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CONSTITUTION OF 1850.

CONSTITUTION OF 1867.

tatives; the county of Berrien to one cola, and the territory that may be representative; the county of Midland; representative; the county of Calhoun to attached, one representative; the coun- with the territory thereto attached, one one representative; the county of ty of Sanilac, and the territory that representative; the counties of Alpena Jackson to one representative; the may be attached, one representative; and Iosco, and the territory thereto county of Cass to two representatives; the counties of Midland and Arenac, attached, one representative; the counthe county of Oakland to six represen- with the territory that may be attached, ties of Menominee and Delta, one reptatives; the county of Macomb to three one representative; the county of resentative; the counties of Mason and representatives; the county of Lenawee Montcalm, with the territory that may Manistee, and the territory thereto to four représentatives; the county of be attached thereto, one representa- attached, one representative; the counKalamazoo, and the unorganized coun- tive; and the counties of Newaygo and ties of Grand Traverse, Benzio and ties of Allegan and Barry, to two rep- Oceana, with the territory that may be Antrim, and the territory thereto resentatives; the county of Branch to attached thereto, one representative. attached, one representative; and the one representative; the county of Hills- Each county having a ratio of repre- counties of Leelanaw and Manitou, one dale to one representative; the county sentation, and a fraction over, equal to representative. .. . of Lapeer to one representative; the a moiety of said ratio, shall be entitled county of Saginaw, and the unorgan- to two representatives, and so on above ized counties of Genesee and Shiawas- that number, giving one additional see, to one representative; the county member for each additional ratio. of Michilimackinac to one representative; the county of Chippewa to one representative; and the unorganized counties of Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton, to one representative.

And for the election of Senators, the State shall be divided into five districts, and the apportionment shall be as follows: The county of Wayne shall comprise the first district, and elect three senators; the counties of Monroe and Lenawee shall compose the second district, and elect three senators; the

Joseph, Cass, Berrien, Kalamazoo and
Calhoun shall compose the third dis-
trict, and elect three senators; the
counties of Washtenaw and Jackson
shall compose the fourth district, and
elect three senators; and the counties
of Oakland, Lapeer, Saginaw, Macomb,
St. Clair, Michilimackinac and Chip-
pewa shall compose the fifth district,
and elect four senators.

Sec. 23. The cases pending and un-
disposed of in the late court of chan-
cery, at the time of the adoption of
this Constitution, shall continue to be
heard and determined by the judges
of the Supreme Court. But tho Leg-
islature shall, at its session in one
thousand eight hnndred and fifty-one,
provide by law for the transfer of said
causes that may remain undisposed of
on the first day of January, one thous-
and eight hundred and fifty-two, to
the Supreme or circuit court, estab-
lished by this Constitution, or require
that the same may be heard and de-
termined by the circuit judges.
1 Sec. 24. The term of office of the
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
shall commence on the first day of
January next after their election.

Sec. 25. The territory described in
the article entitled “Upper Peninsula,"
shall be attached to and constitute a
part of the third circuit for the election
of a regent of the University..
1. Sec. 26. The Legislature shall have

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authority after the expiration of the
term of office of the district judge
first elected for the Upper Peninsu-
la, to abolish said office of district
judge and district attorney, or either
of them.

Sec. 27. The Legislature shall, at its
session of one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-one, apportion the Represen-
tatives among the several counties and
districts, and divide the State into
Senate dstricts, pursuant to the pro.
visions of this Constitution.

Sec. 28. The term of office of all
State and county officers, of the circuit
judges, members of the board of edu-
cation and members of the Legislature,
shall begin on the first day of January
next succeding their election. I

Sec. 29. The State, exclusive of the [See Schedule, Sec. 20.]
Upper Peninsula, shall be divided into
eight judicial circuits, and the counties
of Monroe, Lenaweo and Hillsdale,
shall constitute the first circuit; the
counties of Branch, St. Joseph, Cass
and Berrien, shall constitute the sec-
ond circuit; the county of Wayne shall
constitute the third circuit; the coun-
ties of Washtenaw, Jackson and Ing-
ham, shall constitute the fourth circuit;
the counties of Calhoun, Kalamazoo,
Allegan, Eaton and Van Buren, shall
constitute the fifth circuit; [the] coun-
ties of St. Clair, Macomb, Oakland and
Sanilac, shall constitute the sixth cir-
cuit; the counties of Lapeer, Genesee,
Saginaw, Shiawassee, Livingston, Tus-
cola and Midland, shall constitute the
seventh circuit; and the counties of
Barry, Kent, Ottawa, Ionia, Clinton
and Montcalm, shall constitute the
eighth circuit.

Sec. 30. At the next general election, At the election when this Constitu-
and at the same time when the votes tion shall be submitted to the electors
of the electors shall be taken for the of this State for adoption or rejection,
adoption or rejection of this Constitu- there shall also be separately submitted
tion, an additional amendment to sec- to such electors the two following
tion one, of Article II, in the words propositions:
following:

.

First. Sec. 8. The Legislature shall
"Every colored male inhabitant pos- meet on the first Wednesday of Janua-
sessing the qualifications required by ry, in the year one thousand eight
the first section of the second article of hundred and sixty-nine, and on the
the Constitution, shall have the rights first Wednesday of January of each
and privileges of an elector,"

year thereafter, but at no other time,
Shall be separately submitted to the except as provided in this Constitution.
electors of this State for their adoption The time of meeting shall be at eleven
or rejection, in form following, to-wit: o'clock in the forenoon, and the time
A separate ballot may be given by every of final adjournment shall be at twelve
person having the right to vote for the o'clock noon.
revised Constitution, to be deposited in Second. Sec. 8. The Legislature shall
a separate box. Upon the ballots given meet on the first Wednesday of Jan-
for the adoption of the said separate uary, in the year one thousand eight
amendment, shall be written or printed, hundred and sixty-nine, and on the
or partly written and partly printed, first Wednesday of January of every
the words, “Equal suffrage to colored second year thereafter, but at no other
persons— Yes;" and upon all ballots time, except as provided in this con-
given against the adoption of the said stitution. The time of meeting shall
separate amendment, in like manner, be at eleven o'clock in the forenoon,

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the words, “Equal suffrage to colored and the time of final adjournment
persons--No." And on such ballots shall be at twelve o'clock noon.
shall be written or printed, or partly A separate ballot upon either propo-
written and partly printed, the words, sition may be given by any elector,
“ Constitution: Suffrage," in such which shall be deposited in a ballot-
manner that such words shall appear box provided for that purpose.
on the outer side of such ballot when On the ballots in favor of the adop-
folded. If, at said election, a majority tion of the above proposition No. 1,
of all the votes given for or against shall be the words, “ Annual Sessions
the said separate amendment shall -Yes;" and upon the ballots in favor
contain the words, “Equal suffrage to of the above proposition No. 2, shall
colored persons-Yes," then there be the words, “Biennial Sessions
shall be inserted in the first section of Yes;” and upon the head or outside of
the article, between the words “tribe" all said ballots shall be the words,
and "s shall,” these words: :6 and every " Annual or Biennial Sessions,” placed
colored male inhabitant," anything in in such a manner that the same shall
the Constitution to the contrary not be visible when the ballot is folded. ::
withstanding

If upon the canvass of such ballots cast at such election, a majority thereof shall be found to contain the words, “ Annual Sessions-Yes," then said proposition No. 1 shall become and stand ás section eight, of Article V, of this Constitution, if the same is adopted; but if a majority of such ballots shall contain the words, “ Biennial Sessions-Yes," then the above proposition No. 2 shall become and stand as section eight, of Article V, of this Constitution, if the same is adopted.

At the election, at the same time when the votes of the electors shall be taken for the adoption or rejection of

this Constitution, an additional sec1. tion of Article V, numbered thirty

four, in the words following:

Sec. 34. “The Legislature shall not pass any act authorizing the grant of license for the sale of ardent spirits or | intoxicating liquors, but shall by law prohibit the sale of the same as a beverage;"

Shall be separately submitted to the electors of this State for their adoption or rejection in form following, to wit: · A separate ballot may be given by every person having the right to vote for the revised Constitution, to be deposited in a separate box.

Upon the ballots given for said separate section shall be written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, the words " Prohibition-Yes," * and upon the ballots given against the adoption of the said section, in like manner, the words “Prohibition-No."

If at said election a majority of the votes for and against said section shall contain the words “ Prohibition-Yes;" then there shall be inserted in the article entitled “Legislative Department," the said additional section, to be numbered as section thirty-four in said article.

[See Schedule, Sec. 12.] for judicial purposes, if not otherwise Done in Convention, at the Capitol of CHARLES M. CROSWELL, represented, shall be considered as the State, this fifteenth day of August,

President of the Convention.

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forming part of such county, so far as in the year of our Lord one thousand ..: regards elections for the purpose of eight hundred and fifty, and of the representation in the Legislature. Independence of the United States the JOHN BIDDLE, President. seventy-fifth.

D. GOODWIN, President.

AN AOT
To provide for the Revision of the Constitution of the State of Michigan.

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2. SECTION 1. The People of the State of sued, in all respects as are now provided the convention, and countersigned by

Michigan enact, That at the general by law for election of county officers; the president, and the Treasurer of the election to be held on the first Monday and in case several counties compose State shall pay such certificates out of of April, in the year of our Lord one one representative district, the returns any moneys in the treasury not other-.. thousand eight hundred and sixty- shall be made and canvassed, the re- wise appropriated. And the conven- .. · seven, the qualified electors of the sev- sults declared, and certificates of elec- vention may furnish its members with

eral counties of this State shall elect as tion issued, the same as in case of an such books, papers and stationery as many persons delegates as each county election for representative.

are now allowed by the constitution to has representatives in the State Legis- Sec. 4. The delegates so chosen shall the members of the Legislature. And lature; and in case several counties assemble at the Capitol, in the city of it shall be the duty of all State officers .compose one representative district, Lansing, on the third Wednesday of to furnish the convention with such saïd district shall be entitled to one May, in the year of our Lord one thou- papers, books and documents in their delegate. The delegates so elected sand eight hundred and sixty-seven, possession as the convention shall orshall be qualified electors of the State, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and der for the use of its members during and shall constitute a convention for the it shall be the duty the Secretary of the session. The contractor for the revision of the constitution of this State. State to attend at the opening session State printing shall perform the print- • Sec. 2. The Secretary of State, and of the convention, with a list of the ing required to be done by the conventhe sheriffs of the several counties, and names of the delegates elect, and he tion, in such manner and at such times the township clerks of the several shall administer the oath of office to as it shall direct. The proceedings of towns, and the city clerks of the several the members of the convention. They the convention shall be filed in the ofcities of this. State, are hereby required shall be the judges of their own privi- fice of the Secretary of State, and the to give notice of said election, similar leges and elections, and shall, by ballot, revision of the constitution, as agreed : to that now provided by law to be elect one of their number to serve as to by the convention, signed by the given for an election of members to the president, and may appoint such sec- president and the secretary, shall be Legislature.

retaries, reporters, sergeants-at-arms, recorded in his office. The said reSec. 3. The names of the candidates firemen and messengers as their con- vision shall be submitted by the con-. for delegates shall be written or print-venience may require. The delegates vention to the people, for adoption or ed, or partly written and partly printed, shall receive four dollars for each day's rejection, at such time and in such on the ballot with the name of the can- actual attendance, and for each day's manner as said convention may direct. didate for Justice of the Supreme absence on account of sickness, and Sec. 5. All willful and corrupt false Court. The boards of election of the ten cents for each mile actually travel- swearing, in taking any of the oaths several townships, and the inspectors ed in going to and returning from the prescribed by this act, or by the laws of election of the several wards and place of meeting, by the usually travel- of this State, made applicable by this cities of this State, shall open the pollsed route; and the secretaries, report act, shall be deemed perjury, and shall of their several townships, wards and sers, sergeants-at-arms, firemen and be punished as is now prescribed by cities, and the elections shall be con- messengers shall receive such compen-law for willful and corrupt perjury. :. ducted, the votes counted, the returns sation as the convention may direct. Sec. 6. This act shall take immediate made and canvassed, the results de- The amount due each person shall be effect. clared, and certificates of election is-certified by, the principal secretary of Approved March 11, 1867.

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