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SOUTH CAR.L IN A
wit, ii PAdPLE -F1 TIIM sTATC Or SOUTH CA11o.
LINAg By oUt DELEPATIC IN CONVENTION
,tF.",DO OROBA1N AND HSTABIs.- iltis cTdit
. TUTION Vol TIOM UoVEANMENT VF TIIE SAID
.' ,- '4ARTICLE I.
SEctioN t.4Whoj,gIslative authority of this
State shall be vested In-a General Assembly,
which shall conalst of a - Senate pnd a House
SECTION 2. The Ijouse of 4 apresentatives
shall be composed of. Menbers ichusen bf bal
lot, every second year, by the citizens of this
State, qualified as in this Con*sitution. Is pro.
SETos 3. Each Judicial District In 'thii
State shall 'ciotittite One Election Diatrict, ex.
copt Charlesten District, which shall bbr divi.
Ied Into two Eilection Dthtripts.nhc conlsisting
of the late Parishes of St. Phillip and St.
Michiael, I) be designatcd' to Eleitimn Dis.
triCt of Charleston ; tletli C hitNhtin6 afiIIl
that i rt of the .udicial District, which iq
with It tht e litits of said Parishes, to bw known
I40 tle "tItion District if Ilerkeloy.
SECTION 1. The boundaries br the severni Ju
dicial and Election Districts shall rernain as
they are now established.
SECTION 5.. The House of Represetttstives
shall consist of one hundred and twenty four
liembers, to be apporlitined atnong the several
Eloction Districts of the State, arcording to
the nuin')er of* white. inhilitants contained in
each, and theamount of all taxes raised by the
Generld Assembly. whether direct or indirect,
or of whatever snecies paid itn each, deducting
thereirom all taxes paid on accopnt of proper.
ty held in any other District, and addinjr
thereto all tales elsewnere paid on accotnt of
propetq elId in ltuch District. An enninera
tion or tte white tihabitaxts, for this purposo,
was marde i . tie year one thiosand civht,hun--,
dr.ed ani tifty- iiine-, ani phall le iade ip tih
course of'every tenthi year. hit r-after, in ich.
inantner its shiall be. by Iiwv, directed ; and
Representatives shall e vbe- to the diff--r-,
nt Districts in the anbove-nentionc,l propor.
hot, by Acr of tho General Aseinbly at the
sessi6n iminediatt-ly Fit-ccel lin- (very tnljutn
ratton : Provided, ftiat utifil Ite mtt pr tion
inent, whi h shall be mat1d upon the next enu
mneration, gihatll take effe'et, (lhe repre-entationl
of the several Electiou Districts, as herein con
stituted, shalltontinue as aisignedi at the lIst
apportionment, each District which has been
heretofdrp divided into sinaller Districts,
known asParishes,having the argregale glum
ber of Represenjatives which tho Parishes
heretofore embraced within its limits have had
since that apportionment, tlte Representative
to which tle Parish of A ll Saints has ti-o
herctofilre en'itled, being,durinx this interval,
assined to florry Election Difitrict.
SecTioN 6, If the enumeration hrein direct.
edl shall not be made in the courie of thle year
a ppinteid for the pIlitpose, it aill be tile ILt y
of iih Govern'or to have it eif-ieclte us soon,
1ttereafter :a hail be paetie.tbv.
SEc-toN 7 In amwglinir itepresetltatii-es to
tl several DitriItfs, t i G.ral Assenli1y
shall allow one' liepresontativte for every sixty.
se,ond part of the wholiq- ntor f witeli in.
hiabiltits inl thke State, anld one Ilepresentativ.o
alio. for every sixty seebnd l)#r ol'the whole
taxes raiaed by lth Go,teral Assembly. ''here
shall te further allowed cinio lIepre.sentative
tr such fractions of the sixt-secnd part or
the white inhabitants, and of the sixty-second
p.art f-fthe taxes, as when added together for n
a uit. &
SEcto,48. All taxes upon property, rcal or
person)al, shall be Laid U601n tlhe actual value of
the property taxed, as the same shall he ascer.
tained by tlia twissoemient nip or tho pr-.
pose of ktyng Sirt tax. In tte, firet nppor
tiolntient which shall bw tmade under tie (,,ion
rtitution, 'ft ainount of taXes bhal lie iet itim
fed front theaveraLti of the two years next pro.
celir-g such apportionileft ; but in t v'4 sub
srqueiit-t iplporti t'nent, ftom Il i average of
the ten year then iiext jirecedling.
EcTps 9. It, in t1w :pporinitr.I of Rep
re%; ntiv ; I h Elrvmio District shall ap
par inot to be contit Ivd, I rolOitS poptlation) and
)-. taxes,.to a lIepresemativ-e u h l'ikiotio
District shall nievertlhelest send ona Rnpreven
tative; and, it there he still a deiciency of tho
numtler of Representatives 'ritired by see.
tiont fifth, such deficiency shall be supplied by
assigning Representatives to those Election
Districts having the largest eurplus fractions,
whther thost fractions consist of a combirms.
tion of'population 'and taxes, or of.poptilation
or taxes separately, until the viurb of ole
hundred and twenty.four Members be made
up - Provided, hotorver. Thqt not more that%
twelve Repro-sentvtivto sha!l !q any apportion
geant, be assinttd to an yuitn ectiont l.Distriot.
, Sectis It. Nit a pportion .m 6tf Sc p'resent
tativet shiall' he conastroed to t'ke eMion y.
mtifnir.y~ntil tIle genteral electiotn wich shafl
scceedi sucLh aipportionmenldt,
.EnTioit II. TIhte Senate shall be c toeed of
o1( netember frotm each Islectiont DietrJt excepJ
tbo Eiii't ion iutui t of Chiarlestoq1 wi hi
shall be allowed two Senators.
SF.croN 12. U pon the mIeetinl or the first
General Assemnbly, whicth shall he chosen on
de opoiin of this Qanalti'mieO, thle
Senattors sltall be devided, by lot, into two,
classes; the seats of the Senttlors of 4ho one
class to be vated at tho expiratlotn of four
years ; snd the1ihmber of these classssttall
be sgo proportIoned that one halt ear the -whble
number of Senators miay, as ttearly as b,ossi.
bIe cottnue to be choegn thereafter every seq
.sIA'e-toNs 13. No person shall be, eligtble to,
or lake or rets,n, a scatin the Hiouse of Repre
sentatives, ogioss hieisa free "hito mht, who
-hath attaIned 'tte'ao <f-twetg.'one ynrb,
hath beeti a citizen anid a residet of"this 8Jte
three years next preceditng tle riay of eleeWon,
and hatij been fog' the~ htjt six mon'ths of thtis
time, agnd .shl contttinu.,a residen ttof the Dis.,
trict whic'h he is to~ '-cresent.
SEcTItoN 14, 06 pelsun stail lie eligiblo to,
ottake or refltj,.a seat nt the S'enati,, unless
he is a' free whlife map; who batht ataied; the
age of thtirty.years, htath beIen a~ cItizen ua
resident of this State five ye rs next prerdintg
ihe.day of,.eletion,-and hatjroen, for the last
six montha of this tlwe,.n dtli continuo to
lao, a resident pf the District which ile1 to rep.
.*Sfort6s l. ESena'tors.a p#M' n>era of the
Houe'otpeesent'atly ihall se chosep a( a
nteral ee o otth rd -.edoneday In
*~ttbr idtt pts at yeaa *' an on the sante
- seatd,ca ther.efler, inquch
~~ddfar.sur tviim uf ofilc, aq are'
.sfi d ectedi, 'liysa I.speet on the
fo 4th aud I4 vgjnb , at
' ouy; .hal b~~tt of
i rurrnaef t thidsof,b ~ Wnches
allies ofw,Ar b tairouediubr1er,h alt ,,
* dar~ (Itn to teet hr V of'nseie#hish'
for he tlme' eg, mray, by roegaailnn;
meting, '' e - --
* zc'row 158 ''he f4r'm's of dime of'th'dSlwb
togs land: Representative., choesn,aV,. gi,dra
select:lon, shaslI begIn on blonday rfolowitag
Sa 1Q1 17 EachHush .al judglaothi
el tons,.returno akd qhalif is of ilts
iembers ; and a majority of each House shall
constitute a quorumv to do business; but a
smaller number mag adjourn from d4y to ddi;i
and may be author,zed to com pel the attend
atice of Absent Alelberq, in such mauner,- and
under iuch penalties, 'as may be provided by
S:c-ro*'IS. CTIOM H) liouAc shall choose its own
t1cert, determine its rules of proceeding,
punish its blei&bars for disorderly behavior,
and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel
a blember, but not a second time for the aine
SECTIoN 19. Each House may punish, by in.
prisonment, during itasitting. any person not
a Member, who sball be guilty of diarespect to
the House by any disorderly or contomptuoum
tehavlor in its presece; or who, duringthe
time of its -ittiqg. shall threaten harm to body
or estate of any benber for anything said or
dond'in either House. or who shall assault any
of them therefor, or who shall assault or arrest
any witness or other person ordered to attend
tie llouse, in his going thereto, or returning
therefrom, or who shall rescue any person ar
rested by order of the House.
fEcrioN4 20. rho Members of both Houses
shall be protected in their persons and estates
dut ind their attendance on, golnir to nnd re
turning. am, tlac General Assembly, and ten
lays previjlus to the sitting, and tenl days af.
ter the w1jouririoet thereof. But these privi.
lces shalt not he nxtended so as to protect any
Lember who, shall Le charged with treason,
felony. or breach of ihe peace.
SEcTioN 21. Hills for raising a revenue shall
originiate inl the House of Represenfattves, but
may be altei'ed. aniended or rejected by the
Senato , and all other bilt may originate it
either House, and may be amended, altered or
rejected by the other.
SECTION 22. Every Act or Resolution having
the force of law shall relate to hut one subject,
and that shall be ex6re-sed in the title.
Sec-toN 23. No bili shall have the force of
law uttil it shall have been read three times,
and on three apvvral clays, in each House, has
had the seal of the State,affixed pit, qnl%lips
been signed in the Senate House by the Preal.
dent of the Senate a nd ,the Speaker' of the.
liowse of .Reprenentratit9.
SEcTro, 24. No m'ney shall be drawn nut,
of tie Public, Treasury but by the legislative
authority of thc State.
StriwN 25. In all elections by time General
A,eemoly, or either lHouse thereof, the mmi -
be-ur shall vote 1-vita Lpce,"m and theirvoica thus
viven, shllbe entered upon the journals of the
hIouse to which they respectively belong.
SEcTIoN 211 Thb -members of the General
Aseinbly. whoishall meet under this Constitu.
tion. shall he entitled to ret-eiveput of the Pub
lic Treasury, for their expensi during their
attendalice on. going to and returning from,
the General Assembly,'five dollars for each
days attendance, nnd tventy cents for every
mile ot the ordinary route or travel betireen
tihe residepce of the Member and the capital or
othIr pl.ice ofsitting of the General'Assembly,
both ging and returning ; and the same may
be increased or diominished by law. i(Crcumo
stances ,shall require ; but no alteration shall.
he niaade to take effect during the existencaof
the Generpl Assembly which .shall make such
Sri %- :27 Neither House, durinir the sea
tiont ef the Gen'bral Agsenbly, shall, without
til cota of the other. adjourn (or more
thantilgroc days, nor to 1iv othrr. place than
that in, which theAdse'ny shall be at the tin)e
SEcIoN2A.' No poesn shall be eligible to a
seat in theGeneral Alsenibly whilst he holus
any ofice o' prolit or trult under this State,
the United States of Antefica, or any of then,
or under aly other power, except officers in
the militia, army or. navy of this State, Magia.
trates or Justices of Infertor Courts, while such
Joistices receive no* salaries;, nor shall any
contractor of the. army or navy of this State.
theUnited Sta t& of America, or any of them,
or the agen ts of sur contractor, be eligible to
a seat in eithe, House. And It any Memhcr
of all rcept erexerciso anyof thesaid diskuali
fymig ofl%es, he shall vAcate his vat. . ,.
SFcToMr 29. If ally Election -Disitict shall
neglect to choose a member o? members on the
day 6f election,' or if army person ej1osen' a
moirnbter of either ll:use shal refuise ta quali.
fy amid take his seat, or shall resign, c1e, do.
part tho State, accept amny disquialfying office,
or becbme otherwise disqualfied to .hid his
seat, a writ ofpelection shall b- issued t.y .th
Pre7sident of the Senate ort Spelker of othe
Hfouse opr epresentativei, as the case may be,
for the plepose-of filling the vacency thereby
occasioned, for tbe remainder of the terin for
which tho, person so .rclusing to qualify, re.
signing, dying, departing the State, or becom
ing disgualified, was elected to serveo or the
defAiulting -Election District ought t6 have
chosen a member or rpembere.
SECTIdN 30. And whereas. thq ministers of
the Gospel are, by their .profession, tdedicated
to the service-or Gott anth'te orp of souls,
and I, not he 'diverted frWmn the great du
tioe, lunciomns,, therefore, ui iminister
ofth or ,nblic preacher of any re.
ii ion, whilst he continues in the
c o is pastsaral funejions. shall be
eligible to the office of' Governer, Lieutenant
Oveor, or -'to a seet In the Senate or the
hlouse of Riepresentatives.
- Ec'riN . The Executive authority of this
Stat e shall be vested In a Chief Ma glestae, who
shall be styled, 'rho Governor of' the State of
SucTioN 2. ThiOovernor shill be elected by
the slk-cmoms duly 'jualified to vote for rmerbers
bf tlie Hotise of II iresentatlves. and shall 'haol
his office fur four year., and until his succes.
sur.,sell be chosen.andi qualified ; but .the
sampe pErs On shall not be Gosernor for two
NEc'r30Nt 3. operson shall ho elIgible to the
office o, Governor, utnless heo bath attstned the
age of thirty yeard', mAnd hath been a citiseni
apti resident ,of,liis State foe .the ten years
next, prededing- d rilay of election. A nd no
person shall bold the office of Governor, and
any <.ther offneqtlomnmssion, civil or rmil Ita.
r*, (exceit in miia.tt) under this State or the
United States,or any of them,or any other
pwrat one and the same tirpq.
'S5*o' mo 'liieturns of eyery dIe ftlon of
of Eectlo* iel r#ptv a~blc andr
tranag ittedr b~ spesenger chee1 by them,
to the s4at of GoVe'timent, directed to the
,ecretqyjStt 1whg shal ell er iem to
at the next qn ig sesalon oT hf pe
se'mblyn, ~dr thedfirs t we 'Wi
slob Thb9ppake shill ofn ansE. bi
in ther presmnoe of hoth .1 ouses ot he General
Assembly. The- pieon-havig the allet
number of votes, shall he Governor,' gffiftwo
or more shall he equal sad highdWebA,
the Genseal A ssemnbly 44hj during the seine
session, in the )iouedof iepfdntativs, choose
14AISfoff.irpe visa woe,. Contested ele
i e. ove rnor shall be <Wi ermined by the
(qn.a bmlyhi et44i manieahalI be
posse s iid M y..
ernor, 8all eaq h1W 1Pwtuiithe.
Bi OT LIUnannan Q2e,siiI.-as..
as Pr#l1int of the Senate. sball have no yote,
unlen thie Hada obequally dividsd. , i i , I
SacTtoN 7. The Senate shall choese a Presi.
dent pro tempore o act In the absench ol the
Lieutenant-Governor, 4ir when he shall exer.
cise the office of Governor.
SECTIONt 8. A member of the Senate, or of
the House of Representatives, being chosen and
acting as Covornor or Lieutenant-Governor
shall, thereu pn, vacate his seat, and another
pet son shall elected in his stead.
SEgION 9. In case of the.impeachment of
the Governor or his removal from oflice, death,
resignation, disqualification, disabilityor re
m11oval fron the State,the Lieutenant. Governor
shall succeed - to his otice, and in case of the
impeachthent of the Lieutenart Governor or
his removal from oice, death. resignation, d!..
qualification, disability or removal from the
State, the President pro tmpre of the Senate
shall succeed to his ofice ; and when the omice
of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and
President pro tempere of the Senate shall be
come vacant in the recess of the Senate ; the
Secretary of State, for the time being, shall,
by proclainatlon,s. convene the Senate, that a
President pro iemport may be chosen toexer
clue the ofice of Governor for the unexpired
SECTION 10. The Governor shall be Com.
mander-in-. Chief of the Arm? and Navy Af.
tWis State and of the militia, except when they
shall be called into the actual service of the
SEcTION 11. He shall have power to grant
reprieves and pardons after conviction, (except
in cases of impeachnent,) in such manner, on
such terms and under such restrictions as he
shall think proper, and be shall have powet to
remit ines and fbrfeltures, unless Otherwise
directed by law. It shall be his dply to report'
to the General Assdibly at the next regular
session thereafter all pardons granted by him.
with a full statement of each case and the rea.
sona moving him theurunto.
UCTIoN 12. He shall take caie that tMe
laws.be failhfully executed in mercy. -
StOrIoN 13. TheGovernor and Lieutenant
X ernor shall, at stoted times, receive for their
a iicea a compensation which shall be neither
*tsreased nor dimInishad'during the period
for which they shall have been elect
ScoT 14. All officers in the Executive
Department, when required by the Governor,
shall give hminformation in writing upon any
subject relating to tht duties of their respec t
tive offices. . 6
SctIow 15. The Governorshall, trom time
to time, give to the General- Assembly infor
uration of the condition of StIe State, and re.
commend to their consideration such measures
as he shall judge necessary. or expedient.
Suciox 16. He may, on extraordinary oc
cabions, convene the General Assembly,and
should either House remain without a quorum
for thr6e duys, or In case of disagreement be
tween the two Houses; with respect to the time
of adjournment. may adjourn them to such
timc-as he shall think proper, not 'b6yond the
fourth Monday of November then next ensu.
SncteoN 17. He shall commission an oM.
cefe of the State.
. SoTioN IS. It sball be the duty of the
Managers oi Elecilons of this State.-at the Oret
geteraj elections under this Constitution, and
at each alternate general election thereafter,
to hold un ele.tlon for Governor and Lieuten
SnoTox 19. The Governor and the Lie6ten.
ant-Governor before entering upon th detice
of their respective ofces. shall. 'it the presence
of the General Assembly, take Ils bath
otoffice precribed In this Constitution.
SacToe 20 The Governor sball reide.
dbring the sitting of the General Assembly, at
the place where its session may be helif ; and
the General Assembly- may by law, require
him to reside at the Va pftol of the State.
SECtIon 21. Every Bill which shall bhave
passed the General Assembly, shall, before it
become a law, be presented to the Governor ,
if he approve, he shall sign it ;' but if not, he
shall rettrrn it, with his objections. to that
Ilouse in which it shall have originated, who
shall enter the objections at large on their jdiir
nal; and proceed to reconsider It. It after suh
reconsideration, a majority of the whole ippre.
sentation of that House shall agree to pas If
Bill, it shall be sent, together with the objec
tions,Wtothiie'ther House, by which it asnail
likewtme be reconsidered, and If approved by a
majority of the whole - representation of thmsp
other House, itshall beanme a law. But in all
such cases the votes of both Houses shall be'
determine;d by yeas and nays, and the names
of the persons vdting for and againat the Bill
shall beentered on the journal of each Hbude.
respectively. If any Bil[ hall not be returned
by the Governor within two days (Sundays
excepted) after it shall have been grsesd to
him, the same shall be a law In ie manner
as If he had signed it. And. that time may al
waya be allowed the Governor to consider
Hills passed by the General Assembly, neIther
House shall read any BiII on the last day o f its
seesion, e xcept socn BIlls as have been
returned by the Governor as hereIn provl
A RrICf,E III.
.Sac-rione I. The judiclal power shall be vest
ed in such SuperIor and Inferior Courts- of
Law and Equity as the General Assembly
shall, from fine to time, direct and establieh.
The .Judges of the- Suporior cour ts shall be
elected by the Genteral 4ssembly, shall -hold
snoar offRces during good behavIor, a nd- stal.,
at stated times, receive a compensation for
their services. uthieh shall neither be Increas
ed nor diminIshed during their continqantie
in offceg h ut they "sall- receive noe tee or
perquisees of.offie, not hold any ether oS66e
ei pront or trust under tile SIt% the -Ufnited
Slates or AmerIca, or any of thers, or any
other power. The General Assumbly sball, s
soon as possible. estabish for each Dlii In
the State an inferior Court or Cots, 'obe
styled "The Dieh'int Oourt,"the Judre whe teof
shall be resident in the District while in -offce,
shall be elected by the General Assembly bor
four years, and shell be re-eligilble, iwhich
Court,shall have jurisdliItle of altlclyl capses
whereIn onie or lb of lts paflies arb v.tresp
of colo ofal crimleel cased whlerbin t6e
acea person ef enlor, and thse Gelieral
A see . empowered to -eatead lfesjuris
dict the satd Court -tio' other Iastt
e rIgnadsijih$ all nlotIs.fbr
r al je~.4 det'ent. esad euch
b ay be submitted to bhem,
ote pIaoes for stoon aseting as Io~ir
ion mepsm At.
be. "The S'of oat W'ls* ~ ro.
estaionah 0ri .a lif ts aAd
byteauthority orte 8tte offooth Cefo,
nity oflbs~ A I
In alloIetesto ist bAepeof
this Stats,e ay r besf~j Lr
ed tla e of twen.ty-oneyeta
pauper, a.notlscomtnieSioned -
Wma sidIav ar.ma m.. *..i
-"11 ti n' rim 'tirmriarr
ri of'tWa b e idaats. klffi.ei'i,
ror tha t,o Years nexk weeding the day qf
for tho sale pqro~ eroil'rant,frorg 9"~opq#
who has ecl red- hIs' into ion to becomes
citisen of the United States, ac4o6dins to thh
Constitutign and Laws of the UnItedStates.
Ile shall have resided in this Statffor at least
two year* tt't proceditq the dAy 9f election.
and, for the last six monthq of1bat.time, in the
Disirici n w ic bhe 9l6re to vpte, .provsded,
That hGeneral Aseembly may. by
rquirita registry of' voters, or other ouitaep
ble legislation, fguasd' againit f&auds in olec-.
tions, and usurpations or the.jight-ol'Suffrage.
may impose disqu.llficatioi to vote s a pun
Ishment for crina,and may prescribe ad.
ditional quaifications for voters in municipal
All pesons, who shall be eleqted or oppomted
to bny office of profit or tAist, betbre etering
on the execotion thereof, shall take (besides
special oaths. not repugnant to this Consti
tution,'#r6scrINM by thAGenerl: Aeeinbly.)
1I do swear (or affirm) tat I &m duly qualls
ed. according to the Constitution of this
State, .to exercise the office to which 3 have
been appointed, and that I will. to the best.of
my ability, discharge the dutie theroof and
preseve, protect and defend the Constitution
of this State. and that of the United Sbates So
help me God."
Sao-rion 1. The House of Repr4pentatlve
shall'bave the solo power of impe#chn , buj
no impeachment shall be madet 'unle withb
the concurrence of two,-thirds of the Hobs of
Iao on 9. All impeachments shell be tried
by t6omt ate. When sitting for that puriose
thetSenatorg shal I be on eth or affirmation.
and no person shal" be convicted withdt
the concurrence of two-thirds if the mesbers
present. .. ,
Soo 3. The Governor. &ieutenant-Go;.
ernortand all P10, officers'.. shAl be liaOle to
impeadiliment Vi'r high crini~es; and miedernea
nore. for anyisbehavior in dflce. for co0rup
tion in procal%#' office.ot for any*ct-which
shall degrade their official pharacter. But
judlgment in such case shall not extend furth
er than to removal fcoi ofMce, and di*qualift
cation to hold ay o ce of honor, trust.
or p,fit under this Stat . The pprty convic.
ed sha nevertheless, be liable to indictment,
trial, jrg,cnt and punishment according to
. 8acirtor 4.. All civil bficers. whoge authork
ly is littlted ato a single Judicial Dliorict.'a
qiqgle Election Dltrici. or pmrk of eith rihall
be appointe'd. hold their office, be remoied
from office ad, in addition .to liability to im
neachment, maZ he punished Tor ofMcial mim..
condect, iu soch manner as.the General As
Pemb previous to their appointaient,. may
, TIcTmo C , Ifany civil o ier thall be.
ome disabled fQ.om, didoharginir the duties of
'his fcb. by reason 6f ant. permanent bodily
or mtentl Ihprntit , his,ome may be declared
tQ be vacant, by je nt redilution..airced to by
Iwo-thirds'oi the whole'repretentati9n in each'
House of tho -General Asserpbly: Protdded,
That such re4olhition pball oonisin'the grOlunds
for the Ftpsid 1e1ho"U hefbre 'It shell
past 'e Iker -floinse, a bf it shall be
serftd on toe officer,'and a Earing be allowed
Szoto' J, Thp Treasurer aqd the'Secretary
oftate shall be elected by jhe Gsneral 4ssrm
6ly.ld the House of Reproseptatives, shall hold
their offices for fbpr years and shall not be
etirible for the next succeeding term,
S26'Ttox 2. A ll other officers shall be ap'ioint
ed, as they hithertb have been, untilotherwise
directed ly Iiw but the name pegoon shall not
hold the office of sheriff ftwkwo conecutive
tefrms. . '. onseutiv
Saerovs AIl commissions,sball be in the
net and y the autbority of %he diate ol8outh
Caroliam. .e sealed wit* thI seal of theState,
and be signed by the Gove"nor.
All lawo forbe'in- this State# at'the adop
tionof this Constitutioin, and 'not repugnant
ereto..iliall so coii1inue,untU altered orre
peale,t by the Genral Assembly, except where
they are temporary,. in which case Soey sball
expire sit,lie tihes respectivelv limifed "for
hir dbration, if nor continued7y Act Oftbe
enllral Aoseily -
* ARTICLE L. . .
IsoTo z' Alt po wai Is' orifihally 'nteeled
the peop * nd all free If(overnmehts are
founded hqir put'brity, and a#.instituted
fpr their Oince, Pafet anti h ppikso
S.cTroagt. N(o personl shalbeak, or-im
priened.. or disggised of 'ts- dhold, libere
tics or privileg5"''''""'''wdQ exiled''r''"
any tatnder deprived ,pf ifie life, libirty tt
proporty..hut by due irocess of laW-s hor shall
any bil fl9tta tnder,exa .fatf law,' or the
law impair n the oblIgtion,a olepntracta,
ever he pass dythe Geniera l:Aasemhaly.
BaOTioN 8. T ifr eball geubogdlnate
to the civil pwer,
8zton . The privileg'eofthp writ.of
eorpub'aball not be suspenided. ubl9b 'etryi
case of rpbellion or invasion. the ftbic safety
equire it. ..
.Smoviow 5. Exeessive bill shall not be're
quired, nor exd.ssiye fines .itaoe4, nor cruel
MaciTow Th.Gnea Asssm~j h9
grantsay eof noilia r he ry i4. .
, wnhio,y t'e tnt offcs, -the abpoint
ment to which shall be for any louger tme
than during good beba . -g e
Scon7. The triAl b'jury, as heretQpre
used in this State.and th liberty of the pres.,
shati be lipeer' inviolably pseberved. But the>
(lenerui Assetnbly 'sbaihliave power'to deter
mihe the numbef.of, peracuds wllo shall een.
sttuts the jury in the Inforiar orDi
8Sapas8. The free 4xercI~ and enjoymst
dcrm loat or r reo e,.llbealoe
with n'this Stat.e, ; a14&Arw a
That te'libedty 6.1 d Wed het6delge
wIth the peace an es f tJ~tate
ties.and e tes ofbo n
cietids gnd- 010' oeter jiee, airai
Tte4~o ins es ot .
involuntary ay ee asu5~V
duly coavioi '*riuetbihed i
u1Aatt tW8La y,'It
id . . undred dis*
tha aeaa S .
IZ'all uch class'e*CpqAous,b 'asfro'm disaJ
bitity or'othrwise,ougt4t;1jt th judgmenm o6
the leneral Assemby, to I,e SOZgpteh
* ARTiLE -i
Saofox,1 The bhusin4'o'f ti,e . as
shall be conducea y one-T rer, wo a
hold his ofMce and .de at the s htGovera
mnent. -d .t
EScn9p 2. 'fbeBSecti yj pf Slate sball holdi
his offce pc reside a m beat. of Goveri
meat, 4 .
AR CLE XII. .
Ia 0 A.fd ve"iijidofl.hefpeoiesll
be called. uIles by h concurr'qnCe %tfw0 -,
thirds of.tbe h 01alfsIeacHous,
ot, the.General Asle.hply. - ..
SnTo211 NopaPt ofthi Conoitutioni stialt
boaltered. plessa bill to ter the same shall
have e read,- on three evernil day-1. in, the
Hope of iep r0ent'ti"ds. and on three seve
ral days In the Senate,'an4 agree,i to. at the
second and thiod readings, by two-thirds of
the whole repr en'tation Lu ea,h House of the
General AssemT7 ; neither shall any altera- -
tion, take effect, Untilthe bil:. so agreed to,.-.
sell be published for three months previous to -
a ne eletion for members of the House of'
RepreenatetivA; anti, f the dlteration propos- -
Ind by the preceding aneral- Assembly. shalli
be agred to, bv-the new -General Assembly, .
in thelr irst velsson, ,j the concurience ot'
two-thIrde oIthe whol Vpresentation in each
Llouse, after e qame s .Naliave been read oki
three sireral days ia each, then and not oth..
erwise, the sainesball'behome a part of sba
DoenC6Qventlon.at 0Wumb1a',k the State.
of South Carolina, the twonty-eefenth day
9f September. irr the year o(our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.
D. L. )VARDLAW-,
President of the Conv'etion
Attests JoHN T. S04X,C1erk of theCon
Government of the United States.
PresidentL-Andrew Johnson, of Tennes
Secretry of -State-W. R. Sewad, of
'e8retary of 'ar-Edwin M. Stanton, o
Post tMaster General---Willian Dennlson,
Secretary 9f the NavyG tideon welles, ,f*
Secretary of the interior-.jame Harlan,
Secretary of the "reasury--Hugh McCul
, Attorney General-James 8*ded, of Ke-.
President of the Senate-Latayot.t 1.
Poster, of Connetlo"it.
Speaker of the fouse--sehuyler Colfax,,
Salmon C. Chase, Oib,* Chjef Justiee.
1. Jame M. Wayne, Georgia.
2. Samujl Nelson, New York. .
8. Roberl'C. Grier, Petsylvanla.
4. Nathan Clifford. Maine.
6. Noah H. Swayne..Ohig.
. Daniel Davis, Illinois.
S7. Sam4e'Miller, Iowa.'
8. Samuel F. Field, Californa.
Wingfield Scott, Virginia.
Ulysses S.. Qran, 'it O61.
Aijutant General Lorenzo Thomas, Del&.
SJudge Advocate Gehera1, Joseph Hl,.
I Qartermssler Generat, Monigotpery C.
Meige, of Peopsylynniaf.
The 5JaIiy Exprgesse'
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