The Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Iowa; Assembled at Iowa City, Monday, January 19, 1857

The Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Iowa; Assembled at Iowa City, Monday, January 19, 1857 : Being a Full ... Report of the Debates and Proceedings Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...or naval place or station within this state." Mr. GOWER. Imove to amend this section by adding to it the following: "Nor shall any student in any seminary or institution of learning, in consequence of being such student." I have known instances where students at academies have controlled elections of a local character, and in the state of Maine, from which I came, the clause I have proposed here, has been incorporated in their constitution. If it is not inserted here, I should not wonder if some elections in this state should be controlled by students. This provision is not intended to cut these students olf from the rights of citizenship, ifthey are citizens. It is meant to prevent students from other states, who come here merely as students, from participating in our elections. The question being taken upon the amendment, upon adivision, it was not agreed to, ayes 9, noes ll. No further amendment being offered to this section, Section five was then read as follows: "Sec. 5. No idiot or insane person, or person convicted of any infamous crime, shall be entitled tot he privilege of an elector." No amendment being olfered to this section, Section ix was rend as follows: "Sec. 6. All elections by the people shall be by ballot.." Mr. EMERSON moved to strike out the words "by ballot," and insert " viva voce.." The question being taken, the amendment was not agreed to. No further amendment was ofl'ered to this section. Mr. HARRIS moved that the committee rise, report back the article as amended to the convention, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration. The question being taken, the motion was agreed to. In Convention. The PRESIDENT having resumed the Chair, The...show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774671
  • 9781236774675