Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1836 - United States

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Page 2 - ... then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 1 - ... they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation : I do solemnly swear, (or affirm...
Page 5 - ... that the boundaries of these three states shall be subject so far to be altered, that, if congress shall hereafter find it expedient, they shall have authority to form one or two states in that part of the said territory which lies north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly bend or extreme of lake Michigan.
Page 7 - A majority of each House shall constitute a quorum to do business ; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the' attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each House may provide.
Page 4 - It is hereby ordained and declared by the authority aforesaid that the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact, between the original states and the people and states in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent...
Page 5 - In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it. shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 6 - Miami aforesaid to the territorial line, and north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan...
Page 3 - And whenever any of the said states shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein, such state shall be admitted, by its delegates, into the Congress of the United States on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever; and shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and state government...
Page 8 - ... the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the members voting for or against the bill shall be entered on the journals of each house respectively...
Page 122 - Pennsylvania line aforesaid ; provided always, and it is hereby fully understood and declared by this convention, that if the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan should extend so far south that a line drawn due east from it should not intersect Lake Erie, or if it should intersect the said Lake Erie east of the mouth of the Miami river of the lake, then...

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