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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

JUN 30 1915
CHARLES ELLIOTT PERKINS

MEMORIAL COLLECTION

I HEREBY CERTIFY, that the following ordinances of the City of St. Louis, from pages 67 to 487, have been compared with and corrected by the original rolls, and are the true Ordinances of the City; and have been digested, and are published in conformity with an ordinance, entitled "an ordinance to digest the ordinances of a general nature,” approved June 5th, 1843, and an ordinance, entitled "an ordinance in relation to the revised ordinances," approved September 16th, 1843.

A. B. CHAMBERS, Revisor.

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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish

justice, ensuré domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.

ARTICLE 1. § 1. Legislative power, in what body vested. 2.-1. Members of the House of Representatives how chosen, who are electors of.

2. Qualifications of Representatives. 3. Representation and taxation to be apportioned according to numbers. Indians and three-fifths of all other persons exempt. Census to be taken every ten years--ratio to be then fixed. 4. Vacancies in representation, how filled. 5. Speakers and other officers,

how chosen. 3.-1. Senators of the United States, how chosen, their term of service, shall have

but one vote. 2. Senate to be divided into three classes, the seats of one class of Senators to be vacated every second year, vacancies how filled. 3. Qualifications of a Senator. 4. Of the President of the Senate-shall give the casting vote. 5. President pro tempore and other officers of the Senate, how chosen. 6. Senate to try all impeachments, Chief Justice to preside at the trial of the President of the United States. 7. Judgment in case of impeach

ment. § 4.-1. Manner of electing members of Congress. 2. To assemble at least once in

every year. § 5.-1. Powers of each House of Congress. 2. Rules. 3. A journal to be kept

by each House and to be published except in a certain case, yeas and nays to be entered at the request of one-fifth of the members present. 4. Adjourn

ment. 6.-1. Compensation and privileges of members of Congress. 7.-1. Of revenue bills. 2. Form of proceeding in the enacting of Laws. 3. Of

joint resolutions, orders, &c. $ 8. Congress shall have power-1. To lay and collect taxes, &c. 2. To borrow

money. 3. To regulate commerce. 4. To establish rules concerning bankruptcies and naturalization. 5. To coin money. 6. To punish counterfeiters. 7. To establish Post Offices, &c. 8. To promote the arts and sciences. 9. To constitute inferior courts, &c. 10. To declare war. 11. To raise and support armies. 12. To create a navy. 13. To make rules for army and navy. 14. To provide for calling forth the militia. 15. To provide for disciplining the militia, &c. 16. To establish the seat of government, &c. 17. General

powers. $ 9.-1. Limitation of the powers of Congress. 2. Of the writ of habeas corpus.

3. Of. ex post facto laws. 4. Direct tax, how restricted. 5. Of export duty and commerce. 6. Expenditures, how regulated. 7. Titles of nobility,

presents to officers, &c., prohibited. § 10.-1. Powers which the States, individually, may not exercise. 2. Powers which the States can exercise only under the sanction of Congress.

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SECTION 1. 1. All legislative powers herein granted, shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

SECTION 2. 1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States; and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State LegisJature.

2. No person shall be a representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

3. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other persons. The actual enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct. The number of representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, but each State shall have at least one representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to choose three; Massachusetts eight; Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one; Connecticut five; New York six; New Jersey four; Pennsylvania eight; Delaware one; Maryland six; Virginia ten; North Carolina five and Geor

4. When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies,

5. The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers, and shall have the sole power of impeachment,

SECTION 3. 1. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six years, and tach Senator shall have one vote.

2. Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided, as equally as may be, into three classes. The seats of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of the third class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one-third may be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by resigna

gia three.

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