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6. Art. 80. Commissioners in other States, Bank Commissioners, Notaries Public, Justices of the Peace, Justices of the Quorum, Justices of the Peace throughout the State, Commissary General and other officers whose mode of appointment shall not be otherwise provided for in this Constitution, or by the Legislature, shall be appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate, and their duties and term of office shall be defined by the Legislature.”

6. Art. 81. The Superintendent of the Asylum for the Insane shall be appointed by the Trustees of that institution, and removable at their pleasure.”

• Art. 82. The Warden of the State Prison shall be appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate; and two Commissioners shall be appointed in the same manner, who, together with the Governor, shall constitute a Board of Supervisors of the State Prison. And the Warden shall be removable at the pleasure of said board. The duties of said board shall be prescribed by the Legislature.”

After “ Art. 83" insert the following:

oo Art 84. Officers shall be chosen, or appointed, to supply vacancies occurring in any public office, in the same manner in which the same was originally filled; but the Governor shall appoint in the case of vacancies occuring in the offices in which, according to the foregoing provisions, the election or appointment is to be made for the State at large, and also in the case of vacancies in the office of County Judges."

· Art. 85. The Judges of Probate, in the several counties, shall fill vacancies in the office of Registers of Probate."

“ Art. 86. The County Judges, or, in case there shall at the time be no such Judges, the Governor, shall fill vacancies occuring in county offices."

Art. 87. The officers appointed to fill vacancies, in all the foregoing cases, shall hold their offices only until successors shall be chosen, or appointed, by the regular appointing power."



Arts. 77, 78. Strike out these articles and insert the following in lieu thereof:

6. Art. 72.

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There shall be chosen in each town not less than two nor more than three Trial Justices, who shall have exclusive original jurisdiction in all civil cases where the amount in controversy shall not exceed fifty dollars, unless in cases where the title to real estate is concerned the Legislature shall otherwise provide ; and the Legislature is authorized to extend the jurisdiction of such Justices to such further amount, not exceeding one hundred dollars in all, as they shall deem expedient; and in any case pending before any Trial Justice, either party shall have the right to a trial by jury, which shall consist of not more than six in number. In all cases where the amount in controversy shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars, either party shall have the right of appeal; but in all cases where a less amount shall be in controversy, the decision shall be final, both as to the law and the facts, subject only to such right of review as the Legislature may prescribe. And in all cases of appeal, the Legislature may provide that the party who appeals shall give security for the costs that may be recovered against him, and for the payment of double costs by such party in all cases in which the decision shall not be changed upon appeal.”

After " Art. 77,” insert the following:

“Art. 78. Police Magistrates shall be elected by the voters of cities for four years; and Trial Justices by the voters of towns for two years.”



Art. 14.

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Strike out the words shall have an estate within the district which he may be chosen to represent, of the value of one hundred pounds, one-half of which to be a freehold whereof he is seized in his own right” and “shall be of the Protestant religion."

Strike out the words, “ who is not of the Protestant Religion and seized of a freehold estate in his own rights of the value of two hundred pounds lying within the State.”



Art. 29.


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Arts. 98, 99, 100, 101.

Strike out these articles and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“ Art. 108. Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or House of Representatives, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each house, such proposed amendment, or amendments, shall then be entered on their respective journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature then next to be chosen, and shall be duly published. And if in the Legislature next afterwards to be chosen, such proposed amendment, or amendments, shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each house, and the same be recorded on their journals, and the yeas


taken thereon as aforesaid, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment, or amendments to the People, and if two-thirds of the qualified voters of this State, present and voting thereon, at meetings duly called and warned for that purpose, shall approve and ratify the same, then such amendment, or amendments, shall become a part of the Constitution: provided that no amendment, or amendments, shall be submitted to the People oftener than once in six years; and if more than one amendment be submitted, they shall be submitted in such manner and form that the People may vote for or against each amendment proposed to any and every provision of the Constitution separately."




After Art. 81 insert the following articles :

“ Art. 76. Judges of the Supreme Court, and other Judges having jurisdiction throughout the State, the Attorney General and Railroad Commissioners, shall be chosen, by ballot, by a plurality of the qualified voters throughout the State, and shall hold their offices for six years : provided, however, that the Legislature, in order that the Justices of the Supreme Court and the Railroad Commissioners may not all vacate their offices at the same time, may provide that those who may be first elected under this Constitution, may hold their offices for different and shorter periods.”



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.”



" 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.



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



Art. 23

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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."


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Art. 5

- Art 9.

Arts. I-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:

5. 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."

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

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 "stwo” 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. 13

Art. 24.



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