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Constitutions of Texas 1824-1876

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AFRICANS

See Art. VIII., sec. 1, 2 - page 27

" " III., sec. 1 - page 6

" " X., sec. 7 - page 29

AMENDMENTS

To Constitution, how made, Art. VII., sec. 37, 38 - page 26

See Ordinance No. 4 - page 35

APPORTIONMENT

III., sec. 29, 30, 31 - page 10

APPROPRIATION

No money to be drawn from Treasury except under, Art. VIII., sec. 8 - page 21

See also sec 33, same Art. - page 24

From School Fund, Art. X., sec. 5 - page 29

Of lands, Art. X., sec. 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 - pages 30-31

See Ordinances No. 18, 19, p. 48, and. 20, 21, 22 - pages 49, 50 and 23, 24, 25

ARBITRATION

Art. VII, sec. 15 - page 22

ARMS

Right of citizens to bear, Art. I, sec. 13 - page 5

ASYLUMS

Art. VII., sec. 10 - page 22

Art. X., sec. 9 - page 30

ATTAINDER

Art. I, sec. 14 - page 5

ATTORNEY GENERAL

See Judicial power-Attorney General.

ATTORNEY, DISTRICT

See Judicial power- District Attorneys.

ATTORNEY, COUNTY

See Judicial power-County Courts.

 

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BILLS

See Legislature.

Of Attainder, Art. I. sec. 14 - page 4

BAIL

All prisoners; bailable, Art. I, sec. 9 - page 4

Excessive, sec. 11 - page 4

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COURTS

Established by Legislature, Art. IV., sec. 1 - page 11

See Judicial power

CENSUS

To be provided for, Art. III. sec. 28 - page 9

CHANGE OF VENUE

VII., sec. 14 - page 22

CORPORATIONS, PRIVATE

Art. VII, sec. 31, 32 - page 24

See Ordinance No. 10 - page 41

CERTIFICATES FOR LAND

Art. XI., sec. 1 - page 31

CONTRACTS

Not to be impaired, Art. I, sec. 14 - page 5

CONSCIENCE

Art. 1, sec. 14 - page 5

COMPTROLLER

Art. V., sec. 23 - page 23

CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

I., sec. 8 - page 1

CONSTITUTION

Defined, Ordinance No. 9 - page 40

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DEDUCTIONS

From salaries, Art. VII., sec 12 - page 22

DIVORCE

Prohibited,Art. VII., sec. 17 - page 22

Art. IV., sec. 6 - page 12

DISTRICT JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS

See Judicial powers

DUELLING

Prohibited, Art.VII., sec. 5 - page 21

Oath, Art. VII., sec. 1 - page 20

DEBT

War, void, Ordinance No. 2 - page 33

See also Ordinance No. 15 - page 46

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EDUCATION

Art. X. - page 28

ELECTORS

Qualifications of, Art. III., sec. 1 - page 6

Privileged from arrest, sec. 2 - page 8

ELECTIONS

How, when and where held, Art. III., sec. 6 - page 7

For Senators and Representatives, sec. 27 - page 9

See also sec. 32 - page 10

ENTAILMENTS

Prohibited, Art. I., sec. 18 - page 5

EMOLUMENTS

Public, Art. I. sec. 2, 3 - page 3

EXECUTIVE

See Governor

ELECTION OF STATE OFFICERS

Ordinance No. 3 - page 34

See also Ordinance, No. 16 - page 47

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FRANCHISES

Compensation for deprivation of certain Art.V II., sec. 31 - page 24

FREEDMEN

Art. VIII., sec. 1, 2 - page 27

FRONTIER

Ordinances 7 and 8 - page 39

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GOVERNOR

Powers of, Art. III., sec. 14 - page 7

" " " IV., " 10, 11 - page 13

" " " v., " 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - page 16

" " " v., " 11 - page 17

" " " "V., " sec. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 - pages 18-19

May call out militia, when, Art VI., sec. 19 - page 20

How elected; Art. V., sec. 2 - page 15

Returns, how made, Art. V., sec. 3 - page 16

Contested election, Art. V., sec. 3 - page 16

Term of office, eligibility, qualification of - page 16

when inaugurated, Art. V. sec. 4 - page 16

Compensation of, Art. V, sec. 5 - page 16

Veto power conferred, Art. V., sec. 17 - page 18

May appoint Notaries Public, Art. V., sec. 19 - page 19

See also sec. 20 - page 19

Shall not hold other office, sec. 22 - page 19

GRIEVANCES

Petition for redress of, Art. I., sec. 19 - page 5

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HABEAS CORPUS

Privilege of, Art. I, sec. 10 - page 4

See also Art. I, 9 - page 4

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IMPEACHMENT

Art. IX, sec. I, 2, 3, 4, 5 - pages 27-28

Issues OF PAPER

To circulate as money, prohibited, Art. VII, sec. 8 - page 21

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT

Art. VII, 36 - pages 24-25

INSTRUCTION, PUBLIC

Superintendent of, Art. X, sec. 10 - page 30

IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT

Prohibited, Art. 1, sec. 15, See also, sec. 16, seq. - page 5

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JURISDICTION

Of Courts, See Judicial power,

Of Legislature, See Legislature,

Of Executive, See Governor,

JURY, TRIAL BY

Art. 1 sec. 8 - page 4

Art. IV, sec. 20 - page 15

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

See Judicial power, Justices' Court,

JUDGES

Supreme, District and County, See Judicial power,

JUDICIAL DISTRICTS

Ordinance No. 17 - page 47

JUDGMENTS

Ordinance No. 28 - page 52

JUDICIAL POWER

How vested, Art. IV, sec. 1 - page 10

Supreme Court -

Of whom composed, how elected, &c., Sec. 2 - page 11

Jurisdiction anu powers of, sec. 3, 4 - page 11

" " sec. 9 - page 12

Clerks of, sec. 4 - page 11

Vacancy in, sec. 10 - page 13

Removal of Justices of, sec. 11 - page 13

Disqualification of Judges, sec. 12 - page 13

District Courts -

Judges of how and. when elected, term of office, compensation, &c., sec. 5 - pages 11-12

Jurisdiction and powers of, sec. 6, 7, 9 - page 12

Clerks of, sec. 7 - page 12

Vacancy in, sec. 10 - page 13

Removal of Judges, sec. 11 - page 13

Disqualification of, sec. 12 - page 13

Attorney General -

Vacancy in office of, sec. 10 - page 13

how elected, duties, term, compensation, sec. 13 - page 14

Impeachment of, Art. IX, sec. 2 - page 27

District Attorneys -

Vacancy in office of, sec. 10 - page 13

How elected, terms of office, compensation, sec. 14 - page 14

County Courts -

How established, Judge of, how elected, term, compensation, &c., Art. IV, sec. 15 - page 14

Jurisdiction of, sessions regulated, Attorney, for, term, duties and. compensation, sec. 16 - page 14

Clerks of, sec. 18 - page 15

Police Courts -

How established, &c., sec. 17 - pages 14-15

Justices' Courts -

How established, &c., sec. 19 - page 15

County Officers -

Who, and how chosen, sec. 19 - page 15

Trial by Jury, sec. 20 - page 15

“ “ “Art. 1, sec. 8 - page 4

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LEGISLATURE

Vacancies in, Art. III, sec. 14 - page 7

Members of, privilege from arrest., sec. 15 - 8 - page 7

Secret Sessions prohibited - page 8

Powers of each House, sec. 16 - page 8

Adjournment of - page 8

Bills in, sec. 19, 20, 21 - page 8

Compensation of members, sec. 22 - page 8

" " sec. 31 - page 10

Members ineligible to other office, sec. 23 - page 8

Who are ineligible to, sec. 24, 25, 26 - page 9

" '' Art. VII,.sec. 13 - page 22

Census, to be provided for, sec. 28 - page 9

Apportionment by, sec. 29, 30, 31 - page 10

Courts may be established by, Art. IV, sec. 1 - page 11

Bills, orders, &c., Art. V. sec. 17, 18 - pages 18-19

Militia, to provide for organizing,. Art. VI, sec. 1, - page 20

Oath of mem hers, Art. VII, sec. 1 - page 20

Shall provide compensation for officers, &c., sec. 7 - page 21

See, also, sec. 23 - page 23

Issue of paper prohibited, sec. 8 - page 21

Deductions from salaries, sec. 12 - page 22

Change of venue, sec. 14 - page 22

Arbitration, sec. 15 - page 22

Revision of laws, sec. 16 - page 22

Divorce, sec. 17 - page 22

Homestead, sec. 22 - page 23

Power to levy taxes, sec. 27 - page 23

" " sec. 39 - page 26

" " Art. X, sec. 7 - page 29

Property exemption, sec. 28 - page 24

Private corporations, sec. 31, 32 - page 24

State indebtedness, sec. 33 - page 24

New counties, sec. 34 - page 24

Internal improvements, sec. 36 - pages 24-25

Amending Constitution, sec. 37 - page 26

Duties of in relation to Africans, Art. VIII, sec. 12 - page 27

Removal from office, Art. IX, sec. 6 - page 28

Provide for Schools, Art X, sec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - pages 28-29-30

LAW-

Ex post facto, retroactive, or im. ob. con, Art. 1, sec. 14 - page 5

Cannot be Le suspended, Art. I, sec. 20 - page 5

To be revised, Art. VII, sec. 16 - page 22

(See Legislature.)

Certain repealed, Ordinance .No. 11, sec. 12 - page 41

LIBELS-

Prosecutions for, Art. 1, sec. 6 - page 4

 

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MILITIA-

Art. VI, sec. 1, 2, 3, 4 - page 20

MONOPOLIES-

Prohibited, Ar t., I, sec. 18 - page 5

MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL-

Art. III. sec. 26 - page 9

Exempt from certain service, Art. VI, sec. 4 - page 20

MILITARY-

Subordinate to civil, Art. I, sec. 17 - page 5

MINES AND MINERALS

Art. VII, sec. B9 - page 26

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NOTES, TREASURY OFFICERS

Prohibited, Art. VII,. sec. 8 - page 21

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OFFICERS-

See Legislature,

See Judicial power,

Certain defaulting, Art. III, sec. 25 - page 9

Qualifications of, Art. I, sec. 4 - page 3

Acts of certain validated, Ordinance No. 11 - page 41

ORANGE COUNTY-

People relieved, Ordinance No. 27 - page 51

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POLITICAL POWER-

Where, Art. I, Sec. 1 - page 3

PROSECUTIONS

Art. I, Sec. 8 - page 4

See, also Sec. 6 - page 4

PERPETUITIES-

Prohibited, Art. I, Sec. 18 - page 5

PRIMOGENITURE-

Prohibited, Art. I, Sec. 18 - page 5

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION-

See Education.

PRESS

Liberty of, Art. I, Sec. 5, 6 - page 4

PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT-

Appointees of, Ord. No. 11, Sec. 2 - page 41

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RIGHTS-

Of citizen, See bill of rights - page 3

REPRESENTATIVES

See Legislature.

RAILROADS-

Art. VII, Sec. 36 - page 24

See, also, Ord. No. 29 - page 52

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SUPREME COURT-

See Judicial power.

SENATORS-

See Legislature.

STATE TREASURER-

Art.V, Sec. 23 - page 19

“ “ COMPTROLLER-

Art. V, Sec. 23 - page 19

SOLDIERS-

Quartering of, Art. VII, Sec. 35 - page 24

STATE-

Division of, Ordinance No. 13 - page 45

May guarantee Railroad bonds, Art. VII, Sec. 26 - page 24

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT

Art. III, Sec. 33 - page 10

SECESSION-

Declared null, Ordinance no. 1 - page 33

SCHOOL FUND-

Secured, Ordinance No. 12 - page 45

STASTICS, COMMISSIONER OF-

Ordinance No. 14 - page 46

SCHEDULE

Of Constitution stricken out, Ordinance 26 - page 51

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TAXATION

Art. VII, Sec. 27 - page 23

“” 39 - page 26

“" X, “” 7 - page 29

See Ordinance No. 5, also No. 37 - pages 36-37

TREASURY WARRANTS, &c.-

Prohibited, Art. VII, Sec. 8 - page 21

TREASON

Defined, Art. VII, Sec. 2 - page 20

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UNIVERSITY FUND-

Secured, Ordinance No. 12 - page 45

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WARRANTS, TREASURY-

Prohibited, Art. VII, Sec. 8 - page 21

See Ordinance No. 1.5 - page 46

WAR DEBT-

Void, Ordinance No. 2 - page 33