A Manual for the Use of the General Court

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Contains rules of both branches of the General Court, the constitution of the commonwealth and that of the United States, lists of executive, legislative and judicial departments of the state, etc.
 

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Sida 40 - I. All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights ; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties ; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property...
Sida 49 - ... approved by two-thirds of the members present, shall have the force of a law : but in all such cases, the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays ; and the names of the persons voting for or against the said bill or resolve, shall be entered upon the public records of the Commonwealth.
Sida 62 - ... agreeably to the rules and regulations of the constitution, and the laws of the land, and not otherwise. Provided, that the 'said governor shall not, at any time hereafter, by virtue of any power by this constitution granted, or hereafter to be granted to him by the legislature, transport any of the inhabitants of this...
Sida 41 - And every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.] IV.
Sida 186 - The first reading of a bill shall be for information, and, if opposition be made to it, the question shall be, " Shall this bill be rejected ?" If no opposition be made, or if the question to reject be negatived, the bill shall go to its second reading without a question.
Sida 79 - This form of government shall be enrolled on parchment, and deposited in the secretary's office, and be a part of the laws of the land; and printed copies thereof shall be prefixed to the book containing the laws of this Commonwealth, in all future editions of the said laws.
Sida 75 - ... by this constitution they are admitted to hold, saving that the judges of the said court may hold the offices of justices of the peace through the state : nor shall they hold any other place or office, or receive any pension or salary from any other state, or government, or power, whatever.
Sida 13 - Sect. 4. The times, places, and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to th.e places of choosing senators.
Sida 61 - Court, to prorogue the same from time to time, not exceeding ninety days in any one recess ; and to call it together sooner than the time to which it may be adjourned or prorogued, if the welfare of the Commonwealth shall require the same : And in case of any infectious distemper prevailing in the place where the said Court is next at any time to convene, or any other cause...
Sida 41 - Commonwealth have also a right to, and do, invest their legislature with authority to enjoin upon all the subjects an attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and seasons, if there be any on whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend.

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