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for the term commencing in June, A. D. 1889, shall hold their respective offices until the first Wednesday of January, A. D. 1891, and until others are qualified in their stead, and no longer.
XI. Resolved, that these resolutions, signed by the president of this convention and attested by the secretary, be published once in all the newspapers of the State authorized to publish the public laws; and that these resolutions, together with the jour. nal and files of this convention, be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.
CHARLES H. BELL,
President. Attest: JAMES R. JACKSON,
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
of government. 4. Legislative. 5. Executive. 6. Judiciary. 7. Appointing power and tenure of
office. 8. General provisions. 9. Amendments. 10. Schedule.
14. Treason against the State de
fined. 15. Excessive bail shall not be re
quired nor cruel punishments
inflicted. 16. Private property shall not be
taken for public use without
just compensation. 17. No person shall be imprisoned
for debt. 18. The people have the right to as
semble together peaceably for
the common good. 19. No county, city, etc., shall loan
its credit. 20. The State shall not appropriate
money or donate land, etc. 21. This enumeration of rights and
privileges not to impair other rights retained by the people.
Rights and Privileges. 1. All men are by nature free and
have certain unalienable rights. 2. All political power is inherent in
the people. 3. Freedom of religious thought and
worship. 4. There shall be no established re
ligion. 5. Liberty of speech and of the
press. 6. Unreasonable searches and seiz
ures prohibited. 7. The right of trial by jury shall
remain inviolate. 8. No person shall be held to an
swer for criminal offenses unless on the presentment or
indictment of the grand jury. 10. No person shall be tried twice
for the same offense. 11. Privileges of the writ of habeas
corpus. 12. The military shall be subordinate
to the civil power. 13. Quartering of soldiers.
The Right of Suffrage. 1. Requirements for voters. 2. The Legislature may pass laws
to deprive persons of the right of suffrage who may be convicted of bribery.
ARTICLE III. Distribution of the Powers of Govern.
ment. 1. Divided into the legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial.
Section 1. 1. Legislative power shall be vested
in the Senate and General Assembly.