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

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     No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion
to the census or enu..
meration hereinbefore directed to be made.
     No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State.
     In regulating commerce or revenue, no preference shall be given to the
ports of one State
over those of another; nor shall vessels bound to or from one State be obliged
to enter, clear or
pay duties in another.
     No money shall be drawn from the Treasury unless appropriated by law;
and accounts of
the receipts and'expenditures of all public money shall be published from
time to time.
     .No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States; and no
person holding any
office under them shall accept any present, emolument, office or title from
any foreign State,
without the consent of Congress.
     SEC. 10. No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance or confederation
; grant letters of
marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but
gold and silver coin
a tender in payment of debts; pass bills of attainder, ex post facto laws,
or law impairing the
obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.
     No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any imposts or
duties on imports or
exports, except for the execution of its inspection laws; and all such duties
shall be for the use
of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision
and control of Congress.
     No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage,
keep troops or
ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another
State or with a
foreign power, or engage in war unless actually invaded or in imminent and
immediate danger.
                                           ARTICLE II.
     SECTION 1.     The executive power shall be vested in a President. 
 He shall hold office for
four years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same term,
shall be elected as
     Each State shall appoint in the manner directed by the Legislature,
a number of electors
equal to the whole number of its Senators and Representatives in Congress;
but no Senator or
Representative or person holding any office under the United States shall
be appointed an
      [The third clause of this section has been superseded and amended by
the 12th Amendment.]
      Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day
on which they shall
give their votes, which day shall be the same throughout the United States.
     A natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time
of the adoption of this
 Constitution, only shall be eligible to the office of President; and he
must have attained the age
 of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United
     If the President be removed from office, die, resign, or become unable
to discharge the duties
of his office, the same shall devolve upon the Vice President, and Congress
may provide by law
for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability of both the President
and Vice President,
declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall
act accordingly, until the
disability be removed or a President elected.*
      The President shall receive a compensation for his services, which
shall be neither increased
nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been electedt and
within that period
he shall not receive any other emolument from the United States or fr'om
any of them.
     Before entering upon office he shall take the following oath or affirmation:
"I do solemnly
swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President
of the United States, and
will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution
of the United
   * By act of March 1, 1792, Congress provided for this contingency, designating
the President of the Senate pro tempore, or if there be none.
the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to succeed to the chief Executive
office in the event of a vacancy in the offices of both President
anid vice President.
   j" The President's salary was fixed February 18, 1793, at $25,000,
and was increased March 3, i873, to $50,000.

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