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for the term commencing in June, A. D. 1889, shall hold their respective offices until the first Wednesday of January, A. D. 1891, and until others are qualified in their stead, and no longer.

XI. Resolved, that these resolutions, signed by the president of this convention and attested by the secretary, be published once in all the newspapers of the State authorized to publish the public laws; and that these resolutions, together with the jour. nal and files of this convention, be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

CHARLES H. BELL,

President. Attest: JAMES R. JACKSON,

Secretary

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

Article
1. Rights and privileges.
2. Right of suffrage.
3. Distribution of the powers

of government. 4. Legislative. 5. Executive. 6. Judiciary. 7. Appointing power and tenure of

office. 8. General provisions. 9. Amendments. 10. Schedule.

14. Treason against the State de

fined. 15. Excessive bail shall not be re

quired nor cruel punishments

inflicted. 16. Private property shall not be

taken for public use without

just compensation. 17. No person shall be imprisoned

for debt. 18. The people have the right to as

semble together peaceably for

the common good. 19. No county, city, etc., shall loan

its credit. 20. The State shall not appropriate

money or donate land, etc. 21. This enumeration of rights and

privileges not to impair other rights retained by the people.

ARTICLE I.

Rights and Privileges. 1. All men are by nature free and

have certain unalienable rights. 2. All political power is inherent in

the people. 3. Freedom of religious thought and

worship. 4. There shall be no established re

ligion. 5. Liberty of speech and of the

press. 6. Unreasonable searches and seiz

ures prohibited. 7. The right of trial by jury shall

remain inviolate. 8. No person shall be held to an

swer for criminal offenses unless on the presentment or

indictment of the grand jury. 10. No person shall be tried twice

for the same offense. 11. Privileges of the writ of habeas

corpus. 12. The military shall be subordinate

to the civil power. 13. Quartering of soldiers.

ARTICLE II.

The Right of Suffrage. 1. Requirements for voters. 2. The Legislature may pass laws

to deprive persons of the right of suffrage who may be convicted of bribery.

ARTICLE III. Distribution of the Powers of Govern.

ment. 1. Divided into the legislative, ex

ecutive and judicial.

ARTICLE IV.
Legislative.

Section 1. 1. Legislative power shall be vested

in the Senate and General Assembly.

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