Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution of the State of New York: Containing All the Official Documents Relating to the Subject, and Other Valuable Matter
E. amd E. Hosford, 1821 - Constitutional conventions - 703 pages
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Page 553 - ... then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 633 - But when the Governor shall, ,with the consent of the Legislature, be out of the State, in time of war, at the head of a military force thereof, he shall continue Commander-in-Chief of all the military force of the State.
Page 638 - ... the members elected to each of the two Houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be...
Page 636 - Before the trial of an impeachment, the members of the court shall take an oath or affirmation, truly and impartially to try...
Page 320 - The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner...
Page 365 - There the wicked cease from troubling ; And there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together ; They hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there ; And the servant is free from his master.
Page 638 - Such parts of the common law, and of the acts of the legislature of the colony of New York, as together did form the law of the said colony on the nineteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, and the resolutions of the Congress of the said colony, and of the convention o.
Page 636 - State to all mankind ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief ; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.