Council."

Strike out the words “governor and council.” Arts. 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65. Strike out these articles.

Art. 66. Strike out the words And afterwards the two houses shall proceed to fill up the vacancy, if any, in the Council.”

Art. 94. Strike out the words “and council," and insert in lieu thereof the words, “and senate"; also add between the last two words of said article the following words: “ trial justices, coroners and notaries public."

Rejected.

XV.

Art. 5.

- Art 9.

Arts. 1-101. Strike out the words “general court" wherever they occur and insert the word “ Legislature” in place thereof.

Insert after the word “constitution” where it first occurs the words, “or the Constitution of the United States” and after the words ". government thereof” the words, “to provide for the enrollment, organizing and disciplining of the Militia, in such manner as they may deem expedient, not repugnant to the Constitution and Laws of the United States." After Art. 8 insert the following article:

All elections by the Legislature, or by either branch thereof, shall be viva voce."

After • Art. 10"insert the following:

** Art. II. The Legislature shall have no power, unless by a vote of two-thirds of the members elected to either branch thereof, to borrow money or otherwise involve the State in debt, to an amount exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, except in case of war, invasion or insurrection." • Art. 12.

No town, or incorporated place, shall have the right, either directly or indirectly, to suffer their credit to be used for the especial benefit of any corporation, nor to raise money for the purpose of loaning the same to any corporation, nor for taking stock therein."

“ Art. 13. The Legislature shall never authorize any lottery, but shall prohibit, the sale of lottery tickets within the State.”

Art. 24. Strike out the word "one" where it first appears and insert the word “ten” in lieu thereof; also strike out the word “one" where it occurs the second time and insert the word "two" in lieu thereof.

Art. 28. Strike out the words, “ persons excused from paying taxes at their own request” and insert in lieu thereof the words, “ foreigners not naturalized.”

Art. 32. Strike out this article and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“ Art. 35. The meetings for the choice of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Senators and other officers required to be elected by this Constitution, shall be warned by warrant from the selectmen, and governed by a moderator, who shall, in the presence of the selectmen, whose duty it shall be to attend, in open meeting, receive the votes of all the inhabitants of such towns, wards and places, present, and qualified to vote for Senators; and shall in said meetings, in the presence of the said selectmen and of the town clerk, sort and count the said votes and make a public declaration thereof, with the name of every person voted for, and the number of votes for each person; and the town clerk shall make a fair record of the same at large in the town book, and shall make out a fair attested copy thereof, to be by him sealed up and directed to the Secretary of State, with a superscription expressing the purport thereof; and the said town clerk shall cause such attested copy to be delivered to the Secretary of State, at least thirty days before the first Wednesday of June next following: provided, that the Legislature may authorize, by a general law, all such towns, having more than seven hundred and fifty ratable polls, as may adopt the same, to receive votes at town meetings in such other manner as the Legislature may prescribe."

Art. 33. Strike out the words, “a majority of the Council for the time being" and insert in lieu thereof, “ the Secretary of State."

Art. 57. Strike out the words, “ once in every three months," and insert in lieu thereof the word, “annually.”

Art. 71. Strike out the following words : “ Provided, nevertheless, The Legislature shall have authority to alter the manner of certifying the votes and the mode of electing those officers, but not so as to deprive the people of the right they now have of electing them."

Art. 90. Strike out this article and insert in lieu thereof the followng :

All the laws, which have heretofore been adopted, used and approved in the Province, Colony or State of New Hampshire and usually practised on in the courts of law, and not repugnant

". Art. 99.

to the provisions of this Constitution or the Constitution of the United States, shall remain and be in full force until altered or repealed by the Legislature."

After Art. 95 insert the following:

" Art. 105. No member of the Senate, or House of Representatives, shall be eligible to any office in the State government, within the gift of the executive, or legislative department, during the time for which he shall have been elected, Justices of the Peace, Coroners, Notaries Public, Trial Justices and military officers excepted."

Art. 97. Strike out this article and insert in lieu thereof the following:

In all cases where sums of money are mentioned in this Constitution, the value thereof shall be computed in gold and silver, according to the provisions of the laws of the United States for the time being."

Rejected.

-- Art. 107

Other amendments to strike out, insert, rearrange and renumber the articles of the constitution to give consistent effect to the foregoing amendments, and to give it formal and verbal accuracy, were authorized by the convention. All such alterations and amendments were included under the fifteenth question, and in that form rejected by the people.

The convention of 1850-51 submitted to the people its proposed amendments in the form of the following fifteen questions :

ist. Do you approve of the bill of rights as amended by the constitution?

2d. Do you approve of a House of Representatives to be constituted and chosen as provided in the amended constitution?

3d. Do you approve of a Senate to be constituted and chosen as provided in the amended constitution?

4th. Do you approve of the provisions adopted by the convention on the subject of governor and lieutenant governor?

5th. Do you approve of the biennial election of governor, lieutenant governor and legislature and biennial sessions of the legislature as adopted by the convention?

6th. Do you approve of the amendments proposed by the convention in relation to the election and appointment of county judges, judges of probate and other public officers, and their tenure of office?

7th. Do you approve of the amendments proposed relating to trial justices and courts and their jurisdiction?

8th. Do you approve of the abolition of the religious test and property qualification, as proposed in the amended constitution?

9th. Do you approve of the mode of making future amendments of the constitution as proposed in the amended constitution?

10th. Do you approve of the amendment providing that the judges of the supreme court and the attorney-general be elected by the people and the tenure of their office?

uth. Do you approve of the amendment requiring the election of a superintendent of public instruction as provided in the amended constitution?

12th. Do you approve of the amendment requiring the election of a commissioner of agriculture as provided for in the amended constitution.

13th. Do you approve of the amendment provided in the amended constitution for deciding all elections by plurality vote?

14th. Do you approve of the amendment abolishing the council?

15th. Do you approve of the other alterations and amendments as made in the amended constitution?

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