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ACTS OF A GENERAL NATURE

PASSED BY THE

FIFTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF OHIO:

(FIRST SESSION UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF 1851 :)

BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CITY OF COLUMBUS,

JANUARY 5, 1852 :

AND IN THE FIFTIETH YEAR OF SAID STATE.

VOL. L.

COLUMBUS :
OSGOOD & BLAKE, PRINTERS.

1852

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF OHIO.

We, the people of the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare, do establish this Constitution.

ARTICLE I.

BILL OF RIGHTS. Section 1. All men are, by nature, free and independent, Right to freedom and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of of property. enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety.

Sec. 2. All political power is inherent in the people. Right to alter, Government is instituted for their equal protection and ben- ish government, efit, and they have the right to alter, reform, or abolish the cial privileges. same, whenever they may deem it necessary; and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted, that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the General Assembly.

Sec. 3. The people have the right to assemble together, or the right to in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; to instruct their Representatives; and to petition the General Assembly for the redress of grievances.

SEC. 4. The people have the right to bear arms for their of bearing arme, defence and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, subordination of are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.

Sec. 5. The right of trial by jury shall be inviolate. Trial by jury

assemble.

military power

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