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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 President 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, Morrison, 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; twentyfourth 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:
First district — Two Senators, three Representatives.
Sec. 13. The returns from the twenty-second district shall be made to and canvassed by the judges of election at the precinct of Otter Tail city.
Sec. 14. Until the Legislature shall otherwise provide, the State shall be divided into judicial districts as follows, viz.:
The counties of Washington, Chisago, Manomin, Anoka, Isanti, Pine, Buchanan, Carlton, St. Louis and Lake shall constitute the first judicial district.
The county of Ramsey shall constitute the second judicial district.
The counties of Houston, Winona, Fillmore, Olmsted and Wabasha shall constitute the third judicial district.
The counties of Hennepin, Carver, Wright, Meeker, Sherborne, Benton, Stearns, Morrison, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Itasca, Pembina, Todd and Cass shall constitute the fourth judicial district.
The counties of Dakota, Goodhue, Scott, Rice, Steele, Waseca, Dodge, Mower and Freeborn shall constitute the fifth judicial district.
The counties of Le Sueur, Sibley, Nicollet, Blue Earth, Faribault, McLeod, Renville, Brown and all other counties in the State not included within the other districts, shall constitute the sixth judicial district.
Sec. 15. Each of the foregoing enumerated judicial districts may, at the first election, elect one prosecuting attorney for the district.
Sec. 16. Upon the second Tuesday, the thirteenth day of October, 1857, an election shall be held for members of the House of Representatives of the United States, Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Supreme and District judges, members of the Legislature, and all other officers designated in this Constitution, and also for the submission of this Constitution to the people, for their adoption or rejection.
Sec. 17. Upon the day so designated as aforesaid every free male inhabitant over the age of twenty-one years, who shall have resided within the limits of the State for ten days previous to the day of said election, may vote for all officers to be elected under this Constitution at such election, and also for or against the adoption of this Constitution.
Sec. 18. In voting for or against the adoption of this Constitution, the words, “For Constitution," or "Against Constitution," may be written or printed on the ticket of each voter, but no voter shall vote for or against this Constitution, on a separate ballot from that cast by him for officers to be elected at said election under this Constitution; and if upon the canvass of the vote so polled it shall appear that there was a greater number of votes polled for than against said Constitution, then this Constitution shall be deemed to be adopted as the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, and all the provisions and obligations of this Constitution and of the schedule thereunto attached, shall thereafter be valid to all intents and purposes as the Constitution of said State.
Sec. 19. At said election the polls shall be opened, the elec. tion held, returns made, and certificates issued, in all respects as provided by law for opening, closing and conducting elections and making returns of the same, except as hereinbefore specified, and excepting also that polls may be opened and elections held at any point or points, in any of the counties where precincts may be established as provided by law, ten days previous to the day of election, not less than ten miles from the place of voting in any established precinct.
Sec. 20. It shall be the duty of the judges and clerks of eleotion, in addition to the returns required by law for each precinct, to forward to the Secretary of the Territory, by mail, immediately after the close of the election, a certified copy of the poll book, containing the name of each person who has voted in the precinct, and the number of votes polled for and against the adoption of this Constitution.
Sec. 21. The returns of said election for and against this Con. stitution, and for all State officers and members of the House of Representatives of the United States, shall be made, and certifi. cates issued in the manner now prescribed by law for returning votes given for delegates to Congress; and the returns for all dis. trict officers, judicial, legislative or otherwise, shall be made to the register of deeds of the senior county in each district, in the manner prescribed by law, except as otherwise provided. The returns for all officers elected at large shall be canvassed by the Governor of the Territory, assisted by Joseph R. Brown and Thomas J. Galbraith, at the time designated by law for canvassing the vote for delegate to Congress.
Sec. 22. If, upon canvassing the votes for and against the adoption of this Constitution, it shall appear that there has been polled a greater number of votes against than for it, then no cer tificate of election shall be issued for any State or district officer provided for in this Constitution, and no State organization shall have validity within the limits of the Territory, until otherwise provided for and until a Constitution for a State government shall have been adopted by the people.
AMENDMENT TO SECTION TEN, ARTICLE NINE, OF THE
CONSTITUTION. Sec. 10. The credit of this State shall never be given or loaned in aid of any individual, association or corporation; except that for the purpose of expediting the construction of the lines of railroads, in aid to which the Congress of the United States has granted lands to the Territory of Minnesota, the Governor
shall cause to be issued and delivered to each of the companies in which said grants are vested by the Legislative Assembly of Minnesota, the special bonds of the State bearing an interest of seven per cent per annum, payable semi-annually in the city of New York, as a loan of public credit, to an amount not exceeding $1,250,000, or an aggregate amount to all of said companies not exceeding $5,000,000, in manner following, to wit:
Whenever either of the said companies shall produce to the Governor satisfactory evidence, verified by the affidavits of the chief engineer, treasurer and two directors of said company, that any ten miles of the road of said company have been actually constructed and completed, ready for placing the superstructure thereon, the Governor shall cause to be issued and delivered to such company, bonds to the amount of $100,000; and whenever thereafter, and as often as either of said companies shall produce to the Governor like evidence of a further construction of ten miles of its road, as aforesaid, then the Governor shall cause to be issued to such company further like bonds to the amount of $100,000 for each and every ten miles of the road thus constructed; and whenever such company shall furnish like evidence that any ten miles of its road is actually completed and cars running thereon, the Governor shall cause to be issued to such company like bonds to the amount of $100,000; and when ever thereafter and as often as either of said companies shall produce to the Governor like evidence that any further ten miles of said road is in operation as aforesaid, the Governor shall cause to be issued to such company further like bonds to the amount of $100,000, until the full amount of the bonds hereby authorized shall be issued: Provided, that two-fifths, and no more, of all bonds issued to the Southern Minnesota Railway Company shall be expended in the construction and equipment of the line of road from La Crescent to the point of junction with the Transit road, as provided by law; and, further provided, that the Minneapolis and Cedar Valley Railroad Company shall commence the construction of their road at Faribault and Minneapolis, and shall grade an equal number of miles from each of said places.
The said bonds thus issued shall be denominated “Minnesota State Railroad bonds,” and the faith and credit of this State are hereby pledged for the payment of the interest and the redemption of the principal thereof. They shall be signed by the Governor, countersigned and registered by the Treasurer, sealed with