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Sec. 6. The right of trial by jury of all issues of fact in civil proceedings in the several courts of law in this State, where the amount in controversy exceeds the sum of five dollars, shall be inviolably preserved.
Sec. 7. All general elections in this State shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November, in the year in which they shall occur; and the first election of all officers, who, under this Constitution, are required to be elected by the people, shall, except in cases herein spcially provided for, be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
Sec. 8. The sheriffs of the several counties of this State, and of the city of Baltimore, shall give notice of the several elections authorized by this Constitution, in the manner prescribed by existing laws for elections to be held in this State, until said laws shall be changed.
Sec. 9. The terms of office of all judges and other officers, for whose election provision is made by this Constitution, shall, except in cases otherwise expressly provided herein, commence from the time of their election; and all such other officers shall qualify as soon after their election as practicable, and shall enter upon the duties of their respective offices immediately upon their qualification; and the term of office of the State Librarian and of commissioner of the land office shall commence from the time of their appointment.
Sec. 10. Any officer elected or appointed in pursuance of the provisions of this Constitution, may qualify, either according to the existing provisions of law, in relation to officers under the present Constitution, or before the Governor of the State, or before any clerk of any Court of Record in any part of the State; but in case an officer shall qualify out of the county in which he resides, an official copy of his oath shall be filed and recorded in the clerk's office of the Circuit Court for the county in which he may reside, or in the clerk's office of the Superior Court of the city of Baltimore, if he shall reside therein.
VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION. For the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the people of this State in regard to the adoption or rejection of this Constitution, the Governor shall issue his proclamation within five days after the adjournment of this convention, directed to the sheriffs of the city of Baltimore and of the several counties of this State, commanding them to give notice, in the manner now prescribed by law in reference to the election of members of the House of Delegates, that an election for the adoption or rejection of this Constitution will be held in the city of Baltimore, and in the several counties of this State, on Wednesday, the eighteenth day of September, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, at the usual place of holding elections for members of the House of Delegates in said city and counties. At the said election the vote shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there shall be written or printed the words "For the Constitution," or "Against the Constitution,” as the voter may elect; and the provisions of the laws of this State, relating to the holding of general elections for members of the House of Delegates, shall in all respects apply to and regulate the holding of the said election. It shall be the duty of the judges of election in said city and in the several counties of the State to receive, accurately count and duly return the number of ballots so cast for or against the adoption of this Constitution, as well as any blank ballots which may be cast, to the several clerks of the Circuit Courts of this State, and to the clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore city in the manner now prescribed by law, in reference to the election of members of the House of Delegates, and duplicates thereof directly to the Governor; and the several clerks aforesaid shall return to the Governor, within ten days after said election, the number of ballots cast for or against the Constitution, and the number of blank ballots; and the Governor, upon receiving the returns from the judges of election or the clerks as aforesaid, and ascertaining the aggregate vote throughout the State, shall, by his proclamation, make known the same; and if a majority of the votes cast shall be for the adoption of this Constitution, it shall go into effect on Saturday, the fifth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
Done in convention, the seventeenth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States the ninety-second.
RICHARD B. CARMICHAEL, Attest.
President of the Convention. MILTON Y. KIDD,
CONSTITUTION OF STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Frame of government.
House of Representatives. 2. Governor.
sary, etc. 3. Judiciary power. 4. Delegates to Congress. 5. The University. The encouragement of litera
ture. 6. Oaths.
Articles of amendment.
CHAPTER I. 1. Preamble.
7. Objects of government. The
right of the people to insti
tute and change it. 8. Right of the people to secure
rotation in office. 9. All having the qualifications
prescribed, equally eligible to
office. 10. Right of protection and duty of
contribution correlative. 11. Remedies by recourse to the
law, to be free, complete and
prompt. 12. Prosecutions regulated. 13. Crimes to be proved in the via
cinity. 14. To be secure from unreasonable
searches and seizures. 15. Right of trial by jury. 16. Liberty of the press. 17. Right to keep and bear arms.
- Standing armies dangerous. - Military power subordinate
to civil power. 18. Moral qualifications for office.
Moral obligations of law
givers and magistrates. 19. The people have the right to
assemble in a peaceable manner to consult for common
good. 20. Power to suspend the laws or
their execution. 21. Freedom of debate, etc., and
reason thereof. 22. Frequent sessions and objects
thereof. 23. Taxation founded on consent. 24. Ex post facto laws prohibited. 25. Legislature not to convict of
treason, etc. 26. Excessive bail or fines, and cruel
Declaration of Rights. 1. Equality and natural rights of
man. 2. Right and duty of public relig
ious worship. — Protection
therein. 3. Legislature empowered to com
pel provisions for public worship and enjoin attendance
thereon. 4. Right of self-government
cured. 5. Accountability of all officers,
etc. 6. Service rendered to the public
being the only title peculiar to privileges.- Hereditary offices are absurd and natural.