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st and expenses of making such assessment and the levying of such

32. The legislature shall provide by general, special, or local law equitable division of the property, assets, and liabilities of any school existing in the Territory of Oklahoma between such school district y new school district created in whole or in part of the territory of h school district, as may be affected by a change in the county boundnder this constitution.

33. All attorneys at law licensed to practice in any court of record Territory of Oklahoma, or in any of the United States courts for the Territory, or any court of record of any of the Five Civilized Tribes, eligible to practice in any court of the State without examination. 34. Until otherwise provided by law, any newspaper, published at e of the admission of the State into the Union, in any new county, in whole or in part out of the territory of any county of Oklahoma y, or in any county, created in whole or in part, out of territory the limits of the Indian Territory or Osage Indian Reservation, shall, he laws extended in force in the State, be considered, in law, to have blished continuously for fifty-two weeks in said county and shall be aper entitled to publish all legal notices, advertisements, or publiof any kind required or provided by any law of the State.


35. All debts and indebtedness, authorized to be incurred by the tional convention of the proposed State of Oklahoma, and all of holding the election for the ratification or rejection of this constind for the election of officers of a full state government, which shall unpaid after the appropriation made by the Congress of the United as been exhausted, are hereby assumed by the State; and it is hereby e duty of the legislature, at its first session, to provide for the paysame: Provided, That the debts and indebtedness, the payment of hereby assumed by the State, shall not include any debt or expense ary or compensation of the delegates of the constitutional convention. 36. The ordinance adopted by the constitutional convention, entitled, inance, providing for an election, at which the proposed constitution proposed State of Oklahoma shall be submitted to the people thereof fication or rejection, and submitting separately to the people of the State of Oklahoma the proposed prohibition article, making suby the terms of the enabling act uniformly applicable to the entire or ratification or rejection, and for the election of certain State, disunty, and township officers provided for by said proposed constitud for the election of members of the legislature of said proposed Oklahoma and for five Representatives to Congress," is hereby ratishall be valid for all the purposes thereof.

37. Nothing in this constitution contained shall legalize or make y illegal or invalid indebtedness of any county, city, incorporated town, . board of education, school district, or other municipality, either in itory of Oklahoma or the Indian Territory, or impair any defense the payment of the same.


Should the first session of the legislature, provided by this confail to provide for the division of the property, assets, and liabilities ounty existing in the Territory of Oklahoma between such county and ity or counties created in whole or in part out of such county, original ion is hereby conferred upon the supreme court to make equitable of such property, assets, and liabilities, and for the purpose of hearreceiving evidence and reporting findings of law and fact may appoint master in chancery in any such case.

39. The qualifications prescribed by the laws of Oklahoma shall not superintendents of public instruction, elected at the time of the ratiof this constitution, in the Indian Territory and Osage Indian Reser

40. The terms of all officers of the State government elected at the

time of the adoption of this constitution shall begin upon the admission of the State into the Union.

SEC. 41. All persons elected at the time of the adoption of this constitution to any of the offices provided under the constitution shall be deemed to have duly qualified upon their taking the oath of office before any officer authorized by law to administer oaths, and executing such bond as may be required by law.

SEC. 42. All officers elected at the time of the adoption of the constitu tion shall execute such official bond as may then be required by law or there after required by act of the legislature; and such bonds shall inure to the benefit of the State or other beneficiary, for whose protection or security the same shall be required.

SEC. 43. When this constitution shall have been ratified by the peop of the State of Oklahoma and the State admitted into the Federal Union, under the same, as engrossed on parchment and signed by the officers and members of this constitutional convention, it shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state and sacredly preserved by him, as the fundamental law of the State of Oklahoma.

Done in open convention at the city of Guthrie, in the Territory of Okle homa, on this, the 16th day of July, in the year of our Lord 1907, and the Independence of the United States of America one hundred and thirty-first Attest:




Secretary of Oklahoma.



President of the Constitutional Convention of the proposed State of Oklahoma and Delegate from District No. 104.


I, Wm. H. Murray, president of the constitutional convention of the proposed State of Oklahoma, do hereby certify that the within and foreg. is the original parchment enrollment of the constitution and the several s′′ cles thereof adopted by the constitutional convention of the proposed St of Oklahoma; to be submitted to the people of the proposed State of O homa for ratification, and that all the interlineations therein contained a all the erasures and words stricken out were made and done before the s was signed by the president, the vice-presidents, and the members of sil convention.

Witness my hand this the 16th day of July, A. D. 1907. WM. H. MURRAY, President of the Constitutional Convention of the proposed State of Oklalniü


Whereas, the enabling act provides that a declaration be made by tr delegates to this convention adopting the Constitution of the United State Therefore, be it resolved by the organized convention, that the dele elected to the constitutional convention for the proposed State of Oklaher assembled in Guthrie, the seat of government of said Oklahoma Territory. declare on behalf of the people of said proposed state, that they adopt Constitution of the United States.

I hereby certify that the above and foregoing resolution was duly pass by the convention upon its organization, on the 21st day of November, A.


I hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true, correct, and eral copy of the constitution for the proposed State of Oklahoma, as the s is engrossed on parchment, and signed by the officers and members of constitutional convention and as certified to by Chas. H. Filson as secret of the Territory of Oklahoma, under the seal of said Territory.

iven under our official signatures this 7th day of May, A. D. 1907.


lent, the Constitutional Convention of the proposed State of Oklahoma. ttest:




e it ordained by the constitutional convention for the proposed State lahoma, that said constitutional convention do, by this ordinance, irrevaccept the terins and conditions of an act of the Congress of the States, entitled, "An act to enable the people of Oklahoma and the Territory to form a constitution and State government and be adinto the Union on an equal footing with the original States; and to the people of New Mexico and of Arizona to form a constitution and government and be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with iginal States," approved June the 16th, anno Domini 1906.

hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance accepting the terms and ions of the enabling act as the same has heretofore been passed and sed, was engrossed with the engrossed copy of the constitution on parchwas read as engrossed and roll call had thereon and the same duly d by a majority of the votes of all the delegates elected to and constithis convention, at 11:41 o'clock, a. m.. this 22nd day of April, anno i 1907.


ut The Constitutional Convention of the proposed State of Oklahoma. test:





e manufacture, sale, barter, giving away, or otherwise furnishing, exhereinafter provided, of intoxicating liquors within this State, or any hereof, is prohibited for a period of twenty-one years from the date of mission of this State into the Union, and thereafter until the people State shall otherwise provide by amendment of this constitution and State legislation. Any person, individual or corporate, who shall mane, sell, barter, give away, or otherwise furnish any intoxicating liquor kind, including beer, ale, and wine, contrary to the provisions of this or who shall, within this State, advertise for sale or solicit the purof any such liquors, or who shall ship or in any way convey such liquors ne place within this State to another place therein, except the convey

a lawful purchase as herein authorized, shall be punished, on convicereof, by fine not less than $50 and by imprisonment not less than days for each offense: Provided, That the legislature may provide by

one agency under the supervision of the State in each incorporated f not less than 2,000 population in the State; and if there be no cortown of 2,000 population in any county in this State, such county e entitled to have one such agency, for the sale of such liquor for al purposes; and for the sale, for industrial purposes, of alcohol which ave been denaturized by some process approved by the United States ssioner of Internal Revenue; and for the sale of alcohol for scientific s to such scientific institutions, universities, and colleges as are authorprocure the same free of tax under the laws of the United States: r the sale of such liquors to any apothecary who shall have executed roved bond, in a sum not less than $1,000, conditioned that none of quors shall be used or disposed of for any purpose other than in the nding of prescriptions or other medicines, the sale of which would not him to the payment of the special tax required of liquor dealers by

the United States, and the payment of such special tax by any person within the State shall constitute prima facie evidence of his intention to violate the provisions of this section. No sale shall be made except upon the sworn statement of the applicant in writing setting forth the purpose for which the liquor is to be used, and no sale shall be made for medicinal purposes except sales to apothecaries as hereinabove provided unless such statement shall be accompanied by a bona fide prescription signed by a regular practicing physician, which prescription shall not be filled more than once. Each sale shall be duly registered, and the register thereof, together with the affidavits and prescription pertaining thereof, shall be open to inspection by any officer or citizen of the State at all times during business hours. Any person who shall knowingly make a false affidavit for the purpose aforesaid shall be deemed guilty of of perjury. Any physician who shall prescribe any such liquor. except for treatment of disease which after his own personal diagnosis, be shall deem to require such treatment, shall, upon conviction thereof. be panished for each offense by fine of not less than $200 or by imprisonment for not less than thirty days, or by both such fines and imprisonment; and any person connected with any such agency who shall be convicted of making any sale or other disposition of liquor contrary to these provisions shall be purished by imprisonment for not less than one year and one day. Upon the admission of this State into the Union these provisions shall be immediately enforceable in the courts of the State: Provided, That there shall be sulmitted separately, at the same election at which this constitution is submitted for ratification or rejection, and on the same ballot, the foregoinc article entitled "Prohibition," on which ballot shall be printed "for Statewide prohibition” and “against State-wide prohibition": And provided further. That if a majority of the votes cast for and against State-wide prohibiti-a are for State-wide prohibition, the said article shall be and form a port of this constitution and be in full force and effect as such, as provided therein: but if a majority of said votes shall be against State-wide prohibition, the the provisions of said article shall not form a part of this constitution ad shall be null and void.

I hereby certify that the above and foregoing provision and ordinan submitting the same separately to a vote of the people of the State as her tofore adopted on the 11th day of March, A. D. 1907, as above engrossed. adopted as engrossed upon roll call for the purpose of such separate submis sion, on this the 22nd day of April, anno Domini 1907.


WM. H. Murray, President The Constitutional Convention of the proposed State of Oklahom, Attest:




e. the people of the State of Oregon, to the end that justice be established, maintained. and liberty perpetuated, do ordain this Constitution.



CTION 1, We declare that all men, when they form a social compact, are in right: that all power is inherent in the people, and all free governare founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and ess; and they have at all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the ment in such manner as they may think proper.

c. 2. All men shall be secured in their natural right to worship Almighty cording to the dictates of their own consciences.

c. 3.

No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise and ent of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience. C. 4. No religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office t or profit.

c. 5. No money shall be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any is or theological institution, nor shall any money be appropriated for the it of any religious services in either house of the Legislative Assembly. c. 6. No person shall be rendered incompetent as a witness or juror in ence of his opinions on matters of religion, nor be questioned in any f justice touching his religious belief, to affect the weight of his testi

. 7. The mode of administering an oath or affirmation shall be such be most consistent with, and binding upon, the conscience of the person m such oath or affirmation may be administered.

. 8. No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion, icting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever; ry person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right.

. 9. No law shall violate the right of the people to be secure in their houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable search or seizure; and rant shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmahd particularly describing the place to be searched. and the person or o be seized.

10. No court shall be secret, but justice shall be administered openly hout purchase, completely and without delay, and every man shall have by due course of law for injury done him in his person, property or


11. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the right to rial by an impartial jury in the county in which the offense shall have mmitted; to be heard by himself and counsel; to demand the nature Ise of the accusation against him, and to have a copy thereof; to meet nesses face to face, and to have compulsory process. for, obtaining witin his favor.

. 12. No person shall be put in jeopardy twice for the same offense, compelled in any criminal prosecution to testify against himself.

e constitution of Oregon was framed by a convention which assembled at n August 17, and adjourned on September 18, 1857. On November 9, 1857, titution as a whole was ratified by a vote of 7,195 to 3,195; there were 2,645 ren in favor of slavery and 7,727 votes against; there were 1,081 votes given

of permitting the residence of free negroes and 8,040 votes against. The ion went into effect on February 14, 1859, the day on which the act admitting to the Union was approved.

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