Imágenes de páginas

hundred and twenty three; and the prohibition against authorizing lotteries ; the prohibition against appropriating the public moneys or property for local or private purposes, or crcating, continuing, altering, or renewing, any body polilic, or corporate, without the assent of two thirds of the members elected to each branch of the legislature, shall be in force, and take effect from the last day of February next. The members of the present legislature, shall, on the first Monday of March next, take and subscribe an oath, or affirmation, to support the constitution, so far as the same shall then be in force. Sheriffs, clerks of counties, and coroners, shall be elected at the election hereby directed to commence on the first Monday of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty two; but they shall not enter on the duties of their offices before the first day of January then next following. The commissions of all persons holding civil offices on the last day of December, one thousand eighi hundred and twenty two, shall expire on that day; but the officers then in commission, may respectively continue to hold their said offices until new appointments or elections shall take place under this constitution.

2. The existing laws, relative to the manner of notifying, holding, and conducting elections, making returns, and canvassing votes, shall be force, and observed, in respect 10 the elections hereby directed to commence on the first Mon day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundreu and twenty two, so far as ihe same are applicable. And the present legislature shall pass such other and further law's, as may be requisite for the execution of the provisions of this constitution, in respect to elections. Done in Convention, at the Capitol, in the city of Albany, the

tenth day of November, in the year one thousand cight hundred and twenty one, and of the independence of the United States of Ainerica, the sorty sixth.




(Adopted in 1926.)

First: That the people in this state, in their several towns, shall, at theirannual election, and in such manner as the legislature shall direct, elect by ballot their justices of the peace; and the justices so elected in any town shall immediately :hereafter meet together, and in presence of the supervisor and town clerk of the said town, be divided by lot into four classes, of one in each class, and be numbered one, two, three, and four; and the office of number one shall expire at ihe end of the first year, of number iwo at the end of the second year, of number three at the end of the third year, and of number four at the end of the fourth year, in order that one justice may thereafter be annually elected; and that so much of the seventh section of the fourth article of the constitution of this state as is inconsistent with this amendment, be abrogated.

SECOND: That so much of the first section of the second article of the constitution as rescribes the qualification of l'oters, other than persons of colour, be and the same is hereby abolished, and that the following be substituted in the place thereof:

Every inale citizen of the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been an inhabitant of this state one year next preceding any election, and for the last six months a resident of the county where he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote in the town or ward where he actually reresides, and no: elsewhere, for all officers that now arc, or hereafier may be elective by the people.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

Of the Foruin and other public buildings at Roine,
Description of Ætna,





The incidents of e Voyage across the Atlantic,

Description of a Thunder Storia on the Highlands of the


The happy effects of a virtuous sensibility,

Blair 144

The importance of Order in the management of business, do. 146

The Funeral of Maria,

Mackenzie 147


« AnteriorContinuar »