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MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE SECOND OHIO CONVENTION-CONTINUED.
* In place of Daniel A. Robertson, resigned Carrolton, rewigud:
In place af Leander Firestolie, resigned: In place of Wesley Claypoul, resigned:
in place of John W.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
(ADOPTED IN 1802.)
We, the people of the eastern division of the terri. limits of the county in which he shall be chosen, one
tory of the United States, northwest of the river year next preceding his election, uuless he shall have Ohio, having the right of adınission into the gen- States, or of this state, and shall have paid a State or
been absent on the public business of the United eral government, as a member of the Union, con county tax. sistent with the Constitution of the United States, Suc5. The senators shall be chosen biennially. the ordinance of Congress of one thousand seven by the qualified volers for representatives; and on
their being convened in consequence of the first elechundred and eighty-seven, and of the law of Con- tion, they shall be divided, by lot, from their respecgress, entitled “ An act to enable the people of the tive counties or districts, as near as can be, into two eastern division of the territory of the United classes: the seats of the senators of the first class States, northwest of the river Ohio, to form a con- and of the second class at the expiration of the second
shall be vacated at the expiration of the first year, stitution and State government, and for the admis year; so that one half thereof, as near as possible, sinn of such State into the Union, on an equal may be annually chosen forever thereafter. footing with the original States, and for other pur. Seo. 6. The number of senators shall, at the several poses ; in order to establish justice, promote the periods of making the enumeration before mentioned, welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to our the several counties or districts, to be established by
be fixed by the Legislature, and apportioned among selves and our posterity, do ordain and establish law, according to the number of white male inhabit. the following constitution or form of government, ants of the age of twenty one years in each, and shall and do mutually agree with each other to form our vever be less than one-third, nor more than one-half
of the number of representatives. selves into a free and independent State, by the Dame of the State of Ohio:
Sec. 7. No person shall be a senator who has not arrived at the age of thirty years, and is a citizen of
the United States; shall have resided two years in the ARTICLE I.
county or district, immediately preceding the election,
unless he shall have been absent on the public busi
ness of the United States, or of this State; and shall, Src. 1. The legislative authority of this State moreover, have paid a State or county tax. shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall Sec. 8. The Senate and House of Representatives, consist of a Senate and House of Representatives, when assembled, shall each choose a Speaker and its both to be elected by the people. Sec. 2. Within one year after the first meeting of tions of its members, and sit upon its own adjouru
other officers; be judges of the qualifications and electhe General Assembly, and within every subsequent ments: two-thirds of each House shall constitute a term of four years, an enumeration of all the white quorum to do business; but a smaller number may male inhabitants, above twenty-one years of age, adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance shall be made in such manner as shall be directed by of absent members. law. The number of representatives shall, at the Sec. 9. Each house shall keep a journal of its proseveral periods of making such enumeration, be fixed ceedings, and publish them: the yeas and nays of the by the Legislature and apportioned among the several members, on any question, chall, at the desire of any counties, according to the number of white male in two of them, be entered on the journals. habitants above twenty-one years of age in each, and Sec. 10. Any two members of either House shall shall never be less than twenty-four, nor greater than bave liberty to dissent from, and protest against, any thirty-six, until the number of white male inhabit. act or resolution which they may think injurious to ants, above twenty-one years of age, shall be twenty- the public or any individual, and have the reasons of (#o thousand; and after that event, at such a ratio their dissent entered on the journals. that the whole number of representatives shall never Sec. 11. Each House may determine the rules of be less than thirty-six, nor exceed seventy-two. its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly be
Sec. 3. The representatives shall be chosen an. havior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, exDually, by the citizens of each county, respectively, pel a member, but not a second time for the same on the second Tuesday of October.
cause; and shall have all other powers necessary for Sxc. 4. No person shall be a representative, who a branch of the Legislature of a free and independent shall not have attained the age of twenty five years, State. and be a citizen of the United States and an inhabit- Seo. 12. When vacancies happen in either House, Alt of this state; shall also have resided within the the Governor, or the person exercising the power of