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UNIVERSITY AT CAMBRIDGE, &c.
By whom, and when, was Harvard College founded ?
Have many persons, of great eminence in church and state, received their public education in this institution ?
What tends to the honor of God, the promotion of the christian religion, and the great benefit of the Union ?
By the Constitution what are ratified and confirmed unto the President and Fellows of Harvard College, and their successors forever?
What more than these ? All gifts, grants, &c.
Who are successors to those, who were Overseers of Harvard College, before the present constitution was adopted ?
Who with them constitute the board ?
May the Legislature make alterations in the government of this University?
· ENCOURAGEMENT OF LITERATURE, &c.'
What are necessary for the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people ?
On what do these depend ?
In all future periods of this Commonwealth, what shall it be the duty of Legislatures and Magistrates to do? To cherish the interests
in the towns. - What are they to encourage?
, OATHS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS, &c. &c.
What if a person has been convicted of bribery or corruption in obtaining an election or appointment ? :
In all cases where sums of money are mentioned in this Constitution, how shall the value be computed ?
Is it in the power of the Legislature to increase the qualifications, as to property, of persons to be elected to office ?
In what name shall all commissions be?
In what name shall all writs be, which are issued from the Clerk's office in any of the courts of law ?
Under what seal shall they be ?
What test shall they bear ? and by whom shall they be signed ?
Do the laws, which were used, approved, and practiced on in this state, before the present Constitution was adopted, still remain in full force ?
How shall the benefit of the writ of Habeas Corpus be enjoyed in this Commonwealth ?
May it be suspended by the Legislature ?
In making and passing all acts, statutes, and laws, what shall the enacting style be ?
What shall be done with this form of government? and what shall it be?
To what books shall printed copies of it be prefixed ?
Under what circumstances shall a bill or resolve not become a law ?
Who have authority to erect and constitute city governments in corporated towns ? What may they grant to the inhabitants ? Such powers
at such meetings. How many inhabitants must be in a town, before it can have the privileges of a city government?
What must be done by the inhabitants, before these privileges can be granted to a town ? Who may annul all by-laws made by a city government ?
Who may rote in the election of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Senators and Representatives? Every male citizen
this Commonwealth. Who beside ?
By whom, and in what manner, shall Notaries Public be appointed ?
How many years shall they hold their offices ?
In case the office of Secretary, or Treasurer of this Commonwealth shall become vacant during the recess of the General Court, what shall be done ?
How shall a Commissary General be-nominated, appointed and commissioned ?
How may all commissioned militia officers be removed: from office ?
In the election of Captains and Subalterns of the militia who shall have a right to vote ?
What shall every person, chosen or appointed to any office, do, before he shall enter on the duties of his office ?
What is the language of the oath required ?
Shall any other oath, declaration, or subscription, be: required of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Counsellors, Senators, or Representatives ?
Who shall not at the same time hold the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Counsellor, or have a seat in the Senate or House of Representatives?
What exceptions ?
Who shall not hold their offices, after being elected members of Congress, if they accept that trust?
How shall their acceptance of such trust be deemed ?
May Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas hold any other office under the government of this State ?
Can this Constitution be amended again?
How many years since this Constitution was adopted ? What causes have rendered some parts of it almost useless ? When was the State of Maine separated from this State ?
* Fully to answer a few of these questions, the pupil must have access to books, usually found in libraries of Civilians.
Into how many parts is the Government of Massachusetts divided ?
Who compose the Legislative department ? the Executive ? the Judicial ?
What officers are annually chosen ?
What offices may not be filled by the same persons more than five years in succession ?
What officers hold their offices during good behavior ?
The commissions of what officers become void in seven years from their respective dates ?
Into how many districts for choosing Senators is the State divided ?
How many Colleges are there in this Commonwealth ?
Why is particular provision made for Harvard College, while nothing is said of the other two?
In this State has a Commissary General ever been appointed ?
Is the Constitution easy to be understood ?
What is the meaning of the expression, bail on mean process ? writ of Habeas Corpus ?
Is the government of this State subject to any higher human power ?
Why is it highly important, that the sons of Massachusetts should study the Constitution, as a classic ?