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tion shall hold their office for the full term thereof, commencing at the expiration of the term of the county and precinct officers then in office, or the date of their qualification. WHY CONSTITUTION FRAMED.
Sec. 23. This convention does hereby declare on behalf of the people of the territory of Wyoming, that this constitution has been prepared and submitted to the people of the territory of Wyoming for their adoption or rejection, with no purpose of setting up or organizing a state government until such time as the congress of the United States shall enact a law for the admission of the territory of Wyoming as a state under its provisions.
The following article shall be irrevocable without the consent of the United States and the people of this state: STATE PART OF UNITED STATES.
Section 1. The state of Wyoming is an inseparable part of the Federal Union and the constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.
Sec. 2. Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no inhabitant of this state shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship. PUBLIC LANDS-OWNERSHIP OF DISCLAIMED. TAXATION OF NON
Sec. 3. The people inhabiting this state do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries thereof, and to all lands lying within said limits owned or held by any Indian or Indian tribes, and that until the title thereto shall have been extinguished by the United States, the same shall be and remain subject to the disposition of the United States and that said Indian lands shall remain under the absolute jurisdiction and control of the congress of the United States; that the lands belonging to citizens of the United States residing without this state shall never be taxed at a higher rate than the lands belonging to residents of this state; that no taxes shall be imposed by this state on lands or property therein, belonging to, or which may hereafter be purchased by the United States, or reserved for its use. But nothing in this article shall preclude this state from taxing as other lands are taxed, any lands owned or held by any Indian who has severed his tribal relations, and has obtained from the United States or from any person, a title thereto, by patent or other grant, save and except such lands as have been or may be granted to any Indian or Indians under any acts of congress containing a provision exempting the lands thus granted from taxation, which last mentioned lands shall be exempt from taxation so long, and to such an extent, as is, or may be provided in the act of congress granting the same. TERRITORIAL LIABILITIES ASSUMED.
Sec. 4. All debts and liabilities of the territory of Wyoming shall be assumed and paid by this state.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS-PROVISION FOR.
Sec. 5. The legislature shall make laws for the establishment and maintenance of systems of public schools which shall be open to all the children of the state and free from sectarian control.
Done in open convention, at the City of Cheyenne, in the territory of Wyoming, this 30th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.
MELVILLE C. BROWN, Attested:
President. JOHN K. JEFFREY,
Secretary GEO. W. BAXTER,
H. G. NICKERSON, A. C. CAMPBELL,
A. L. SUTHERLAND, J. A. CA SEBEER,
W.E. CHAPLIN, C. D. CLARK,
JONATHAN JONES, HENRY A. COFFEEN,
JOHN L. RUSSELL, ASBURY B. CONAWAY,
GEO. W. FOX, HENRY S. ELLIOTT,
FRANK M. FOOTE, MORTIMER N. GRANT,
CHAS. H. BURRITT, HENRY G. HAY,
CHAS. N. POTTER, FREDERICK H. HARVEY,
D. A. PRESTON, MARK HOPKINS,
JOHN A. RINER, JOHN W. HOYT,
GEO. C. SMITH, WM. C. IRVINE,
H. E. TESCHEMACHER, JAMES A. JOHNSTON,
C. L. VAGNER, JESSE KNIGHT,
THOS. R. REID, ELLIOTT S. N. MORGAN,
ROBT. C. BUTLER, EDWARD J. MORRIS,
C. W. BURDICK, JOHN M. McCANDLISH,
DE FOREST RICHARDS, HERMAN F. MENOUGH,
MEYER FRANK, CALEB P. ORGAN,
M. C. BARROW, LOUIS J. PALMER,
RICHARD H. SCOTT, C. W. HOLDEN,
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