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RATIFIED AT THE SESSION OF 1850-1.

SECTION 1. That so much of the thirteenth section of the fifth article of the Constitution of this State, ratified at the present session of the General Assembly, as provides that the Governor shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint the Judges of the Circuit Courts, and that each Judge of the Circuit Courts shall be appointed for the term of eight years, and that every appointment to fill a vacancy of such Judge shall be for the residue of the term only, is hereby abolished ; and hereafter each Judge of the Circuit Courts shall be elected by the qualified electors of their respective circuits, and shall be elected for the term of six years, but may continue in office until his successor shall be elected and qualified; and if any vacancy shall happen in the office of any Circuit Judge, by death, resignation, removal out of his circuit, or by any other disqualification, the Governor shall, upon being satisfied that a vacancy exists, issue a writ of election to fill such vacancy : Provided, that said vacancy shall happen at least six months before the next general election for said Judge; but if such vacancy shall happen within six months of the general election aforesaid, the Governor shall appoint a Judge for such circuit ; but every such election or appointment to fill a vacancy, shall be for the residue of the term only. And the General Assembly shall provide, by law, for the election of said Judges in their respective circuits ; and, in case of a tie, or contested election, between the candidates, the same shall be determined in the manner to be prescribed by law. And the General Assembly shall provide, by law, for the election of said Judges in their respective circuits, to fill any vacancy which shall occur at any time at least six months before a general election for said judges. The first general election for Circuit Judges shall be on the first Monday in August, A. D. 1851, and on the first Monday in August every six years thereafter. No judicial circuit shall be altered or changed at any session of the General Assembly next preceding the general election for said judges. The offices of the several Circuit Judges shall be vacated on the first Monday in August, A. D. 1851.

RATIFIED AT THE SESSION OF 1850-1, SECTION 1. That the twenty-first section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the State of Missouri be, and the samo is hereby, abolished.

Sec. 2. There shall be a Secretary of State, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of this State, at such time and in such manner as shall be provided by law. He shall hold his office for four years, unless sooner removed by an impeachment. He shall keep a register of the official acts of the Governor, and, when necessary, shall attest them; and he shall lay the same, together with all papers relating thereto, before either house of the General Assembly, whenever required so to do, and shall perform such other duties as inay be enjoined on him by law.

Sec. 3. The eighteenth section of the fifth article of the Constitution of the State of Missouri is hereby abolished.

Sec. 4. There shall be an Attorney General, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of this State, at such timnes and in such manner as shall be provided by law. He shall remain in office four years, and shall perform such duties as shall be required of him by law.

Sec. 5. The twelfth section of the fourth article of the Constitution of this State is hereby abolished.

SEC. 6. There shall be an Auditor of Public Accounts, wlo shall be elected by the qualified voters of this State, at such times and in such manner as shall be provided by law. He shall remain in office four years, and shall perform such duties as shall be required of him by law. His office shall be kept at the seat of government.

Sec. 7. The thirty-first section of the third article of the Constitution of this State is hereby abolished.

Sec. 8. A State Treasurer shall be elected by the qualified voters of this State, at such times and in such manner as shall be provided by law, who shall continue in office for four years, and who shall keep his office at the seat of government. No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law, and an accurate account of the receipts and expenditures of the public money shall annually be published.

Sec. 9. There shall be a Register of Lands elected by the qualified voters of this State, at such time and in such manner as shall be provided by law. He shall hold his office for four years, shall keep his office at the seat of government, and shall perform such duties as shall be required of him by law.

RATIFIED AT THE SESSION OF 1852-3.

SECTION 1. The Legislature shall have no power to grant divorces, but may authorize the courts of justice to grant them, for such causes as may be specified by law: Provided, that such laws be general and uniform in their operations throughout the State.

RATIFIED AT THE SESSION OF 1854-5,

SECTION 1. That all that territory now known as the county of Schuyler is hereby declared to constitute a constitutional, county and, as such, shall be entitled to all the privileges, civil and political, which now belong to any county within the State of Missouri.

RATIFIED AT THE SESSION COMMENCING ON THE 29th DAY

OF DECEMBER, 1856.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, (two-thirds of each house concurring therein,) That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of this State.

“That so much of the Constitution as was established, confirmed and ratified at and by the Fifteenth General Assembly of the State of Missouri, that reads as follows, be, and the same is hereby abolished, viz : “And the members of the General Assembly shall receive as compensation for their services, not exceeding three dollars per day, for the first sixty days; and, after that time, not to exceed one dollar per day for the remainder of the session, except at a revision session, they may receive a compensation not to exceed three dollars per day for the first one hundred days, and one dollar per day for the remainder of the session; but the General Assembly may allow a greater compensation to the presiding officers of each House."

RATIFIED AT THE SESSION COMJIENCING ON THE 27th DAY

OF DECEMBER, 1858.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, two-thirds of both Houses concurring, as follows:

“The public debt of this State, created by the issue of Bonds, or other State Securities, or by incurring any State liability whatever for the prosecution of internal improvements, or for any other purpose, shall never exceed the sum of thirty millions of dollars; and the Legislature shall have no power to create any State liability beyond this amount, except to repel invasion, or to suppress insurrection or civil war.

INCORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF ST.

LOUIS.

The town of St. Louis was first incorporated on the 9th day

of November, 1809, by the Court of Common Pleas for the District of St. Louis, upon the petition of two-thirds of the taxable inhabitants, under authority of an Act of the Legislature of the Territory of Louisiana, passed June 18, 1808, entitled "An Act concerning towns in this Territory.” The Judges constituting the Court were Silas BENT, President, and BERNARD PRATTE and Louis LABEAUME, Associates. The Charter granted by the Court was the only one under which the town existed until 1822, when it was incorporated as a city. It is to be found in the records of the court, in book A, page 334, in the following words:

“On petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of St. Louis, praying so much of said town as is included in the following limits to be incorporated, to wit: Beginning at Antoine Roy's mill, on the bank of the Mississippi, thence running sixty arpens west, thence south on said line of sixty arpens in tlic rear, until the same comes to the Barriere Denoyer, thence due south until it coines to the Sugar Loaf, thence due east to the Mississippi ; from thence, by the Mississippi, to the place first mentioned; the Court having examined the said petition, and finding that the same is signed by two-thirds of the taxable inhabitants residing in said town, order the same to be incorporated, and the metes and bounds to be surveyed and marked, and a plat thereof filed of record in the clerk's office. And David Delaunay and William C. Carr are appointed Commissioners to superintend the first election of five trustees in pursuance of the

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