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general election in A. 'D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five sball expire on the day succeeding the general election in 1. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

Sec. 12. The first regular session of the legislature shall commence on the second Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and the second regular session of the same shall commence on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the third regular session of the legislature shall be the first of the biennial sessions, and shall commence on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and the regular sessions of the legislature shall be held thereafter biennially, commencing on the first Monday of January.

Sec. 13. All county officers under the laws of the territory of Nevada, at the time when the constitution shall take effect, whose offices are not inconsistent with the provisions of this constitution, shall continue in office until the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until their successors are elected and qualified; and all township officers shall continue in office until the expiration of their terms of office, and until their successors are elected and qualified; provided, that the Probate Judges of the several counties respectively shall continue in office until the election and qualification of the District Judges of the several counties or judicial districts; and, provided further, that the terms of office of the present county officers of Lander county shall expire on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, except the Probate Judge of said county, whose term of office shall expire upon the first Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and there shall be an election for county officers of Lander county at the general election in November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and the officers then elected shall hold office fror, the first Monday of January, 1. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, until the first Monday of Jan. uary, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

Sec. 14. The Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the territory of Nevada, shall each continue to discharge the duties of their respective offices after the admission of this state into the Union, and until the time designated for the qualification of the above named officers to be elected under the State government; and the Territorial Auditor shall continue to discharge the duties of his said office until the time appointed for the qualification of the State Controller; provided, that the said officers shall each receive the salaries and be subject to the restrictions and conditions provided in this Constitution; and, provided, further, that none of them shall receive to his own use any fees or perquisites for the performance of any duty connected with his office.

Sec. 15. The terms of the Supreme Court shall, until provision be made by law, be held at such times as the judges of the said court, or a majority of them, may appoint. The first terms of the several District Courts (except as hereinafter mentioned), shall commence on the first Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four. The first term of the District court in the fifth judicial district shall commence on the first lionday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty. four, in the county of Nye, and shall commence on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, in the county of Churchill. The terms of the fourth judicial District Court shall, until otherwise provided by law, be held at the county seat of Washoe county, and the first term thereof commence on the first Monday of December, A. D.. eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Sec. 16. The judges of the several District courts of this state shall be paid as hereinbefore provided, salaries at the following rates per annum: First judicial district (each judge), six thousand dollars; second judicial district, four thousand dollars; third judicial district, five thousand dollars; fourth judicial district, five thousand dollars; fifth judicial district, thirty-six hundred dollars; sixth judicial district, four thousand dollars; seventh judicial district, six thousand dollars; eighth judicial district, thirty-six hundred dollars; ninth judicial district five thousand dollars.

Sec. 17. The salary of any judge in said judicial districts may, by law, be altered or changed, subject to the provisions contained in this constitution.

Sec. 18. The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, Attorney-General, Surveyor-General, Clerk of the Supreme Court, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, to be elected at the first election under this constitution, shall each qualify and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of December succeeding their election, and shall continue in office until the first Tuesday after the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until the election and qualification of their successors respectively.

Sec. 19. The judges of the Supreme Court and District judges to be elected at the first election under this constitution shall qualify and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of December succeeding their election.

Sec. 20. All officers of state, and District judges first elected under this constitution, shall be commissioned by the Governor of this territory, which commission shall be countersigned by the Secretary of the same, and shall qualifiy, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, before any officer authorized to administer oaths under the laws of this territory; and also the State Controller and State Treasurer shall each respectively, before they qualify and enter upon the discharge of their duties, execute and deliver to the Secretary of the territory of Nevada an official bond, made payable to the people of the State of Nevada, in the sum of thirty thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor of the territory of Nevada; and shall also execute and deliver to the Secretary of State such other or further official bond or bonds as may be required by law.

Sec. 21. Each county, town, city, and incorporated village shall make provision for the support of its own officers, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law.

Sec. 2.2. In case the office of any justice of the Supreme Court, District judge, or other State officer shall become vacant before the expiration of the regular term for which he was elected, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the Governor, until it shall be supplied at the next general election, when it shall be filled by election for the residue of the unexpired term.

Sec. 23. All cases, both civil and criminal, which may be pending and undetermined in the Probate courts of the several counties at the time when, under the provisions of this constitution, said Probate courts are to be abolished, shall be transferred to and determined by the District courts of such counties respectively.

Sec. 24. For the first three years after the adoption of this constitution the legislature shall not levy a tax for state purposes exceeding one per cent per annum on the taxable property of the State; provided, the legislature may levy a special tax, not exceeding one-fourth of one per cent per annum, which shall be appropriated to the payment of the indebtedness of the territory of Nevada assumed by the State of Nevada, and for that purpose only, until all of said indebtedness is paid.

Sec. 25. The county of Roop shall be attached the county of Washoe for judicial, legislative, revenue and county purposes and otherwise provided by law.

Sec. 26. At the first regular session of the legislature to convene under the requirements of this constitution provision shall be made by law for paying for the publication of six hundred 'copies of the debates and proceedings of this convention, in book form, to be disposed of as the legislature may direct; and the Hon. J. Neely Johnson, President of this convention, shall contract for, and A. J. Marsh, official reporter of this convention, under the direction of the President, shall supervise the publication of such debates and proceedings. Provision shall be made by law at such first session of the legislature for the compensation of the official reporter of this convention, and he shall be paid in coin or its equivalent. He shall receive, for his services in reporting the debates and proceedings, fifteen dollars per day during the session of the convention, and seven dollars and a half additional for each evening session, and thirty cents per folio for one hundred words for preparing the same for publication; and for supervising and indexing such publication, the sum of fifteen dollars per day during the time actually engaged in such service.

ARTICLE XVIII.

Right of Suffrage. Section 1. The rights of suffrage and office-holding shall not be withheld from any male citizen of the United States by reason of his color or previous condition of servitude.

ELECTION ORDINANCE. Whereas, The enabling act passed by Congress, and approved March twenty-first, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, requires that the corvention charged with the duty of framing a constitution for a state government "shall provide by ordinance for submitting said constitution to the people of the territory of Nevada, for their ratification or rejection," on a

certain day prescribed therein; therefore this convention, organized in pursuance of said enabling act, do establish the following

ORDINANCE: Section 1. The Governor of the territory of Nevada is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation for the submission of this constitution to the people of said territory, for their approval or rejection, on the day provided for such submission by Act of Congress; and this constitution shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said territory, in the several counties thereof, for their approval or rejection, at the time provided by such Act of Congress; and further, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, there shall be a general election in the several counties of said territory for the election of state officers, Supreme and District judges, members of the Legislature, Representatives in Congress, and three Presidential Electors.

Sec. 2. All persons qualified by the laws of said territory to vote for Representatives to the General Assembly, on the said twenty-first day of March, including those in the army of the United States, both within and beyond the boundaries of said territory, and also all persons who may, by the aforesaid laws, be qualified to vote on the first Wednesday of September, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, including those in the aforesaid army of the United States, within and without the boundaries of said territory, may vote for the adoption or rejection of said constitution, on the day last above named. In voting upon this constitution, each elector shall deposit in the ballot box a ticket, whereon shall be clearly written or printed "Constitution-Yes," or "Constitution-No;" or such other words that shall clearly indicate the intention of the elector.

Sec. 3. All persons qualified by the laws of said territory to vote on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, including those in the army of the United States, within and beyond the boundaries of said territory, may vote on the day last above named, for state officers, Supreme and District judges, members of the Legislature, Representative in Congress, and three Presidential Electors to the electoral college.

Sec. 4. The elections provided in this ordinance shall be holden at such places as shall be designated by the Boards of

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