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CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS, CONSTITUTIONS, ETC.

Note. — The constitution at present in force in this state is that of 1898.

1812.

Constitution; in United States Charters and Constitutions, Part I, p. 700, it appears that this constitution was framed by a convention which met at New Orleans, Nov. 1811, and completed its labors Jan. 22, 1812.

Or form of government. [Published] by authority, [in English

and French].

32 + 30 p. 12mo. New Orleans, 1812.

Prefixed to session laws, 6th legislature, 1st session, [in English

and French].

1845.

Journal of convention called for purpose of re-adopting, amending or changing the constitution, assembled Aug. 5, 1844. 72 + 356 p. 8°. n.t.p. n.p. N.d.

Includes first and second sessions held respectively Aug. 5, 1844, and Jan. 14, 1845. New Orleans, 1845.

Journal de la convention.

367 + 11 p. 8°. Nouvelle-Orleans, 1845.

Debates and Proceedings of convention held Aug. 5 to 24, 1844 (1st session). [146 p. 8°. n.p. N.d.] With debates and proceedings of convention held Jan. 14 to May 16, 1845 (2d session). R. J. Ker, reporter. [With constitution of 1845 appended].

146 4- 960 4- ii p. 8°. New Orleans, 1845.

Official Report of Debates.

960 + ii p. 8°. n.t.p. n.p. [1844.]

Rapports Officiels des Debats, de la convention de la Louisiane.

460 + 11 p. 8°. n.t.p. n.p. [1844.]

Constitution; a copy of this constitution is contained in United States Charters and Constitutions, Part I, p. 711, where it appears that the same was framed by a convention which met at Jackson, Aug. 5, 1844. "The constitution was submitted to the people and ratified Nov. 5, 1845."

1852.

Journal of Convention to form a new constitution. Official.

100 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1852.

Journal de la Convention chargee de faire une nouvelle constitution. Officiel.

117 p. 8°. Nouvelle-Orleans, 1852.

Constitution; adopted in convention July 31, 1852.

37 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1852.

A copy of this constitution is contained in United States Charters

and Constitutions, Part I, p. 725, where it appears that the same was framed by a convention which met at Baton Rouge, Julv 5, 1852. It was submitted to the people and ratified Nov. 1, 1852.

1861.

Official Journal of Proceedings of convention; [begun] Jan. 23, 1861; ]with] ordinances passed by convention, [and] constitution as amended. [In English and French.] Published by authority. 330 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1861.

Constitution; in United States Charters and Constitutions, Part I, p. 739, it appears that the principal change made by this constitution was "inserting the words 'Confederate States' in place of ' United States.' Not submitted to the people."

1864.

Official Journal of proceedings of convention for revision and amendment of constitution. [Published] by authority, [in English and French].

184 + x + 187 + x p. 8°. New Orleans, 1864.

Library Bulletin, Nov. 1894, New York State Library, shows an edition in French. New Orleans, 1864. 187 + 10 p. 8°.

Debates in convention for revision and amendment of constitution. Assembled New Orleans, Apr. 6, 1864.

643 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1864.

Debats de la convention, pour la revision et l'amendement de la constitution. Reunie, Nouvelle Orleans, le 6 Avril, 1864. 649 p. 8°. Nouvelle-Orleans, 1864.

Constitution; a copy of this constitution is contained in United States Charters and Constitutions, Part I, p. 740, where it is said: "This constitution was formed by a convention which met at New Orleans . . . Apr. 6, 1864. It was submitted to the people and ratified. . . . The state government organized under it was not recognized by Congress."

1868.

Official Journal of Proceedings of convention for framing a constitution. [Published] by authority.

315 + (1) P- 8°. 'New Orleans, 1867H58.

Constitution, adopted by constitutional convention, Mar. 7, 1868.

22 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1868.

A copy of this constitution is contained in United States Charters

and Constitutions, Part I, p. 755, where it is said: "This constitution was formed by a convention, called under the re-construction Acts of congress, which met at New Orleans in Dec. 1867. ... It was submitted to the people on the 17th and 18th of Aug. 1868, and ratified."

1879.

Official Journal of Proceedings of constitutional convention held in New Orleans, Apr. 21, 1879. [Published] by authority. 337 + 156 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1879.

Constitution adopted in convention at New Orleans, July 23, 1879.

90 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1879.

Contained in laws of regular session, Jan. 1880.

Prefixed to laws of regular session, May 1884.

Harvard Law School shows this constitution with amendments, Baton Rouge, 1884. 8°.

1898.

Constitutional Convention; [proceedings, etc., published in the New Orleans Picayune].

Not paged. 4to. n.p. 1898.

Official Journal of proceedings, Feb. 8 to (May 12), 1898.

385 + 77 p. 8°. New Orleans, 1898.

Shown in Library Bulletin, 98, New York State Library, Albany, 1905.

Constitution; adopted in convention, May 12, 1898. [Published] by authority; with amendments to 1906 annexed. 129 + xv p. 8°. New Orleans, 1898.

. Contained in laws of regular session, May 1898.

Amendments to constitution of 1898.

29 + (3) p. 8°. Baton Rouge [1907].

The foregoing contains the following amendments: 1st amendment adopted Apr. 17, 1900; 2d amendment adopted Nov. 8, 1900; 3d to 6th amendments adopted Nov. 4, 1902; 7th to 15th amendments adopted Nov. 8, 1904; 16th to 26th amendments adopted Nov. 6, 1906. (Louisiana State Library, Jan. 3, 1912.)

MAINE.
HISTORICAL.

1603. Charter of Acadia (Nova Scotia) by King Henry rv of France to Pierre du Gast, embracing the whole of North America between 40th and 46th degrees of latitude.

1606. First charter of Virginia by King James I, covering territory between the 34th and 45th degrees of latitude. (See Massachusetts.)

1620. Division of charter of 1606 by charter of King James I to Plym

outh Company England, — " Great Patent of New England." (See Massachusetts.)

1621. Grant to Earl of Stirling under direction of King James I by

Plymouth Company, covering a portion of territory of Maine.

1622. Patent by Plymouth Company to Gorges, of territory between

Merrimac and Kennebec rivers.

1629. Division between Gorges and John Mason, the latter naming his portion " New Hampshire." (See New Hampshire.)

1639. Grant by King Charles I to Gorges of the Province of Maine.

1664. Grant by King Charles I, to James, Duke of York, of the Province of Maine.

1673. Treaty of Paris under which British take possession of territory

claimed by France.

1674. Grant by King Charles n to James, Duke of York, of the Prov

ince of Maine.

1691t Second charter of Massachusetts Bay (William and Mary) joining Acadia, Maine, and Plymouth Colonies to that colony, and forming the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

1819. Separation of Maine from Massachusetts.

1820. Act of Congress (Mar. 3) admitting Maine to Union. In effect

Mar. 15.

U. S. Charters and Const's, Part I, p. 773.
Williamson's "History of Maine." 2 vols.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Prior to 1820, Maine was a "district " of Massachusetts. The Act of separation was passed June 19, 1819, by the Legislature of Massachusetts. See laws of Mass. "Vol. 8 A." p. 248. 8°.

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