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MANNER AND FORM OF SUBMISSION OF THE AMENDED CONSTITU.
TION, AS PROPOSED BY THE CONVENTION OF 1867–8, AND
AS PROVIDED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 1869, WITH

FORMS OF BALLOTS, &c., &c., &c.

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BROOKLYN:

PRINTED BY THE STANDARD PRESS,

CORNER FULTON AND PINEAPPLE STREETS.

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IN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, KINGS COUNTY,

JULY 16, 1869.

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Resolved, That the Clerk of this Board be directed to have prepared the proposed new Constitution of the State of New York, with the corresponding _sections of the present Constitution, so that the differences may be made obvious; together with the Law for the submission of the same, and the form of ballots required to be used, and that Twenty thousand copies of such compilation be printed in Document form, for the use of the Electors of Kings County.

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Attest,

E. B. CADLEY, Clerk.

Central B

571486

THE PROPOSED

NEW CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK.

WE, THE PEOPLE of the State of New York, grateful to

Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION :

No person to be
disfranchised.

ARTICLE I. SECTION 1. No member of this State shall be disfranchised or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment

of his peers.

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Sec. 2. The trial by jury in all cases in which it has heretofore been used shall remain in violate forever; except that in suits in justices' courts provision may be made by law for trial by a jury of less than twelve men, but a jury trial may be waived by the parties in all civil cases.

Sec. 3. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this State; and no person shall be incompetent to be a witness on account of his 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 the State.

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Suspension of

writ of

Excessive bail.
Excessive fines.

Sec. 4. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not habeas corpus. be suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the

public safety may require its suspension.

SEC. 5. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive Crueli unusual fines imposed, nor shall cruel or unusual punishment be inDetention of flicted; nor shall witnesses be unreasonably detained.

SEC. 6. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or

otherwise infamous crime, unless on indictment by a grand Exceptions. jury, except in cases of impeachment, and in cases arising in

witnesses. Grand jury in

diotment

CORRESPONDING PROVISIONS

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PRESENT CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK.

WE, THE PEOPLE of the State of New York, grateful to

Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its
blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION:

disfranchised.

ARTICLE I. SECTION 1. No member of this State shall be disfranchised, or No person to be deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.

Sec. 2. The trial by jury in all cases in which it has been here- Trial by jury. tofore used, shall remain in violate forever; but a jury trial may

be waived by the parties in all civil cases in the manner to be Waiver of jury prescribed by law.

SEC. 3. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession Religions liberty. and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this 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.

SEC. 4. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be Suspension of suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the habeas corpus. public safety may require its suspension.

Sec. 5. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines Excessive fines. imposed, nor shall cruel or unusual punishments be inflicted, nor punishment. shall witnesses be unreasonably detained.

SEC. 6. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, (except in cases of impeachment, and in cases of militia when in actual service; and the land and

Excessive bail.

Detention of

witnesses.

Grand jury in

dictment.

Exceptions.

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