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the result of the election of officers herein ordained, and in the manner provided by existing laws.

Art. 263. The General Assembly first elected under this Constitution shall convene in the city of New Orleans upon the second Monday in January next, 1880, after the election, and the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor elected shall be duly installed in office during the first week of the session, and before it shall be competent for the said General Assembly to proceed with the transaction of business beyond their own organization.

Art. 264. The State Auditor, Attorney-General, Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Education, elected at the first election herein provided for, shall enter upon the discharge of the duties of their respective offices on the second Monday of January, 1880, after complying with the requisites of existing laws; and all other officers whose election or appointment is provided for by this Constitution shall enter upon the discharge of the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of April, eighteen hundred and eighty, after complying with the requirements of existing laws; until which period all officers under the Constitution of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight shall receive the pay and emoluments provided for under said Constitution: Provided, That the pay of the officers elected or appointed under this Constitution shall not commence until after their induction into office. The State Treasurer elected in November, 1878, shall continue in office as if elected at the election to be held on the first Tuesday in December, 1879; but the salary of said officer shall be as established by this Constitution from and after the second Monday in January, 1880.

Art. 265. The time of service of all officers chosen by the people at the first election under this Constitution shall terminate as though the election had been holden on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, 1880.

Art. 266. The judges of the Court of Appeals, district judges, city judges, district attorney, coroner, clerks of courts, sheriffs, recorder of martgages and register of conveyances, all of whose election and appointment are provided for by this Constitution, in the parish of Orleans, shall only enter on the discharge of the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of August, 1880, and the present incumbents shall continue until then in the performance of the duties of their respective offices and the enjoyment of the emoluments thereof as now prescribed by law.

Art. 267. The General Assembly is required to make provision for paying J. H. Cosgrove, printer of the convention, for the balance due him for work done previous to adjournment, and for all work that may be done by him after adjournment of the convention by its direction, and shall make a special appropriation to liquidate the debt which this convention has contracted, authorizing the fiscal agent of the State to negotiate a loan of twenty-five thousand dollars; and also for the payment of such vouchers as may be issued by the chairman of the Committee on Contingent Expenses, under authority of this convention, in excess of the foregoing appropriation, for the purpose of enabling this convention to complete its work: Provided, Said vouchers are approved by the president of the convention.

Art. 268. There shall not be any municipal election in the cities of New Orleans and Shreveport in December, 1879; the General Assembly shall provide for a municipal election in the city of New Orleans or such municipal corporations as may be created within the territorial limits of the parish of Orleans during the year 1880. The General Assembly may fix the time for a municipal election in the city of Shreveport before April, 1884.

LOUIS A. WILTZ. President and Delegate from the Ninth Representative

District of the Parish of Orleans. WILLIAM H. HARRIS, Secretary.





Objects of government.

Section 20. Trial by jury. 21. Private property not to be taken

without just compensation. 22. Taxes. 23. Titles


nobility prohibited. Tenure of office limited. 24. Other rights not impaired.


Declaration of Rights. Section 1. Natural rights. 2. All power inherent in the peo

3. Religious freedom. Proviso. All

sects equal. Religious test
prohibited. Right to elect re-

ligious teachers.
4. Freedom of speech and publica-

cation. Truth may be given

in evidence. 5. Unreasonable searches. 6. Rights of persons accused. 7. No person to answer to a capital

or infamous crime but on in

dictment. Exceptions. Juries. 8. Not to be put in jeopardy twice

for the same offense. 9. Sanguinary laws prohibited. 10. Bailable offenses. Habeas cor

pus. 11. Bills of attainder, etc., pro

hibited. 12. Treason. 13. Suspension of laws. 14. Corporal punishment under mili

tary law. 15. Right of petition. 16. Right to keep and bear arms. 17. Standing armies not to be kept. 18. No soldiers to be quartered on

citizens in time of peace. 19. Right of redress for injuries.


Electors. 1. Qualifications of electors. Writ

ten ballot. Soldiers or seamen in U. S. service. Students at colleges and academies. Residence not lost by reason of absence, in the military service of Maine or of the United

States. 2. Electors exempt from arrest on

election days; 3. And from military duty. 4. Time of State election. Citizens

absent in temporary military service of the U. S. or of Maine may vote. Polls, where opened. Vote, how taken. Who shall act as supervisors. Supervisors shall be sworn. Their duties. Proviso. Where certain officers may vote. Supervisors shall prepare ballot boxes. Ballots, how prepared. Qualification of voters. Supervisors shall keep correct poll lists; check names of voters; sort, count and declare votes; and make return to Secretary of State's office.

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