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the seal of the State, of denominations not exceeding $1,000, pay. able to the order of the company to whom issued, transferable by the indorsement of the president of the said company, and redeemable at any time after ten and before the expiration of twenty-five years from the date thereof. Within thirty days after the Governor shall proclaim that the people have voted

voted for a loan of State credit to railroads, any of said companies proposing to avail themselves of the loan herein provided for, and to accept the conditions of the same, shall notify the Governor thereof, and shall, within sixty days, commence the construction of their roads, and shall within two years thereafter, construct ready for the superstructure, at least fifty (50) miles of their road. Each company shall make provision for the punctual payment and redemption of all bonds issued and delivered as aforesaid, to said company, and for the punctual payment of the interest which shall accrue thereon, in such manner as to exonerate the treasury of this State from any advances of money for that pur. pose; and as security therefor, the Governor shall demand and receive from each of said companies before any of said bonds are issued, an instrument pledging the net profits of its road for the payment of said interest, and a conveyance to the State of the first two hundred and forty sections of land free from prior incumbrances, which such company is or may be authorized to sell, in trust, for the better security of the treasury of the State from loss on said bonds, which said deed of trust shall authorize the Governor and Secretary of State to make conveyances of title to all or any of such lands to purchasers agreeing with the respective railroad companies therefor.

Provided, That before releasing the interest of the State to such lands, such sale shall be approved by the Governor; but the proceeds of all such sales shall be applied to the payment of interest accruing upon the bonds, in case of default of payment of the same, and as a sinking fund to meet any future default in the payment of interest and principal thereof when due. And as further security, an amount of first mortgage bonds on the roads, lands and franchises of the respective companies, corresponding to the State bonds issued, shall be transferred to the Treasurer of the State at the time of the issue of State bonds. And in case either of said companies shall make default in payment of either the interest or principal of the bonds issued to said companies by the Governoi, no more State bonds shall thereafter be issued to said company, and the Governor shall proceed in such manner as may be prescribed by law, to sell the bonds of the defaulting company or companies, or the lands held in trust, as above, or may require a foreclosure of the mortgage executed to secure the same: Provided, that if any company so in default, before the day of sale shall pay all interest and principal then due and all expenses incurred by the State, no sale shall take place, and the right of said company shall not be impaired to a further loan of State credit: Provided, if any of said companies shall at any time offer to pay the principal together with the interest that may then be due upon any of the Minnesota State railroad bonds which may have been issued under the provisions of this section, then the Treasurer of the State shall receive the same, and the liabilities of said company or companies in respect to said bonds shall cease upon such payment into the State treasury of principal, together with the interest as aforesaid: Provided, further, that in consideration of the loan of State credit herein provided, that the company or companies which may accept the bonds of the State, in the manner herein specified, shall, as a condition thereof, each complete not less than fifty miles of its road on or before the expiration of the year 1861, and not less than one hundred miles before the year 1864, and complete four-fifths of the entire length of its road before the year 1866; and any fail. ure on the part of any such company to complete the number of miles of its road or roads, in the manner and within the several times herein prescribed, shall forfeit to the State all the right, title and interest of any kind whatsoever in and to any lands, together with the franchises connected with the same not pertaining or applicable to the portion of the road by them constructed and a fee simple to which has not accrued to either of said com. panies by reason of such construction which was granted to the company or companies thus failing to comply with the provisions hereof, by act of the Legislature of the Territory of Minnesota vesting said lands in said companies respectively. (Expunged by amendment to section 10, article 9. (Adopted April 15, 1858.)






Section 8. Those who are citizens of this

State. 9. The military shall be subordi

nate to the civil power. 10. Treason against the State de

fined. 11. The people have the right to as

semble peaceably to consult

for the common good. 12. The right to bear arms. 13. Freedom of speech and of the

press. 14. No person shall be deprived of

life, liberty or property except

by due process of law. 15. There shall be neither slavery

nor involuntary servitude except as punishment for

1. Distribution of powers.
2. Boundaries of the State.
3. Bill of rights.
4. Legislative department.
5. Executive.
6. Judiciary.
7. Corporations.
8. Education,
9. Militian
10. The Penitentiary and Prisons.
11. Levees.
12. Franchise.
13. Apportionment.
14. General provisions.
15. Amendments.



Distribution of Porcers.
1. Shall be divided into three dis-

tinct departments, the Legisla-
tive, Judicial and the Execu-

2. They shall not exercise the

duties of each other's depart-

16. No ex

post facto law to be passed. 17. Private property shall not be

taken for public use without

just compensation. 18. No religious test as a qualifica

tion for office shall be required. 19. Duelling prohibited. 20. The term of all officers will be

for some specified period. 21. The writ of habeas corpus shall

not be suspended. 22. No person shall be put in jeop

ardy twice for the same of

tense. 23. Unreasonable seizures and

searches prohibited. 24. All courts shall be open and

right and justice administered

without sale or delay. 25. The right to defend in any civil

court. 26. Excessive bail shall not be re

quired. 27. How a person shall be proceeded



Boundaries of the State.
3. The boundaries of the State.
4. The Legislature shall have the

power to take additional terri-
tory for the State.


Bill of Rights. 5. All political power vested in the

people. 6. The people have the inherent

right to regulate the internal

government. 7. The State is inseparable from

the Union.

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