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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.
ADOPTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION HELD AT
NOVEMBER 5, 1912.
Prepared for Publication, in English
SANTA FE, N. M
ERRATA. Page 20-Sec. 5; first line, transpose words "with and" to
read "and with”. Page 21-Sec. 6; fourth line, the word "case" should be
"cases''. Page 24-Sec. 13; in the last line of the page, after the word
"courts", insert the words "and tribunals in their res
pective districts". Page 25—first line of the page, same Sec. 13, after the word
"courts", strike out the words and tribunals in their
respective districts”. Page 35-Sec. IO; in the seventh line, "herein' should read
"thereon”. Page 37-ARTICLE XI, Sec. 2; fifth line, for" should read
, ; ' "four". Page 41-Sec. 10; in the fourteenth line, "distance" should
read "distances". Page 44-Sec. 4; in the third line, "schools” should read
'school”. Page 47—sixth line fron top of page, Sec, 12, "wich” should
read "which". Page 47-ARTICLE XIII: Sec. 1, fourth line, "declare'
should read "declared”. Page 55-Sec, 20; fourth line, strike out the semi-colon. Page 62--Sec. 17; third line, "ression' should read "ses- .
sion". Page 63-in the paragraph of Sec. 18, last line of said para
graph "State” shuuld read "States”.
We, the people of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty, in order to secure the advantages of a state government, do ordain and establish this constitution.
NAME AND BOUNDARIES.
The name of this state is New Mexico, and its boundaries are as follows:
Beginning at the point where the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude intersects the one hundred and third meridian west from Greenwich; thence along said one hundred and third meridian to the thirty second parallel of north latitude; thence along said thirty-second parallel to the Rio Grande, also known as the Rio Bravo del Norte, as it existed on the ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty; thence, following the main channel of said river, as it existed on the ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, to the parallel of thirty-one degrees forty seven minutes north latitude; thence west one hundred miles to a point; thence south to the parallel of thirty-one degrees twenty minutes north latitude; thence along said parallel of thirty-one degrees twenty minutes, to the thirty-second meridian of longitude west from Washington; thence along said thirty-second meridian to the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude; thence along said thirty-seventh parallel to the point of beginning.
BILL OF RIGHTS.
Section 1. The State of New Mexico is an inseparable part of the Federal Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Sec. 2. All political power is vested in and derived from the people;all government of right originates with the people, is founded upon their will and is instituted solely for their good.