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6. Changes.- In case the mode of election and appointment of militia officers hereby directed, shall not be found conducive to the improvement of the militia, the Legislature may abolish the same, and provide by law for their appointment and removal, if two-thirds of the members present in each house shall concur therein.

ARTICLE XII.-Oath of Office. 1. Form prescribed.Members of the Legislature (and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as shall be by law exempted), shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New York, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of... according to the best of my ability”; and all such officers who shall have been chosen at any election shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation above prescribed, together with the following addition thereto, as part thereof :

And I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, or offered or promised to contribute, any money or other valuable thing as a consideration or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was elected to said office, and have not made any promise to influence the giving or withholding any such vote"; and no other oath, declaration or test, shall be required as a qualification for any office of public trust.

ARTICLE XIII.-Amendments. 1. How made.-Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate and Assembly; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas and nays. taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the next general election of Senators, and shall be published for three months previous to the time of making such choice; and if the Legislature so next chosen, as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members. elected to each house, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time. as the Legislature shall prescribe; and if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment or amendments, by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the Legislature, voting thereon, such amendment or amendments shall become part of the Constitution.

2. Vịcennial popular vote.At the general election to be held in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and in each twentieth year thereafter, and also at such time as the Legislature may by law provide, the ques-tion, “ Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution, and amend the same?” shall be decided by the electors qualified to vote for members of the Legislature; and in case a majority of the electors so qualified, voting at such election, shall decide in favor of a convention for such purpose, the Legislature at its next session shall provide by law for the election of delegates. to such convention.

INDEX.

.120.
49, 167

156
-94, 95, 98, 140, 141, 142.-

.

Accessories to crime...
Aldermen.
Allodial tenure..
Ambassadors...
Amendments to Constitution.

of the United States..

of New York....
Appeals at law, process..
Appellate jurisdiction..
Appointive officers...

in New York.

by the President..
Apportionment of representatives..
Arrest, how effected..
Arson, definition...
Assembly-...
Assembly districts..

conventions..
Assessors.
Attainder, bill of.
Attorney-General, United States.

New York...
Bail....
Ballot, election by.
Bank charters..
Bigamy, defined.
Bills, where originated.

in England..
in the Legislature..

private..
in Congress..
how they become laws..

-9, 114, 144, 146

.10, 202
.83, 180, 186
-79, 83, 142, 178

.70
-61, 177, 178, 180

.95, 140
.24, 26, 101, 130, 150

-35

.117
-51, 53-55, 99, 160
.24-26, 53, 161

-87, 88
-34, 36, 38, 60, 61

-117, 138

-92, 97
-60–62, 64, 172
-120, 147, 154

160
194
119
133

.21
.56, 155, 164, 166, 191.

-164
.56, 105, 133
.57, 134, 170

116,

..60, 61, 65

-38

_38

38
-39
-29
39
39
.39
-47
-47

-47

Board of Claims..
Bonds required.

supervisors...
justices of the peace...
highway commissioners.
overseer of the poor...
collector of the district.

of town...
constables.
excise commissioners.
sheriff..
county treasurer.
surrogate..
superintendents of the poor..
sup’t of public works.

sup't of prisons..
Bribery defined..
Burglary defined.
Burr, Aaron, treason of..
Cabinet of the U. S....
Canal fund.
Canals..
Capital of New York..
Capital punishment..
Capitol of New York, trustees.
Carroll, Charles...
Chart of divisions of Gov't...
Circuit courts, New York...

United States..
Citizen, definition of..
Cities..

of New York...

of Pennsylvania...
City courts.
Civil government defined..

science of..
Civil rights...

.47
-172

-174
-119, 158

-118

116
vi, 92, 95, 96

-63–65, 187
-67, 174, 187–191

18
-83, 117
-64, 65

4
14, 15
..80, 180

-84, 85
-103, 111, 115, 160
.14, 15, 17, 25, 49, 50, 196

-xiii, xiv

xiv
181

1

-1
.150

Clerk of school district..

.27, 28
of courts....

.135
Clinton, Gcorge..

..18
Codification of New York laws...

.156
Collector, school district...

-27, 29
town....

-34, 36, 38, 39
Commander-in-Chief, United States.

.94, 140
New York......

168, 170
Commissioners of the land office..

-63–65, 175, 200
Committee of the whole...

110
Common council..

-50, 167
Common law...

-21, 22
Comptroller...

-60–62, 64, 172, 174
Confederation, Articles of....

4-6
Congress...

-12, 99, 108, 110, 129–138, 141
Congressional districts..

12, 26, 101, 130, 150
Congressman-at-large....

..103
Constables....

-34, 36, 38, 39
game...

.34, 37
Constitution of the U. 8..

7-11, 129–151
of New York..

. 10, 11, 18, 153–202
of England.

...10
Consuls...

94, 96, 98, 140

Continental congresses.
Conventions, political.
Coroners..
Corporations.
Counterfeiting-
County.

how organized...
assembly districts.
offices..
canvassers.
clerk...
conventions..
court.
judges.

1, 2, 5–7

-87, 88
-41, 44, 197

194

.118
-14, 15, 17, 25, 40-48

-13, 26

-54
-40–42, 48, 70, 197

..89
-41, 43, 47, 197

.87, 88
-78, 79, 183
xii, 41, 42, 80

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