Journal of the Convention Holden at Montpelier, on the 6th Day of January, A.D. 1836: Agreeable to the Ordinance of the Council of Censors, Made on the 16th Day of January, 1835, Together with the Amendments of the Constitution, as Adopted by the Convention, and the Whole of the Constitution of the State of Vermont, as Now in Force
J. Spooner, Printer, 1836 - Constitutional conventions - 124 pages
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Page 109 - That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of...
Page 108 - Every person is entitled to a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries, or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property, or character ; he ought to obtain justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it, completely and without denial, promptly and without delay, conformably to the laws.
Page 123 - Laws for the encouragement of virtue and prevention of vice and immorality, ought to be constantly kept in force, and duly executed : and a competent number of schools ought to be maintained in each town, for the convenient instruction of youth ; and one or more grammar schools be incorporated, and properly supported, in each county in thia state.
Page 113 - Neither house, during the session of the general assembly, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two houses shall be sitting...
Page 109 - ... no part of the property of any individual can with justice be taken from him or applied to public uses without his own consent or that of the representative body of the people.
Page 13 - Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend farther than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.
Page 112 - THAT the people have a right to assemble together, to consult for their common good — to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the legislature for redress of grievances, by address, petition or remonstrance.
Page 108 - ... nor can any man be justly deprived or abridged of any civil right as a citizen, on account of his religious sentiments, or peculiar mode of religious worship; and that no authority can, or ought to be vested in, or assumed by, any power whatever, that shall in any case interfere with, or in any manner control the rights of conscience, in the free exercise of religious worship.
Page 12 - Bennington county, two ; Windham county, three ; Rutland county, three ; Windsor county, four; Addison county, three; Orange county, three; Washington county, two; Chittenden county, two; Caledonia county, two; Franklin county, three ; Orleans county, one; Essex county, one; Grand Isle county, one.