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of Admiralty, and Attorney-general, who shall be commissioned by the Governor, and hold their offices during good behaviour.
XIV. That the Senate and House of Commons shall have power to appoint the Generals and Field-Officers of the Militia, and all Officers of the regular Army of this State.
XV. That the Senate and House of Commons, jointly, at their first meeting after each annual election, shall by ballot elect a Governor for one year, who shall not be eligible to that office longer than three years in fix successive years. That no person under thirty years of age, and who has not been a resident in this State above five years, and having in the State a freehold in lands and tenements above the value of one thousand pounds, lhall be eligible as a Governor.
XVI. That the Senate and House of Commons, jointly, at their first meeting after each annual election, shall by ballot elect seven persons to be a Council of State for one year, who shall advise the Governor in the execution of his office, and that four Members shall be a Quorum. Their advice and proceedings shall be entered in a journal to be kept for that purpose only, and signed by the Members present, to
any any part of which any Member present may enter his dissent. And such journals shall be laid before the General Assembly, when called for by them.
XVII. That there mall be a Seal of this State, which mall be kept by the Governor, and used by him as occasion may require; and shall be called, The Great Seal of the State os North-Carolina, and be affixed to all grants and commislions.
XVIII. The Governor for the time being shall be Captain-General and Commander in Chief of the Militia; and in the recess of the General Assembly mall have power, by and with the advice of the Council of State, to embody the Militia for the public safety.
XIX. That the Governor for the time being shall have power to draw for, and apply such sums of money as shall be voted by the General Assembly for the contingencies of Government, and be accountable to them for the fame. He also may, by and with the advice of the Council of State, lay embargoes, or prohibit the exportation of any commodity, for any term not exceeding thirty days at any one time, in the recess of the General Assembly; and shall have
the power of granting pardons and reprieves, except where the prosecution shall be carried on by the General Assembly, or the law shall otherwise direct; in which case he may, in the recess, grant a reprieve until the next sitting of the General Assembly; and may exercise all the other executive powers of government, limited and restrained as by this Constitution is mentioned, and according to the laws of the State. And on his death, inability, or absence from the State, the Speaker of the Senate for the time being ; and in case of his death, inability, Ok absence from the State, the Speaker of the House os Commons shall exercise the powers of government, after such death, or during such absence or inability, of the Governor, or Speaker of the Senate, or until a new nomination is made by the General Assembly* XX. 1 hat in every case where any officer, the right of whose appointment is by this Constitution vested ih the General Assembly, shall du-, ring their recess die, <3r his office by other means become vacant, the Governor shall have power, with the advice of the Council of State, to fill up such vacancy by granting a temporary commission, which shall expire at the end Of the next session of the General Assembly.
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XXI. That the Governor, Judges of the Supreme Court of Law and Equity, Judges of Admiralty, and Attorney-general, (hall have adequate salaries, during their continuance in office.
XXII. That the General Assembly shall, by joint ballot of both Houses, annually appoint a Treasurer or Treasurers for this State.
XXIII. That the Governor and other officers offending against the State, by violating any part of this Constitution, mal-administration, or corruption, may be prosecuted on the impeachment of the General Assembly, or presentment of the Grand Jury of any Court of Supreme Jurisdiction in this State.
XXIV. That the General Assembly shall, by joint ballot of both Houses, triennially appoint a Secretary for this State.
XXV. That no persons who heretofore have been, or hereafter may be receivers of public monies, shall have a seat in eitherHouse of General Assembly, or be eligible to any office in this State, until such person shall have fuljy accounted for, and paid into the Treasury, all sums for which they may be accountable and liable.
XXVI. That no Treasurer shall have a seat either in the Senate, House of Commons, or Council of State, during his continuance in that office, -or before he shall have finally settled his accounts with the public, for all the monies which may be in his hands, at the expiration of his office, belonging to the State, and hath paid the fame into the hands of the succeeding Treasurer.
XXVII. That no officer in the regular army or navy, in the service and pay of the United States, of this or any other State, nor any contractor or agent for supplying such army or navy with cloathing or provisions, shall have a seat either in the Senate, House of Commons, or Council of State, or be eligible thereto; arid any Member of the Senate, House of Commons, or Council of State, being appointed to, and accepting of such office, shall thereby vacate his seat.
XXVIII. That no Member of the Council of State shall have a seat either in the Senate or House of Commons.
XXIX. That no Judge of the Supreme Court of Law or Equity, or Judge of Admiral
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