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Page 544 - ... they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation : I do solemnly swear, (or affirm...
Page 536 - ... lost a residence by reason of his presence or absence while employed in the service of the United States ; nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of this State, or of the United States, or of the high seas ; nor while a student of any seminary of learning ; nor while kept at any almshouse, or other asylum, at public expense ; nor while confined in any public prison.
Page 528 - Members of the legislature shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest, and shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement and after the termination of each session.
Page 227 - Now, therefore, I, JEFFERSON DAVIS, President of the Confederate States of America, do...
Page 528 - A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each house may prescribe. Sec. 9. Each house shall choose its own officers, determine the rules of its proceedings, and judge of the qualifications, elections, and returns of its members ; and may, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all the members elected, expel a member.
Page 58 - September last ; that is to say, upon condition that the territory so ceded shall be laid out and formed Into states, containing a suitable extent of territory, not less than one hundred nor more than one hundred and fifty miles square...
Page 222 - The heroes' sepulcher. Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead! Dear as the blood ye gave; No impious footsteps here shall tread The herbage of your grave; Nor shall your glory be forgot While fame her record keeps, Or honor points the hallowed spot Where Valor proudly sleeps.
Page 532 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence until the case shall be reported to the Legislature at its next meeting, when the Legislature shall either pardon, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve.
Page 535 - Treason against the State shall consist only in levying war against it, or in adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
Page 536 - The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all mankind ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief...