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Wi, T11; lElPloP OF T'HWRTATE OP 8I,UTn CAlo
LINA. BV OUR DKLEATr4 1N CONvNTiou
DIRT, Do ORDAIN AND EATAt.161illt i1t coNeTl
TUTION PUR Tit OUVERNDENT vr THE e,A
SEcrioN 1. The Legislative autholly of thil
State sial be vei;ted in A General Assembly,
whichoshall Cunelet of a Senatt anid a Houso
SECTION 2. Tho House of R"presentiativcs
shall be Vomllposedl or Meibers chosen by bal.
lot. every BeConld year. by the citiz-ins if tiis
state, qoalifled as In this Colltitlution is pio.
"cTioN 3. Each ,ludicial District ill the
AWCSThall COnI-titte 01n0 Eklection DiatriCt, ex.
cept Chatrlcstenl lhet iet, wl-ICI) shall bN divi.
dcd Into (two Election Dist icts.tone conislting
Of the iite l'ariirs of St. Phillip and t~
1ichael, t be deaiatiated tho Ilectilo Dis.
frict ot' Charleston ;he othie ier conlisttinl. of all
that part -of itho Judicial )iti riot, which'i
withut thle hi' osaid Parishei. to be lctwii
a tie E. e"ti )it rict of Ilerkclv.
SFCTIN -. 'lhe boulndariei (or tit severn .o1
dicial a mi Dlec: ii sicts rhall rem-ti at
they are now stablish-cel.
: . The 11.n1em, i4t, opri senttivefl
ehi:l ctni.t Iif .nl humdred ad It wnIIVt fiur
.'%I- mb:'r.. to lie apportioned ari tilaing;I tievveral
F.;Pcti i tsricia or th. tat according to
the thnl:',-r of,; whi;te inili ia Conuniitlld inl
ach1 , 1 tuiil thecanl.2 t Ill Jill taxes raicd by it
(eticral . ,-- b;y. whet r iirect or in:dii let,
(ir ol wlatvvi r aw-cieq pitid its eacl, ditneting
therIllI all taxe,; paid tilln ajccjont of pruptr
Iv bld ill ativ other istrilt, and ailllt
thereto all InXv el-lewhere pai(Id oti acCoulti of
Iroperq ield in fouch Diet# ict. An coutrcia
tio, of the white inh,bita:rt4, r this purpoar,
was tmade i the year ote tltiosanid eialtt hunt
dred and fift y-ptie. ;nd t lili be made itk the
courae o eveiy ienth year thereafter, it such
manner ae shall be. by Iaiv, directetd ; and
Reipreentaitih S hall e aAsi;rneto the Iiffr
etil Diatrieti i hlie abave-inentionl propor.
tion. ly Act of tilt Gcet r.tl Assentbly at the
svdionl illiledi.t'.l y sit-cceedi ig e"very eoile.
r.tion : P'roidd,. ThIlt util tle,- a-:ort lon
Itlent, Wiceh shiall he mm1ril uponl the nlext enil'.
ineratioti. shall take etT'et, the reprewvittatiti
of the a-sveral ileetin I Dia%rivta, 11n. rvi l colt
stiituted. shall coitinue a aftigtid it the lizt
upportiotmiteint. aiI District whicli lia beit
heretifore divide-I into FiaWer Districts.
.nown i a Pariehes, havitir ilte a;rregate ltitl .
tier of lweresenttt whiciih the PariitheA
heretol7re emubracetl wtitin its litmits have hail
siiie ttiat apport)innent, the lipregentative
to which the 'arit-h of .\ ll Sant-i Ihs b tweii
Fiercttil- v l.l'itic<f, I.einiz.durit%;,- 1hine:z:?
a hin-i"-1 Il Nhory Ell-Cltin M)s-trict.
Src-riON i. If the entm-lrtIatiti hercii din ct.
i t shiall ltI he inlae inl ;iv co'irail I life y'iar
.1ppointed For tihl pin-p!le, it sh'-b1he dnty
ip te (overtnor Ii hiRve it s'itit'd ntliwo
therearteas a.il be pWa,ti, abile
Sn:cytril 7 - -, a7go Repre.wil7tuivet tot
thl rever-il 1)itricls., the~ Goe ial Asentbly
shall all,w ine lepri',t.itive.for e,yry sixty.
se,uid part ofi the whiolt tnoir r whit, all
Imbia itts in till' maiiit altid itle Repre'ntwativq
alStv for cvierv sixIN tSeuvrml part Of thek hole
taxi- raiki by th tic erid Asetinlly. Ther
W1,!1 I ' iurlhw-r .ilowed ne Repire.-elt tive
.,r sui titim o4the iixtvil.con part ut
t1w whilte ihi'.llaitiI4, I<l if t e ix I V.st-th6id
p art .I'the 1,axes, aid Whtt addel to"gAll'ur lot tm
a Lunit. e
S r rio - 4. A ll fa x v's u pol n propert ', r l or
in mal, shall lI l. ai I wom th,t- niual vAll-. of
thle prop,rty (lixed, ai (the, stajn! :,;If :), e r.
l-0ed1-ttl ilthe i O,e- mn t IitoleC mrthe p lr
lWioil l' liyp -in Suct tax. Ini fi rut npptr
ti .1 ent wilitcl tlttl lhll mli iadt n thioe Ii (
.l n .t the. :11110mit of r xe h l ae tna
teo ri t I n I iw ai e ale te 1 the Lto yearS it ' Xt pitl.
cedit g a ichi'apportioninenlt ; illi iln r ver iu
4eqeti t ip1pmriol 111ti. fr011r il- aVeriet- Of
(the ten yearl then next prerililstn.
l)strt ts ,iti the alpt rtio nimst of i -
ru en ativos anly . Lt h et;n Ditri t 111ihall p..
tilar 111 to bobentilitid, It xn, itr popolation i 'and
nIA taxetsutoa itlilnte snte ole
DitriCt OhaM n-eertheht 64 i It - prenti
t;t[niVe ai , it th1 rc be stll ao Ieltji r. ie v t hli1iVe
number of R(-rd.lieresnt iF r-qiied Irby t,tite
tiotl fifth, Such det ientiy G ll ispplitil by
av,igninig Repret.itved o th l ,40 Election
Diatrictsl aving tlhe tartLut tua i pls fracliolls,
whether those fractions coitist a inhih al -
tion of popualaftlon titd tax*va, eor of piopulp11ioi
or taxei eit-parately, ntil thle ber VOfte
hundii(fred rd wenit-our -valinbera h- m a11dife
up - Provided, hniwlrrr. That not mitre than
tWeCIlv6 R0pretaiV8 stlM, it aItny atpPortion
menerahe As-n,f ned tcliny l one i oitic ut.
dEo113 rdtvili.iN apoofmett otonepre
Seaivei shall be conteto take lo&t, lin any
casc-s 1 be Tel aentr hxalln copfe tor
oet. meti ember ec Ceon ietr eisse,sexcp
the3 s ElecptionCdsthct oe Chalton ito whiichi
nuallber alowe wSenators.a iil.a oll
bfatc-rioN to b cios'itheeater o er fara
Gen.rera1.N s ernly,nhichsall h;e cenill o,
der ither proviin of s-tia suin the Ios fRpo
.senise. uhalesIoi dev te,b ' t, into. two
cal ats ;tieticae aof th earf t heCtt.Ob yoner
class1t bei vcted art ihoa exirtion of fourtal
tryears ndt n6mer ldof thu.cayu cledItshal
e so proportic oed the a sixhlfo thies whole
nlumer att sealt orluema rasidnfy ths poss.
bvic cantinnoe ~ to epsen teefe. eeys
tsEcTooN 13. No persoin'shill 11e cligible lto,
or take or retaim, a seat in the clise o ito
hentie,ueshis a frco white manat , who hlslliji b
* at be, iie an esdn fthlisc tand
lay oft belentioor ti lath sixhntb f or thisad
tie,i ando hs tont ie tl a residentt teu Di.,
b,aridnoftiDstrict which he1 is to rep.eet
StCTON 15. Snor's min ihallbetibco th,
o ak o Rcrecn,atea nls bhe denatu, at a
hteial relecwite man, hohath at(ilAai y illh
.agoer if tht yes,n har. been Oa itienand
rdent of ethiy Seniv years taatr iprechn
thneryo eto, and forsuh nfo tht laat
hosi mon'tofti ''n,ban shll continue tle
bo're-si ~dt of~ thoDitc, ithitoy rep.
ofSetio t15. uentor und Iewsemerofl the
theocusoRreco fatve:ra obal best chosen ata
generalho reltion itn iho.)hird s itednas)i
Oilcaoer orth oprus yeadr ando-h bamo~
der it everyf ton yearth.t theroter,l hi uc
mann5te and for oor terme of ofsrco, ashae
fohen lIirecnd. They. y shoallstitl onphe
pte tt cocrenicto ii-tid iisieeltihi ofbhrnh
metheg whodrerhentaon,)fles ii tie-0en
auelll s allo contaroun dsorders'shollren,
SETnoN 16 Th er al ince je ofth
clectiuons, returna anid qualificationor its own
Members ; and a majority if each ouse shall
Constlttlt(4oi t qtorsmt to * do businces ; but a
et,alter iumber tnny adjourn from day to day,
filnd In4y be authoir;zet to coin pcl the attend.
ance of atsent Meatis, i snhi inihtter, and
unmic r 1 uclr Ienaities, as may be provided by
I:crtoN 18. Each floutee sha il cloose its own
oflicert., deterinine its rules of pruceeding,
punish its Menmbers for hssorder-y behavior,
ald. with the concurrence of-two-thirds, expel
a i lenbc r, Lot not a secoud te for the same
Scirio. 19. Each Huse mny punish, by im..
prisoniet t, durinl- itesittig any person not
ia leitir, who shall be gtilty of disrespect to
the louse by nt worderlv or contemptuous
behavIor inl its pc.sice; or who, during the
tine tf its oitin h-, iall shreaten hars to4 body
or estae or any Mvitier f,.r anything said or
done ;in ieicr Iltouse. or who shalt assault any
of them thercfor, or who shall assault or arrest
anty witnesi ir other persun ordered .to attend
the Ilouse, In hii going ithereto, or returnitng
therefrvo. cr awho) shall rescue any person ar
r(Fted by iirder lot tie 114)use.
ScrIos 20. The Memibers of both Houses
Phall be protectcd in their pcrsons asid estates
duriii their atendasno on, goinr 1oand e
turning frotn, the General Assembly, and Ten
days previjus to the sitting, and ten days al
11r it ndjournntnot thereof. But these privi,
siges shall not he extended so as to potect any
Member who shall be charged with treason,
felony, or breach of the peace.
*c-rtw, 21. Hills for ralsisig a revs nue shall
uriginate in) the louse of Represestatives, but
inay he altered, aimended or rejected by the
Senate i and. all oilier bills nay orialiate mn
either i lhuse, and may be aientded.,ltered or
rejected by the other.
ScTimN 22. Every Act or lIesolution having
the fiirce of inw shall relate to but one subject.
ai.d that shall bt- exureesed iti thn title.
Src,r0N 23. No billsiall iMave the force of
law ustiil it shall have bced' read three ties,
and oi three several tiays, in each House, has
had the esat of Ahe St'ato affixed to it,-and has
been signed in 4he Sonate.l1nuse by the Presi.
'lent ot the Senate antid the Speaker of the
ilisie of leprtantaUves.
*SscioN 24. No msncy shall be drawn out
of the Ptibli. Treasury but by tho logislative
autihoity of the State.
SIcT1S 25. lit all elections by the General
Asemiitdy,or either House thelreOf, the hicis -
berA shall vote -vivavoceP anid theirvotes thus
a;venv, shall be citered upon the journals ol tho
Ilooe to which they respectively belong.
SEcTION 26.. 'I'tie members of the Genoral
Assenbly. who shall incet under this ConAtitu.
titjn. shall ie entitled to) receive outof the Pub.
lic Treasuty, fo'r fheir expentises during'their
attelid.ance oi.goiir to and returning from,
the Geieral Assembly, five dollafs for eath
slays attendance, and twenty cents for every
iril l tlie ordistary route of travel between
thle residence of the .lettsber and the capital or
othr pl!1cv tifritsising if the General Assembly,
t-,th giig ntisol retuirniing ; ait the same may,
te inet va.e<l Or diminiishlt by law. if circurm
.tanici ? oliall reqiire ; but ,no alteration hall
be statl.to taker effect durisig the existence of
the GeneraM Assembly which shall make such
SFc.riis 27 Neither flouse. daritir the ses
'iin of the Getw'ral Aseesbly. asall.-without
the consent of the tither. adjourt. for more
than thre days. tivr to, any other place .tban
that it which thie Assembly shall beat the tismo
Se-r tiN -2;. No-persoin shall be.clgible to a
s:eat in the Genra I Assembly whilst tie hol.s
aty ''tile 4f pt'ofit sir trust under this State,
tho Uliitl States of America, or any of them,
tor under aity other power, except officsirs in
the iilti n itriny (or tavy of ida State, MaVlA.
tr ats or Justicesot Ilterior Courts, whila-such,
Jlstie a ceeive no salaries; nor shall any
ctiir.itor of the army ur. navy of this State,
the bimte-1 .satcs of Amiefica, tor any of them,
ir the agt.%- is i soluc contractor,-be cligrible to
a -,wat in either flotse. Atilt if anly Meober
Al idi tcept ir exercise a sy of the said disquall.
lyimir Ofive.', tie shall Vacate isia seat.
Sr.c-rtN 29. If any lectiun Disto let shall
neglect to choose a ietnher or members on the
day ot cletion, or if aiy person-chosen a
i.etber o' either Ifliiusc stlil retanet Jo qualI.
ty iud i ta hilots scat, or shatl resign. dioi, sie.
patr the tSate. at:eept any di.qualifyisng oMce,
or becotie otewist dhquhIttied to holdbile
reat, as writ of electionI shall b i.Ane I y the,
Pr1sdetit of the S;-state or Speaker of the
liouse of lepresent:ttives. as the vase maty be,
Air tbe purpose oh tiillinr tho vacanicy thereby
occosior.cd, for te reinainder i the teron for
-whi(ch th-3 person so r Iutsing to quality, re
signldyg, sly ttg, depnrtisg-.the S'ate, or becos.
mr d fisqalified. was eleed to Hcerve, or the
dl;fAul1tm1 Ptoction District ought to hsave
elchWr. a nember or tinvtsbers.
SECTIoN63O.'A l wic-as. the msinisters of
th. Gosp.I are, by slr p.rofesion. deiicated
to the service of Gitt andt the cu soe of saoIls,
asnd tuot' t ti,t Ie dk'ertl frosm the prreat dIu.
tien ohItr teir lustis, thterefo'ire, no msnisster
iif the Gospel or psubic . greacher of any re.,
ligious persnasion. whsilsit he contsinuce int the
exerclipe of is pastiiral foctions. shall.-hn
eligible to, the e4lice of G'overnrr.,. Lleutenatt
Governor,.or to a seait in t Senate or thie
Ilouse of Rlepresentatives '
AitTICLE ii. *
SEC'TION 1. The IxeCtivib 'aot'srity ol thsg
State shall buevyeatd ini a Cief Ma gistrate, wIso
shall be styled, 'the Govert r of('tige State of
SECTtoN 2. ThloGovernor shall be elected by
the elects duly -lualIice to vote fur mem'~berg
of the Hlouso-of R. presenttativ.es, anU shall hold
1his oflee for four years. aud until Isis succes.
nor shall be choseni asnd q ualifird ; but the
s-me perso- shall not tie Goternbr for two
SEcTIioN 3. Ni. persotn shall be eligible to the'
toflce o, Governor, unlea lie b'ath attitste the
agnof thirty years, t.ssnt hsath been -a oitizen
antd residenit of thits State far the ten years
tnext precedIng the dlay oif electiosn. Ands no
person shalil hold' the offico of Gsivernsor. ans
nay s.,ther office sir ctmnssssn. c~ivi sir mitlite.
ry, (estcept in mtilhitia,.) under tis State or the
United States,e.r ahy of them,or any other
power, at onc and the sme tirnec.
SECTION 4. The returns of every election of
tjovertr shall 'he seatled up by the AManagors
of Elections in thsetr respectivo DistrIcts, soil
Ira sntmitted, buy a miessenigerchoseni by them,
to the aeat of Gjovernmeont, directed to te
Secretary of Stige, whso sll deliver theim to
the Speaker of the flouse of Reprsesitatis'a.
at the nioxt esuinir sesalont of thea Genieral A.
*senbly, ,luritig thte firnt week of which sea
naon th to peaker shall open and publish them
In the presense of but,hbouses of thec General
Asembly.'*Thse person having the highfest
numrber of voteg,.sfal be Governor, but iftsw
Ir snore shall hes squa sisd highest In votes,
Js Genses al Astabsly shell, during the same
esslion, itn thse 4bose of Representatives, choose
mneof theni Guveror vesa eoe. Contested elee
Ions for' Goversnor thall be determiqted tay the
,seeal Assesmbl'y In sucg matsesrma shall be
SmcTtots 5. A Lieutenant Governrsre6assb
honsn at Ito seame timse, so tho saslpo tmannser,
ontinsue in ofiYce fur th same periodi, anid be
sasesssef of ltasaet lIifiatis a.'the Guy -
eor, a nd shall e r91-o be Preslden,t of the
Sr.o'noi 6. Thc Lieutennt Gavrnaor,ee..p
as Presik 'flthe gna, iiha i'ave no volt
unless the Setiate bo oqual;y divkced. *
SaCWoN 7. Tlio Sttiato shall cboo a Prei..
Ietit prO lenipore to act in the aWoence or the
Licuteniant-Governr,r, or when ho shall exer
cise the offce of Gilvernor.
.IRCTION S. A neuilwr ofthe Senate, or of
the louse of Represerntatives, boing chosen and
acting as Govetnur or Lieulenant-GoVernor
shall, threu pon, vacate his seat, and another,
pet sonl shall Oe vlected in his stead.
SEoTotN 9. In case of the impeachment of
the Governor or his removal from office, death,
resignatsn, disqualification, disabilityor re
imoval from tihe State, the Lieutenant-gioveruor
shall succeed to his olce, ano in'case of the
aunpeachment of the Lleutenart Governor, or
his removal from office, death, resignation,dis
qualificatioti, disability or removil fruen the
State, the President pro lempore of the Senate
shall succeed to his office ; and when the office
of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and
President pro "apers of .the Senate shall be
como vacant in the recess of the Sendte I the
Secretary 4sf State, for the time belng, shall,
by proclamatloni, convene the Senate, thN\t a
President _re empore may boe-chosen to exer
cis the offe of Governor for the anoxpired
tSaftioN 10. The Governor shall be Com
ntaner-lu.. Chief of the Army and Navy Af
Itis State and of the militia, cxtcpt when Jhey
shall be called into -the actual se vice orthe
SzcTioN [I. He shall have power to grant
reprieves and pardons after conviction, (except
in cases of Impeachment,) in such mannser, on
such terms and under auth restrictions an he
shall think proiar. and lie shall have power to
remit fines ail forfeitures, unles othcrwise
dirccted by iw. It shall be his duty to report
to the General Assembly at the next regular
session thereafter all pardons granted by him,
,with a full statement ofeach case and the rea
sons moving bim thereunto
FEsrToI 12. He shaq take cae that the
laws he faithfully executed in mercy.
Sotii 13. Ihe Governor and Lieutenant.
Governor shall, at stated times, receive for their
services a 4ompebsation which shall be neither
licreased nor diminished during tie perio#
for which they c;hall have been elect
82cTIO-4 14. All officers in the Executive
Department, when required b7 the Governor?,
shall give hin infbrmation in writing upon any
subject relating to th. duties of their respect.
SacTo 15. The Governorshall, fromtime
to time, give to the General Assembly infor
iration of the condition of the State, and re
commend to their cotsideration suela measures
as he aball judge necesary or exiedient.
Sacriox 16. He may, on extraordinary oc.
Caloans, conveie the General Asaembly.and
should either Xuuse ronain without a quorum
fur three days, or in case of disagreement be.
tween t.e two Houses, with respect to the tite
of adjournment, may adjourn' them tonuoh
time as he shall think proptt, not beyond thn
fourth -Monldayof Novepbor lhem sext ensus
I91TIOIt 17. He slikil comrpission all ofM.
cose of the state.
SECTION IS It shall be the duty of the
Managereo Eti ions of this State. at the first
g.eneral elections un'ier this Constitutdon, anad
at each alternate general election thereafte r,
to hold un eletio for Governor and Lieuten.
SCTctoX 19. The ovcrnor and the Lieuten.
anit-Goveraor before entering upon tha duties
of their resptctive offiees.shai. lin ihe presence
of the General Assembly, take the oath
of uffie pecribed in this Cons:itutinn.
SaCTIoN 20. The Governor shall reside.
during thdsitting of the General Assembly, at
- the place where its sesiti may lie held ; and
the General Assembly hay by law, require
him to realuck t the 'a pitol 'of the State.
SRcTIo1 21W:Every 1111 which shaill h4ve
passed the General Assembly, shall, befere'it
become a law, he presented to the Governor ,
if hi- approve, lie sh1ll sign it ; but if 'not, lie
shall return it, with his objections. to that
House in,whirh it shalidave originaed, v ho
shall enter the tabjectionq at large on.itheir jou
nal; atnd procced to reconsider it. It after suet
refunsiderit.on. a iajority of the whoi'c repre.
sctation ot that House sball agrea to pass the
lill, it shal' be sent, together with the objec
tions, tothe a ther House, by which it atall
likewisu be reconsidered, and it approved by a
inaij,rrity of the whole representation of that
other House,'Itshall become a law. But in all
stmchm cases the votes of both Houses shall be
deternined lky yeas and nays, and the uiknas
of the persons votid% far -and again.t the uill
h be entered on the journal of each House
erctively. If any Bill shall not be returned
by the Governor within two days (Mundays
excepted) after it shall have been Frrsontel to
-ha , the aatian shall be a law in likae manner
as'I f he d signed it. Aind. that time may al.
~wbya be allowed -the Govern ar to conaslier
Ulills jsed by tIme Genteral Assembly. neithmer
HoIiu all rep any Bill aS the Ias day u f its
sessIdW exc bt sauch 'Bills as have been
returned by theGavernor as herinm provi
A R ICLE Ill.
Sacnaow,l. Thme jaudchal power shall be veil
ed ini suchm SuperIor arid Jfaneror Courtsaiof
Law and Equity as the General Assembly
shall, froajy tite to time, direczt anad establish.
Then ,iges of the Superior tournts shall be
elected by a ie Genteral tAseanily, shall hold
tneir offlees .onrig good beiaavmor, anal shall,
at stated ihnes, receive a commapensation for
their services, whtel1 shall neither be ingyeas
edihor dianitalshed during their continu-ence
in offie; but. they shali 1- receive no fees or
parquaisitea.nfteoftco, nor hmold aanytather office
o1 profIt or' trust under this State. the United
States qf A merica, or any of thean. or amy
oilier power. The General Assenably al1, as
nras poese . establish for-r.ach Diet rictin.
,timeState al' Intrrior Court or Counts, tam is
styled "The Ulstrict UCourt,"tbe.jodge whereof
skaull he resldenit in, theDi.trict whtile in offBce,
shatll be elected by tbe "General Assembly for
ouyer,and shall be re-elhiil, , whkii
Cor'seave juris@ tion of all civIl causes
gwhereins ohe or both ar te pargies are pereerng
of color, aid sfall crIminal cases whterein ii)
acceused is a person of color, and thme General
Assemnbly is empoawered ta extend the jurIs
dfction of thO. Matd Cou'r to- other suli
SICt,rtIo% 3. he Judges shall meei anri sit
at Columbma, at such titmeas the Genieral As.
senibly amay by Act presetibe, for the purpose
of hearing sandl determining all amotla.rs for
new triais and in arrest of judlment, anal such
point of law as may be stmnmiited trs ihean,
and rhi General Assembig ly Act , polIt
sWiuother' places for susub ~ ing.e their
discretioan nay seem. fit.
Sacitok 3. 'The style oft tI processes shall*
be. "Thte lltate of'South Ca is " A lt pros
ecut Ions ahall be Larried in the name and
,by rIht arthority of the te of South Care
riet, and counclude, "a'gainist he peace and dig.
nity of the same."'
Na all eleetions to be s . by the people of
thi Stte orof nyparo t reof, fur civIl or
poliica ofBes,evey r hal beentitled
tq vote, whmo haa the llo ng quialifieatione,
His shall be a fr& whIte n, who has attain
edl the age of twetety-one ears, and ts eel a
pauper. nor a non-commi oned oMer ol pri
erate soldie or thmea smy. .. a......m.
tine of the qavv.of the Unite<4 tates. He shail.
for.the two years nest priceedth the day of
electlars, have been k citizem of this State , or,
for tho satie period.nn emigrant from Europe,
who has declared, his intention to become a
citize, of the. Untied States, according to the
Constitution and Laws of the United States.
Ife shall have resided in this State for at least
two years next preceding the day of electun.
and, for the last six tnonths ofthat time, in the
Districtin which he% offers to vote, providrd,
however, That the G-neral Assembly may. by
requiring a registry cf voters, or other suitu.
b.e legislation, gused against frauds in elec
lions. atid usurpations or the right qf suffrage,
lspy kmpose disqualification to vote as a pun
ishment for crimn,and may prescribe ad
ditional qualications for voters in municipal
Av Dersons, volq shall beelected or appointed
to bny office of profit or truat, t&fore entering
on the etegution Itherobf. sto ke (besides
spec;al oathe, not repugnant his Consti.
tutlov, proscribed by the General Assembly,)
tlie fbilowing oaths tW,
"oI do swear (or affirn6at l'am duly qualIl
de4..according to the Constitution . of this
State, to exercise the ofMco to which I have
been appointed and that I will, to the lest of
my abity,dilharge the duties therof,and
preserve, protect.and derend the Constitution
of this State. and that of the Ualted slates. So
help me God."
A RTIOLE VI.
SucTIoN I. The House of Representalivex
shall have the sole power o' inpeaching, but
no impeachment shall be inade unies ith
the concurrence of two-thirds ofde se of
SucTion 9. All impeachments oha tried
by theSenate. hen sitting (or The 'purpose
the Fenators a li be on oath or affirmation,
snd no person shall be convicted without
the concurrence of two-thirds of the members
EcTIon3. The Governea. Lieutenant-Gov
ernor, anti all civil officers, shallp be liable to
-impedchment fhr hig crimes and misdemea
nore, fur any misbehWfor in off'ce, for corrup
tion it procurinu of1ke.or for anyact wh*ch
shall degrade their official character. But
judgment In ,.ch cases ohajnot extend farth
er than to removal from office, and disqualifl
cation to bold any of5ce of honor, trus
or p,ofit undep this State. The party conirct.
ed shall. neverthelee, be liable to indictment,
trial, judgment and punishment accordiog to
Su1crM1W 4. All civil fceers, whose authori.
ty is him ted toa siT e Judicial District, a
single Election Distr, or part of 1ither, $hall
be appointed, hold their office, be reomoved
from offce and, in addition to liability to Int
neachment, may be,punished for oMefal miss.
conduct. u suceh manner as'the General As
somb..previuus to their appointonent, may
Facnow S. Ifany civil officer shall be.
corne disabled frot discharging the duties of
his office, by reasons of any permanent boidily
or mental infirmity, his office may be declared
to be vacant,' by joint resiltition. agreed to by
two-thirds of theNthole representation In each
House of the General Assembly I Propided.
TI.al subh resolution shall contain the grounds
for the proposed temnbval, and befbre itshall
pass either House, a copy of it thsli be
served on the officer, and a hearing be Allowed
- ARTICLE Vf.
PiCttON 1. The Trlsorer and ths Seoretary
offState shall be elea by tile General Aesem
bly,in (he Iflouse.of Represen lived, shall hold
their oticea for four years. Xd *viall not be
el'gible for the next surcee.-ing term.
ScAON 2. All other officers shall be appoInt,
ed.as they hitherto have been, until otherwise
-directed by law; but the same person shail not
hold the office of sherifg for two conse-utive
SacTIox 3. AlI comtnissipn shall be in the
name aul by tIhe authority of the Stat, ofSouih
Ca,olina.i reaked with the'stalof theState,
and be sig ed by the Governor.
.A RI1CLO VML.
AtIAwsof force In -bli Slate, -et he ad
tion of this Cionstitu'hon, and not repu at
hereto, sholl so continue, uptil altered re
peale' by the Gene ral Assembly, eet where
they are temporarxIn which ca, y shall
expire at the 41 peiel v lited for
their duration, I atinued1b3y A*% ofthe
SucTiow I .All power is originally Invested
the people, anad all free Governments'are
founuted on thieir aatho , and ase instituted
for their penco. gaiety a ha .
, UOTtoit *. No person sall been, or lem
prim. ed,. or diaseized of his rresald, l(ber
tiesor privilege., tsr out lawed or exlied, or ina
say manner dspfrved of his life, liberty or
property.* t.t lby due procese of law nor shell
any bill of attsafnder, re-pat fatte law, or the
law imipain,ms the obl igaite, of contrasts,
e ver b,passet by Ihe. General Assembaly.
SaCioNm 3. 'The aaelttaary slash be gulaurdinate
hs civil sr.
Wbuo'roe 4he piriviegeflhe writ of hbs
corpus allt net' lesuspeaded, nolted. an ;e in
case sf ret,cilluotger invasion, 4'.. o , afety
-'bortoae5. ExcesIve bail eball not be re
quired, nor exoesg fines itapesed, ner cruel
Sun's'ment 6. lTnea Assembly shall nost
grant any tit lee of tifity. . hereditary <iss.
tinctIon, nor z~.-te any oeie, the appoint.
ment to wicI jig''be for any lunger tispe
than durIng golheavior. (IS
SEcTioN?7. The. 4rial by jury, as heretfor o
usedt ii this Site, and the liberty p1' the pre4of
shall be forever-I violably preserted. Hlut I
Getaeral Assembl .seUallays power to det '
mne the number si fts es Who shall eo e
atituto,tye Juffe in. Ib lnfsrnor or Distra
-Coo lb free tand etnjoyme
of religious profesiodWworship, wit he
dileriminaion or prefe , .shall be silow
wittain thte State, to al hankinad: Pro.
'Pham the liberty of consience hereby declese
shall not be construed its to excuas- acts o,f I .
cg.atiousnecss, or Justify practIces mnconeiufet
witt the peace and safety of the State.'
oSacxte 9. Thly rights, pt'ivileges, Immun
ties anti estatesoftbothrcivll and r ligous
cietgies and ,of corporate bodie, slSlremal
as it the Constituiion..t this Staeo had not
alteremi or amended.
Suctrow 10 The rights' of primogeni to
shall not be re-establIshed, Sudt there shall
fail to be some 'legieiatied provision for I
equitable distribution of. thme estates of ins
Esnroas lI. Thes slaw of South Caroli
uwnbqen omaocIpajq - y thesctionot
Uni Stat.es au e eithe,elaverv
inVoluntary servii t eept- as a punihetc
for crime, whereof Lb.he, shall have beI
duly convictedj, ever stablished
Su'Tiow 1. G~O,herai'As.smbly w
ever s tarn is lal en land, shtall a ie evj
taxtlaid u~l 4ahbud dollers worth
thie es velue of thbe land tened ? emcepti
bowever from lb.eoperaties of susit capiuee
ax, all suvih clares or. P r4na, a .rum dis
Aiity or otherwise) ough th,e judgment at
he Zeneral Assembiv, to te exe,mpted.
SACTION 1. Tho business of the Treasury'
Rhall be conducted by one Treatgrer. who shai i
hold hi omlice fand re4do at the seat of (?overw.
Sgoit.i 2. The Secretary orstate shall hofd'
hIs office and reside at tihe seat of Govern
Serto I. t No ('onvention or the peopl shallA
bo called, unless by 1he concurrence of wo
thirds of the whole representation in each noon
of the General Assembly.
hacTo4 2. No part ofthis Constitution shallt
be altered, unless a bill to alter the same shair
have been read, on three several days, in the
House of Representatives. and on three seve-.
ral days in the Senate. and agreel to. at the
second and third readings, by two-thirds o
the whole representation in each House or th
General Assembly ; .neither shall any altera
tion take effect. untlithe bili. so agreed to.
shall be published for three tnnihe previous tt'
a now election for members of thme House of'
Representatives; and, if the alteration propos-.
ed by the preceding 9eneral Assegbly #hall
be agreed to, by the lew General Assembly,
in their first session, by tie coneurrence or
two-thirds of the whole representation In each
House, after the same shall have been red on'
three several days'in each, than and not oth
erwise, the amo shall become a part of the
Done in Convention, af CMlumbia, in the Stat&.
of South Carolina, the twen'ty-eventh day
of September, in the. year ofour 14or4 en;
thousand eight- hundred and siXty-fiVe.
D. LWARDLA W
President of the Convention
Aettes: Jeum T. SaoA.,Clerk of the Cf
Government of the Unitedtatee,
President-Andrew Johnson, of Tennes
Secretary of State-W. 11. Heward, of
New York. 4
Seerdthry of Wa'--Edwin M.. dianton, ef
Post master, Gen1r1--Williati Dennolou.
of Ohio. 4eo'1.-wiimDetlo;
Secretary of the ay.-Gideen Welles, '
SeerCtary of the anterior-nJame Itarlaxpl.
.ecretary of the 4roasury-lungh MeCul.L
Attorney Generol-James Speed, of Keao
P'resident t ofte ftas$ e.Lafayette 9*,
ePoster, of Conneeile - - t
111pdeanr .f 111?9 InqL-SehnlEr Colfar',
sUP11N1 1111 T.
Salmo CChase Ob -Chief Justioe.
2. Samuel Nelson, New York.
8. Robert C. Grier, Pennsylfn
4. Ntlian (Wfford, Main,.
6'Nofth U. awayne,-Ohio.t,
Daniel Da1is, Illinois.
8Samuel Millier, Iown.
8. Samuel-F. Field, Califofnik:.
1gfield Scott, Virginia.
Ulysstes 8. lra nm; of Oi'
Adjutant Generill LorensA lA si; botia.
*are. 0 *
Judge AdToeate General,:. A411l 1011,.
D. C. 6
Qiartermastor General, Montgoltery C
Neigo, of Pennsylvania.
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