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LAW CARDS,_
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KERFOOT A WALLER,
ATTORNEYS jLTST* CPt YSEI.LOBS AT LAW,
DALLAS, TU*A
■ a—Prompt attention to CoiloctLa aad Land Claim*.
liilfir'''*- M. Oar aad, smhortt & H , »a; Jolm
rv > Aa-l orat 0 «• Pa.;ti*U»d A Chrttt.no, Loach
n^ M-ioTsToml, i.. Judd- S. M. tod-A
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— DAV7P «*. 43. CABELL,
ATTORNEY A.T law.
PAtCtiCW la aJU.*C. art« of tto cuuctlot of Seooa aad
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fetal to to# *Lir-Tit iomaum, .... .
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PIRKE »H>MI»EXTER,
attorney at law.
Hi hiaond OUT, Va.
«|T.U pracklc- !u ad if,, ft »:« h*l J IB the CUT «' Hc1u=ob4,
YY C:«*-»t4eW,B»arl«o aa J ToahMns.
09o« on lk« corner nfl 4 th, ax «*tari and Main JtrerU, n»er ike
of Beak TaTir * <V.___1 '* *>
jTtV - T. Vi,) 9 It MOWS,
attorney at law.
. fclOtfUONOnVA ,
mmrfLl prMlH« tl t>r Cv.rt* of Cfc oM cf BAliai •«« Fw
Tt •• »•>•! Ih# e-*«i»ta» of Hcarfc* tai CfccoicrtSoi-l. i
-l.tf'TBr!< pi Jta *-«•* • Ol I
IfITACf tilUSOH,
ATTOIi.v xIY ut LAW.
•a ■ j, riACTT. 5 la the Cxi a #! Ulica, Mc.tr. Moaroa,
V iunx . J »i'-- _1»ifC0Usd a»dr«al»?B«to
*6» .t fv aU '-•v=« p!»r r! tn < U3*
»~U l9-«.wi4a&>«r> n« . >a._._V'*—
* JOB* W. UREE.T,
t ATTORNEY at LAW.
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OoarU ,f ue»:.ce. -It*-!,.. lllaolloa alii be <lesa la all ka
Mae** ef.-n.WJ to Mr. |3r 09 a, for Ae •'reeeaC «Uk tij fa
.Ireon. eno!' ~« e. -. kali aadflktoa. lo*T—*l»
~r7c. oc B. C. BOULDIN,
awokiey* at law,
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TT #. IX). .LABalilaJ* auond ike Ooarta cf Kin* k Oneaa
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JOHNSON <fc 0H71<3-0N
ATT «' •:<< IT LAW,
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PradHala a ! U e -»c-a sfll-s if «t SMimeai an* ee*alj •
l.rlex Mr. dihnarnV vraetlM n CbeatecMd.
p^-irh><. t»i a In*. - n S-aukiln H.***t._IT*
Hl.liUdilki ha* renaai Ik* prartU**f LAW in Ik*
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Bleached an 1 Brian sh l»-nf.e* oatsoo, Sr»an Colton,
Ovubwr,. Ir-sn :Jnm. Oa-neef. I,«np, me *i«uilJ»pol»
||,|J oil Clou, and * dlt*. u.1. « lie .etc and fr arh C.o'by
ki-h Mack an* 0. .rad J S ejiti* r.-pHn^aEd Ouea«**./»
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era Haeiar/. CoUara. nl. -ra, and lae.a. »a. *«• a*T portlekol
in* oil eaek » han.l.u.e< wd. ran:.a.* to Mil at forme.- prlfM,
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\ ( aKT?P ACTTRiitS ui. »aj A<< ilk for d>« »< of rrbacco.CV
11 .art. ie , N.J »«--• Hotel Str-t. car Kjaarv sbcre *h? Furl
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!«• mkHIIoo* t-» • .^ i* »b-ch «hef e<f »•*« e h'la*e*.« end
retail, lu« fa." -a»\ nod ratore-fti 17 rr.,o«4 nil »loV«« >0 por
cOom M oalt and rta-nlao "t: .em~lT*«. f oter* ptimhaataK «l-o
.h,r« Orders rr.m tAr run-.*, v inpl y at.*od»dlo
oar rronl .look -tor br ft mod t- fol awvii braadt, of SJ> '■
ft-if*. dr , in parkopaa wc M .tax from 15 to I5i bk. fell dark aal
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et.* %• select from. ter sole ky oiLMClt WS8,
j(|t, Corner of Pe%rl end Q*nr etrw-i*.
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e» Ka*of aiTrlr >n And Ibrery blodlny; TrorrM. H1«era
I. , aniat.i.r, I 01*. lar.r ao I amali, oentej. a-»l f.acy
Manor. V* Nr- rat-er t- • 0 Hymn book.; fMP.avrr
Jt-k.; 10 • prosier a .1 Paoar; lon.taM Manilla. IhS Hid*,
anfWh'tr Sorrow rat *:a-. .-»••*, Lo»»*r, O.p, and r-.Sa
p,n Pap«n .<«»* "l.ok II ."k« tori, ar l-rdror., Jo-oak, C»"lt,
lnrol ». Itay ft ok. k-; *•,»»> p tf of M islr; Vtol n. ftwioa,
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handlor. I-%* parka Play Off l' irtU, c.ram.m and S nl qoafltp.
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U~__ jomi Tt.0t.TM5N
DECEMBER 1381. DECEMBER 1331.
Dttl'CSK, MGMCIflMI, *r.
• ICKA T. (lift, 1*1 tit,, air-rt, kiebraot.X, Va., haa .a Mora,
a) aadodna loraalr, il aac«rl ratal, ft- uaaa oaly, ma follow
♦ leg foc<ta
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food. l», tom
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Froach da tird, C >*«i
German M*‘.e*i«A, Ae., Am.
AMo,AVort«if of Pu«u c# fiaily JMi-tea.
_ JOHN T, MAT. DpmmIM.
QPioiinATnua^
1»Y T*«E GOVKRNOR OB VUM»IWIA;-A
X) PKOCLAMA rlo.v.— >benu. the Convention of thiaCora.
uiinalA oa the hth day o’ Dear tub*.-, 1341, adopted a Ownatita
Oob for the ("tat * of VI -gioln. to which la prefl tad a Decliralloa of
B thla and oa the tla’h day "f the time month n Shrdute, which
In annexad thereto, aad la .aid Hehedmle the Governor m rvqahed
to a-uwuoue the fact, aad piul'ab the uau: ho *1
JOHN DBTCtikB, Govern* of the Commonwealth of Virg.ola, do
hereby proelal a thb following to he a true copy of the told Orel V
ration of Kuril CoobUtolUa and shad ale, to kb eobmitled to the
oaaMed voter* for rat dealioa or rejection, an preeoti i»l therein.
. i tHveu aider iny hand aa Goveror, and andcr the
i (.seal of the Commonwealth, at Bl-hniood, thla 13’hday of
\ ) Deoeoher, a. U, 1341, aad la the S4th year cf the Com
moowaalih. . j0HN LITCRlfi
By the Governor:
Gan tub W. tfpwoao,
l#er-».v of tha Commonwealth
OrPabilah lathe Fnqalrer, IK patch. Whig, a hlohmocd , PV
ur, at Lynchbu-g, uanell>-, Sorfo k, Peteraimrg, Cbarlitteovil.e,
at Culpeper Court H-'in ti arrentoa. Wythevlhe. ablnvcoo. l-vx
euuutoo,! curl'burg. Uarri oahuig, Wlocheatnr, HcmvtLe,
Bomaer. Partjim-eth yre ienoaabuam hi rewell Court uoa<e Varm
vllle, teeabtig, Charlentowa. (Jiffe.vDO ccuntyj ■artlnaburg,
twice a weak for aat mmith. _
A Dt*clarali«»n of Rislif"
Jfjifeby tU A'ryn-.ewilufiraa JtM g.snf putuU <f Viaullll, av
H. nUtd la JU l u»J fr** tbareofant iMicA rijltf ito ptr
t ii* totktm unJ tMr ym'tr fg u. (Ac !>mU (UkiffPmUhm
l^Thai all a a are bj nature equally free and Independent, and
hare ceatalu tab-real light*, of which, when they eater Into a
t’.a eortoclcty, they cannot, hy any compact, dearly# or dlveal
their poaterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with
Bear.* ol acquiring and poaaeaalag property, aad panning nndib
laiuiBg hnpwueu and aafety.
i yiiit all ptwer la veatel In. aad eonaequently derived from,
ihr people; that migliTwee are their treeleee and aervante, and
at ail umca amenable to them.
I. That goverameet ti, ur ought to be, Initltuted for the eom
m a b,‘ueSt, protccilin and t»cu.,ty o' the people, naUio oroam
bi jolty- of all the varte.a modea aad fhrma of government, that la
boat wmch la capable of prodooiog the greateat degr*e of hoppl
uesa aat aafety, aad’t moat tffnlu Hy eecuted «gain It the .laa
ger of mtl-alminiatratioa, and dial, when any governm at ahall
he found Inadequate or contrary t > throe pjrpoae*. a majority of
the e,immunity ha’b uainlub labia, utal enable and tnde-eaattle
r got to tofocm. alter or aoolnh It, inauoh manner aa ahall bejudg
cd moat conducive to tic pabhc went.
t hat no min or e t o men are eitlded to ex-lnilve or eept
rat' emolu-aen'.or p leilegev 'r m the communliy but la ecuHd
eewtivo of pub to aervl e* wh-eh. act b .log Ueacrud ,ble, oeltbur
u i httheoBcsa of mugd’ratj, legtilatur or Jol»e to bo hire II
V Witt the legitla-dTO, wad executive r«weet o/tkt NMfJtloakl
bo Mpa-ale and lieUaoayivm Mg/vdimury. eu1 that Uie Bern
ben “J Ik4 two Jirtt may at retrained from oportaaloc, by eellug
aad nanIcipeiing tha bonhjoaofthe people, they «h»j:d, at
fixed ported! he ■odured to a prleat* itaHoi. reluea IJto that
Body horn which the/ were originally taken, aad the yaoaoclm he
etuipded hy frtuuent, orrtaia aad reralar iiectioua, la which ad,
or aoy pan of me lormrr member* to be again ellgth.. or mellB
bl*. a* the laws ahall ‘Ireel.
4L That a I »i«ouodi of member* to berve aa rtprearatal vea bf
tb- people an HaaoraWy oogM t > be frew, and that all men haying
•uth-wnt of |KHUJU»«ni common lot**r»i milu. a id wl
tae’imeat V, the eetw two ally, haev a tlgit of rnff.-age. aad cental
be la \ed or deprived o! thrir pr.petty fo-ptitdc area wlUioct
Lhotr .•» cor.«*igt»or Oa»t o. V rcpri-woUtivc* «o tdecicd nor
»o«is4 by %nt Uv lo »h!ch lb«y not io tike mn^ner iMcato4.
for the I'OW'C «OOd w __ .. _
; ttinl a I powv*- of rj*p«*a4lrf Ism. or the •zeentlon of Uwi,
by anr suw 4»ri*y. wuh«u c nteub of tn« rtpr««n‘ndrei of tne
iIt.* U i jarton* \o their and on*hl noi to be t *-rc«» 4.
H T-*iot la % ! POptinl or crlm:aal proooeotteno, n rann h\ h n
HtfM to dctnaua «»• c*a»« am n%*y.w «> —* "Tk
o»u*roat#l with ih# aocu**»w an i wiiat-asra, lo call 'or *vUnce In
»* • favor, a* a! lo a ipc* *.# trial br an impartial j ary of Mi r»cl»
A/o wllh'ot wboa# itutlno content he cannot be foanJ ifad.t;
nor*c %n he bo eompoU-d 10 fftce •**»<» against fciuuelf, that no
m%m oedcprited of tw Ube.ly. «*<**• by the Uf of th# land or
Lhc jud#*«otof h*a pevT*. _
JJ. That oxoo«ai»e ball oarht not to b j repaired, nor e«e?Mlve
fbi-a Impofcd, nor cftei and oauaual panlahncot indicted.
Idi Thai foaeral warrants whereby an o Cl cor or n<wca«r
ouiy ha oci nandeo It toarch m’^pected places Itthoil eriiUne
af « fac comnUtte-i, or to sell# any ps ton 0- person* fttw d,
r>rwh — cff.ncsH not parte ?u«%rty desert**! and supported by
-video00, are grtc* j*s and o^proM.re, and ought n* t lo be tfrant
’*1 lhat ’n centrereraleo respecting property, and »n soils be^
tv, *n man and mao th • anel.nl tnal by jury is prcfecab.e to *o.t
aihec. and • a^ht t«» he nett aacred,
lhalihe f tad >41 of the press if one of t*v# real bulwarks
ai Uhi.ly, suid can never bt retrained bn‘. by SopoUc govern
'Wot > wit M-gutaUJ ■WUl. eompomd of the body of the
p.opK trained u> warn, 1. lb. p.epcr. netnrol ood ml. *«*«•
If vhoc tut. , tost .laoJtng trait. lo I’m* of peace .hooll b*
.*4 ’,d \« dinnrou l Uteri;; and trial to a!l Cl'-O lb* mlttia
rJ ,'nald be under ttrtot .u»or dl-alicn to. and gu record If, Ut
^Tl^a'i idw people !ut« aright to uniform gwTwnm-nt; aed
thr- fore that 00 fovdraatnl ap rd« from, or lft<Mp06d*nt 0*.
!? . coV^meni o'VIrfinis, ou*hl to be erocWd or cvahUahcd
• the UalU tt-reoL __ .
Ihb tfeftt a*' free g iverara-at or the bio leg 1 of liberty, can be
, re'criel to any pc p.e bu’. by a 8 m adherence to Jaatlce, mod.
ration, temperance, fraga’iry tnd r*rtue, and by a frtqieit rec er
ven-e lo fdnd.nieital principle’.
Id Thai r«i *1 JO, .w the doty which wu owe to oar Creator, tad
he mu ier cl diacn .rgrug it, c aa be directed only tf rra.n oa.d
-uaei •tool, oot be farce or etclrooe; and therefore all icon err
,oa» Ir ocuUe i a. the frie rtercto* of religion, e*cudieit to th.
T af credence; a-.d that tt 1* »*« mutual date cf ali to
cractue 0 wlMlau ro.-peu-aa:*. tor* and cha.Uy toward, each
commotion or vummia.
vrvnai the dnUgAtiT and repr.trnaaUvei of toe food people
;• Virginia, In Coi.eeaiioo ateemblel, on the teentj-J.ntb day r.f
June in the liar cl oar L'rd ote Uioatani oeetn hundrel atd
_-.,-reciting and declaring, that whereat lleorge the
mriL King of (Irra. Britain and Ireland, and flexor of Uiooetr,
h.-cie that time - nl. ut'.-d with th i exerdw of th* kleg’y omce In
ih- e*TcrtiBeni of Virgin*., had endeavored to p.reert th* tame
lnu» a tir.muH. and l’uupg*rlablc tyranny, by patt-n* h|« rega
tl.e on taw* tee sat wh-dwom. and nec*mtry ror the public
rood; by denying hi. goeeraor* peranuioo to pom taw. of i®
iarJ>*te a*d pree»lng lm|>ortanc., nnlaM •u*p*ndcd In th.ir ope
- Man tor h*. aaj.bt. and wh«n .o tuapended, nrglecOng to attend
ioih-m for many yi ora . by rofualag to paoo C. ialo other law,,
ualcw >h» oereoui bgnefltled by them wou’d rcHoqabb the luemt
,Wh riM of repreoaotatioa lo the hcgtalotare, by tltawdclng
lig'.latle. a.*emblleo repeatedly and ceottnaVy, for oppoetng
with maalr 8'tnncu r’a lmo.1 a. of the right, of the poopl.-, when
d mol»»1 by refuting to call othere for a long epace of l mo there
by tea Ting the poltlcal tj.trm without in* l*glalatl*e bead ; by
oadoaeiwtM to pew.enllho peealtttoo of dur couauy, and for that
paouMw -bet acting the law. tor the noUraltaitlcn of lorelgnem;
or kicalag among us In time of peace. Handing arvinand ohtp*
of w.r by alfnrti.og to render th* military Independent of and
niperlpr to the dell power; br combining with rthen to cabled
„*to a fordm J*r»d*otl<ia, giving hi* ament to their pnto.de!
aeuof icH'UtiOn, for quartering large bodlea of arm-d tdop.
amoeg ut for cutting off car tradi wlih .11 parte uf the world, for
mpooleg taieo on ut without oar cintent, for ueprlrlng U of th •
benehl* o? th* trial by J try, for traniporting ut beyond teal t> he
tied for protended offen rt, for tiupenllog oar own l egltl tin ret,
,n 1 deela lng Ihr.McIve* Ineettvd with piwer to legialaie for no
In all cn* wbalao.**r ; by ulao lerto* oar tans ravagtrg oor
oaiti burning ear towns and Jeatroymg th* Ilea of cor poo pi ;
K. ihdtlog Ihtttrrec-oi.t of oar fc’lowairjcoti wldi the tliare
- en a of forfeiture and conS.rallor; by promptin': onr negrtet
IS it.e In arme among at—tfirw# esey negrosa. wham, by au In
himan Uteofhl. n gaslee,h*hadrtfo*od».p«ritetloa to «a:lndt
br lit by endeavoring io brlog onlhelitubtttnl.of oor floclle:.
t * tncrcilee* Icdltn ..etna, white* enown rule of w irfire ’» an
I u-dtoUnguidiod I .true Ion of all area, fixee and eonJitlor.l tf
HHonee by traneporUng hither a large army of frrelga mer
eaoarleatn complete tn# work of death, .letoltUon knd t rbnne
Iheu air. t ly b-gun, with clrcumatooi-e* of cruelty and perBJ rnn
w >nhy the .’■.etd uf a-c+elBaed nation; by aotwerleg onr repeated
ueHtluoa tor red'iet with a rep. hi lot of Itua'lee; and Anally, by
Ibauliming the helm of govemmenl, and declaring at oat if hi*
al eg once aid protection. by which l-eeral acU or mUralr, Ihe
Sf tbli e-nntry. at befuro rkerclted under th* nr own
of Great (main. wje totally dtmolvcd — did. therefore, hating mo
t*je-ly considered the premkve. and viewing w th g eel concern
the deplorable c vndl.lou to which thlt . n e UW country woo d
no reduced. aulere eo-ne rego or, til -quote mode of cltrll pdliy
ihta'd bo apoelUy adopted, and la oo.-opl'.nnee with tho rocsm
'n-ndatltn o! t e fen ral Coogrmo, ordain and declare a forte of
fGVffNM . I of Vlff'OIA .
" *. And whereae, a cocveniiiin. ta’rf on the flrst Moo Ivy to oelo
tosr In tl.e year one thouea d eight oondred and twenty-nine, dl l
propose to the peop.e of tho commonwealth an amended cemtli'i
tlrnor f to of rot rnmeol, whioB lu ratdlcdby them •
H And tlrrrat, t convection h*ld on the flrit -fay of tngvivt,
M51, Old propovo to the people of the Com non wealth aa nnsoded
Const tutlon which wee rat.fleVby them :
4 And whereas, the General Aeveiubty of Vlrg oln. by un act
, Jeneery 14th, istl. did provide for the election hr the pe <•
!>le of de'e.-at • to meet la yen era! convention lo c-nvUter the
I Ltr. am. ug >ther tbl o, of changing the organic law of the
j 4tote; aod of aahnilttitg U>0 tome lo the people for ratification
I ^V^vf^thertdb-e, th* d-logatea of tha r*d poeplo af Virginia.
I eiec'cd andlo o .nveutioo aaiembled, lo pursuance of • aid act, do
! propvae to tha p ople the f .llowjtg cooaUiuiloa form of govern
i meat for tide Commonwealth:
AKTICUl
ana or o pera.
Tl.e doolaeattoa of rdyhlt, aa amended and prelxr.l to IMeOot
] eUtctloa, shall hare the tame reiattoa that eta at It hadtotha form
er Coast talk a.
AKTtCl-K ft
Mem-a cr nwaaa.
The leek'at've, exeout.ve and lull clary drpnrsme .Is shall be
I vwparate and dial net, so that reither eaorctsc the puwera proper
lybelottgiug to • tear of U e ethers; nor shall any per.cn s«er
lae the powers of more than one of them at the same t'.me, except
that ‘utlkeeof the pears shall be eligible to either House of As
' ssnbiy.
' AKTICI.K HI
qcti.in.-jTi ,s or v miaa.
1 Ivory white mate elnnvor the Oomm-ioweiHh, ofdf sage ol
1 twenty one yean, who has boon a res dent tf the State for two
years, and o' the evooty, city or town where he oJef* to v-te, for
I twoiv- months n.xt rreo-dlog aa -reetloa. vad no other pe-ton
1 be nual'hol to rote fgr members of the Uraeral itnemblv
and all User* elected by the peep e . but no pereoa lo the mill
tar, naval or marine vervlee of the Confederate Mates ah all be
I d earned a resident of this State by reason o'being itadoaM tfere
. tn: aa-1 ao p.mou shall have the rlehf it vole who Il of aosf in !
mtad, ot a pauper, or a non-cammlaslanod offloer, soldier, seaman
or m vine la the regular army and navy of the Co "fed train Statu,
j or who haa been coo vl.-ted of bribery la an election, or of aay In
famouvoJPnpe.^ A<ttablJr al|g Br„ a her the adap'lun ol
I this OonatUullop, and afterwards as eecisloa may ru-iulre, Shan
cause eeery city or town, the white population of whleh exseedi
' ve thoasmtd, to be laid of mtoein vewlent wands, aid a separate
...are of voting tn be eaCaollshe l In each, and thcroaftar ao Inhab
ttaa! of toch cltv or town .hall b* a'lowed to vote rxoept la the
wa.dln whl-vhhe rtefd.-s. - ,.1
I g Ho voter, daring the time fbrhold'ng anyslecUoaal which he
k entitled to vote, ah all bo eomp«h«l to perform mlla-f service.
I exceM la time of war or pohlto darger ; to wort upon tho public
road I, or to attend any eoart as aultor, J tror ov w.tnate; and no
voter shall Be euMeet to nrr-wt onde- any elrdl nr usees daring h i
1 attendaa*o at elertiona, or In sorng to or resuming from th sen.
I s. In a'l sterelaaa e«4ea eh all be gieaa open’y or riw v twa, and
! col by beWot( bat dn-nb persoas eatft'ed lo suffrage may voUby
L‘“0'' ARTIOM IV.
L*an»i.4niT« M'itriir.
1 Tile L#*til4Ure •hui of :».• dUtinet bran ;hf». whirl
loffUher thatl h« 4 ooaplcu Legfelattre, tnd-thill be called
0ta«r4l Attcmbly of V*nr«ni4.
JKmmI viUwifitv
t. On* tf Uiaie thall be ended U* House* Dele4»lwt, sad shall
I egotist of oof hmdred and flflvtvo members, ta be choien anna
I a ly, f r an I by the seven' countls*, cities and towos of »h< Con
I rn >uweal*h, the clatribut-un end apportionment whereof abaft re
1 main osnvw p*o.':l*d by I w na il a re app'rM'nmmt of the
same shall be made by ths General Areemby, as hereinafter pro
vided.
8. TheGtneral Aseemby shall have power, cpmapiMcatloncf a
majority cf th • voters of the county* f Ganpb H, to provide that
ltMi^sd ef tie two del-gat©* to be elected by said ooutxty, the
town of Lyn ftburg shall el«J» o ta de!e;aK, and the reft lue of
the o uity of OampbeU shall Ilsu one dj.egiae Ani thesa.d Gen
eral Aiio ably shad have 1 ko !*»wer on • Hi-* application of a ma
jority < f the vitcre of ths eia-ity of Norle’k. to P* ‘Tide that In
stead of two d-1 -git * to be elected by said c *unt/, the olty of
Pvum^u h shall a'ert one nslecate And the resldas of the ooanty
of SorfoU shall elect one deieg ite.
Senate.
4. The other shall be called tie fieiaie. and cookUt cf fifty
members, '.*r to* tlr-ion oflr^o a, the ouutre, eltissand toerne
shall be divided into fi/lj uliirlcle. Ea^bcounty, city aul Iowa
of tie rr«pcc*lr*d tHet, at the t.me of the first election of de.e
g lee under th s Coavt ItuSt »n, ehall vote for one Aeoaior, and the
After I * *»r oih-r o*be<re hi ding the elect on for each ooanty, city
and Uwo, within fire days af-er the »leodon, shall meet at ih%
0« urt Uoa^enf the ©non’y, cl'.y or towifl-#t r amedln the dulcet,
and fr.m tb- p»Re *o taken In th dr respective couatlee, oUles and
t'wes. return as tkoator the person who hasreoelVvd thb greatest
numb r of votes In the wfnle district. To keep uo.thU Assembly
by rotation, th * IlstrlMs shall be ulvlded In* four classes, and
nambe'-e.lbs ot Th» ftret care shall consist of twelve, the second
of thirteen, the third of twelve, a^Cthe fourth of thirteen. The
sea's of the Sen ttors of the ft ret dare shall he nested at the ex
piration of th* fl-*t year after the common rement cf tho t:*nn of
i wfl:e; of '.he i*cond class, at the expiration of the seoend yoar,
of the thirl cl vis, at me tsplratiou of tie third year; and of th*
fourth clare, at th* expired <n of the fourth yetr, to that one
clasi ?cay be chosen ev?ry year, and the vacancies thertbf eo
eatloncd shall r.e sup MoJ Irom such class by new election In the
manner afore *1*1. This rotation shall be applied to eaoh clam
according to Its number, and ©ontlnn,d in doe order annus'./.
t. For die election of Senators the districts shall remain as now
arranged tnt’l representation In the Ido Hon •• shall be re-ap
portioned In the manner provided In this OonttUnlloa.
ApjtortiontneiU of Kept e*mliti<m.
6 It shall be tie duty of the General As cmbiygfn the year one
thonstnd eight hu wired an J slxtt five, aodli efliy tenth y-ar
thereaft«r, in care It can a* ree upon * prloc.ple cf rep -acntaUon,
to reapportion representation In H-» Senate and Hots# of J*ele
gat a In accordance therewith ; and In she event the General Ae
aembiy, at tie H at or aay tu sequent period of reapportionment,
s ta ( fii'ts agree up'va principle of fepresmta’lon ard to re
apport on rrp~rientatioa la aec rdtnce thirevit^ each House
•ta’l separst-l? p-.’poa* a s-hejie of rep esentatlon, oontalnlae
a priaciple cr tu.e for the Homo of ftcl-K*#*, la connection with
* principle or rule for the 8<n*io. And i sh»M be the duty of ’hr
General A^embhr, at the*a«re »e*rno to cert fy to.the Governor
the prn*tpl«s or rnl?e cf representation which the respective
tlu -e.re may s'parately proper2, to be app led in making renpp >r
* loam cuts In ths deaaie ana la the House of Delegates; and the
Governor shall as s .on thereafter ae may be, by proclamation,
make ksown Ihv pr->p99ltl"M of the reepesfve Hoaeee and re
quire the vot-r»of the > o*n«nftiwealth to assemble ab snob time
»s he Bhal> appoint, at their lasrfu’. places of voting, and dvclde by (
ti Ir voles between the pr■ padtl.its Hus presented In the eve**! 1
the Gen-rral tstemb'y ah 41 fa'I. In the year one thousand eight
hundred and mx y live, or In any te^th 5 ear thereafter, to make
»arh reai’porVonmcnt 0‘ c rt h *ate, thr Governor shall, lame ll
»:ely afl»»r the a>tj jirnme it ot the 0:u :fal 4«s 'mblv, by procla
.o*tk»o, tie r .t*rs of the tV.mmonwealth to assemble, at
such time Mh-i • at app dot, at thrlr law ni placra of voting, and
lj dec.a*r by th lr tcUS:
F r»t, ah*iher rep e-ontatl n ’n the «-n*le and Hrnie of Dele
irt*ee shall he •p’wrtletiad 00 the ■‘finff age Hast*; ** that Is, at
eudlngto tien im 'if of vot«re In the several c> muee, elllet.
i r, .* -nd. abether r«prst--n1a!lon In both Hnuioe shsl1 be »P
MrUmed on ih* “Mixed Ma>U ;’* Mint It, actsorjint la th- n mher
of while InliXb lanla co t.iined, »nd t*e i mount of all Bute User
paid, la the several ecasllce, elder soil towns of the Ooirmie
wex Ih.de iuctl g H e e roro all taxei paid on l.c-nrr and liw pr»
ees, and aav ctp'tall-in lax on flee negro-• eliowtng one d-le
es's for everter-ntv-s a'h part or said tnhah.tanU. and one d-le
gsie fog srery sevcni/--Uih part of salt tax ja, and dlatftbatlng
tlir esraatovn In dkr manner
Or, third, whether r*presentation shall he apportioned In tiie
Aen-te --n tux Alloa J that tv, aerordl-gto the am unt of all State
taarapa'd In Ihe sevrral c-iunUva, cities and towns of ihoOom
monwcailh, deducting therefrom all tax* pal-l on license sad law
pryrrai, an-l any rap tatlun lax on fra • nrgroes and la thi House
of lh-lvjatie on the “doff age Itasli," ae af-resold :
Or. f urth. whether repn-senut on shall be appa-tlooed la fbe
rnaleontl.e 1 '( xel Buis” a* aforesaid, and in lbs Hones *f
Hi Kg at ei on the “huffrsgs B aft," as a'oresild; sn.l raehTstsr
, .ail e.-abls vole >n favor of one of said lehemet of apporU w
meet, and no more.
*. Itaha'l hr VI a duly of the sheriffs and other officers taking
» 1 1- s ts kcr|- the Itistprs for a pitted of three davt. an-l
wtthiogv* Jays >f. rt.ee are e’cenl to certify true e spirt thereof
to IPs ' v.innr.nboe all, as rarlv ai intybe an iv*in tin- r
suit of re d v to. an - oaks pr clarnat-on thereof; and In ru*U
:a aecjitaiovd that a mal-tlly af ill I « votes cast is lu ear <r of
e Iber or ir pri»- lpl*s <-f :e -isieeiaMo , referred, aa atoreis'rl.
•o the thole, if the voters, Aa Ooveraar rhadl lOMUkliSU Ihr
result of snrh 1-mi to the Odoara! Arsetahl' at Its Crsl rcgu.gr
I sikrn -bcrc»her;b ul i. rue it Is ae-erUlied that a m-jvnty of
U1 the votes rest Is rot Is f ivor of either ; f the pr tirlpl.-l of rep
resentation referred a* a'ores aid to ths choirs of ihe voters, it
.tj had or me duly of thearovnns', aveoi'O os mar be after S
\ertalnlof the fart, in like mankur ti eausr th* vole ■ to de-dje
-etwees t- - ivo rrtuelpl-a of repreeeolailon Which rha’l a' such
ptv -us voting l.ave received Ih* g-esest i umber of votes; as 1
l«o shall ss —rtaln ei-d make nrocls* a loo cf the re'U'l of the s sld
last vete, and ccnr-uirdcite th-yame tothe Genera! Asgcmb y at
- s next r* uKr a - ion; ard. In elth*.- rase, the General A-seui
t’. — regular ssusl-n Uverao , wbl h shall be heid next after the
tuk<ng of tae sate,the rseu-t ol winch nail bare Owen so eo-rmu
cleat, d to lib/ the Gov- -.or, shall rc-ipporUnn rep: sue malign
u th* two ft -usee reaps -Ur ly. In see rd nee with the prlnrlpir
-f reprrs ataii.-n l>. en-h, for wh eh a msjptty of the votes cast
wer- given ; an-l It ahull bs the duty of the General A-ae-nUy. In
v-ry tenth y*a* theraa/t.*, .to res,p rtioa and dl.lrioute thx
umbrvrf u oa'.rrs and D*IegateS,ln arcurdsnee with the same
prlncipla.
QttaUaeaHiM ySmatir. ,md fitUf it*.
S. Any pi rsofl toty be e.r ted s- itktor, wi-o, ai ti e tide of e'ec
tkr-, baa s'ta-oel the see of twenty nve y. ars, and U actually a
f^.-S.-p irilbln the g'utrtex, ard i(aetlfl*1 to Tote for rs-m era of
tbeUeaeral Aos ■ bly, awarding io tola Coirs.Ituttoa; and aay
por*oo -ray b« elec ed a member -f the House of Deiegxtwr, who,
at the time of election, h-s ailu'nsl the age of twenty-ms Tear ,
and is art-ia lv e rn d v.l within the eoanty, city, trwn, or e|(c
t on -Its'-let, qiilUird to Trie for members o( Use Giniral Assno
b y according to this C.n t'tutlon; but nv pc sou hold ng a lucra
live odte.-, n- minuter o're goapei or pried of any religious d«
n-m'nat'-m, ns ax-dsl rffirrref aov bank'r geirporatlon or e >«
oany, shall be capal-l • of be.ng elect?d a me her of eliher house
- f ksaemblv. fi * removal o( any person eb eted to either branch
of the vie * a! Asjerb'y from the c'untv c*ly, tosrn or district for
which he vxj si ,-cted shall vac tie hij oUlcs.
/‘psoeru iirv-f /Sisfiew </ tAc Otutral Antm'ilg.
9. Ths trauoral Asarovbly shall as*, sacs In every year, and
not oftcjcr, -unless oonv.-i.td by ihs Governor In tl*e manner pre
se.Ihr 1 hy the Coes !-a Ion. Nr iter hows*, dnlng the tension of
the General Aes-m'-lr a tail, wllhoo. the consent of the other, ad
) uro for more il an ti r.-e-ley», nor'o any other rlace thin Iha'.
tn W it h the two homes iihtU sc s iting. A uajcrlts of each bonne
shall Crtn11 -Is a -| nruh l - do hudness; but a sma’lor number
nay a-llourn f.-ouv day to day, and sns 1 os a dhirtied tn ronsoel
the a”.e..dan.-« of ».-f.nl memb. rs la such nauuer and under such
penu!H ss sa oaifh h use may provtds
10. The House of U.-le.;at*e shall choose IU own epeaker, and In
the ar-cr * - o' the Ueu'-eoant Gove-nor, or when he sti - II excreta
Ui ■ ISO* of Hove n-r, ihe debate »h II eh ices from their own
body k Pred lea; pr-t f*ssi/v.ee ; and es- h bouts shad aopolal I s
own o(beers, settle 1<* own ruloe r.f proceeding, end dl>ec. wrbs of
c cilon lor sai p ylug toloeoedute vacancies; but If vacanc'ee
shall ocenr dur'ng the mors of the General Agsrmbly, such wills
may ho 1-sued‘b/ ih- Goferner nn le* sock regnladons as may be
prescribed by 'aw. back hiDi* ehali Judge of tnt elec-Ida, quallll
cation »nl tw-urae of lu mcialisvs, may punish U»m or disorder
ly b bsTi '-r, aal with the c n.urTence of two tblr-ls expsl a mem
ber, but nos a second Hxe for the asm# rffeoce.
11 T ,e me .eery of tbs Ge. rral Assembly shall rsce'vo for
th*lr sefsl.es a e -K-psnsstiao, to be ascs talced by law, an-l paid
oat of thcponlln treaaary; bat uo ant lacreadng scch compinsa
lion shall lake effect until after the end of the term for which ths
rlfmfitrf tl l it nau«#or iin n.
BadB)M4«torof d 'fiilo, dtrinf th# t«.w» for which fie iM
heve b«ea fiUotad. »'b11 bo a^po.r.wJ lo b^j clwil oflii of profit
under tho Ooramnwe^t: wkieh has been ceiled, or the emolu
t>« ta o'wM«i here tee a insrtBie!, dirlnx taoh loru», exrept of
fie • filled by e ect oa> by ih« jeij ie.
la. bu t Bcfi re)o| .1 ou* nay ci glnatr In either of the two
h*u«ei o'the Oe^ertl ire rbly, lobe Bpp^.red cr r^ecled by cite
otht*. an1 may be aaefidod by either r. ju*et with the coua.a; of
the other.
13. lutah h',01? of Mi > Qin-ral Asrsmbly shs’l koap a loarnat
of its proceedings, which shall hr punished from time to lime, sail
they *atand ways of tbs memb ?i o; alt--er h>wse, on any <|iei
tion, shall, a« -hr del re of oat fifth of those peri jot, bo entred
on lit Josrn»L No bUl th 1 bs.-ome » law until It bat boon read
ot throe dlffortnt Jo7SOf :h. oos oi in the l.ou.e la wh'ch Itorlf
Ir.a’el, ualre' tw- thlr s of the Ec abers elee'rd to that house
ah all otherwt.e do'ermine.
14 Tho whole number of mamba a t? wMeh tbs Btate may ot
any tire bo eat t el in tho 11 one of BeprosmUUreo of t 0 Con
federate Watte, tha'i h." appir: onedaso-arly at may be amongsi
•hottvcral o-un-lte. oltl t and towns of the St.le, ao-ord'D* to
the! re peot'vr numbers, whloh shall be determined b» adding lo
th* wb It number of free pe oona Including ihoee b and toeerolcc
for a term of years, end ear 1 11 'i la II tu. not tased, three firth,
•f all other persons.
15 lathe apportion® -nt, tho B'jate ohalt be dl ride 1 lnt - dl.
frlotu. uorresp in lrg in number »> 11 the reprcseoiutives to whlcn
It muir be ont t «i l-i Iho rio--ro of Rep.-eae .u-trrsuf the Oiog.-ra*
of the Oosfs lets'r BU'o*. whlob shall be lor e-el reuprellrely of
sonilfiuot-t mun los, dilts. and kwru, he compact, an I ln*1u<So,
». n»a ly aa ram to, on -<(t»l number of the population, upio
wM.h s liti-d npee --ata-JiO In the House ot Rsprsmitetires of
the Oo-.fcderate Mate*
IB. the pr!v lege of fbe writ of A .hsis irarynss shall not la any
otse bssi.pen.1- d The U«o ral tsamhly s!i >p not pass any bill
of a t-1 dee • or ary «/w«f/i<-*i l.w; nr any >aw Impairiog th?
ohl'fitlin of eontratf; ur any I iw whe eby prlrae pr-perty
shall bo take* f.v pob.'c joes w lb -u- jeit o i epiraatUo; or nay
law nb.ldglof; the fre-domofepeec • or of the press. No men shell
ks eo op -lied to fr.-quo.-.t ur tu po-t any rrl g’oti worship, place,
or mlilsMy whu*. o rer; n>* sh .11 any ms* b# eufo-rod, ruiralti
• I mo cited or bu-db*eio I In h t.bjdy or goods, or otherwle-suf
fer on or ;oant o hi* rofg one o.dr us or belief; but all m*o shall
bo free to pro era, un i by argaraer.l toiha'flUli thflr opl-slune 1c
malle-i «f re Igloi. end th* lime shVl In nosrlso affect, dloUi'sb
or enlarge Mtrlr cdwll c-p*ofl ei; end the Oriirrs! AijeraMyshall
uni p rKifau any trillions 'wet whaterrr; or onnfor any peoullar
privileges ot ad r talipes on any sect or deaonluaUon h." pan any
law r-<,nlr1a* nr au h .rtaliif rellgl- ut sor.aty, or thl people of
• ny diiirlet w'-Mn tola Oomm inweallh, to levy rn them.slero or
othc-« any at fee the t*eo*.lin or repair of any bouse for public
worship i r i-sr these port of any church *r ministry; but It shall
bs 1 fi fre-loerery per*in to se’ect bli rellgifoas Instruct >r, and
lo make for h.a support su*h p Ivate r n rict as hr shall please.
IT. Kvuiy law', o* rn djiloo barb* the force of law, shall re
la'e to b-it *nc ?ob)-ci, wMeh shill bo is reas d In the title.
19. The G-neral Astetchlr ni*.y p*orl:ls tfiat do panto shn'l
ko capable of holding, or I dug eleeted to. any post of profit, fruit
hr enolumrn', e y'l or mill *ry, l-gl. afire, n-cotlee osptdlclal,
under the gorirnmenl of this t’oinmooweu't'i, whoshsll hereafter
Agat a duel, or arnd or aece.it a cha leog-i to Bghia duel, l: e prob
able l.su* of which may us the death of the ecu longer nr ch*t
longed, or Wo I ball be sec’ud to either party, or tha’i Inanr
rssnnor aid or aide- in to*h dart, nr rhail he know rgly the bear
or of su*h chnllt nge or acusptance ; but no prnon shall be so die*
quailed by reason of his h .ring i.trsofore fought such duel, or
•cot or accepted such ohal'ejge, or bean second In such duel, or
bear® of rich challenge nr aecrpianc*. __
IB. Tho Governor, Uent-oaol ll-ir-rnor. Judges and al< other*
off udlag ejraiful the Ma- by ual-ad olnlutratloD, rorrublln;,
negluel of duly, or other high crime sr mliilem-nn-.r, *hai| >-u Ira
p»,-h»H. by the H"uie of Delegates, nnd be prose uled be-ore
the Boo at o, w lob sha’I hare the at-le power lo try tttp-nchsur ot.
When sltUDg for lliat purpose they shall he ou oath or afflAatiil;
tad a* p*r*00 shall ks veartoted without the ooacurrsBoe if Iw.
third* of the mtotwn pretest July sent, In euet of
most, coll not cm Hi fnrtser into to removal from oBto, and
dltqakddaillen to lull or erjry tv o«ce oftan^trml cr p««t
U idtr tie Comsonwealti; but lh* party condoled ehail nover
the-eH be tubleot to lalletmrot, ItM, jad.-mtot and pinlttmeat
accirdlnf to It*. Tie Senate mty ett daiieg Ike roteas of tie
Qe.er» l Ai'-nbly •o- tbi trial of Imp taolmeul* and tU comtJ
eratlon r/ FstaOto* bud***.
Silt* and Frt* ITtgrott.
*0. (Ilave* hereafter emancipated ahail feefefttheir freedom hy
remalblat li 'hi Oon-eonveal'h m >re than l*e!r. won thi after
they become aetiallv fno, and it thttU b* On Ju'f of On Oentrtl
Autn’Ug to protcribtproper rtgd Uio**/*r roduelnf net »#•
9tl ‘the Omarnl Attimbly may prohibit On/**r*
torn q/Vomt. Impute an* root letter aid oenttUont at Uwy rtall
■ cem prop-r on the power of lla'r o sroert lo tm»nc pate their
tlavt; and taty patt l»wi for therellsr of tho Comrainwoalth
from the free negro I opnlall'ia. by removtl or othorwte b
*1 the (i -oeral Attembiy .ball not omneo p it any •Inve, or
the detcondant ol an/ tlire,miner before or after tho blrU ol
each descendant. •
TottiUon and Fioiinr*.
*S. Taiatlmthailbe equal and na! ormth-oartinl theO)*
monwoaith, and all preperti ehail bt U.aed In proportion to Iti
Tales, which than be aece talned a inch mliner u may be sre
tcrlbed by law; but any property mar hr exem|tt«d from tia**.o i
by the yoteofamijj !ty of the whole numbir of Bomber* elected
to eaoh llicte of the Centra! Attembiy. « . '
*1. A capitation ux, eqsal to th* tax ataetasd on lutJ ef th'
value of two l u dred d liar*, thall be levii-l an every Wlrto mile
Inhabitant who hat atttloed the »gi of twenty-ono year-: bat noth
ing herein contained ehell prevent exemption! of taxable poll. In
cases of bodily In&rolty. . .
»». Till General Anemhly raty levy* taxon lnc-.mrt,tala-let
and llcenter bat no tstyhsll he levied on property from which mny
Income eoUvcd It de-letd, er on tbt capital In veiled Id tbi trad#
or badneea In respect to which the llcenee to Ux*d It Ittoe J.
»«. Wo money thall be drawn from Uw treasury hut In part*
noeeof spprtprlniloni madtbylaw, and a itatemen-. of the re
cel pH ditbantemonlt, approprtaUon* and loaoa thall bo pnbdab
*d after th* ai'j >u nraentof each leelon ofthe General Attembiy,
with the *cti und reeolntiou th* oof.
*7 t n the passage of every act which Imposes, continues or re
vive* a to v. Or oreatoi a debtor ehergv, or makea, ccntlnoao or
revlret any approp-Utlon of ptl.be or unit money or properly,
Ol releases dlt charge* or eimmu'el any cla oor demand i f the
Stale, the vote thall be deter mi led br yeat and nayt, and thi
tamet of the orrtont voting for and ag doit tht tamo thall bt en
tered oa the journal* of th* roape-tlvc Uou el, and am-jorttyof
all the member! elee'ed to euch Houte th ill be necemary to give
it the f j*ee of a law.
VS The liability to the Sf itoof anv Incorporated company or
InttlmUon, toirices the principal and pay the Interval of any
loan heretofore m lie, or welch may hereafter be inede by the
State to such company or laml'ut.on, ehail not be releeeed; and
the Gee era! Attembiy shall not pledge the filth or the State, oe
bled 1} 11 any (>rm, for Urn debts, or oullgat on* of an/ company
or o. rpoHlie n. _
1*. Three ehail be let apart annaally, far thi seeming rev*,
noi*#, a mm iqatl lo levra p<r eeui of lh» S4W dtbl mi
Uw drat day of J muary. in th* y ear one Umiuand eight hundn il
anl ftfly tw. We find thui eel opart that, bi called the ‘■Inking
fund, end shall be applej to the payment of 'he Interest orthe
fltate debt, aid th* principal of each part as may be mdeemablr.
If oe part hi redeemable then the reaidue o' the risking Puod,
ofter the payment of fluh Interett, tliell be Invested lu U.e bond*
or cert flea lea of drtl of thli Commoowetlih, Or of the denied "r
at* piste.. or of torn* of the vtatei of tbli Oon'ederacy, and ai
pl ed to the ptvment of tho Stale debt, eg It shell become redeem
»bl*. Wh never, aft-r Uie «*i.l flnt day of January, a debt doll
hoot hem or shall he eoetrec-ed by th* Commmwea th, there
shall be let apart lo 1 Jt • manner, innua’ly, f-r thirty four year*,
t Ma (ici'fitlnf dt on# per cent th#. #f|trwf#*# mount of In# #n*
naal Interest agreed 11 he paid thereon at the Umt of Ita contra*
Uon; which mm a- ail be part of the Woklnf rood, and thall be
apj.lt;d In (h* manner b»rore (lirvcir.i. 1.1' on, »
•nail not othe.-tr <e appropriate any ear*, of the Sinking fund or
lu accruing inte.cat, exc -pt In time of war, Injnrrrciloa or lnve
* >3 The General Auembiy may, at any time, dlre. t a kale af
the etoek* h*l.l by the Oom-nwiwka'th In Internal IraproTemeat
and other c 'inpanlaa; bat tiie prooew '■ of each Bale, If made b<
forb the payment of the pob.ls debt, ehall eoneUtut* a part of the
Sinking >uod, and be appl'ed Id like manner.
81. The General auembiy ehall not contract I .ane or caur ti
be luaad certificate* of debt «r hnndt of the BUI*, Irredeemable
for a period greater than thlrtr-f.ar veare.
Otairal f’ncuiomi.
81. The General AetemMy a tall o»t rani A charter of lnaorpo
ratloo to aay church or religiose denomination, bat ms? Secure
the ti.1* lo church property to an t xtenl to be ilmlte 1 by law.
It. No loOe-y ehall herraher he aalhorteed by ItW; and 18c
buying, felling or iranalerriok of ticket* or chaneu la any luitrr/
apt now anthemed by a law of thlk Mate ehall he prohibited.
-pi hip new ooun*y eha.. be farmed with au area lut than »le
kuul’a'd J j ja-e all »; nor thall the count, or cuuntfu from which
111* formed be reduced below thel e-*»; nor thall any county,
l.evinc a white po uimIjd leu than Be* th >ueand, be deprleoti of
more than nor fi.lh cf tuch pipolailou ; acr ehall a county hrilag
n lire-r while p p ilaUot be reduowd below lour thoutand.
H5 The General Aeaemblv ahall et nfer on the count the power
In grant dlyarrea. ehenpe the nun* of p* now*, end dyret the ealr
of 'Statu b.-la'tying to lofoole and other per* cn* under legal ole
abliRju. but ehall not, by epecial Irgalatton, grant reBcf In aoeh
caeu. or In any otter cue of wui.-h am eoung or other tribunal!
mar here Jurttdlrtlon. ... a , „ , ,
;■<. Ti»e General Aeeembly ehall provide fer the perlo Heal regle
tr t* loa In t'e rr 'era! oantire, t III*, e and town* of tb* v. teri the -*•
In ; aid fur the eh ,0*1 cetrialratlcn or li e blith', marrla.oe and
daalba In Ihe white population, and of the birth* and deithe in the
r tlo cl p* fi liation of ths tame,dialingJ-tUjg be.ween the Bum
ber of th a free colored pern m itnd elevee.
87 The man rr ol CJOJactl'y uni mating retiree ol rlccCone,
of detr mlnlnj ronteilel eleitlona, atd cf fl llaj vacfclu lo of
njr, lu caeca oot •..rcielly p.t.vMed for be tale Coat Jlubuo. eheli
be ?>-eecrlbed hr law And the Oenurul AuemMy may declare the
cat'* In wh ch aur -A'caecl be deemed »a*tH, where no prori
•htrt It mad-f .rlhat i.nrpota In OtU Conelllutloa.
<11 It thall be the date of the General Aarcmoly to proylJe by
law a.I'die’’ protm-Uon agaioet a*i infraetloae of the rlghie goat
antrei t> the cl.leelt of thlj Commonwealth by We eavmth.
eighth and t-nth acceio-e of the B it of Rl.hti of Vlrg’nla, .nd
by U-* f inriccnth. fifteenth, elk'eenW and eer. n*e«nth cleuiu of
th* n'a h eection of the Brat article of the Conatllatma of the Con
federate stale*, [rule le a new eectloo.)
ART!CMC V.
BXBcrnvi ligrAmiDt.
tfoemor,
1 The chief erecuire power of.tMl Commonwc\llh thall be
ruled In n Governor. He ehall hold th* office lor a term cf four
year to cammrncr on Ihe Bret day of Janaary nett tuc.eedlng hie
election, aad be ineligible lo the eamo office for Ihe tartn reit eoc
a-e ling that for wnleh he waa elected, and to any other offi :* anr
lee hie term ofeervloet
■t Tne Governor ahall bo elect* 1 by the yolcri. a* the time*
and pi acta of die oel 1/member* of th* Gen ral Aeaemb y. Kilur.t
of lh« e ornlon ahall be tranimitted, uneer eeah by th* proper
officer* lo Ihe Secretary of the C tnmoraeallh. who the I de |yrr
them to the Speaker of the Wouie of Delegates on Ihe flrffi day of
the next aouion of the Gcne-al Auembiy. Thi Speaker of ihe
Hcnec of .cHgil.eahtl., wtlhlo on* week Ihceifler, In the pree
eoee of n major Itr of Ihe Senate and Ilona* of Delegatee, open
the eald r.-tunm, and Ihe yot«» ahall Darn be coanted I bo perron
haring the h'gheet riimSer of viteeehalt bo d-.eliredrlected; If
gm A a*mlerrht .1 u-ij--ilu r/lht ar/.o/c raonaW o/fed**
mutl/mo rwre .a Aloe *w*A iu.tjo.-Gy, tien/ma ft* prr»na A«r
xiui tAe Uijh t*f mam *w • of re- and ,re**-liny fA/we, fAe Gar-e
r7< Annn-I-Iy aA J« An If j-lnl rot-iy LU lx- iroitae* elect fAe
<i leecaapr. oontwtcd electlona for G'.rcmor ehall be dedde.l by
e like role, and Ihe mode ol proceeding In each caeu ehaJ be pre
acrdiMbtliW
8 No p* no ahall he eligible to the office of Governor unleu he
hutUt'n d the age of Uilriy year*, le a native cltleen of one of
lu Confederate Suit a, an.l haa been a d ti n of Virginia for Bre
year# nnt prcoedlng the tic dlun. , ...„
A. The (i jyernor ehall rra.deat the eeat of Goyimvieot; thall
rscelt* five thauaacd dollar* for each year of hie aerrtce, an.l,
while In office, ehall recelre no other eanlament from Ihli or any
other coyornmeot.
6. Ua eha 1 lag* care that th* her he falthfillr ciocnled, coo
munlcatc to the General Ak-embly at every •canon the condition
cf the 0 uamonwoalth; reoommeid to th-lr c'oi'.d.-allon euefi
mctaarce ai he may d.-en eapwdlent; and conveoc the General
Auembiy on application of a mejorltr of Wo member! of both
jjomee Wereof.or when In hie opinion the lnterert of the Coci
m'nwea th may rrtjtlr* It. He eha 1 be Commander lu-Chlef of
the Ian I and naval roroet of the State; ha*-* power to embody the
militia Lo rat,.I invatl n Inotireai litirrec'.lja. and enforce ihe
execution o' the lawr, conduct, either In penon or IB ene.1 other
meiuier ei shall be prescribed by lew, alt loterc urs* with other
an l foreign S-.ates; and during he receai of the General oteentb y
gl pro fm)torl, all eeoanclet la thus office* fee which Ihe Oon
st lyitan anl laws make no prortiloo; bat hie appointments to
uoh Teeencl' ■ shall be by oo-umlei'«ui to eiplre at the end ol
thirty deyl aft-r the commencement ef the next iieilon of the
General assembly. He eliall hare power to rimlt Biei and pet
.Hlutn (joh etiet end under toeh rule* md regul itltni os mir
he prescribed by law; an 1 except when the prosecution hu breo
oarrisl on oy the ifous < of Delegatei, or ihe law sha'I otherwl.e
particularly direct, to grsnt reprleru* and pardons aft-r convlo
Uon and to eommntecapital tuo'shmenl; bol he shad cimmunl
oete to the Oenersl Aasetnbly, at each session, the partleulsri of
ererr caas of flno or penalty rom tied. o' rep-fere or pardon
grat ed. anl of pan shoe: t commot ed, with his reasons for rrm.v
j vine, grantl if, or commailnx the same.
! 0. He msy-cqalre lofcrmallsn tn writing from the old ears In
the eatoddre department upon any subject reining to Ihs duties
of thalr reeoectlr offle a; and may s u require Ihs opln'oo la
wrltlni of the At'orney Geuetal upon any question Of law oon
nected w th hlaofllrlal duties.
T. 0>m nDilo- • end greats shall run la the name of Common
Weal h of V.ratal a, and ho aUeeted by the Gorernor, with the
leal of the Commonwealth annexed.
Ueutrwnt ilvtmor,
9. A Llen‘enant Gcrrroor shall by elree I,at the same time, and
hr the same ‘erm as th ’ Gorernor, and his qoalifl-i’.lon and the
maaa-r of hi* e’ectlon In all realise'! s mil bo the sa-n •
9 In ease of the remoral r.f the Gorernor from iffi a, or ol hla
death, failire to qa-llfy, res'gaetlon, femoral from th< htoe, or
Inability to dlechsrge the powers and dudes of the office, ihe said
' o!Br-, wbh Its compensation, shall daeolre up m the L eulenair
I Gorernor, and the Ojoeral Assemh y shall preside by law for
| the tUcherci of th f ex-oot'.re funettona la other necessary asset.
HI. The Lleutensut Gorernor eh *11 be Frueldent ef the Senate,
but hall bare nr eotc; and, wntle S' tin. as such, shall recrlre a
oruiueaistlnn eqsal to that allowed to the Speaker or the Kruse
a' Delegates.
Sten t try vf t\t (\>mmonv*a’t\, Trtaturtr, and Auditor.
II. A (toer.f-arr of the Comm inwsalth, Treasurer, and an Au
ditor of Publ e Aoc ruoix, shah be electa I by the taint ante ef the
twr Houses of the General A iiemhly, and onutlcus lo office foe
the 'em : f two years, no'eis sooner remored.
U The Bee ret sry shell keep a record of the offiTal acte ef Ihe
Goreruor, which sha'I be signed by ihe Gofer ..or sad a'leited b
the Secretary; ami. when rrqured, ha sha'I lay th i sa ae and any
paonr*, m notes, and manners, pe-talnlng to 1.1s offlr*, baVre
either House of thy Geoeral Assembly; sod sha t perform eueb
olh-r duties as may be preeeribed bs lew,
III, Theprwcrs and datlei of the Treaenrer and Auditor shall b*
I each ae now arc, or may be, hereafter, preeeribed by law.
Boned of Pubic H'url e.
14. Tht timtral Avemhly tkn l oeftnht a Bo trd of Public
Wort*, tjeonti:M4 so tonj as m iy be aeeeesrry, and tcltA sssA
poiten ae may bt oonftretd l>y late.
Militia.
111. The manner of appointing militia I'lett* shall b* present ed
bylaw.
ABTIOLK VL
1, Tae Indlclal power shall be rested la iAy C/u~Utf Appeal,
In th* Otrenlt Oran*, and the Julge* thereof, In the ennnty and
corporation courts, lo the Justice* of th* peso*, and lo th* meals
tra'ss *h < may belong to eorporaM bodies. 1 he Ouneral Assembly
may also constitute tpecisl eentts of appeal, to onasls; of not Us#
then toree nor more thnn dre Judge*, eonxtltated of the Judge* of
the court* Of appeal and of the circuit oeurts, nr nuy ef them, to
ley any cases that may be su th* dookal of either af th* oonrta of I
appeal, la raepeot to wbleh a rnsjorlty of «h« Judge* of that eoor
asp k» 10 ottwBUJ u to ntko K tap roper for Utreo *o •» •» U«
bcuUg Iftoroor. and *1*0 to trj my on th, wi t docket wtiloh
ciiuol otberoUo bo d1»;.MC<i of with eonreoleot ■ lopot a.
*. Tke joriodlctton of thmo inboeof, of tbo Jodge> md Wm
there if, »id of U>e magi- •n'meof the corporate bodies, shall N
regulate! by law; exce- lot the cooiin of appeal shal' haes ap
pellate jurisdiction only, o3 cn In ciiesof kabess corous***
damns sod prohibition Tnev shad not ba»e Jurisdiction la civil
etui where the mat* ocn'-nvevgy, eichdfi of coots. U lets
then oo» hundred do'. .cepttn oonftrevciilee concerns it
title or boundaries r Ve p-obaLof a wU!, the apron-meat
or «|u Ulftcatl >o of a preeentWve, guardian, commit tie
cr curator ; vr cooc- *'f rr-ad, way, terry or Uadi'#, •*
th« ilgh; of a oorpora-t coaniyto ieey tolia and taxm,
or In cues In reiving Ir* •iv-i.*** the rrn#U'uttoQalUy of a Its.
8. There »\ull be t»r , <£*iirtluf .1upc*A to csutU of t\r$4
Jml.ee e rA.iwy fw< V ***** Anil moire gmn-um ; une ff
t',,** shall be ti ivurt • . y oily, (' e other a Court qj ha.
4 T. - mate shall be tlvfdad ;.to not Urn t\an .weeiy-onn ju
dicial r irccl s. which aha<l jemam as now e taMshc-1 tn 11 xltete 1
by the G«ner*l Assembly. »-r sa*b c rcvlt a j-ufge shall be ap
p dated, wh\ dtrlog Lis roctinuano^ in office, ana I reside 'll tij*
crcui of wblei 1 e b Jodrfi , and bold a cocrt at less*, talc * a y<a*
li -va y couutf and oorporatlo-i thereof whfcretn a circuit court
is estabiis icd, bm judge of ooe circuit maw hold a eocri In aov
othv* clr. nil. The number of circuit* shall not be increwnl *•
Its* by the conearrent r te it a mdforlly if all tn* membe-*
sifted to e*uA House ot ft' General. Amsotbly; and with the
concurrence of n Mi,only q/ •' / elected tu each House,
proc.slon may be made fin utn and judge in a city or
X The fnditaefthe G are ,.r»na» and of the Oeali Courts
shall be t ip/xdnied by join’ ■ > the twv Ihusee if ths Gen-rnl
Assembly, iomnii*%b'ne<t by me t,armor, ana shall hold Heir
offices during good bthatio* or until they attain he age of ser
mty yearn, or until removed in the manner preecnl>*l in dtis
t oneMution ; and shall, at the savin time, hold no other office,
appointment, or pubHc trust, ami the acceptance thereof by ei
ther of them shall vacate hi- judkial office.
(I. Tiie jodeei shall receive fixed and adequate lalariee, which
shall not !•« dim aished during their continuance tn efflm. The
■ slants of the judges of ths Courts of Appeal shell ant be lest than
three U» ooe and dollars each and that of a judge of ths 01* celt
Coirt not less than two Oneesnd collars per ar Ltm. except the
sal try of the judge of the fl th eiicdt, which shall act be lees limn
fifteen hundred doUars per annum ; andaaoh shall have a reason
able allowance for oecessa y tr vel
7 The Judges msy be rumored f oo office by a eoncirreol vote
of both boosts of the General Assembly, but a majority of all the
membeis elected to each bout* must concur in snch vote; and the
cause of removal shall l*e eulsred on the Jou**ral of each house.—
Tbs Ju Ige again* whom the General Asserrbly may be about to
proce d ahull receive notice thereof, (n eucJi manner ns may be
firesi-ribeJ by laic, accompanied by a co y of the causes alieged
lor hl« removal, at lets! twenty dtys before the day on which
either h >usr of ths General Assembly *h U1 act thereupon
t*. Taert fhall be a county court I«» ea-'h county of tne Oomm«>e
wealth, whl h shall be hdd month'y by three J us* ere, ex dept when
Hie law shall require the pres .-ns- of a gfrU'e number.
9 Kach c »un y sha I be 1 J 1 off Into olst lets a< nar y equal as
may be In terri'^y and p»put »tloo. In each dlmr'ct four j - slice i
• r the peace shall be eboseo by the qualified voters th-reof, who
•hall be eommlsrtoned by the Governor, reside la the* respect's?
districts, and be at the Urn? • f their election qua lfisd voters of the
Oo*201 jr.wealth, and hold their offles* for ihetenn cf t»wv#ye* rv
(At me flrrt c urt after t* e elect on an I qualification of the justice*,
under i is ConsthuUon. or as si.hi h rraft r as may bs they shall
be divided lnt«> four clasies . each c.aas to cors.st of one Justi. e
from each district, to be numbe ed br ot. The term of service of
the fl at cl us shill expire at tbe end of three yearsef ’he sew ud
c ass at the end o' six years ; of th- third dsu at the end of nice
years , and of the fourth clan at tbe end of twe ve yero; and this
•ItsiDPha ah all be continued, so that one-f uih of th* Juitlces
may b- chosen every third year, ▼amt'-dec occarriog In the of
fice of justices kkf.cr the first tieclhm »h -11 be filled by the justices
of the ojaotv, they having been fits', surtm nel f r that pu post,
and a m j -rlty of those present shall be necessary to mate aoc.uc
Hon: >hcterinof tne Justice ao elected i h til expire at the end t f
the erm fo*wbl h hlf predecessor was elected.) IV justlcrvof
| mice of me c maty coart of their cjun'y; w-oee d ity it shad be
to attend each Urm of ute said coo t. The other lu-bcea shall be
c'astiflfd by law for the performance of ihelr .lut es 11 r .art. [The
word* In paren hetet score . oostltute on amendment .0 the pres
ent Constitution ]
1IL Thejuetlcee rr.aty receive for thrlr kbrrieee In Ctrl a psr
diem C" npcne .tloo, to ba ascertained b r law, aod pah. Mil of the
county treaiurj ; list they aha'I not receive any fee or rm inmrnl
for other judicial eerrlcra
il. The powe* »nt Juris lletloo of Jastlcee or the peace within
their respective oouotlee ehall be prsartlbed by law.
IO. The officers of the Court* of Apvsal, aad of (he Specie1 Courta
cf Appeal, th«l be appoint d by the sold courts reap -t.rsly, #r
by the tu tyre thereof, In riratl.u, and tbelr duties, cc m -enjedou
and tmure of office shall He pree-rlbod hy law
Id Utt is aad at or stye fot the Commonwealth, f r tho c'rcatt
courta. •‘•all be app,>lnts<l bjtne circuit evert, or by Vi.-Judya
fbnffrKjtttftoy, and cltrk* endattorniyi for tre Common
wea'th fot the c-stn'y routs shall be appointed by iu*A row i*
r.speet »tl), for tho Urn of tlx fart, and the r nut e* and c m
pensitirn shall bo prescribed by law they ehall be rrtnnred
frumofilcebt ihrlr teepertire carte; bat In every ease of ram oral
ihe aviso th. rcof eh.l be eotered of ro-or Itn Is.otorrt by wb ch
the r morel wee made. Vacaacirs la add offices shall oe tiled
hr the coors r.epeoUre’y lo which th>y'ocoer.
U he A t ru-y Geo'ral visi. ot appoint*! by Joint role of
tile two Aoweeeo/M* General AsnemUy, acd comtmeelo r. d by the
Got, r.cr ao ' shall ho.d hu 01Bor don. w the p.easnra of the Gec.
tra' Asacmbly.
li bher.fi* shall be note.incited !y (\i reipecttce county eourfj,
and when epp tinted by the Gnr r or thalt be eotnm mooed >y
lam and l-ldth-lr offline for two yeers, but do person crate b
■U o *d no ahtr ffltr ooe term shall be nominated for another term,
anient, pr or lo tuch nomination, he shall liars duly accounted f.r
all puhll - duaithat tray hare com* Into All hands
Id. Oorouore, ,-metai.i w, eurceyvrm comnaoton'n o the ret
inue and oieriesre qftkn;a» w eh ill be app ointed by pie c 'W*ry
court*, urn! th* I *rme q/ thtir office* shall be prescribed by the
General Assembly.
If. Ja*Iren cf the ponce, •Vr'Jb, attorneys for the Common
wealth r tras of eborte, aod all other county c9»r«, shall
be inbject to indictment for malfeaaance, ml-f.-aeance or
neglect of official duty, and, upon ciaTictlon thereof, tutir offic.a
■ba I become vacant
18 The General Asarmbly ehall provide for the compensa
tion of Jarors; hat appropriations for th -t putpos* s'nil oot be
made from the Male Treasury, sicrpt in prose cull die for fcloolci
or misdemeanors
IP, The cal cl remaining In th* d strict coorts whan this Conxtl
lu'inn la adopted shall be removed for trial Into the Courta of Ap
** g a, Judges sad all other office-*, except the eommlss'onrTV of the
Board of pah'Js W,i-ks, sh*ll coatloas to discharge the dutlee cf
Ihelr resprcUvc officoe, after the terms of their sertise bare expir
ed, until their tocc-aaort ere qualified Ihe c'nm eetonere of the
Hoard of Tabllc Works shall continue In office until otherwise pro
rl 'ed by the General A-> -mb>y.
1L Wilts shall run In the name of tlio Costmonwe-.lth of Virgi
nia, anti be attested |by the clerks of the sertrsl court Indict
merit* shall,-.-Delude •• agn'r-rt the penes and dignity of the Com
monweal Jl."
Corporali1 irurts and Officer*.
St The General turn'd mar vest such J jrltd'ction os shall
be deente I proper In carpu 'on conrte and In the magistrates
who may he oog to the r - . r body. The mayor, or other
chief migtrtrste, the a du • In cilice and towns having baa
iinav . oarta, and ntru here t t- Council, or other letinlsUre
body of cities nod tocorpoi -woe ehall be elected by the
qualified rule'* thereof. At: r r the Commonwealth, clerks,
sergeants, asi-l coestab'et . ov appointed by die corporat'oa
e urs. Sheriffs, If th>y its the officers of the corporstloo
coart*, shall b- noralna.e-i o* aueh courta, u'diartTae they an all l *
no ninatrtl oy the Circuit C urt of me ciy or town in which they a«t,
and shall lo stthe* ea* ■ he ceuimissioned by the ftoveroor. All
.,Uirr officers shall bechot so by the Coonel or Legislative bodge—
nlerisand attorners for .he cramonweilth of orporatlou coast i
iha'l hold eltt e reap 'd rely for the term of tlx year*, aod shah
i.e removable from other bv itrlr ra'p c'lve ooutte, but In every
cur of removal, the .'a us thereof shall be entered of record in
ths coort by width the removal r« made.
ROIlriuTI*. MORTAfll'1, ,
Creel lent of tbc Oonven.len.
Josx I- ffi'stnx,
Secretary of the CoDvrn : -
80HI.lL. .
1. It shall be the doty cf the Prerl.lent of this Convention, Im
mediately on le ■ lilourr.mct.t, lo r.nlfy to tht Governor, a copy
nf the Rill of Rights and Jt nmlu'lon adopted, togetlirr with tbit
i -hedule.
2. Upon Ute rece'pt of such cvt'IBcd copy, Ihe O rereor ihx'l
'onhwllh'a.mouocc the fee. by proclamation, to be published lo
uch newspnpeis of the Stale tn iy be desired requisite irr gen
.■•al Information, and shall soon ti hie proela- atlon, a copy of
the Bill of Hignte and Constl’.ot on together wl b this schedule ;
■hall he pabllthed In the Banner Indicated, hr the period of one
month, and twenty printed copies thereof ahall, by th i Seen tary J
of tha Oommoowtalrh, be Immediately ireramU'ert by mall, to the I
Clark of each county and c rp. ratio! eon t In tha Commonwealth, |
t> ba by each clerk, lubmltud to the examination of i nj pert n
Itelring the aame.
R. Tha ofloert authorlxed by raining lawa to eonduet general
election!, ahall, at Ihr plarea appointed for holding tha same,, pro
a poll book on the accond Tl.un.lay In Uarch, 1-61, to be headed
the "Conitltutlon aa Amended and Schedule." and to contain too
•e arete columns, the Se t c limn tn te headed * for ratifying,' I
the ether to be hevded "fur reiecdog.” Aad aorh c(B tera keep i a I
-aid polli open for tha apace ol three dxya, aha I than and thrr.
receive and reeor I Id aald poll ho-k, the vote* for and again* i
thla Conitltutlon and Schedule, cl all peremi qualified, under tha
exladog dona lied in, to sgrrotae the right of •ufrage. The aald
ofUotra ahall at tha aama time open another poll hook, headed
"the right of »t If rage," containing two column,, nee headed “for
the payment of the revenue, roanly and corporation leelca and
poor ratea, aaiemed within th, preceding year, aa a qantttcxdor.
t> vole ," tha other h. -ded "for the rigid of rutfr ge, without fh
payment 'f the reeenur, coaaty and corporation levirx, and poor
ratea. a-acaaed within tha preceding year, aa a qiallflcctioa to
vole." Ti la poll book rhall, la like manner, he kept otvev fer Ihe
•ooeoof three da]a, and the rote* of all pereuar qualified ti Tot'
for tha adoption or reJc-Uon of Ihlt amend d Oe amnion ihall ba
e wired and recorded for or a;a nj. aald quellfloation.
t Tho commltrlrtnera eenduclog the elretbu at the acreral
predneta of each o lunly and corporation, ahall aarre. tain the nxo.
lier of votra filr.n for each propoaUlon, and ceriliy tbaaal * p>ll
i.uoia, an l foithwiih raturn ihe tame tv Iberlerka r. f hdr raapect
let rounty and cn.p ration cunt, a-.d wiihlvt.u .lava rhe/e«f
ter, the eommlaaionert ■upcriatandlag the electinn, at the co* rt
nouae of each ecu tty or corporation, ahall make cu; too rtturn.
In the Wowing form: •• We, LB «. oommlaal.Dt ru for holding
• an election for the adoption or rejection of tha arutnde 1 Count •
•• utlon for the county tor corporation,) of , do
*• h *ieby cm Ufy that an atecUen waa held on tha day
•> of , f,r tha ea‘d county (or • vcporxtlon,<
•« pursuant to taw, and ’hat the following I* a sta'amen*. of the t la
“at exhlb ted by the poll hooka, via: Ar Charade, Itn of the
“amend d C* m'lttil n • Tot*; and/ r lU trier
“fi.ini/CAe (»n iI'uli n _ Tout, lor ihe qu a ii eaten
"of the right ofvul.-ag-r TOtae ; and ag.ln* tu* quallft
*. union of the riant of ingraft role*. Wit an under
"ourbanda thta the day of .t-lhayaar
“ "—which rtluma, written to wordi and not d Agutea,
ahall ba alg ted by the cvma'atlnneri. One of the aald reUroa
ahall ha 111 *d In the clerk'a offloe of tha county o> oorpora'Jvn,
an 1th ‘.var ihall baaent to thtOoranorol the Commenwattth
•Oder. X •*
ft. The Governor than, w.thout delay, make proela atlon of
the reeutt, a'attne therein the agg—gale rote fer aad Ifn'nit thr
amended Cotulilotion and Schodole, and for and again* Ihe quit
it ration of thr right o' mirage, tv be paVtahed In i“4i ce*rpt
pert In tha Kuto u may hr deemed requisite for grneral Informs
Iton ; and If a majority of aakl eotee hecaxl In favor of the quail!
cation of the ngbl of aulrage, then the lit aeedon ef tha ad ardelc
aha’I read aa fOUowa:.
" V'lofid.-.ifi va of Voltrt "
1. 1 vary white male - luaen of the Com mm wealth, of tha ago
of twacty-one yeara. who haa bean a realdr it af tha State for two
ye«ra, and of the couoty, city or town who e bo olera to tow, for
twelve mooJve next preceding an election, and who, If Mnaeaed la
vooh ooonty,.Hr or town, with pa* of Ihe roeeooo of the Ocm
meuwealtooanty or c .rporaio.v lerlee o.- poor ratea. Bar the year
MU preceding, a Mall hart actually paid ID« aama, h^Jpo other
' pwoofi, to all b«q'tl»*d to voto tor «> ral»r« of to* Oraaral A»
1 ■rmb(y aad all oHe»rt rl*ri*4 b* to* p"t>* *; bvt to pvraoa fa to*
I ml lUrv, roTal .r its m* ttrtlrt of too CoLtodrrsi* ii.w, tool I p
I bi < *m*d a rratotutaf tola »UI* bj r*aatn of ><U( woMoaod
! hard , aad na i arson tball kn*a ibc >l( I to **•* was a -f aj- .
I • aad lulad, or a paopar, ar a nos rnalalnril otorar, soldi**.
•a mta or marlua In IX' rrtm'sr arm* or mtvy of to*Cost* araaa
•lain or oho baa icon convicted o brloarj la aa ilsclloa,m ml
an r tafarrona oto red.
«. i he qlaDBad voi n of to* OomawaotaKk, oho may b* la
th*mlUto t arnle* of lb* fra'*, or of to* Ocofederal• State*,
may voto for to* ratlflca'lon o* njrctloa rf to» aaoodod UrmU- .
lot on nnd Felitdala, and for aad a«.laat tba qaa' Boattot* rf tod
r dll of iaff **-. at suck |>l*c* or plaroa »tb o toilr ooetmpaacl
or poof, *s thacoaooadcr alraeb tn-amrm-n. orprotfball oadr
a,t*, «i « kar too aald eccamj matt or post tball ba tntola to#
llmlli of toll ■ ale or not Bat If, ralbasa d day of tloc toa, to*
conoltloa of an* rtrlmo I mad* ■ In w'.o*a or In »*r« of psfara*
qua IBod to vtl* In idd else loo, the It bo aw b at to rradar U Im
pomfol* f r >a!d portoct to voto w t la tko pool or oooaspmoot
to irhlch inch irdaotnl a*y bo any, aacti rlocttoa, to farn • Id
r««Morai I* c nearprd, m.y boko 4 >t toy i to«r dty, to k* B»*d
by toa e-toman *er of *acb pool or rn-ompT*. t. oa tool to* ■*■«
ho Lot rtorf thus tel# d*>i of'or sold one ot iliciUl- Wot Ml
piece of voting h? shall Mppolrt a superintendent, three cnemw
• one's ea* ** m*ry cl-res uahall > e c#c< einry, whs. ilMrUvmg
bf m ftr t dal/ kw wo by ptrbrtt the delta* required •*,
*n4 be lUble lo khe pei elw< • Imposed aj on. tech i Seers under
the election lews of this 'tele. 1h« qualified voters of the Com
monwealth, noth the ml limy errvlce w|© may be absent from A
the couetim or corporations cf »he r residence, by reusen eC the
presence of the peb ic enetny mev viU Id any co«a.y tr corpora
tion in waleh they mey he on the Any of • le-'Mcn.
7. Ihe (fleers conducting the aeld fie tloo shill, on the dey
after the • action, cr u 10*0 Uierea Ur as mey be, deliver the poll
books to their • eld comae*\dtr, eho etali forthwith forward the
teas to tbe(lov*iDor of > his fomes* n*»a'th why shell to not the
mM vctee In escrrteinlng tha remit cf the seld election in the
Slate
a. lli* fceretsry « f the Oor-® »lt*i eh .1 cause to be eewt to
the e'erke of each eouL.tr end r "n * our*, And to the mid
tery cioi»*n<L»s xbove re'err* * v b -eke And frrms oe
c«»etry In the electlo 1 herek. f" r a* wilting the seme,
when nee amotv, by sped el *•* < x pc usee ttcurred
la providing •*! I poll b oks nn "»iiuln* the uws,
and tn p-ccirl g witters lo en» .be Veters thermo,
shell be dtf syed ee In the eei ,*f mamko • i#1he
federal Ass mbly.
•J The duties to be peiforr , 1 conducting the
eltcdou, the piirJejw cf the sad tin* , *lt «• for miscon
duct, on the pert el any per :, *11411 te tr.e i*; % In ell respects
es ere prescribed by lew In »h? cess of cfh«r e*ertlonm
1U All pere'rns'wh--* she^ be in office thro this Amended Coo
st latlrn Is edrpUd, shell runtime tn (Ace until the ex. l-etlco of
their respective te*ms of setv ce uod until their tmeem we ere
qeel fled unless sdWer removed rarsueut to lew esccpl thet
sensvrs rf the sec *nd cists. uo:ofdtu( to he eluse1Ac«Uon mode
under the preseo* Oonst toWon, sh*U be pieced lu the first uu4 •
second rleises o’ the rlemifl *%»loo to be iaede under the proel^
sUos of V’ S ConstHatlon. Ve«end*e eccwrrirg In the ofle# of
j miles of the peers t fier the adaption of Uils GooetUuti' n, Akd
oeforsery election o justices Is held under It shell be filed In
tit? man er as u thereto provided for ttlflog vacancies oc
cun log in seld (Are after 'he fir?t ebetkn.
11 The Heprevcr C< urt uf Appeals shell eontlcie to cserdeelU
prtssnt uriidl tloa unill the 0< urteof Appeei, «sUb lsbed b/ this
rionat tntion, shell be organised, end the Judges • hereef who mey
be in oAce at U.e fret session of the Gesrrvl Assembly nor or Ihe
Constitution m y be ess gnei to the duties of either of the Courts
of Appeal, eccordii'K t« the pi.uure of the General Assembly.
All lavs in forwe wb**n thli Conatltu Ion la sdopdfl^md nut lecss
•1st-nt therewith ul«I ell rights, pro. sm'lare, acklW. delwa end
contra te, shell remain end continue es If tM Ocn Ututlcn wee naA
Adopted.
11 she term of eerrlce foe the dcWgatce first el-rted to th*
Gtnerel Assembly under this Cjnsttturioa shi.ll cocmenee el the
end of th* trrm of vnvlceof the delegeiev no-' elected The flrrt
general election « f delegal-s to the General tMwmbly nuder this
flonstoutton shell be h* 11 on the fourth liter u ay in Mey, lbdK, uu
lew o« here Isr pro Vi d d by lew.
Done In don mention, lo the eity of Bisht id, oa the Math dsx
of December. In the year of oor Lord, one f* usand eight hundred
and Sixty one, end tn Uie c.ghty-slxtn >ear c. ikr OommonwtAlth
oi rirgmiv __
BOBIBT L. MONTiOCB,
PrtoUotU iy the CutioomMo*.
JOHN U rPBINK,
Sr'riilry ,.f the Con—turn,_ d*1T—tin
winrM.
» PCRCHa'S* for a stock of Drug. and Medlrloee, bskoglag
Is a ft. to tu R.V hnoad, w shin/to rloa*. Apply la M atlboo
***JaiS-4w WILLIAM* A PABBOfeTOH.
JriKin mniuTns »-■* uMjtiiM
“ All. lad reeelead aad for tala by 3. T. DtJVAL,
ijMain MraA
trBNTRP.
• OONDBof thaCinfadttata diatee Prodnee Loan. V ant ad by
P jui,B*COW k BAUBBTIIX-_
• ntRDNRR WAlf-TBO.
WANT ICO, a good Oard r.-, osa who !• bon rat aad ..cable.
janfo apply to_DOT* a 0©.
Crib. AHSIV IIEtiDLVrlONI.
BT ACT lOBlrY —J. W. R NU/LPB. <1! Main Surat, will
LUbliah, 03 tie tub of January by au'hortty of *Aa fo-raU
ry of War. uod r the aiparetalon of an offl. tr of tht Adjatooi
'ieaa alto Office, ih-ffrsl pa-t (Which rontalaa al' tbr taaurr la
ha Quarter-Maj-tr'i am Pay Urpartmes'. Inr naira,) of that.
4 Array Befu.eilcn, Prloa I S» ay mall, postpaid. The whale
w .rk,cox plate, will re ready la Prbruary, aad loldat tha saw a
prl.-ah-baA_)—>•
ENDLItu PILOT CLOTH.—One cut, dart bias,
hasty Eogllah Pilot Orath, In itore and fcr tsit by_
jrfl _BACON A RaBKRRVILLR.
I IBAffl.—5C0 bus. Black Bytd Psat, la slort, and for tnlt
tr EE ___WM. H. PtRARARTB.
Oil, —Xf)Calls Castor OU
MO Ibt Potash
Concentrated Lye, Just reotlrtd by
dt»yJAB, t. DOTAL,
TO THE HITTLEK8
OP TBR
CONFEDERATE ARMY
IBDTHB PUBLIC GBITEBALLT.
'TTUB undersigned offer for salt, by pacaagt or otherwise, n (at
L assortment of Clears and .HannfkcUrtd Tf
barro, of the m at apprortd bran la.
W* art the Bole AgtsU for stetral ofthe largest Maauf iotnrtrs
.3 tha State of Virginia, and art this day recairing a gtntral a*
nriment of ail kinds of Tobacco, rangln/ from iff ta 75 otnl* ,
■tr pound Al> >. nd kinds Mntoklng Tobacco.
SV-Term. cash. OTiAfc BAVftR A OO., j
Dndtr Bpottwoe d liotei, Richmond, Ve. j
p. S,—Special attention paid to order* from Bwtlar* and Mar- .
MdU wKo *r« wt»olr<og %nnw
jLNilB'AIi-lWllllit Cotton oba,steer!ed
•j fund” Hsiu.Twlaa do t
Hit do P* i L'n n thread
*6 dot lli.e r.eocs OsirBktna •
Id do do do Morooro do
M do bngi'sh tbcrpfklea. extra
, - S5 do Col d slnl.g kin.
)ft rides P t Eatmeled Leather, ai'd enleig
3nd pr. J1 Ai's Shoo Latte
nd tom ns ind C. illren do
ftti • docAlagant r't pool Cotisa
lod pie Pus. asao tad a
lOM’pr. ira-a Chains .
3W) Log, fl th aa 1 Toopee Chalea
10o Mlii .nd X Cut Bass
ftO C real sr raws, ms’d 4 to 51 In.
1>I curt gtntm Castile Soap
",.ju 4,OU and Kogll.li Pas. cays
In etort anl f r sale by fcllOOSS, WiUWlN a HURT,
(ucccaaort to Bcitli, Rhode* A Co.
M Pearl it real.
ITOTICB.
tunc con.'am ef Suns’! !W. Prtco Sc To., 1« dlseolred
thk day by I'ml’atlon The nadenlfc’ d will eoatinus the
s n st as heretofore, nnder tbr name of Nnui*l Itl. Prtco St
t'o.t atenmlnf all the UabUiUu of, and tattling ell debts dna.
.he late concern. IaM'L M. PRIOR,
*T H (K BLOW, . '
_JAI : TEMPbl __
BUKA b
..a>r: BKWAED-A na*ri r - i-'iwn, • •
>.£•> t„,n(iiDdU :-i Ittaek. wh'akere
trif aoder the c*1b; It aftMft nt * Hfli; h!i tltU
n( b a black cos', *64 pl»l4 • ' »»:*M M« Id •
>kItb»«b A Mi l * Auction rr». He *u breadbl
M'etiy irntltnin Bawd Dr rf HanloedCo,
forth QaroUna—‘ef. my prut*' / aherncos, be
•rta l«o »nd thru* o'clock
1 i ll ft'* th» Abort reward l.r ...at if ec. ■ fo ™
hot I con W'thim. Vi”11',
d i»—Im* . «< Main rtreci. Richmond,
jUPAI ~xi»D41—SSKrifs Pore' llt-Oarb'oaAc bods. jsoa ro
*5 eeleed to stoic For ..I A X AfOAM A CQ
Janl—le__ Orrawr1 -'tb And Ocy ftrewit
r dividzsd.
PHI I'm drat an I ITr-ctcre of tha Karmen' Bank of Vreltde,
hare declared a rtirldedd r.f tree aad three marie re pat
ent, rat of the prefl.e of -he InUiutlos, for the last all Booths,
ledturtlDf u.erafrom oae-qoarur per rest boast ta the state, last
i* UN per rent n:t, payable to the stock* oVera.
Jal-fo__ J A. HAflTk. Cashier, .
DIVIDEND.
PUB Pretldwal and Dire tore of the Bank of virfMa kare <a
Clare I a dlrit'end of three and Ulrc i| .arises percent, lor
- last t't months, aabtec Vo a dr lael-rfo of me oearwr j »r
••at boost '« tie f-.ata, leaelae fine tad one bah per asm,
ty hi?to u.e Baockt olden, (or IlAfi ptr lAere >
lAb—ldl WA. * T.YW Oeah'er.
IMVIPbEEB.
r*tl tie'dejt ar.d D(re.Wre of ,h.- LaaO»r_. 1-tok af Virginia
hot e deviated a totl-enanal dteld»od, of U- endures q.a
. ■ per re >t 'rat % pw amt. boaue—payabv < ) 'helart Ins au
jaalb-Sw _W. P. Hft TlttR OaaMer.
no tick.
HA VINO reaomel the Aurltoo And f uialMloi bus
lr.es, w* art prepares to rreetee cm .u.otU of (moral
.rrohan.ru, lot ea'o at anetloi or priest r, .tad make U‘era!
oh adTaoi.ee. WethtH retain for thepr ,ent, ear lares and
om «dlo*o worth oue* a here (oodjaan be. t tjj etorad aad felr
» eehr Ittd. a.If?".
ISfrum * oo
D~tfOlXT10l* —Ttt- co-partnershipof WaTklws a rtaiaLru
elp'ree this dte by nmRa<lon. B'her ofUteoabo rlboei mey
a* the asm* of the arm. In llqkk'aUoo. Oar hose • and aatoaate
e'Uba f>o»d It oa- ortlee, oo the ee-o-id a we of aar late steer
t om tW Main street, site all p-.raoat iaJebtedtn oewUlpleaia
,11 and make In meat ate p.yment, and Ibcto ' arto( elalca
(alna; ut wll pieoenithorn thote for letu.miai.
J. 1. WATEIwA.
JAM. B PICK LAN.
Richmond, January 1st, UCX,_ i'»*
Ollk) ILLTIOB.—Tho eo partaaeablp of VAX LKt TAILOR A
CO., b thlf day 4 etc)red.
Harlot pw-cbasrd tha latoreed of 0. B. fWasawle, tkaearrtT
up.rln-r, JOUR N. VAX L*W will berraAer aoadaat tie bool
sea ls h e ewe name. AU persons lodtbted to the old eterm,
will D'.eaee call aad lettle with tha ondorXfned
P 7oHX X. VAN IJtV
Richmond, Jaaesrr ltd, lfdt,_ 1—1
OA.D.-vmBodsieb, 1-L'ViT^wh IBS_—
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