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torial officers; and the aforesaid acting Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, or any two of them, in the presence of the Governor, shall proceed to canvass the votes, under the regu lations of sections thirty-five and thirty-six of chapter twentyeight of the Revised Statutes of Colorado Territory.

Sec. 15. Senators and members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the several senatorial and representative districts as established in this Constitution, until such districts shall be changed by law, and thereafter by the qualified electors of the several districts as the same shall be established by law.

Sec. 16. The votes cast for Representatives in Congress at the first election held under this Constitution, shall be canvassed and the result determined in the manner provided by the laws of the territory for the canvass of votes for Delegate in Congress.

Sec. 17. The provision of this Constitution that no bill, except the general appropriation bill, introduced in either house after the first twenty-five days of the session shall become a law, shall not apply to the first session of the General Assembly; but no bill, introduced in either house at the first session of the General Assembly after the first fifty days thereof, shall become a law.

Sec. 18. A copy of the abstracts of the votes cast at the first general election held under this Constitution, shall, by the County Clerks of the several counties, be returned to the Secretary of the Territory immediately after the canvass of said votes in the several counties; and the Secretary, Auditor, and Treasurer of the Territory, or any two of them, shall, on the twenty-fifth day after the election, meet at the seat of government and proceed to canvass the votes cast for members of the General Assembly, and determine the result thereof.

Sec. 19. The General Assembly shall, at their first session, immediately after the organization of the two houses, and after the canvass of the votes for the officers of the Executive Department, and before proceeding to other business, provide, by act or joint resolution, for the appointment by said General Assembly, of electors in the electoral college; and such joint resolution, or the bill for such enactment, may be passed without being printed or referred to any committee, or read on more than one day in either house, and shall take effect immediately after the concurrence of the two houses therein, and the approval of the Governor thereto shall not be necessary.

Sec. 20. The General Assembly shall provide that after the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, the electors of the electoral college shall be chosen by direct vote of the people.

Sec. 21. The General Assembly shall have power, at their first session, to provide for the payment of the expenses of this convention if any there be then remaining unpaid.

Sec. 22. All recognizances, bail bonds, official bonds, and other obligations or undertakings which have been, or at any time before the admission of the State, shall be made or entered into and expressed to be payable to the people of the Territory of Colorado, shall continue in full force, notwithstanding the change in the form of government; and any breach thereof, whenever occurring, may, after the admission of the State, be prosecuted in the name of the people of the State. Done in convention, at the City of Denver, Colorado, this

fourteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundredth.

In Witness Whereof, We have hereunto subscribed our names.

J. C. WILSON, President.
H. P. H. BROMWELL,
CASIMIRA BARELA,
GEORGE BOYLES,
W. E. BECK,
BYRON L. CARR,
WM. H. CUSHMAN,
W. M. CLARK,
A. D. COOPER,
WM. R. KENNEDY,
WM. L. LEE,
ALVIN MARSH,
WM. H. MEYER,
S. J. PLUMB,
GEO. E. PEASE,
ROBERT A. QUILLIAN,
LEWIS C. ROCKWELL,
H. R. CROSBY,
ROBERT DOUGLAS,

L. C. ELLSWORTH,
C. P. ELDER,
F. J. EBERT,
W. B. FELTON,
J. M. GARCIA,
DANIEL HURD,
JOHN S. HOUGH,
LAFAYETTE HEAD,
WM. H. JAMES,
WILBUR F. STONE,
W. C. STOVER,
H. C. THATCHER,
AGAPETA VIGIL,
W. W. WEBSTER,
G. G. WHITE,
E. T. WELLS,
P. P. WILCOX,
J. S. WHEELER,
J. W. WIDDERFIELD,

A. K. YOUNT.
Attest:

W. W. COULSON, Secretary.
HERBERT STANLEY, 1st Assistant Secretary.
H. A. TERPENNING, 2nd Assistant Secretay.

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

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