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Especial care has been bestowed upon the Index to the Digest of Ordi. nances; being the first thing consulted, and the key to the whole Digest, the aim has been to make it as exact and as copious as possible, and to indicate at a glance the page in the body of the book where any subject matter of inquiry may be found; following the Ordinances in their order, and giving the headings of each in conspicuous type, it contains an alphabetical subindex to each section and to each subject; it also refers to such portions of the Charters preceding the Municipal Code as might naturally be required in an index to them.
In the general plan and distribution of matter, the system adopted in the Revision of 1856 has been followed, and as that Revision has become familiar to most of those who will have occasion to consult this work, it has been deemed advisable to make only such variations from its style and execution as subsequent changes of Ordinances have necessitated.
As a matter of convenient reference to persons having business with the heads of departments and city officials, there has been inserted a list of the officers of the City Government for the year 1861-2.
CHAS. H. TILLSON, Revisor. St. Louis, Oct. 1, 1861.
WE, the people of the United States, in order to form a more
perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.
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.
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 Legislature.
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 overy 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 Georgia, three.
4. When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of elections to fill such vacancies.
5. The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other officers, and shall have the sole power of impeachment.
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 each Senator shall have one vote.
2. Immediately after they shall have 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 resignation or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.
3. No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.