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the joint or concurrent vote of both houses, or by the separate vote
of either house of the general assembly, the votes shall be publicly
given viva voce, and entered on the journals. The whole list of
members shall be called, and the names of absentees shall be noted
and published with the journal.

Secsection 23—Senators and representatives shall, in all cases, except of
treason, felony or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest
during the session of the general assembly, and for fifteen days next
before the commencement, and after the termination of each session;
and for any speech or debate in either house they shall not be ques-
tioned in any other place.

Secsection 24—The members of the general assembly shall severally re-
ceive from the public treasury a compensation for their services,
which may from time to time be increased or diminished by law;
but no alteration increasing, or tending to increase the compensation
of members, shall take effect during the session at which such altera-
tion shall be made

Secsection 25—The general assembly shall direct by law in what man-
ner and in what courts, suits may be brought against the state

Secsection 26—The general assembly shall have no power to pass laws.

First—For the emancipation of slaves without the consent of
their owners; or without paying them before such emancipation,
a full equivalent for such slaves so emancipated; and

Second—To prevent bona fide emigrants to this state, or actual
settlers therein, from bringing from any of the United States, or
from any of their territories, such persons as may there be deem-
ed to be slaves, so long as any persons of the same description
allowed to be held as slaves by the laws of this state.

They shall have power to pass laws.

First.—To prohibit the introduction into this state of any slaves
who may have committed any high crime in any other state or
territory;

Second—To prohibit the introduction of any slave for the pur-
pose of speculation or as an article of trade or merchandize;

Third—To prohibit the introduction of any slave, or the offspring
of any slave, who heretofore may have been, or who hereafter
may be imported from any foreign country into the U.United States,
or any territory thereof in contravention of any existing statute
of the United States; and

Fourth—To permit the owners of slaves to emancipate them,
saving the rights of creditors, where the person so emancipating
will give security that the slave so emancipated shall not be-
come a public charge

It shall be their duty, as soon as may be, to pass such laws as may
be necessary

First—To prevent free negroes and mulattoes from coming to,
and settling in this state, under any pretext whatsoever; and

Second—To oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with hu-
manity, and to abstain from all injuries to them extending to life
or limb.

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