Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the District of Maine

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Страница 40 - That retrospective Laws, punishing acts committed before the existence of such laws, and by them only declared criminal, are oppressive, unjust and incompatible with liberty ; wherefore, no ex post facto Law ought to be made, nor any retrospective oath or restriction be imposed or required.
Страница 53 - ... deficient, in every district, if there be so many voted for, elect by joint ballot the number of senators required ; and in this manner all vacancies in the senate shall be supplied as soon as may be, after such vacancies happen.
Страница 73 - And while the public charges of government, or any part thereof, shall be assessed on polls and estates, in the manner that has hitherto been practised, in order that such assessments may be made with equality, there shall be a valuation of estates within the commonwealth, taken anew once in every ten years at least, and as much oftener as the general court shall order.
Страница 38 - GOD, and of public instructions in piety, religion, and morality: Therefore, to promote their happiness, and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require...
Страница 19 - Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled " an act relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state...
Страница 38 - AS the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship of GOD, and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality...
Страница 57 - He shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the council, appoint all judicial officers, coroners, and notaries public; and he shall also nominate, and with the advice and consent of the council, appoint all other civil and military officers, whose appointment is not by this Constitution, or shall not by law be otherwise provided for; and every such nomination shall be made seven days, at least, prior to such appointment.
Страница 38 - Nevertheless, every sect or denomination of Christians ought to observe the Sabbath, or Lord's day, and keep up some sort of religious worship, which to them shall seem most agreeable to the revealed will of God.
Страница 60 - ... against a classification with any other town or plantation, the Legislature may, at each apportionment of representatives, on the application of such town or plantation, authorize it to elect a representative for such portion of time and such periods, as shall be equal to its portion of representation; and the right of representation, so established, shall not be altered until the next general apportionment.
Страница 8 - ... of March next, where the suits have been commenced in Massachusetts proper and process has been served within the District of Maine, or commenced in the District of Maine and process has been served in Massachusetts proper, either by taking bail, making attachments. arresting and detaining persons, or otherwise, where execution remains to be done ; and in such suits the courts within Massachusetts proper, and within the proposed State, shall continue to have the same jurisdiction as if the said...