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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.

ORDINANCES.

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

RESIDENTS-RESTRICTION.

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.

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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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ACTION.

Right of for injury in mines.

For damages by corporation—No limit upon liability ACCEPTANCE.

Of constitution by corporations .

Of constitution by railroads AIIENS.

Property rights of . AMENDMENT.

Of constitution—How accomplished

Of constitution-How voted for . APPEALS.

From courts of arbitration.

District courts .

Justice courts
APPROPRIATIONS.

For religious purposes prohibited
How made.
Time limit upon introduction of bill for

What prohibited .
ARBITRATION. See Courts-Boards.

Provision for .

Provision for ARREST.

Electors privileged from—When .

Legislators privileged from-When . ASSEMBLE.

Right of people to .
ASSOCIATIONS. See Municipal Associations.
AUDITOR OF STATE.

Elected—When .
Qualifications .
Salary

Term of office .
BAIL.

Right to .
Shall not be excessive .

When not allowed-Capital offenses .
BILLS. See Procedure under Legislative Department.
BOARDS.

Arbitration-Provision for

Provision for ...
Canvassing board of elections—(See Elections.)
Charities and reform-Supervision over what .
Land commissioners—School lands

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State lands.

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BOARDS. Continued.

Of control-Creation of .

Decisions subject to review .

President of-State Engineer is .
State board of equalization-Creation of .

Duty of ...
BONDS.

As evidence of public debt—What necessary to make .
City bonded indebtedness—Limited to four per cent .
County bonded indebtedness-Limited to four per cent .

State to sue upon .
BOUNDARIES.

Of state .
BRIBERY.

Of or by governor .
Of legislators, defined
Offers to bribe, defined
Shall be defined by legislature.

Witnesses—Who may be-Consequences of testimony
CANVASSING BOARDS FOR ELECTIONS. See Elections
CENSUS.

Provision for taking .
CERTIFICATE OF INDEBTEDNESS.

Limitations and restrictions .
CHARITABLE AND PENAL INSTITUTIONS.

Provision for .
Supervision of-Board for .

Territorial, pass to state .
CITIES AND TOWNS. See Municipal Corporations.
CIVIL POWER.

Superior to military.
COMMON CARRIERS.

Who are

Who are
CONSTITUTION.

Acceptance of by corporations
Acceptance of by railroads .
New-How to be adopted .
Preamble to.
Submitted--How
Takes effect-When .
Takes effect-When .

United States is supreme law
CONTESTED ELECTIONS. See Elections.
CONTRACTS.

Labor-Restrictions upon

Void-What are
CONVENTIONS.

Constitutional-Provision for
CONVICTS.

Cannot vote.
CORPORATIONS. See Municipal Corporations, Railroads, Telegraph Lines.

Charters forfeited—When .
Damages by—No limit as to liability

Foreign-Must accept constitution .

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CORPORATIONS. Continued.

Limited to cne kind of business
Regulation of, provided for .
State control of .

State control of .
COUNTY GOVERNMENT.
'Officers—Provision for .

Deputies provided for
Salaries of .

Who are officers.
COUNTY ORGANIZATION.

County seats—Change of .
Division of oldLimitations upon
Existing remain such .

New-How created .
COURTS.
Arbitration-Provision for

Provision for

Appeal from decision of . Created and enumerated . Commissioners—Provision for

Duties and powers of .

Qualifications
Open to all
Seals of
Transfer from territorial to state .
District courts—Appeals from

Clerks of
Jurisdiction—General
Jurisdiction-Probate

Terms of ..
Justice courts-Appeals from

Jurisdiction

Provision for
Probate court-Merged in district court.
Supreme court-Clerk of-Appointed how-Term of

District judge may sit—When .
How constituted ..
Jurisdiction of--Appellate

Original .
Quorum-What constitutes

Terms of
CREDIT.

Granting of by state, county or municipality is prohibited . CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.

Bail_Right of .....

Exception to right .

Shall not be excessive
Criminal code shall be humane .
Fines shall not be excessive .
Habeas corpus-Suspension of right .
Indictment.
Process-Style of
Prosecutions conclude—How

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