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The history of Columbia County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States

Constitution of the state of Wisconsin: condensed,   pp. [287]-297 PDF (3.7 MB)

Constitution of the United States: condensed,   pp. 297-305 PDF (3.9 MB)

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members of the Assembly first elected shall enter upon their duties on the
first Monday of June
next, and continue in office until the first Monday in January next.
     SEC. 15. The oath of office may be administered by any Judge or Justice
of the Peace,
until the Legislature shall otherwise direct.
     We, the undersigned, members of the Convention to form a Constitution
for the State of
Wisconsin, to be submitted to the people thereof for their ratification or
rejection, do hereby
certify that the foregoing is the Constitution adopted by the Convention.
     In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, at Madison, the
1st day of Feb-
ruary, A. D. 1848.
                                                             MORGAN L. MARTIN,
                         President of the Convention and Delegate from Brown
                                   C 0 X - D E    S E 8 D.
 We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,
establish justice,
     insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote
the general welfare,
     and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,
do ordain and establish
     this Constitution for the United States of America.
                                       ARTICLE I.
     SECTION 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in
a Congress, which shall
consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
     SEC. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen
every second
year by the people of the States, and electors shall have qualifications
for electors of the most
numerous branch'of the State Legislature.  I
     Representatives must be twenty-five years of age, and must have been
seven years citizens
of the United States, and inhabitants of the State in which they shall be
     Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several
States according to
population, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free
persons, including
apprentices and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other persons.
The enumeration
shall be made within three years after the first meeting of Congress, and
every ten years there-
after in such manner as Congress shall by law direct. States shall have one
Representative only
for each thirty thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative;
and until such
enumeration shall be made, New Hampshire shall choose three; Massachusetts,
eight; Rhode
Island, one; Connecticut, five; New York, six; New Jersey, four; Pennsylvania,
eight; Del-
aware, one; Maryland, six; Virginia, ten; North Carolina, five; South Carolina,
five, and
Georgia, three.
     Vacancies in the representation from any State shall be filled by elections,
ordered by the
executive authority of the State.

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