SEC. 1. Equality and rights of men.
SEC. 2. People the source of power.
SEC. 3. Government instituted for common benefit.
SEC. 4. No man entitled to' exclusive emoluments or privileges; offices not to
Sec. 5. Legislative, executive and judicial departments of States should be
separate; elections should be periodical.
SEC. 6. Elections to be free.
SEC. 7. Laws should not be suspended.
Sec. 8. Concerning criminal prosecutions generally.
Sec. 9. Excessive bail or fines and cruel and unusual punishments prohibited.
Sec. 10. General warrants of search or seizure prohibited.
Sec. 11. No person to be deprived of property without due process of law;
trial by jury to be held sacred.
SEĆ. 12. Freedom of the press and of speech.
SEC. 13. Militia the proper defence of a free State; standing armies should be
avoided; military should be subordinate to civil power.
SEC. 14. Government should be uniform.
Sec. 15. Qualities necessary to preservation of free government.
SEC. 16. Religious freedom.
Sec. 17. Construction of the Bill of Rights.