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Prairie Du Chien Patriot (Newspaper) - January 5, 1847, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin X a 0.4 1 AND EXACT JUSTICE TO AIL MSH VOL 1 DU CHIEN CRAWFORD TUESDAY JANUARY NO 15 THE m CHIES PATRIOT U AT Co W T BY -o A xw w r M v THE will to Mull an I at Two r in r anil in rs t liy r Two Dollar ions ore cill cod of thy year Will be nt pur tur i OIK t ma ul ilio rd I law t I ii on in tins Office ru m to 11 Urn lion will n tin un iu ot until art CONSTITUTION Ot- THf STATE or AD AT M Ji HUB ARTICLE I Constitution ofthe State of consin adopted in Convention at -son on the December in the year of our Lord one eight hundred and ami of the ofthe United Stiles the We Wisconsin edging with gratitude grace and bv of God in us to make choice of our own form of having the of admission in- to the Union as a of the consistent with constitution vf States and the ordinance of Congress of 1787 believing that the thus arrived when our present political condition ought to cease and the of to asserted in order to justice the general welfare secure the fourth one sand eight hundred and forty-one Sec 2 The State shall never inter- fere with the primary disposal of the soil within the same by the United States nor with any Congress find necessary for securing the title in such soil to bona fide of and no tax shall be imposed on land the of the United States in no case shall non-resident proprietors be taxed higher titan residents ARTICLE IV Section 1 The Executive power shall be vested in a Governor who shall hold office for two years a ant Governor shall be elected at the same time and for the same term SfcC 2 No person except a citizen of the States and a qualified elector of this State shall be eligible to the office of Governor or of Lieutenant Governor Sec 3 The Governor and ant Governor be elected at the times and places of members of the Legislature The persons respectively having the highest number of votes for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall Sec 10 The Governor and ant Governor or either of them shall not during the term for which he or they are elected hold any office ot trust honor profit or emolument under this State or the United States or any other State of Union or any foreign State or government Sec II Every which shall have i passed the Legislature shall before it becomes a law be presented I ernor if he approve sign it l but if not lie shall return it to that house j iu which it shall have originated who shall enter the objections at large on the journal and proceed to reconsider If after such ration two-thirds j of the members present shall agree to pass the it shall bu sent together with thf objections to the other house by which it shall likewise be od and if approved by two-thirds of the members present it shall become a law But to ail canes the votes of both es shall be determined by yeas and and the names voting for and a- gainst the shall be entered on the of If any shall not be returned by the vernor within three Sundays be elected but in case two or shall I it shall have been nf I ted to him tlie same shall be a ive an equal and the highest of to him tlie same shall be a law u for Governor or for Lieutenant Legislature shall by their a the two houses of the prevent its return in whi fo at its next anual session case it shall not be a law ith by joint ballot choose one of the J V said persons so having an and the ADMINISTRATIVE of votes for Governor or Section 1 A Secretary of State who Lieutenant The returns of be the Auditor a for Governor and Lieutenant and an Attorney General shall be Governor shall be in sucU manner j elf at the times and of as shall be prescribed by law sing Governor Lieutenant Governor Sec 4 Thu Governor be Com- and shall hold their for the term manlier in-chief of the military and naval of two years forces of the State He shall power Sec 2 Tlie Secretary of Stato shall to convene the Legislature on keep a fair record of the official of nary occasions He communicate tlie L and Executive b message to the Legislature at every j meets of the State and shall when re- I session the condition of tlie State arid j quired lay the same and all matters tu oup such matters to them before either branch of to hy the of the State of Wisconsin and do ordain and Constitution for the gov luture ami such I I i W y do mutually wuh each as he shall judge ex- the form a tree and in- transact necessary other duties be him by business with the officers of j Jaw shall as a and military lie shall expedite tion for his services yearly such sum us all such measures as may be resolved up shall be provided hy law not exceeding n ORDINANCE IN THE oi by the Legislature and shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed Sec 5 The Governor shall receive as u compensation for his services one thousand dollars and shall keep his Office at the Beat of government Sec 3 The powers and duties ofthe Treasurer and General shall by Uw Each of said cers shall receive as a compensation for OV Section I U is ally the sum of one thousand dollars Wisconsin 6 The Governor shall have of Hie to grant reprieves and pardons Jus services a to be in act of Congress after conviction for except j bed by law entitled iin act ID enable the of treason nod caaes of impeachment Sec 4 The Legislature shall not Wisconsin Territory to form a 1 may commute sentence of death lo grant or allow to any officer named in and Stato government and for in a prison for life He this any extra compensation admission of such into pardons upon such conditions i der any pretence whatever approved August Provided anU such restrictions and limitations however that the following alteration of as he may think proper Upon is i for treason IIP shull power proposed to the Congress ofthe United of tlie of Wisconsin and if the same shall be sented and to by the of United States be and on the Lf m ing the ARTICLE VI i OM THE AND OF THE Section 1 The Legislative said boundary Hue at the rapids in the river St thence in n direct line southwardly to a point 15 fast thu most easterly point in Labi St Croix thence due south to the main ofthe Mississippi river Lake Pepin thence down thu said main nel of Lake Pepin and tlie Mississippi river as prescribed in the aforesaid boundary Sec 2 This ordinance is hereby de- clared to be irrevocable without tlie con- United States ARTICLE III UN THE ACT OK FOR THE SION OF STATE Section I propositions of the Congress of the States as made and o in their art of the sixth of August one thousand dn 4 and forty six entitled act to en- the of Territory to lorm a Constitution and State ment and admission of such State into the nre hereby accepted ratified and confirmed Provided that nothing in this tion or in the act of Congress aforesaid in any manner or affect the right of the State of Wisconsin to five hundred thousand ted to laid State ami to hereafter aod located and located by and under the act of Congress ofthe au to appropriate proceeds of the tales of the public ands to suspend the until the case Khali be reported to the Legislature at Its session He shall communicate to the by message each case of and pardon by him panted since the in xl previous of tho Legislature stating the name ofthe convict the crime of which J Senate shall consist of a shall be vested in a and House of Sec 2 number of the members of the House of Representatives never be less than than one hundred sixty nor greater and twenty The he was convicted the sentence and its date and the date and conditions of the commutation pardon or reprieve Sec 7 In case of th impeachment of tho Governor or his removal from of- fice death inability from mental or ical disease resignation or absence from the State thu powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the Lieutenant Governor for the residue ofthe term or until the Governor absent or impeached shall return or the disability shall cease But when thu Governor shall with the consent of the Legislature be out of the State in time of war at the head of the military force thereof he shall still con- of all the force ofthe State Sec 8 The Lieutenant Governor shall be President ofthe Senate but shall have only casting vote If during a vacancy of the office of Governor the Governor shall be aced resign die or from ical disease become ble o his duties or be ab- the State the Secretary of State shall act as governor until the cancy shall be filled or the disability shall cense Sec 9 The Lieutenant Governor shall receive double the per diem of members of the Senate for every day's attendance at President of tha Senate and the tame mileage as shall to hers not greater one-third nor less than of the number of members of the 3 The Legislature shall provide by law f jr an enumeration of the tants of this in tlie year 1855 and at the end uf every ten years after and shrill also year 1848 after each ami at numeration in the their first session tion so made as aforesaid and also after each enumeration made by the ty ofthe United States Legislature shall apportion anew the Representatives and Senators among the several districts according to the number of inhabitants excluding Indians not taxed and soldiers and officers of the United States army and navy 4 Until there shall be anew of the senators and bers of the house of representatives the state shall be divided into senatorial representative districts as follows and the senators and members of the house shall be apportioned among the several districts as folio The county of Brown shall constitute the first representative district and shall be entitled one representative The county of Calumet shall tute the second shall be entitled to one representative The county of tute the third representative be to ene t The county of Marquette shall con- the fourth representative district and shall be entitled to one tive The county of shall con- the fifth representative district shall be entitled UV one tive The county of chair con- the sixth representative district and jball be entitled to one tive The county of Fond du Lac shall con- the seventh representative dis- and be entitled to two Tim county of Columbia shall eighth representative district be entitled to one representative The county of Saulr shall constitute the ninth representative district and shall be entitled to one representative The county of Washington shall con- the tenth representative district and shall be entitled to four tives The county of Dodge shall constitute the eleventh representative district and shall be entitled to four representatives The county of Milwaukee shall con- the twelfth representative dis- and shall be entitled to eight The county of Waukesha shall tute the nth representative dis- and shall be entitled to six The county of Jefferson shall tute the fourteenth representative dis- and shall be entitled to five The county of Dane shall constitute the fifteenth representative district and shall be entitled to four representatives The county constitute the sixteenth representative district mid shall be entitled to ten representatives Tike county of Watworth shall tute the seventeenth representative dis- and shall be entitled to six The county of Rock shall constitute eighteenth representative district tit shall be entitled to live The county of Green shall constitute the nineteenth representative district and shall be entitled to one tive The county of Iowa shall constitute the twentieth representative district shall be entitled to seven tives Provided That whenever the said county of khall be divided and two new co 1411 shall be organized out of the same the northern ot the said two counties shall be entitled to three and the southern of said two new shall bo entitled to four representatives The county of shall constitute the twenty-first representative and shall be entitled to tives The of Crawford and land shall constitute the t district and be tled to one of St Croix and pewa constitute the twenty third district and shall be en- titled to representative The county tute the twenty fourth representative district and be to one Tlie county of Portage shall tute the twenty fifth representative dis- and shall be entitled to one The counties of Brown Fond Lac and Sheboygan shall constitute the first district and shall be entitled to one senator The counties of bia Portage Sauk Kichland Crawford St La Point shall constitute district and be entitled to one senator The county of Washington shall con- the third senatorial district and shall be entitled to one senator The county of Dodge shall constitute the fourth senatorial district and shall be entitled to one senator The county oil Milwaukee shall con- the fifth senatorial district and be entitled to two senators The county of shall con- the sixth senatorial and shall be entitled to two senators The county of Jefferson shall con- the seventh senatorial te The county of Dan hall the eighth district and shall U entitled to one senator Tie county of Racine shall the ninth senatorial district acd entitled to two senators TUe county of and be entitled to two The of Rock shall constitute the eleventh senatorial and shall be entitled to two The county of Green the twelfth senatorial district and shall be entitled to one The county ot Iowa shall constitute tlie thirteenth senatorial district and be entitled to two senators Provided that whenever the said county of shall be divided and two be organized out of the same the northern ot said two new counties shall be entitled to oue senator and southern ot said two new counties shall be entitled to one senator The county ot Grant shall constitute the fourteenth senatorial district and be entitled to two senators Sec 5 The shall be chosen on day of tho ral flection by the qualified electors of the several districts the senators shall be chosen for two years at the same time and in the same manner as tha representatives are required to be sen Sec 6 Senators and tives shall qualified electors in tha respective which they sent and shall hare resided at least one year in the stair Sec 7 No persons holding office under the United State Postmasters shall be to a scat in Legislature of his State Sec 8 A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business but a m Her number may adjourn roar duy to and may compel the attend of absent members in such ner and under Much at rach house way provide Each house shall choose its own officers Sec 9 Each houne sliull determine tin rules of its proceedings and of tlie qualifications and returns of its own punish for con- tempts and its for disorderly behavior and may with thu rence of two thirds of all the elected expel a member but no ber be a second time for the cause See 10 No or representative in tlie ol thin stair shall ring he time for which lie was elected or during one year after the expiration thereof be appointed or elected to any civil office under the authority of this state which t been created or the emoluments when of shall increased during the time lor which he elected 11 Senators Hnd tives sh ill in all except treason und breach ofthe be from arrest nor shall they be sub- ject to any process during the session of of the or fifteen days next the commencement and ter the termination of each session Sec 12 The Legislature nhall at the seat of government on the second Thursday in January in every year and at no other period unless otherwise di- by law or provided constitution 13 The Governor shall issue writs of flection to fill such as inny occur in the Senile or House of Sec U The style of the lavs of this State shall be It is by the Legislature of the State of Wisconsin as follows viz Sec 15 Each member ol the Mature shall receive for services two dollars each attendance during the forty days of any cession and one dollar for each attendance ring the remainder of such session and for every mile he shall travel in gong ti and the place of the to competed by Uie moat usually ARTICLE VII OH THK ABD or run See I Each house shall keen a nal of its proceedings sane except parts M muf secrecy The doort of shell fee kept
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