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Art. 32.

". Art. 35.

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

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.”

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

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

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."

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

“ Art. 99. 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. 33.

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Art. 57.

Art. 71.

Art. 90.

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of this Constitution or the Constitution of the United States, shall remain and be in full force until altered or repealed by the Legislature.”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

· Art. 107. 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.

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 :

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?

Ist.

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?

ioth. 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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Rockingham. 2,122 4,155 608 5,816 1,375 5,076 1,896 4,540 658 5,758 1,897 4,875 1,757 4,534 Strafford.

370 3,014 98 3,302 162 3,256 375 3,045 162 3,181 512 2,923 496 2,940 Belknap.

471 2,584 251 2,809 353 2,723 348 2,678 337 2,836 460 2,618 483 2,554 Carroll.....

363 2,223 296 2,310 271 2,404 265 2,320 223 2,350 263 2,327 267 2,315 Merrimack....... 1,164 3,848 702 4,401 824 4,295 826 4,285 397 4,757 961 4,154 1,272 3,891 Hillsborough..... 3,948 2,504 1,319 5,106 1,839 4,545 3,001 3,066 1,536 4,856 3,345 2,936|3,624 2,456 Cheshire....... 2,210 868 874 2,339 815 2,322 1,602|1,366 1,050 2,009 2,092 960 2,028 1,022 Sullivan..

912 1,844 461 2,310 478 2,175 641 2,043 355 2,421 768|1,915 850 1,883 Grafton..

1,974 3,474 1,095 4,434 1,347 4,153 1,475 3,891 1,152 4,366 1,784 3,722 2,153 3,560 Coos......... 1,204 475 185 825 921 714 870

736 493 1,064 1,017 637 1,191 453

MITTED TO PEOPLE ON SECOND TUESDAY OF MARCH, 1851.

Eighth. Ninth.

Tenth. Eleventh. Twelfth. Thirte'nth. Fourte'nth. Fifteenth.

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2,076 4,209 1.599 4,811 1,235 5,268 1,073 5,447 7705,661 1,655 4,565 1,940 4,289 1,606 4,865

725 2,697 813 2,618 367 3,072 287 3,142 302 3,119 459 2,970 451 3,054 202 3,199 440 2,614 441 2,601 357 2,687 357 2,716 299 2,750 274 2,772 312 2,614 288 2,711

298 2,302 286 2,314 226 2,368 244 2,348 249 2,337 223 2,381 298 2,308 231 2,242 1,107 4,0221 9724,154 818 4,3071 6021 4,462 520 4,622 493 4,555 1,050 4,102 741 4,328 3,462 2,590 3,536 2,612 2,299 3,807 2,879 3,248 2,868 3,370 2,693 3,377 3,280 2,888 2,416 3,238 2,068 930 1,946 947 1,904 1,256 1,102 1,855 958 1,886 1,156 1,979 1,803 893 1,397 1,074

998 1,868 840 1,840 625 2,084 343 2,296 392 2,294 420 2,240 731 1,919 519 2,066 1,746 3,732 1,835 3,650 1,566 3,940 1,040 4,419 982 4,490 941 4,566 1,744 3,736 1,996 4,049

916 706 985 618 931 655 559 1,034 405 1,212 376 1,297 891 728 762 802

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