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OF THE

STATE OF LOUISIANA,

WITH REFERENCES TO THE

Acts of the Legislature,

UP TO AND INCLUDING THE SESSION OF 1874,

AND

TO THE DECISIONS OF THE

SUPREME COURT,

UP TO AND INCLUDING VOLUME XXV

ANNUAL REPORTS,

WITH AN

EXHAUSTIVE INDE X.

COMPILED AND EDITED

BY

Hon. ALBERT VOORHIES,

EX-ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.

AUTHOR OY THE

CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE OF LOUISIANA.

B. BLOOMFIELD & CO.,

PUBLISHERS,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.

1873.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by

B. BLOOMFIELD & CO.,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CLARK W, BRYAN & CO.,
PRINTERS, ELÉCTROTYPERS AND PUBLISHERS,

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

State of Louisiana.

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ADOPTED IN CONVENTION, MARCH 7, 1868, WITH THE SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS

THERETO.

PREAMBLE.

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WE, the people of Louisiana, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

TITLE I.-BILL OF RIGHTS.

ARTICLE 1. All men are created free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

ART. 2. All persons, without regard to race, color, or previous condition, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, and residents of this State for one year, are citizens of this State. The citizens of this State owe allegiance to the United States; and this allegiance is paramount to that which they owe to the State. They shall enjoy the same civil, political, and public rights and privileges, and be subject to the same pains and penalties.

Const. Art. 13. ART. 3. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this State, otherwise than for the punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.

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