Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court

Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1819

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Side 592 - ... on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of the people, it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them; especially the university at Cambridge, public schools and grammar schools in the towns...
Side 155 - That, for the purpose of choosing Representatives in the congress of the United States, each state shall, by its legislature, be divided into a number of districts, equal to the number of Representatives to which such state may be entitled.
Side 698 - The said districts shall be equal to the number of Representatives to which such State may be entitled in Congress, no district electing more than one Representative.
Side 156 - Electors to which such State may be entitled. The districts shall be composed of contiguous territory, and contain as nearly as may be an equal number of inhabitants entitled by the Constitution to representation.
Side 687 - All the laws which have heretofore been adopted, used, and approved in the Province, Colony or State of Massachusetts Bay, and usually practised on in the courts of law, shall still remain and be in full force, until altered or repealed by the Legislature ; such parts only excepted as are repugnant to the rights and liberties contained in this Constitution.
Side 154 - Neither the districts for choosing representatives, nor those for appointing electors shall be altered, in any state, until a census and apportionment of representatives, under it, subsequent to the division of the state into districts, shall be made.
Side 699 - ... of their said appointment, on the day prescribed for giving their votes for president and vice president of the United States, to appoint another or others to act in the place of him or them so failing to attend.
Side 592 - ... to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry, and frugality, honesty and punctuality in their dealings ; sincerity, good humor and all social affections and generous sentiments among the people.
Side 146 - An Act relating to the separation of the District of Maine from Massachusetts, Proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent State...
Side 155 - ... districts, hereby provided for, shall take place immediately after this amendment shall be adopted and ratified as a part of the Constitution of the United States; and successively, immediately afterwards, whenever a census and apportionment of representatives under it shall be made. The division of each State into districts for the purposes both of choosing representatives and of appointing electors, shall be altered agreeable to the provisions of this amendment, and on no other occasion.

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