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contain one hundred inhabitants, it may be attached to one or more adjoining townships or parts of townships for the purpose aforesaid.

Sec. 4. Provision shall be made by law for the election of such county or township officers as may be necessary.

Sec. 5. Any county and township organization shall have such powers of local taxation as may be prescribed by law.

Sec. 6. No money shall be drawn from any county or township treasury except by authority of law.

Sec. 7. That the county of Manomin is hereby abolished, and that the territory heretofore comprising the same shall constitute and be a part of the county of Anoka.


Of the Militia. Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Legislature to pass such laws for the organization, discipline and service of the militia of the State as may be deemed necessary.

ARTICLE XIII. Impeachment and Removal from Office. Section 1. The Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney-General, and the judges of the Supreme and District Courts, may be impeached for corrupt conduct in office, or for crimes and misdemeanors; but judgment in such case shall not extend further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit in this State. The party convicted thereof shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.

Sec. 2. The Legislature of this State may provide for the removal of inferior officers from office, for malfeasance or nonfeasance in the performance of their duties.

Sec. 3. No officer shall exercise the duties of his office after he shall have been impeached and before his acquittal.

Sec. 4. On the trial of an impeachment against the Governor, the Lieutenant-Governor shall not act as a member of the court.

Sec. 5. No person shall be tried on impeachment before he shall have been served with a copy thereof, at least twenty days previous to the day set for trial.


Amendments to the Constitution. Section 1. Whenever a majority of both houses of the Legislature shall deem it necessary to alter or amend this Constitution, they may propose such alterations or amendments; which proposed amendments shall be published with the laws which have been passed at the same session, and said amendments shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection ; and if it shall appear, in a manner to be provided by law, that a majority of voters present and voting, shall have ratified such alterations and amendments, the same shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as a part of this Constitution. If two or more alterations or amendments shall be submitted at the same time, it shall be so regulated that the voters shall vote for or against each separately.

Sec. 2. Whenever two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the Legislature shall think it necessary to call a convention to revise this Constitution, they shall recommend to the electors to vote at the next general election for members of the Legislature, for or against a convention ; and if a majority of all the electors voting at said election shall have voted for a convention, the Legislature shall, at their next session, provide by law for calling the same. The convention shall consist of as many members as the House of Representatives, who shall be chosen in the same manner, and shall meet within three months after their election for the purpose aforesaid.


Miscellaneous Subjects. Section 1. The seat of government of the State shall be at the city of St. Paul, but the Legislature, at their first or any future session, may provide by law for a change of the seat of government by a vote of the people, or may locate the same upon the land granted by Congress for a seat of government to the State ; and in the event of the seat of government being removed from the city of St. Paul to any other place in the State, the capitol building and grounds shall be dedicated to an institution for the promotion of science, literature and the arts, to be organized by the Legislature of the State, and of which institution the Minnesota Historical Society shall always be a department.

Sec. 2. Persons residing on Indian lands within the State shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of citizens, as though they lived in any other portion of the State, and shall be subject to taxation.

Sec. 3. The Legislature shall provide for a uniform oath or affirmation to be administered at elections, and no person shall be compelled to take any other or different form of oath to entitle him to vote.

Sec. 4. There shall be a seal of the State, which shall be kept by the Secretary of State, and be used by him officially, and shall be called the great seal of the State of Minnesota, and shall be attached to all the official acts of the Governor (his signature to acts and resolves of the Legislature excepted) requiring authentication. The Legislature shall provide for an appropriate device and motto for said seal.

Sec. 5. The territorial prison, as located under existing laws, shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, be and remain one of the State prisons of the State of Minnesota.

SCHEDULE. Section 1. That no inconvenience may arise by reason of a change from a territorial to a permanent State government, it is declared that all rights, actions, prosecutions, judgments, claims and contracts, as well of individuals as of bodies corporate, shall continue as if no change had taken place; and all process which may be issued under the authority of the territory of Minnesota previous to its admission into the Union of the United States, shall be as valid as if issued in the name of the State.

Sec. 2. All laws now in force in the territory of Minnesota not repugnant to this Constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitation, or be altered or repealed by the Legislature.

All fines, penalties or forfeitures accruing to the ter ritory of Minnesota, shall inure to the State.

Sec. 4. All recognizances heretofore taken, or which may be taken before the change from a territorial to a permanent State government, shall remain valid, and shall pass to and may be prosecuted in the name of the State; and all bonds executed to the Governor of the Territory, or to any other officer or court in his or their official capacity, shall pass to the Governor or State authority and their successors in office, for the uses therein respectively expressed, and may be sued for and recovered accordingly; and all the estate of property, real, personal or mixed, and all judgments, bonds, specialties, choses in action, and claims and debts, of whatsoever description, of the Territory of Minnesota, shall inure to and vest in the State of Minnesota, and may be sued for and recovered in the same manner and to the same extent by the State of Minnesota, as the same could have been by the Territory of Minnesota. All criminal prosecutions and penal actions which may have arisen, or which may arise before the change from a Territorial to a State government, and which shall then be pending, shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the name of the State. All offenses committed against the laws of the Territory of Minnesota, before the change from a Territorial to a State government, and which shall not be prosecuted before such change, may be prosecuted in the name and by the authority of the State of Minnesota with like effect as though such change had not taken place, and all penalties incurred shall remain the same as if this Constitution had not been adopted. All actions at law and suits in equity which may be pending in any of the courts of the Territory of Minnesota, at the time of a change from a Territorial to a State government, may be continued and transferred to any court of the State which shall have jurisdiction of the subject matter thereof.

All territorial officers, civil or military, now holding their offices under the authority of the United States or of the Territory of Minnesota, shall continue to hold and exercise their respective offices until they shall be superseded by the authority of the State.

Sec. 6. The first session of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota shall commence on the first Wednesday of December next, and shall be held at the capitol, in the city of St. Paul.

Sec. 7. The laws regulating the election and qualification of all district, county and precinct officers, shall continue and be in force until the Legislature shall otherwise provide by law.

Sec. 8. The president of this convention shall, immediately after the adjournment thereof, cause this Constitution to be deposited in the office of the Governor of the Territory; and if, after the submission of the same to a vote of the people, as hereinafter provided, it shall appear that it has been adopted by a vote of the people of the State, then the Governor shall forward a certified copy of the same, together with an abstract of the votes polled for and against the said Constitution, to the Presi. dent of the United States, to be by him laid before the Congress of the United States.

Sec. 9. For the purposes of the first election, the State shall constitute one district, and shall elect three members to the House of Representatives of the United States.

Sec. 10. For the purposes of the first election for members of the State Senate and House of Representatives, the State shall be divided into senatorial and Representative districts, as follows, viz.: First district, Washington county; second district, Ramsey county; third district, Dakota county; fourth district, so much of Hennepin county as lies west of the Mississippi; fifth district, Rice county; sixth district, Goodhue county; seventh district, Scott county; eighth district, Olmsted county; ninth district, Fillmore county; tenth district, Houston county; eleventh district, Winona county; twelfth district, Wabasha county; thirteenth district, Mower and Dodge counties; fourteenth district, Freeborn and Faribault counties; fifteenth district, Steele and Waseca counties; sixteenth district, Blue Earth and Le Sueur counties; seventeenth district, Nicollet and Brown counties; eighteenth district, Sibley, Renville and McLeod counties; nineteenth district, Carver and Wright counties; twentieth district, Benton, Stearns and Meeker counties; twenty-first district, Mor. rison, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties; twenty-second district, Cass, Pembina and Todd counties; twenty-third district, so much of Hennepin county as lies east of the Mississippi; twenty. fourth district, Sherburne, Anoka and Manomin counties; twenty-fifth district, Chisago, Pine and Isanti counties; twentysixth district, Buchanan, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake and Itasca counties.

Sec. 11. The counties of Brown, Stearns, Todd, Cass, Pembina and Renville, as applied in the preceding section, shall not be deemed to include any territory west of the State line, but shall be deemed to include all counties and parts of counties east of said line as were created out of the territory of either, at the last session of the Legislature.

Sec. 12. The Senators and Representatives at the first election, shall be apportioned among the several Senatorial and Representative districts as follows, to wit:

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