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Wi, -rHlg PaoPLE OF TH2 8TATr Or RoUTiH OARO
tNA, BY "UR DILEoATZ" IN CONVENTIoN
3 DET, Do oDAtN ADsirABLIHI T1Is CONLITI
- TTIoN FOR THA ouVXRMaENT tF THE I-AIl
SrCTIoN 1. The Legislativq authority of this
State shall be vedtcd in a Gencial Assembly.
which shall consist of a Senlate and a House
SacTIoN 2. The Houso of RelresentativCs
shall be composed of Meanbers chosen, b hial.
lot, every second year. by The citisnmis :-this
State, qualified as iu this Constitution is pro.
scTos 3. Each Judiciul District in the
State shull contittile one Election Ditrict. ex
cept Charlestol, District. wt flh shall be -1ivi11
drd into I wo Election District,. one Conaiiiting
of the late Parishes of St. Ph lii ail ,t
Michael, tI lie desseiated the Eleciiia pis.
trict oF Charlelton ; the oth-r consictiiL of at;r
that pa-t of the Judicial District, which is
without the tmir of said Parishei, to be kr.o n
as the Election Dilstrict of Ilerkeley,
Sactom.4. Thelboiundaries of tte several-Ju
dicial atol Elect itih Districts shall rcm.:: as
thev are now etablished.
.%j;crloN 5. The House of Representative,
-hall contsist of one hund'red an1d tx, ntV foor
Me inbers. to be apportl-med nmnj tite several
E.ertioii llistrints of h-* State, ne'rding to
the numtier of white inhabitats celtae' ini
each, anti theasmotunt of all taxes raiset by the
Genceral.Asse'mbly, whiete'r ctirezct or iir eet,
or of whatever srrces paid ie cacti, dc.ucting
therefrotn all taxes paid on aCcoutot of.propr -
ty held In any other Disttict, acnd addinir
thereto all taxes elsewhere paid on account of
property held in Puch lDistrict. An enumera
tion of the whito-inhabitante, for this purpoek,.
was inada i the year one thousand eight hut
dred and fifty- nne, a ad slihall be made in the
course of every tenth year thcr<.after. in st.ch
manner an shall be. by lw, directed ; and
Representaves shall I,e assigned to the difT-:r
ent Districts in the above-mentioned propj-.
tion, by Act of tte General Assenbly at the
session immedfiately succef ding every etune
5 ration: P1roeided. That until the acportion.
ment, which shill be made lopon the next enu
meration. shalt take elect, the repreittikin
of the o-veral Election Districts, as terein con.
stituted, shall continue as a-sigirno itt the li-o
apportionment. each District wh:ch lin beens
heretofore divide-I into smaller Districts.
known as Parishes, havinar the a:rgregaet num -
ber of Reprftseutntivet whih the Parishes
heretofore eibraced within its itint-have tad,
since clat apportionmnt, tie Rjpresentative
to which the Parish of All Sai%t. 11.Lstheen
ieretafire eneitled, being.ltr in%!- tius ittmval,
.asoiened to florry Election Distr let.
SECTION 6. If the enuueratiit herein direct.
*d shal'l not be made it mce course of the year
ceppiuted for the purpose. it siall be the iuly
of the Governor ftl have it kLted as eouln
thdkearter as &hall be practicable.
Sm.cTeoN7 lit nssigmuri RepreienttatieCs ;o
the scqral Districts, thoGekteral Asen111h"v
shall allow oneo Represe,itative !or every sixty'.
second part or the whole nu,tiber of white its.
. babicaits in the Statc, and one Representative
also for every sixty ectmd. part.iiWe whole
taimA raised iy th Ge-eral ATbnhW. There
shall be further hlowed one ic -At itive
CretWractoia of' th sixty.sCeiti par. of
.theaviriteitliMtanth. and of the Wixty-second
part offio lazes, as when added dogether foti
NCT1439 S. All tAxes upin property, re% or
personal, shall be li-I ilul. the at ugI v&I he of
4he.proerty taxed, as thee s hai' ..ii t>e :-tc.,r
lairted by the ssessient maile fir ti.e pus -
pose of laying sue', tax. Ie the fir.t appor
id, nsuent which shall ! ina-,to mter them O
aitution, fite amnbunt o(f taxes .hall bre estiela
fed from the averave if the two yea a next -I e.
ocdirgsuchapportiontnent; but in tev.r aub
sequent apptrto-Iticlet, froan th averago of
tbe ten yeae s thee next Irecedinmz.
Src-rio- 9. If. lin the apportinnirent ofRetp
resentatives ; -aiv Ek eom. Distriet sh -11 a-.
,pear nt.e to be entiti. d: trom its population aid
itS t (xes, tit a eprecttateve; iuc Election
DisiSct.shall teerthieb:ss aend ine Riire,.i'n
tative andt,it it there be nil: a Ofici.-wy of Ilhe
nunIber of lepresentatives r,qired by see.
tion fifth, such defi.-iency shall b stapplitt Iby
assigniing Represeitaliyea to t1ie hieltioni
Districts having the larrest surplus fraimens,
whether those fractions cinsist fa- coiebieu
(ion o population and taxes fir- of poptilation
or taxes beparately, until tie ntiber of. one
hundred and tweintyfour lembers Ie matte
up - Provided, however. T,hat nit more than
twelve ReprisentatIvCs sta!t, ini ae yapportion -
tenIt, be assignIed to ney one Elect Ion Distrirt.
SEcTioN l. No apportionment of Represen
tatives shall be eonstruel to take f.fect, i. any
tmanne-r, unitil tno general election whtih shiall
succeed such apportiotnient,
saecTinN II. The Sinate shlall he comnposeit oef
tote member fremo eachi I,'etion Dis e-4 cxegpt
tie Electittn D)ie,ict of Charleston,e lto whilch
stall be allowed t wo Senators.
sEctaoN 12. Upeon the tne'eting of the first
Getncral Assembly, which shall be 'bt.0,,en un
dter the provisomns of ttis Constitueion, the
Fe'nators hiaIll he devided, by leet, inti two
c lasses ;.thereat5 of the Senators tif the one
ess tei b:e vacameed at cIte expiration of fiur
years ;anid the nmober of it.cse classes ihaili
be so proporlioned tha$ one half of the whoele
numober of Se'mators masy, as neaerly ns potest.
.hle conitinue to bie chosen, therea fter every sec
JECTiON 13. No person slall be eligiblo to,
or mu te ne retamt, te seat in the hlitnse oif Reprc
aenitatives, utnle he is a ire hi'ete0 moat., whlo
htah aettainedt 'the atre f t'wety.onte 'yi or..
n:ath heen ae cittzen in-f it residenet of t.isi Stbte
three year. next preeerding the ida of election,
a bath been fur the last stx tmu atthn of tis
time, amid shall continue, a residettf the Dia..
Dtrict.which he ia toe represent.
-STsat 14. No pemecun shill be c'ligibile to.,
oftak'.or retaIn. a seat n the Kenate, unica's
he Is a free white moan, whot hath atta\wed tioe
agee of:thrJ ..yEars, hash beeni a citi 'n aiee
resid!entof t in State five years next prec'eding
the daty of electIons, adid hath bee-if, f'or the laMe
six muot,ths of this tIrne, atne sall contidtuo t&
he, a resident o(thue District which tie Is to rep.
Icr.yous 15. -Senatore.and Membiersof the
Hou, of Represecv;tives shmall bo cfhosen at ii
eine ii eleCtious on lIho third Wte(tlnday lai
Octoa6 r in the p reseas year, and dh the samte*
* dav.cn ever.v second year thereafter,in sueh
titanner, atnd (nri such terams of IihIie, as are
herein directeid. TJhey shmell-uset on the
' aElh' Monday In Noemnbrenqua|ly, at
Columbla, (which sbatll, remcain the 'srat of
C goyeremnt. euntil ot)c4 .de e4urIi ncty
oo cpourrenice oif t wo- hi<fe flb tthes
ofthe whole representaetiulr,)a Ci the ceieu
ttd of war or contariusa disordlcr' lh:dl ren..
der it unsafe to Imeet th.n ;In t,Itt ol wthich
es',ti Goyernmor '.,r Cnonmarter-. itthfi
fot edme bea.rff may,bypo'roclnmation, atp
point p m,s secure unid conmvenicent place ci
Senx16 Thle terme.ot of1Ie of tp Seha.
r atourae tl i at:A foliwin
kjk 8u e shall jugle of Ub.
elettis. retui i* atal qualiicationo 4f Iit A
Mrsrber ; anadt tusju ) of cach Ildo'. ur
contJttt a tttri to do' buR fte*k%i
aeunibeg ntayt prtoarnfr.oi day to da
q, -buitic-I !Ait
allt ndUn nth'rIt? = Ipuhel th e aitit.1
anec f atr't:l't M,. nEa :re, In ineit iaauner, .%l
In-at r uch Ienatlliev, as- may be provided ;
NE:CtIO. 18. ich llousela3ll choose! its tAw
iflicers, detertnine 'its rules of proceedini
punili its- Memnbets for disorderly bKhaviU
aivfl with the concurrence of two-ohiri. exp
aMtimxr, but not a second timo for the @atr
etros 19. Eich llo 'inmy punish, by in
pridimme, I, during i1i nittizr, any person n
a Meni'rnr,%%r w ha itril 1)% 011ity of disre3pect I
ItI ilu' U tC y 1V r.'erb of couamnptuol
behavior in its pretei;te ; or who, during it
Iine qf it. itittig,,sh:tik Tatetbrm. to bod
oir estae ofanay 1 ernber .r afifihingr said I
ine in Cither House. or who shall assault an
of them thererfor, or who siall assault'or arrei
aty wIat ds tir oter peritm ordeied to atien
tho Ilouse. inI hia- gnox: thereto, or returnit
therefromn. or who shall.rscue any person ai
r.sted by arder tit the fliouo.
b'cCTIoN *_'. TLC Memnbers of both Hooem
shall t:v p o,tectedil in their persns ald estat.
Jurin,r thliir atter,:nce on. LrinL tonn.rc
turtin;. tri;n. the Gencral Assembly, antl t
days previ ,ua to the sitting. and ten dava it
ter the ajourtitneett thereof. But theeepriv
--trCS shitl not heetendert so as -to protect an
biember %ho hFiall be I-barged with treatut
r.loty, or bar-ach of tIhC peace.
I-rrtro- 21. Hills for raitinr a revenue sha
origniate In the louse tf R.prescetatives, b
'n4a b-- altered. annetded or rejected by th
S.aRte : ,ati all wlher 1i;4i em;y originate i
either Mo mv, ant may be trincded, altered c
r.Jterrted try the other.
ZEC-Tlo-r '22. Every Act or Ifesolutiog vip
the "orce of law sball relate to but on ewjt!cl
and that 4t all beexuressod it the tide. -
SEc-to 23. No bill shall have the olce c
Itw untifl it shall have been read three time4
and on three !everal c.aya, iti each House, ha
had the scal of the State affied to it. ad ha
been signed in the Senate iHouse by the Presi
dent of the Senate atnt the Speaker of th
littite ul' Represe-ntatives.
SrCIoN 24. N Inoneyshall be dramp ou
qf the Public Treastry but by the legislaliv,
authority of the State.
Sacii;s 26. In all electionl by the'Genera
Assembly. or either Hous' thereof, the meo
bers shall vote Cvitroce," anti thiirvotes thn
,izven, hall he entered upon the jouruals of th
flouse to w hich they respectively leltar.
StCTIon 26 Thc members of ine Genera
Asserntbly who s(all meet uder this ConAtitu
ii. slat ho of t reteive taut of the-Pub
lit. Treas* foV t'0 expenacs rtuting thei
atn,tatee on. g,ar., to anti returning from
the G,-neral Asrmbtly. five dollres for cal
'lays attendance, ati twenty cents for ever;
Itle ot the ordiidty rortie 4)1. travel betweel
the re ence of r be Miember and $ho capital a
other aice ofsitinig tof the General Aaseinbl)
lth .,tins and returwxg ; and the same tna
be inrie aed-I tor dimninished by law. if circui
4ttint t shall rt qtire ; bit no alteration sha
he inat1le to taIce effect dtrinl l the existlaut.
tie (;onevoral .%seiby which siall makes
SEcTrI-) '27 Neither flousc. durinir the set
titin of Vo Getneril Aisembly, shall, wi:t
the conatat of the other. atdjourt. for mot
thall threc dgs. nor itr any other place thae
that in, whte,rWthe Assmbly shall be at the tim
LCTION No person shall lbe eigliale to
feat in thmGeeral Asemiunl.y whilat he hoh
,ny )i(he o prulit or trust untler this Stati
the United Stat"s of AmncriFa, or any of then
or unihor aty tther power, except officers i
the nihdit. :ormy ttr iavy of this State, lagi,
tr,atS or .ntirinveso, 1n,erorCourts, while sut
.1inticts reco ive no salarieA; nor shall all
cratrawtor ofsie arrny or navy of this Stati
the Uni to:t hftnai of A tterica, tr tiy of their
or tliwt :ve- ts opf u.lh cotiraatsr, be cibrible i
a sear in ether Hlouse. Ai.d if any Mertob
a a: amnpt 'rexereie any of thesaid disqual
tyinir tlrs, hie shall Vacrate li sent.
SVCT.oN29. If ally E:ectio)n Dist,it sha
tegle t t ehbise a imetmber or members on tE
day ol eloitimn, 1r if ally pt'rtn chosen
tiemrbr if eiih,- 1lause shatl t etu to qual
iy hit%i .ao- hia s.-t, or sbaiat resign. die, 04
par,% t i tate. accop, ant o diq-tlitfying ofiv
,,r bec's ot t.erwise d:.qtikhied to lihIdbi
seat, a " fit e eleciati $hall b.- ivaded I y at
President of tho Senato . tr Speaker ya thf
louso of Represetimireit. as thu cai timv iN
for the pur& e of fillinl! the vacancy thereb
occasior.edW tte re-main:ter tat the teron it
whicat th-e prrson's.4 r. lusitig to quality. r<
signing, dying, departing the S,ate. or b-ems
inr .14iqualified, was iected tt serve, or it
dfivoaulting Election District oughPUto hav
chiton a inember tor memtibt rh.
SEc'rTION. 30. And whervas, the miti-sers i
tie G4)pt-l re. by their profeo-,la; dedicat.
to the serviceof Gal anti the cure of Stili
and ou- t not be d.verie. from the grrdat it
ttt's ot their lunstionst .therefore, na- nnin:Iatc
ort the Otaarnel ttr phhhera tareaicher oft any ra
tirious persuasron, wehilt lie slantinuen in il
tx*'raise of lhis pastoaral faanct ont. e-hail I
chlatrih!a toa the r-tli'e olflaoteraaer. Liet'eacir
Gt..vernitr. or to a stat irn the Serrate er tU
ifouse of Rlepresentatives
ARTICLE II. - s
Ec'roN I. The Excenttvc Otauthrity Eth
*!tat.' sh-ill tam vsat i n a thief M g istrate. wI
aail i e styledl, TlhE Gov-ernor of' .the State
?etroT(i 2: 'The GO'vernotr ejiall ba ele.'tedi 1
thea eha ctla duly rualifiedr to v.ate for mte'.tba,
of the llot so of it. presentativers, anti saallta|
irisoa'itie ftor tour years. and utila his uerita
mor abaIl tie chosaien iarldt talijtl.; Jaut tI
tttne pe it shal' *tot lhe Cot ernor 'Tor te
5t:1:CTtN 3. No p( ranat shalt ha. etigiblet. tat
rtie' -a 4ravernor, untlen he ieeth atr,tn: 1
niaeoitthrty years, hund iaath been a cih.s
and residenit of tsIlS State f.>r thae ten yeas
next preerdang.the day ltf e'lectlun. Andtir
ptt sonr stallI toldI t ofliee of Givernaor. al
at.y ',t hetar tihe tar caottmi'a-n. ctvfl or naril ii
rv, (except an mtilitla.) under thi. Stait.
Unsaietd Stades,'traiiy tof thiaem,or any bb
prqaaer,at oat ad the damn titrt9. -
Secrtaon 4. The reglre of e 'i*1 tu
Goverspor shall he scraled up' hte Mngei
of EAh'ieM.inta n'their respective DMetrictw, at
trantitted, bay a mecssengerchMets'y theft
to the eat of ' Gove'rnent, . eqntsd to tI
tiecreasryn'i ate, who . dhatl iv* tha m
the ip.-ak.r of tire lrouse'oh Ilepleerntslive
at the ntaft e-ul in~tom tat g-Oenta Aa
Asia tritly The p-rades -'having 4lle 4it bei
nuteod(Q gi' GOvernor, butt Itta
or itaoe *1 til be equal spi ihuentin 4tea
the. Genterat Asttmrbi - shall, during theer
df l it. nitlt nli ' iitja -,.
foirts QGn erni'W a Uog b tieterseet
farenei'al.Aasenal. ti-Itti a/4 haag er' I I
cAo X .teuWt vnt Gover re.W il1
ti,I0at4sa the ovm
v4ad gU shall '.r ofite.o be PresIdent f th
Seriom 6. The LheenantGvenr n s~a i I,,t.
t as nAPr4ident tf'thie Fnate, shall have no vote.
i .utisath .Scnato equally cliviJed.
1 81cio. 7. Thu Senate shall cKh'ove a Prce;i
, *'mt 1o tempoere t. ne.t in the absetce o the
Lettat .jov-rm,r, 4r when li. ciall exer
d cise thoindbfGvernor. " '
y 8.cT1uN 8. A ineumhcr ofthe Senate, or of
the Ilousc or Repreer -atives. be!ng ch,sen itti
11 acting as Governor or Lie.1tenant-Governor
"shull, thereupon. vacate his eot. aid anoticr
r i pe,son Phall be elected in his itead.
e SECToM 9. In ca4e of the Impeachment of
e lheG oror big r. moval from oce. t1ath,
ma trthe State. mie Lieutenmat-~Ge-.ernor
omeVI) diqails i lleaholityorr
t ehall Succeed to his offl,oe and in case ml the
o im;,rachment of the' Liidtenart Gov'ertno)r or
i .hit remnoval from olice. death, resignation, d:s
e qualification. d ability or reinval from the
. htatefthe Presi nt pro ifpore of the Senate
r shiall succeed to him ollice ; and when the utflie
y of the Governor. Lieutenant Governor and
Preieite pro tnhsor of te Sencale diii he
dCoime vai in tho reccas of the Senate; the
Secretary ofStatc, for the timne being. ahall.
by proclariationt, convene the Senate, that a
P' not pro Impore may be chosen to exer
o cise ofMco of Governor for The itnexpired
SZoToIN IP. The Governor shall be Ca
ma tt'er-I n. Chief of the Army and Na0v 3f
Illis State and of the militia. tx:ept'when they
shaill be .clled' into tht actual service ofthe
SRcTrox 11. ie shall have power 1o grant
reprieves and pardons alter conviction, (except
in caics of mpeachment,) in such manner, on
t such terms an I under.asuch restrictions as he
shall think proper. an-u he shall have power to
reivit'flties ind fu'feituros. unless otherwise
r direrted bV law. It shall be his h uy to repor!
tothe'GOeneral Assenibly at the net regular
seesioni therenfter all pardons granted by him.
with a full statement ofetuh caio and tMe rea.
sons moving him thereunrtco. 4
f Sepriow 12. He shall tak' came that the
sla*s te faiht'ully executed inm mercy.
Saorto 13 The Governor and Lieuteuant'.
s Governor shall, at stated times. Aceive for their
ser vices a conipensation which ahal) be neither
D increastd nor dimnished during the period
for wb h they shall have been elAt
I *SacTMo1 14. All officers in t' Executive
Department. when required by the Governor,
I hall give hm Information in Writing Upasancg
subjOet relating to Ihe duties of their respect
SacTIOR J5. TheGovernarahsll, tromtiita.:
to time, irive to tbe General Assembly infof
t- iation of the condition of the State, and re
commend to thetr consideration such measures
as he shall judge necessary or expedient.
r Sucitol 16. He' maf, gn extraordinary oc.
casiona, convene.the General Assembly, and
should either House renain without a qtioruto
fAr tihtee days, or In 'case of disailreemoit be.
tween the two Riuses. with respect to thq time
r adjournment., may adjourn them tosuch
timi as he shall think prop.r, not beyond the
fourth Mondayof No'.ember then next ensu.
L.-fozq 17. lie sha it commission all offi
ce, 9 of the State.
SEcTioN i8 It shall bei the duty of the
lanagersi Elections of thi State. at the first
. general elections under this Constitution, and
it at each alternate general election thereafter,
e to h,ld an elezdon for Governor and Lieuten
U SeCtIoN 19. ' The Governor and the Lienten
ant-Governior' before entering up,mnthe duties
a of their respective offices. shlti, in the presence
of the General Assembly, take the oath
ofulZ<e pretnbed in-this Constittion.
acTiots 2 The Governor shall re-side.,
, during tile aitting of the General Assembly; at
the place where its session may be halt) ; acid
h the General Aseemoly may by law. require
bim to resite at the Onpitol of tIhe State.
iECTIoN '11. Every Dill which shall have
passed the (enerai Assemblv. shall, before it
0 becoie a law, be presented to the Governor ,
r tf ie afpro9e. lie shall sIgn it ; but it not. he*
siall retnen it, with hia objections. to that
Iouse hti which it shall have origina.ed. who
shIll enter the objectiohs at large or their jour.
e nal; us.1 proceed to reconsider it, It after such
a reconsideration, a mnajorit of the'whole repOe.
I setntation of that House shall agree to pass thle
Bill, it shaill be sent, tozether with the objec
tions,-tto tIme , ther HUs, by which it snall
likewtee lie reconsidered, and if approvedi by a
mpjrityrof the whole representation of timat
other House, itshall beoinme a law. Hut In all
such c.ises the votep of both floused b'aill be
deternined by yeas and nays. antLhu naimes
pr thep.rson votineg for aned again..t the Hill
saet,:red on the journal of each.House
respect ively Ifrany Bill shalt niot be return;d
by the Governor within two days Isuntdays
exceptedl) after it shall have been Fresenfteo to
him, time stune shall be a law in liko matnner
a. if he had signed it. And. that time ttmy al.
ii ways the al l-wed site Governor tti coni4ter
Roils passed by the General Assembly, arither
House shall ri eel any Bill on the lai day o I its
rsesuom. extceot sneh Dill as -bavm twen
remtrmed by the Gavcenor as here in provi
e hr.neio.r 1. Thmejudicini,n ower shall-be vest
ed itt sach ISepcrior and Inferior Courta of
Luw antd Eque,ty as the General Assembl3y
* hall, fromt tunme to. tumea, dIrect and establisli'
'ime Judges. of the teuperior fl'ourts shall1
is elected byv mlh Genuerat A sseombly, shal I hoitt
. inmeir oflmtes r'.urintr gmod b,lehavor, and shell.
at etauu,t titnic.. rcreive a coimmpenstion fomr
vtheir serve. whch ,mhmeil neither beincreas.,
itt offe; but thtey shall receive no feca or
md perquisites of olice, mnor hold auty mthpj' office
-' a. rofi or traitunder thIs State. the United
eStates of Amterica. or any .ofthuem, orauiy
muoter,power. Thie General Asst'mibly shall, a
Ceu as possible. establish -for '.aphu DistmicUJn
te State aom lujferlor Co,urt etr Courts .Iee
ot stylmed "The District oottite Judge whereof
* atl be residett m i t District wile.in ofite,
a Jl1b .elected by thme Genjral Asmembly for
8fberlssvs. ind shall be e.lir'tble. which.
1,Coumrs@il have jurisdlt ion oftall etll causes
iet Whaitaomefrt,nh uf t he parties are persom.s
c n oosas fl r iminal eases wIte. ei the
aroe saperson of color. and the Ge ral
Assembly Is empmowered t ei estejuri.
diction of mIo emmd Court to other sub
SISv'r.Trott Judges sbell meet anmd alt
at IColumrt:O~t such tIme as time Getucual As
sembly may by7 Act .prescrib., for the purpose
*of hearintg eud .doteeminintg, all tnotionu -foe
m.cew mrile and is prr.qlof Jtud..ment. andS stinh
poinote of r'aw ,say be sujl'ntted in', them,
amnd t' Genso I'Atpeantify may m-y'Act appoint
n agch tes' , for such tmeetig as In thelr
r F'eIpon tuay ~uem lit.
it. 9Ec'YmV 3. me style of all groeesseo shall
SbS. ?-hoe ttat.,qI&juth Carolina " All pros
,tottdforts 'shal Abe carried ont ins the natne aid
eby the mttbogmty~ of time.8;ate of South (Caro
*,i ht:a. anid cotp6isde, e agmang tle peace and dig.
a in it elect%oao ha umade by the people of
AblaIIu.ae,'f fauy pars- ib.rof, ftor eiwil or
poitical m#,every erson shall be entitled
,et~of whomi ha f'lia log qualifications,.
ieshall be g rewhite i ,'bo hasattain
e 'ed the age of twetty-one eacrs, antd Is piot A
pauper. nor a non cotmwnlsIed bl4ekroe pri:
Svalesti fte army, n .. nor .......... ..
ri nrthe nnY oritte'united Slatea ekohal.
for th twoyeara next pr!cecdiu&r the d4ay f
t1.lcti-ni have been a ciitivenlof this state ,.r,
f,r the sumse period. au emigrant fromi E.ropo,
who has declhrcd his invtntion to becoirm- a
citizn of the utited States, according to ite
Constitution atitt Laws of the Unitted States.
lie shall leve rcsided.in this State for at least
two years next preceding it,- day ofr-ectii,i
anid, for thi last *ix mon~the ortht tim. in the
District in which lie offers to voto. prottded,
hooketer, That the G,neral Assemnbly may. by
requiring a registry cf vters, or other suita..
bte legirfttin, gunid against frauds In -c
tions. and u.iurpations of the rigi't of tuffiaze.
may impose disqualification to vote as a pun
ishmient for cfime.and may pr(ecribe nd.
ditiunal qualifications fur- voters in municiial
A11 persons. who shall be elected or appointed
to an cf"ce l-f ;--i! tru.-^, before enterlgi
on the execution thercof. shall take (bcsides
spec'.al oaths. not repurnant to thl# Conati
lution, prescribed by the General Asacm'bly.)
the rolloilng oath'
**1 do swear (or affirm) Vat I am duly quall
fled. accotding to the Constitution ui thif
.tate, to rxercite the office to which I havc
been appohttd, and that I will, to tie bv:-t ol
my ability, disc'arge the dutif-s 4he-rof. wid
preserve, protect ant defend the Consttution
of this State, and that of the United States. Sc
help me God."
A A RTICLO. V1.
ScTIoN I. 'the House of Reprt-;entafivs
shall havo the sole power of impeachinx. bot
no impeachment shall be made. unleis with
the cocr e of two-tirds of tne loute of
SiEo 9. All ftnpcachments shall be tried
by the Setrate. When sitting tor that purp,c
the 6eniators ishall be on oath or affirlation,
and no person shall be 1onvictel without
tle concurrence of two-thirds of the iembers
SctIA 3. he Governor. Lieutenant-Gov -
ernor. and all civil officers, shall be liabie o
impeachment for high crimes and miodimea
note)ftor any misbehavi )r in ofl cc. for corrop
tion I sprocurinr offec. (r for anyart which
shall degfrado Ih-ir offe-il character. hut
Judgment in suc cases.thall not extend furth
er than to removal from office, an.1 diAqualifi
cation to hold any ofce of honor, trusi
or p1,fit under this State The party convict
ed.shall,.s ertheless, be lbible to indictment
trial, ju 4ment ad ounishment accordif t
set,tzg 4. All clI1offieers. wtpseauthori
ty is hmited to a single judicial District. a
single Election District, or part of reithr,shill
be appointpd. hold their vffice, be rcm,ived
from office and' in addition to liab.ility , imt
-eachment, mtay he pontihed (or fil-i mis.
conduct. iu such manner as the General As.
lembly.previous to their appoitinent, imay
SaRToON 5. Ifrny eivil officer shall be
come disabled front discharging tffe duties o
his office, by ceasion of any permanent tsolil3
mental infirmity. his offeo may'a declare
1 be vacant, by joint resolution. age&reed-to bN
two-thirds of the whole represeeitation in e.-ci
ifouse of the General Assemibl;: -Provided
Tt'at such resolution shalf contain the groundi
for the proposed temptal. and before it s.al
pass either .House, a copy s( it oball bt
served on the ufBcer, and a hearing be alIlowet
. ARTICLE V11. -
Facnit; I. The Treasrer and tue Sccr.tar1
ofState shall boalre(ced by the General Ass.4
bly.in the House ot Representatives, shall holt
their offices for four years and .9hall nOut b
eligiblo for the next succee-oing terni.
bECTios.9 All other oficers shall be apnoint.
.ei. as they hiihi-rto have been, until otherwis4
directed by law; but thes ne person shallv it
hold the office of sliiff for t%o oweceutivo
Si'CtOX 3. All conimistinni shall be iltih
name pad by lite suthorityof the State ol'Souti
Carolina. be saled with *the seal of the State
#nd be signed by the Governor.
All lkwaof'orce in this Statt, at the 'adiop
tiot, sf this Cinatition, ani not repugr.an
hereto,'alall so continue, until altered torr.
pea'e'i by the Cent'ral Aidembly. ecept wher
they are temporary, in which~case they %hal
expire at the times reapectivelv litmited f.i
their duration, If not continued by Act of th
ARTICLE IT. .
STiorem I All power is originally Jnvote(
the people, ad all free Governments art
fMuntiedo the r tithorilty, and are instituteq
for their peace. satety aid happiness.
- Sacton 2. No person shall b6.taken, or imi
priss ed.'or dtsseijcd of his frerhit-1, liner
im-sor privileges. tir outlawed or exile#l, or
Imy tnanner deprived of hi life. liber y
property. -t by dlum proess of la w :nor shl,
any bill urattaiir, e* post fceto law, orith
law ilopaisteg lhs oblivtraien s,f c'onir -
t ver he-passed by tceGeneral Aselnbly.
-Sactras 3. The ntsltary shall be sulm.rd *
to the civil power. -
t-ac-roa 4 Thesmrivilege of the writ of A 1-j
corpus si:all nut be suspettmded. unhem abhe
case of reLcilion or invasion, the pmublmc'
l-scTnux 5. Excessive (mail shall not I
quiredl, nor rjesaive fines Itnp.>sed, nor
Secrtote 6. iThe Genteral Assenily sh y.
grant anm'y title of inubility, or herednitar ,.
uinction, nor create any ofike, the not,
ment to which sinhlb fur anmy hanuger
than during grmood behavior.
Szcrmn 7. Thme trial by jury, as hmere a
sneed in tii state. antd t-.:e Tiberty of the- *
stall be forever inviolably pro,crvedi. hi
Genmasi Asseilly shall have power to
mnine the humber'of perenne who shall
atitute thmt jury in toe ibterser- or i*
Seciox 8. Tha fr-~ exercise and ctnjoy
of teligious profes~ Ion atmd worship. wi
discrimiotlaon or preference,shall b>e at
within this State-, to' all qitekind : Pr
Thmat the liberty oh .ommsience herchy inet
shtall siot be c.onstrued as to.ecxc us ac:s
certtuiitcnss, or Justlfy practicrs incmnst5
with thme peace slndsafety of Iism Sta;ou.
tiep and cstates of bothl rivil atnd ei;gmo *
cl'eties aettofekoepdrate bodie-s, shmall r
it (he Constittion of thst'ehds
'McotwIsO The H-ghts of primoge '
bhlnottRAoie-etabilished. ytmd' there ahb
bil te be somre legIslative provisiona
ettitabiedi.tribution of the esfates of *
huottow I I. The slaves -of Sooth C r
hating been emancipatedi by the actioeLol tlj
Unaited6tates quthoritips, neither s!aver~ no
involuntary servitude, *xdept ~sa pumim men
for crime. whereof thse party almallI hav~ s
duty convictEdj4hal&aycr be re--o atablIs~e
8Sacuseg 2, itse pteral. A(sembly. whent
ever a tag is lmi QOo antd, att i at the sagn
time, i.sspos a *t on te, w abet iall.a
be less upon q ~ ll t1ea otW..ourtil et
4ax'laid !p9tp.hundrs- dollars wrthe
the e uebof tbe ftdlsta jexceptin
however, tbe operatfon of such capitallo
I tax, all cuch cia e of. peraton. n i Iro-i .
oPty or wtherwise i.gh, in th, g'nqnf ,,
thc G fner aAcemlv,-to hiext it
.CCTo 1. The bu.isiws (if the-, Tra4ilry'
Fumhl b, comtest t)y one Trrt ir.:r, whio'4h
holl hll -iflice rtud reidc at the arat of Ouveri.
Svtito, 2. The Secretrry ofrtate shbll hti
bla .t1ce and reside at thfe '.80 of Govevon
11CTIOVI - No tonvenitiOl of the proph' ssehal
be e-aled. unks by the concurreice of two
thirs of the w1ttoe rprscntatioi in eac,h lIou4,
tf the G-n-pal Afs-arblv.
s:t-TI iS 2. Nopart itaie C,,iitittition, shai
be altered., Unle,48 a hil ifo alter th1 Faille o II:
have been *read, on three tevt.rid lays, in thiI
House of lieprescntatives. and o three Cse.
ral days in the Senate. and adree I to. at thp
occonc and third 'readints, by two-thirds of
the whole repriesntationi ia taoh liisuse of th.
Gencral Astsembly ; neither hill any altura
tion takeefleet, untilthe b;i.. so aErsreed to.
shall be publised for threc tinitlis pres-iou. to'
a new v.lectlor for inenshers vf thiclouse of
Representaties ; a if. if the -fhcrnstion riropoe
ed by th. preceshnir General At,rinhly, shall
bie aLrreir ti). h. the sew Genrrita.Assenbly,
in tieir first --toi, biy tht comurr-nct if
tw.s-thirs or the whole rlrientaion in Pacl
(i)ouse, jarter tie stime shill I hl;. bect reast lif
three -sveral triVf in t ach, Iliii anid no ob
erwise, the sanme halt beesV111 a part of tii -
Dine in Viinventio, at Eilumbia, In the Stgii
of South Carolini, tli twenty-te-ver,ai t
of September. in the ve ar of our Lord ule
thousatid eight huitred as.l sixty-five.
D. L. W A R DL V,
Preshlen t of the(, i vi-lti
A t teat : Joun T. StWAX, Clerk of th Con
Gvernment of .the Uni4d 8't Ltes.
President--Androwi Johnstot, of Tennes.
Secretary of Stale-W. .Sward,
New York. -
Secretary of War--Edwin M. Stapton ef
l'ostinaster Genaral--Williana Denuison,
Secretary of tje Nav;--Gidon' Wellev, of
cotif ct icit.
Secretary of the in'teriora-James Harlan
Secret-iry of the 'reasury-H" ughI McCtl_
uttorney GWnerl-jainms Speed, of Kea,
PRident of tlio Scnato--I.af.tyelle S.
Poitter. of Connectictt
Spo,ker of the ltouse--Schnyler Colfax.
- rs it cot:nr. 1
Salmon C. Chn,. Ohio. Chief tstice.
1. James .\1. Wayne.' Gen a
2. Samltel ensonl, New York.
3. Pohert C. (;'er. 'enns3yania.
4. Nalisn Clifford. M-n,,.
6. Noah If wu .' e: Ohio.
6. Daie Dais'Jjlinosui4 ?
'Sntitiel Miller. Iowa.
Samiluel F. Fi.ld, (.10ifornia.
Wingfic:d Scott. Virginia.
.1 vSses S. GI-aRn,. of (h -1;
"Fdjutant Geiri Loreia Themas,-De
JttdgO Advocate General, JosephJ
errnste .inoT1, Monl 3gom er,
. enTealr lis'.y A'
- SiAS enteredt u.n it.% fll enih r,4an
nig;:e< fo , t ith new tv. r er
n p'se hivly l(tterinfr. it Is1s W:A11-r an.
tasty increasii, vircii ind. atialfft mecrn
chantitq an-) (ihers deadrift- ro er a mer
willrthe r public. al-a 's u.ga a
A 'lV'R71INXG It.T4ES: *
Two weeks. One SqUAe6
One isnth. '......................
Three mnths '''" q
V'(.' llnsh9s .. ,.. ....... W40.
Tw vaek wo iQUA ats
Tic mnoh ,...................... s 0o
Tsix InrOith ....................... - o
Oglrse yea~r .... ................... j~5
w YORK, ' rch 2.tT.e cotto
marke~t has 'an advancing t'endeoc
Sales 3,0Q0 bates at 44 cents ; alkoi 3
000 bales GQvernrient cottonl at. 39 '
474. cents for low ordinary to middhm
fnir. Gold is quote.d at Et
'BALTrMQRx, .PFbruary 28.- Flott
dull. Wheat steady. Corn dul), at 71
a 72c. Provisions and cof'ee . Arm.
CnARLottK, .Miarch 8,-tothing do
ing inl tho Cotton'inarket to-slay..
The Enjpresa Eugenie hats thde anothier
sensation in t.he fashionable .world. A.
Paris correspondent of the Nerde writes:
"A terrible rtumor was circ4lating yes
terday in .the saloons. Okinoljne 6b in
danger. Neither the Em press nor hep
ladies of honour were it at the dinner ont
Monday at the Tuileriee. You here
see the consequence of that reform at
the court which, itiit be continued. will
comspletely destroy unhappy crinoline.~
vatt" st- slu 'et' - . -kl.iieboft,lt
valu stll ue hem b notifying us eot
the pretgt ipostO cegaddroas.5
'Send-for't a 5puni1en ,cotpl. trhiqk 'ill
'feht, ostage fron ppleition,
-. Ntrr*, 162 Neain P4r..ey'k
Fo aeby all nogs deal i fee sand
r -JOB PINTINo of e'edr elatls~ Sii