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papers of said courts respectively, shall be transferred to the Court of Chancery or Orphans' Court, respectively, established by this amended Constitution; and the said suits, proceedings and matters shall be proceeded in to final decree, order or other determination.

Sec. 6. The Register's Courts and justices of the peace shall not be affected by any amendments of the Constitution made in this convention; but the said courts and the terms of office of registers and justices of the peace shall remain the same as if said amendments had not been made.

Sec. 7. The General Assembly shall have power to make any law necessary to carry into effect this amended Constitution.

Sec. 8. The provision in the twentieth section of the sixth article of this amended Constitution (being the thirteenth section of the sixth article of the original Constitution), of limitation of writs of error, shall have relation to and take date from the twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, the date of said original Constitution.

Sec. 9. The Governor shall have power to issue writs of election to supply vacancies in either house of the General Assembly that have happened or may happen.

Sec. 10. It is declared that nothing in this amended Constitution gives a writ of error from the Court of Errors and Appeals to the Court of Oyer and Terminer or Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, nor an appeal from the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery.

The acts of the General Assembly increasing the number of justices of the peace, shall remain in force until repealed by the General Assembly; and no office shall be vacated by the amendments to this Constitution, unless the same be expressly vacated thereby or the vacating the same is necessary to give effect to the amendments.

Done in convention, the second day of December, in the year of

our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and of the independence of the United States of America, the fifty-sixth. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.

CHARLES POLK, President.
THOMAS ADAMS,
JOHN CAULK,
JOHN M. CLAYTON,
PETER L. COOPER,
THOMAS DEAKYNE,
EDW. DINGLE,
WM. DUNNING,
JOHN ELLIOTT,
JAMES FISHER,
WILLARD HALL,
THOMAS W. HANDY,
JOHN HARLAN,
CHARLES H. HAUGHEY,
HUGHITT LAYTON,
JAMES C. LYNCH,
JAMES B. MACOMB,
JOSEPH MAULL,
ELIAS NAUDAIN,
WILLIAM NICHOLLS,
SAMUEL RATCLIFF,
JOHN RAYMOND,
GEO. READ, JR.,
HENRY F. RODNEY,
JAMES RODGERS,
WM. SEAL,
P. SPRUANCE, JR.,

WM. D. WAPLES,
Attest: W. P. BROBSON, Secretary.

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF FLORIDA.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

ARTICLES. 1. Boundaries. 2. Distribution of powers. 3. Legislative department. 4. Executive department. 5. Judiciary department. 6. Suffrage and eligibility. 7. Census and apportionment. 8. Counties and cities. 9. Taxation and finance. 10. Homestead and exemptions. 11. Married Women's property. 12. Education. 13. Public instruction. 14. Militia. 15. Public health. 16. Miscellaneous provisions. 17. Amendments. 18. Schedule. 19. Local option.

Section 10. When trials to be upon present

ment or indictment, or other

wise. 11. Public, speedy and impartial trial guaranteed to all.

Attendance of witnesses compulsory. Copy of indictment

to be furnished accused. 12. Twice in jeopardy. Life and

liberty not to be taken without

due process of law. 13. Freedom of speech and press. 14. When costs are payable. 15. Rights of petition. 16. Imprisonment for debt. 17. Ex post facto law. 18. Rights of foreigners. 19. Slavery not tolerated. 20. Right to bear arms. 21. Military subordinate to civil

power. 22. The people shall be secure from

unreasonable seizures. 23. Treason-What testimony re

quired to convict of. 24. This enumeration of rights does

not impair other rights retained by the people.

ORDINANCES.
No. 1.
No. 2.
No. 3.

PREAMBLE.

Declaration of Rights. Section 1. Natural and inalienable rights. 2. Purposes of government. Para

mount allegiance. 3. Jury trial. 4. Courts open to all. 5. Religious freedom. 6. No preference to be given any

church or sect. 7. Habeas corpus,

to be granted speedily and without cost. 8. Bail not to be excessive nor

punishment cruel. 9. Bail may be given, except for

capital offenses.

ARTICLE I.

Boundaries. 1. State boundaries.

ARTICLE II.

Distribution of Powers. 1. Blending of powers prohibited.

ARTICLE III.

Legislative Department. 1. Legislative powers, where vest

ed. Where sessions of Legislature are to be held.

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