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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF DELAWARE.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE,

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Section 2. Representatives. Qualifications.

Number. 3. Senators. Qualifications. Num

bers. Vacancies. 4. General Assembly shall meet bi

ennially. Time of first meet

ing. 5. Each house, officers of. 6. Each house shall judge of the

elction and qualifications of

its own members. Quorum. 7. Punishment of members. 8. Each house to keep a journal. 9. The doors of each house to be

kept open, except. 10. Neither house shall adjourn for

more than three days. 11. Compensation and privileges. 12. No representative senator

or

equal. 4. Trial by jury. 5. The press. 6. The people to be secure from

unreasonable searches and

seizures. 7. In criminal prosecutions the ac

cused has a right to be heard

by himself and his counsel. 8. No person shall for any indict

able offense be proceeded

against criminally except. 9. All courts shall be open. Jus

tice administered without sale

or denial. 10. Suspending laws. 11. Excessive bail or fines shall not

be imposed. 12. Privileges of prisoners. 13. Habeas corpus. 14. Oyer and Terminer. 15. Attainder, suicide, deodand. 16. The citizens have a right to

meet together peaceably to

consult for the common good. 17. No standing army; the military

subordinate to the civil power. 18. Quartering soldiers. 19. No hereditary distinction shall

be granted.

shall be elected or appointed to any office created during

his term. 13. Vacancies, how filled. 14. Revenue bills. 15. No money shall be drawn from

the public treasury but by ap

propriation.
16. State treasurer.
17. Corporations.

ARTICLE III.
1. Executive powers of the State

are vested in the Governor. 2. The Governor, his election. In

case of tie. Contested

tions. 3. Tenure of office. 4. Qualifications, 5. Disqualification. 6. Compensation. 7. The Governor to be Commander

ARTICLE II. 1. Legislative power of the State

vested in General Assembly.

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Section 4. Court of General Sessions of

the peace. 5. Court of Chancery. 6. Court of Oyer and Terminer. 7. Court of Error and Appeals.

Questions of law. 8. In matters of chancery jurisdic

tion in which the chancellor is interested, the Chief Justice sitting in the Superior Court

shall have jurisdiction. 9. The Governor shall have the

power to commission a judge

ad litem. 10. Orphans' Court. 11. The jurisdiction of each of the

aforesaid courts shall be co

extensive with the State. 12. General Assembly may alter. 13. Until the General Assembly

shall otherwise provide, the Chancellor shall exercise all

powers, etc. 14. Tenure of office, salaries. 15. Inferior courts. 16. Amending pleadings.- Dispost

tion. 17. At any time pending an action

for debt or damages, the defendant may bring into court the sum of money for dis

charging the same. 18. Suits may survive. 19. Security on appeal and error. 20. Limitation of writs of error. 21. Executors, administrators and

guardians' accounts. - Excep

tions. 22. Registers Court to be held in

each county. 23. Prothonotaries.-Lien of judg

ments. 24. The Governor shall appoint a

competent number of justices

of the peace. 25. The style of process.

ARTICLE V.

1. The House of Representatives

has the sole power of impeach

ing. 2. The Governor and all other civil

officers under this State shall

be liable to impeachment. 3. Treason against the State. De

finition of.

ARTICLE VI. 1. The judicial power of the State

shall be vested in the Court of Errors and Appeals. The Superior Court, Court of Chancery and Orphans' Court, a Court of Oyer and Terminer, a Court of General Sessions of the peace and jail delivery, a Registers' Court. Justices of

the peace, etc. 2. To compose

the said courts there shall be five judges in

the State. 3. Superior Court to consist of

Chief Justice and two associates.

ARTICLE VII.

1. Conservators of the peace. 2. Representatives in Congress. 3. Sheriff and coroner.-Term ot

office. 4. Tenure of certain officials.

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