Speech of Hon. Daniel Chipman: Delivered in the Convention Holden at Montpelier, on the Sixth of January 1836

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E.R. Jewett, 1837 - 25 pages

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Page 4 - To the end that laws, before they are enacted, may be more maturely considered, and the inconvenience of hasty determinations as much as possible prevented, all bills, which originate in the assembly, shall be laid before the governor and council, for their revision and concurrence, or proposals of amendment, who shall return the same to the assembly, with their proposals of amendment, if any, in writing; and if the same are not agreed to by the assembly, it shall be in the power of the governor...
Page 5 - The treasurer of the state shall, before the governor and council, give sufficient security to the secretary of the state, in behalf of the general assembly, and each high sheriff, before the first judge of the county court, to the treasurer of their respective counties, previous to their respectively entering upon the execution of their offices, in such manner and in such sums, as shall be directed by the legislature.
Page 9 - To this objection, which is of recent date, it is sufficient to observe that practice and acquiescence under it for a period of several years, commencing with the organization of the judicial system, affords an irresistible answer, and has indeed fixed the construction. It is a contemporary interpretation of the most forcible nature. This practical exposition is too strong and obstinate to be shaken or controlled. Of course, the question is at rest, and ought not now to be disturbed.
Page 4 - SECTION 2. The Supreme Legislative power shall be vested in a House of Representatives of the freemen of the Commonwealth, or State of Vermont.
Page 4 - Council, for their perusal and proposals of amendment, and shall be printed for the consideration of the people, before they are read in General Assembly, for...
Page 5 - Council, for their revision, and concurrence or proposals of amendment ; who shall return the same to the Assembly, with their proposals of amendment (if any) in writing ; and if the same are not agreed to by the Assembly, it shall be in the power of the Governor and Council to suspend the passing of such bills until the next session of the Legislature.
Page 9 - States," passed the 29th of April, 1802. The forthcoming bond is an appendage to the cause, or rather a component part of the proceedings. 2d. Another reason for reversal is, that the judges of the Supreme Court have no right to sit as circuit judges, not being appointed as such, or, in other words, that they ought to have distinct commissions for that purpose. To this objection, which is of recent date, it is sufficient to observe, that practice and acquiescence under it for a period of several...
Page 24 - ... that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufTerable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Page 4 - ... branches within its own appropriate sphere. The first section of the constitution ordains that " all legislative powers therein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Page 9 - ... commencing with the organization of the judicial system, affords an irresistible answer, and has indeed fixed the construction. It Is a contemporary interpretation of the most forcible nature. This practical exposition Is too strong and obstinate to be shaken or controlled. Of course, the question is at rest, and ought not now to ¡ be disturbed.

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