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Secsection 1.—That no inconvenience may arise from the change of go-
vernment, we declare that all writs, actions, prosecutions, judgments,
claims and contracts of individuals and of bodies corporate shall con-
tinue as if no change had taken place; and all process which may
before the third Monday in September next, be issued under the au-
thority of the Territory of Missouri, shall be as valid as if issued in the
name of the state.

Secsection 2—All laws now in force in the Territory of Misouri which
are not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they
expire by their own limitations, or be altered or repealed by the ge-
neral assembly.

Secsection 3—All fines, penalties, forfeitures and escheats accruing to
the Territory of Missouri, shall accrue to the use of the state.

Secsection 4.—All recognizances heretofore taken, or which may be
taken before the third Monday in September next, shall remain valid,
and shall pass over to, and may be prosecuted in the name of the
state; and all bonds executed to the governor of the territory, or to
any other officer or court in his official capacity, shall pass over to
the governor or other proper state authority, and to their successors
in office, for the uses therein respectively expressed, and may be
sued for and recovered accordingly. All criminal prosecutions and
penal actions which have arisen, or which may arise before the third
Monday in September next, and which shall then be depending,
shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the name of the
state. All actions at law which now are, or which, on the third
Monday in September next, may be depending in any of the courts
of record in the Territory of Missouri, may be commenced in, or
transferred to any court of record of the state which shall have juris-
diction of the subject matter thereof; and all suits in equity may,
in like manner, be commenced in, or transferred to the court of chan-
cery

Secsection 5—All officers civil and military now holding commissions
under authority of the United States, or of the Territory of Missouri,
shall continue to hold and exercise their respective offices until they
shall be superceded under the authority of the state; and all such of-
ficers holding commissions under the authority of the Territory of
Missouri shall receive the same compensation which they have
hitherto received, in proportion to the time they shall be so employ-
ed.

Secsection 6—The first meeting of the general assembly shall be at St.
Louis, with power to adjourn to any other place; and the general
assembly at the first session thereof, shall fix the seat of government
until the first day of October, eighteen hundred and twenty six; and
the first session of the general assembly shall have power to fix the
compensation of the members thereof, any thing in the constitution
to the contrary notwithstanding.

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