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Constitution of the State of Texas (1866)

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A

AFRICANS    
  See Art. VIII., sec. 1, 2, 27
  " " III., sec. 1, 6
  " " X., sec. 7 29
AMENDMENTS    
  To Constitution, how  made, Art. VII., sec. 37, 38, 26
  See Ordinance No. 4, 35
APPORTIONMENT    
  III., sec. 29, 30, 31,   10
APPROPRIATION    
  No money to be drawn from Treasury except under, Art. VIII., sec. 8, 21
  See also sec 33, same Art., 24
  From School Fund,_ Art. X., sec. 5, 29
  Of lands, Art. X., sec. 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 30-31
  See Ordinances No. 18, 19, p. 48, and. 20, 21, 22, p. 49, and 23, 24, 25, p. 50  
ARBITRATION    
  Art. VII, sec. 15, 22
ARMS    
  Right of citizens to bear, Art. I, sec. 13, 5
ASYLUMS    
  Art. VII., sec. 10, 22
  ART. X., sec. 9, 30
ATTAINDER    
  Art. I, sec. 14, 5
ATTORNEY GENERAL    
  See Judicial power-Attorney General.  
ATTORNEY, DISTRICT    
  See Judicial power- District Attorneys.    
ATTORNEY, COUNTY    
  Judicial power-County Courts.  

B

BILLS    
  See Legislature.  
  Of Attainder, Art. I. sec. 14, 4
BAIL    
  All prisoners; bailable, Art. I, sec. 9, 4
  Excessive, sec. 11, 4

C

COURTS    
  Established by Legislature, Art. IV., sec. 1, 11
  Judicial power  
CENSUS    
  To be provided for, Art. III. sec. 28, 9
CHANGE OF VENUE    
  VII., sec. 14, 22
CORPORATIONS, PRIVATE-    
  Art. VII, sec. 31, 32, 24
  See Ordinance No. 10, 41
CERTIFICATES FOR LAND- -    
  Art. XI., sec. 1, 31
CONTRACTS-    
  Not to be impaired, Art. I, sec. 14, 5
CONSCIENCE    
  Art.  1, sec. 14 5
COMPTROLLER    
  Art. V., sec. 23, 23
CRIMINAL PROSECUTION    
  I., sec. 8, 1
CONSTITUTION    
  Defined, Ordinance No. 9;· 40

D

DEDUCTIONS    
  From salaries, Art. VII., sec 12, 22
DIVORCE    
  Prohibited,Art. VII., sec. 17, 22
  Art. IV., sec. 6, 12
    21
DISTRICT JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS    
  See Judicial power-  
DUELLING    
  Prohibited, Art.VII., sec. 5, 21
  Oath, Art. VII., sec. 1, 20
DEBT    
  War, void, Ordinance No. 2, 33
  See also Ordinance No. 15, 46

E

EDUCATION    
  Art. X., 28
ELECTORS    
  Qualifications of, Art. III., sec. 1, 6
  Privileged from arrest, sec. 2, 8
ELECTIONS    
  How, when and where held, Art. III., sec. 6, 7
  For Senators and Representatives, sec. 27 9
  See also sec. 32, 10
ENTAILMENTS    
  Prohibited, Art. I., sec. 18, 5
EMOLUMENTS    
  Public, Art. I,. sec. 2, 3 3
EXECUTIVE    
  See Governor,  
ELECTION OF STATE OFFICERS    
  Ordinance No. 3, 34
34 See also Ordinance, No. 16, 47

E

EDUCATION    
  Art. X., 28
ELECTORS    
  Qualifications of, Art. III., sec. 1, 6
  Privileged from arrest, sec. 2, 8
ELECTIONS    
  How, when and where held, Art. III., sec. 6, 7
  For Senators and Representatives, sec. 27 9
  See also sec. 32, 10
ENTAILMENTS    
  Prohibited, Art. I., sec. 18, 5
EMOLUMENTS    
  Public, Art. I,. sec. 2, 3 3
EXECUTIVE    
  See Governor,  
ELECTION OF STATE OFFICERS    
  Ordinance No. 3, 34
  See also Ordinance, No. 16, 47

F

FRANCHISES    
  Compensation for deprivation of certain Art.V II., sec. 31 24
FREED:MEN~    
  Art. VIII., sec. 1, 2, 27
FRONTIER    
  Ordinances 7 and 8, 39

G

GOVERNOR    
  Powers of, Art. III., sec. 14, 7
  " " " IV., " 10, 11, 13
  " " " v., " 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16
  " " " v., " 11, 17
  " " " "V., " sec. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 18-19
    20
  May call out militia, when, Art VI., sec. 19 15
  How elected; Art. V., sec. 2, 15
  Returns, how made, Art. V., sec. 3, 16
  Contested election, Art. V., sec. 3, 16
  Term of office, eligibility, qualification of, 16
  when inaugurated, Art. V. sec. 4, 16
  Compensation of, Art. V, sec. 5, 16
  Veto power conferred, Art. V., sec. 17, 18
  May appoint N otaries Public, Art. V., sec. 19, 19
  See also sec. 20 19
  Shall not hold other office, sec. 22, 19
GRIEVANCES Petition for redress of, Art. I., sec. 19, 5

H

HABEAS CORPUS    
  Privilege of, Art. I, sec. 10, 4
  See also Art. I, 9, 4

I

IMPEACHMENT    
  Art. IX, sec. I, 2, 3, 4, 5, 27-28
Issues OF PAPER    
  To circulate as money, prohibited, Art. VII, sec. 8, 21
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT    
  Art. VII, 36, 24-25
INSTRUCTION< PUBLIC    
  Superintendent of, Art. X,  sec. 10,, 30
IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT    
  Prohibited, Art. 1, sec. 15, See also, sec. 16, seq., 5

J

JURISDICTION    
  0f Courts, · See Judicial power,  
  Of Legislature, See Legislature,  
  Of Executive, See Governor,  
JURY, TRIAL BY    
  Art. 1 sec. 8,, 4
  Art. IV, sec. 20, 15
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE    
  See Judicial power, Justices' Court,  
JUDGES    
  Supreme, District and County, See Judicial power,  
JUDICIAL DISTRICTS    
  Ordinance No. 17, 47
JUDGMENTS    
  Ordinance No. 28, 52
JUDICIAL PowER    
  How vested, Art. IV, sec. 1, 10
  Supreme Court  
  Of whom composed, how elected, &c., Sec. 2, 11
  Jurisdiction anu powers of, sec. 3, 4, 11
  " " sec. 9, 12
  Clerks of, sec. 4, 11
  Vacancy in, sec. 10, 13
  Removal of Justices of, sec. 11, 13
  Disqualification of Judges, sec. 12, 13
  District Courts  
  Judges of how and. when elected, term of office, compensation, &c., sec. 5 11-12
  Jurisdiction and powers of,  sec. 6, 7, 9, 12
  Clerks of, sec. 7, 12
  Vacancy in, sec. 10, 13
  Removal of Judges, sec. 11, 13
  Disqualification of, sec. 12, 13
  Attorney General  
  Vacancy in office of, sec. 10, 13
  how elected, duties, term, compensation, sec. 13, 14
  Impeachment of, Art. IX, sec. 2, 27
  District Attorneys-  
  Vacancy in office of, sec. 10, 13
  How elected, terms of office, compensation, sec. 14, 14
  County Courts  
  How established, Judge of, how elected, term, compensation, &c., Art. IV, sec. 15, 14
  Jurisdiction of, sessions regulated, Attorney, for, term, duties and. compensation, sec. 16, 14
  Clerks of, sec. 18, 15
  Police Courts  
  How established, &c., sec. 17, 14-15
  Justices' Courts 15
  How established, &c., sec. 19, 15
  County Officers  
  Who, and how chosen, sec. 19, 15
  Trial by Jury, sec. 20, 15
  “ “ “Art. 1, sec. 8, 4

L

LEGISLATURE    
  Vacancies in, Art. III, sec. 14, 7
  Members of, privilege from arrest., sec. 15 - 8 7
  Secret Sessions prohibited, 8
  Powers of each House, sec. 16, 8
  Adjournment of, 8
  Bills in, sec. 19, 20, 21, 8
  Compensation of members, sec. 22, 8
  " " sec. 31, 10
  Members ineligible to other office, sec. 23, 8
  Who are ineligible to, sec. 24, 25, 26 9
  " '' Art. VII,.sec. 13, 22
  Census, to be provided for, sec. 28, 9
  Apportionment by, sec. 29, 30, 31, 10
  Courts may be established by, Art. IV, sec. 1, 11
  Bills, orders, &c., Art. V. sec. 17, 18, 18-19 18-19
  Militia, to provide for organizing,. Art. VI, sec. 1, 20
  Oath of mem hers, Art. VII, sec. 1, 20
  Shall provide compensation for officers, &c., sec. 7, -' 21 21
  See, also, sec. 23, 23
  Issue of paper prohibited, sec. 8, 21
  Deductions from salaries, sec. 12, 22 22
  Change of venue, sec. 14, 22
  Arbitration, sec. 15, 22
  Revision of laws, sec. 16, 2222
  Divorce, sec. 17, 22
  Homestead, sec. 22, 23
  Power to levy taxes, sec. 27 23
  23" " sec. 39, 26
  " " Art. X, sec. 7, 29
  Property exemption, sec. 28, 24
  Private corporations, sec. 31, 32, 24
  State indebtedness, sec. 33, 24
  New counties, sec. 34, 24
  Internal improvements, sec. 36, 24-25
  Amending Constitution, sec. 37, 26
  Duties of in relation to Africans, Art. VIII, sec. 12, 27
  Removal from office, Art. IX, sec. 6, 28
  Provide for Schools, Art X, sec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 28-29-30
LAW-    
  Ex post facto, retroactive, or im. ob. con, Art. 1, sec. 14, 5
  Cannot be Le suspended, Art. I, sec. 20, 5
  To be revised, Art. VII, sec. 16, 22
  (See Legislature.)  
  Certain repealed, Ordinance .No. 11, sec. 12, 41
LIBELS-    
  Prosecutions for, Art. 1, sec. 6, 4

M

MILITIA-    
  Art. VI, sec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 20
MONOPOLIES-    
  Prohibited, Ar t., I, sec. 18, 5
MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL-    
  Art. III. sec. 26, 9
  Exempt from certain service, Art. VI, sec. 4, 20
MILITARY-    
  Subordinate to civil, Art. I, sec. 17, 5
MINES AND MINERALS    
  Art. VII, sec. B9, 26

N

NOTES, TREASURY OFFICERS    
  Prohibited, Art. VII,. sec. 8, 21

O

OFFICERS-    
  See Legislature,  
  See Judicial power,  
  Certain defaulting, Art. III, sec. 25, 9
  Qualifications of, Art. I, sec. 4, 3
  Acts of certain validated, Ordinance No. 11, 41
ONANGE COUNTY-    
  People relieved, Ordinance No. 27, 51

P

POLITICAL POWER-    
  Where, Art. I, Sec. 1 3
PROSECUTIONS    
  Art. I, Sec. 8 4
  See, also Sec. 6 4
PERPETUITIES-    
- Prohibited, Art. I, Sec. 18 5
PRIMOGENITURE-    
  Prohibited, Art. I, Sec. 18 5
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION-    
  See Education.  
PRESS    
   Liberty of, Art. I, Sec. 5, 6 4
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT-    
  Appointees of, Ord. No. 11, Sec. 2 41

R

RIGHTS-    
  Of citizen, See bill of rights 3
REPRESENTATIVES    
  See Legislature.  
RAILROADS-    
  Art. VII, Sec. 36 24
  See, also, Ord. No. 29 52

S

SUPREME COURT-    
  See Judicial power.  
SENATORS-    
  See Legislature.  
STATE TREASURER-    
  Art.V, Sec. 23, 19
“ “ COMPTROLLER-    
  Art. V, Sec. 23, 19
SOLDIERS-    
  Quartering of, Art. VII, Sec. 35, 24
STATE-    
  Division of, Ordinance No. 13, 45
  May guarantee Railroad bonds, Art. VII, Sec. 26, 24
SEAT OF GOVERNMENT    
  Art. III, Sec. 33, 10
SECESSION-    
  Declared null, Ordinance no. 1, 33
SCHOOL FUND-    
  Secured, Ordinance No. 12, 45
STASTICS, COMMISSIONER OF-    
  Ordinance No. 14, 46
SCHEDULE    
  Of Constitution stricken out, Ordinance 26, 51

T

TAXATION    
  Art. VII, Sec. 27, 23
  “” 39, 26
  “" X, “” 7, 29
  See Ordinance No. 5, also No. 37, 36-37
TREASURY WARRANTS, &c.-    
  Prohibited, Art. VII, Sec. 8, 21
TREASON    
  Defined, Art. VII, Sec. 2, 20

U

UNIVERSITY FUND-    
  Secured, Ordinance No. 12, 45

W

WARRANTS, TREASURY-    
  Prohibited, Art. VII, Sec. 8, 21
  See Ordinance No. 1.5, 46
WAR DEBT-    
  Void, 0rdinance No. 2, 33