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LANSING, MICHIGAN
WYNKOOP HALLENBECK CRAWFORD CO., STATE PRINTERS

1913

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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

ARTICLE 1.-Boundaries and seat of government.
ARTICLE II.-Declaration of rights...
ARTICLE III.—Elective franchise..
ARTICLE IV.-Division of the powers of government.
ARTICLE V.—Legislative department.
ARTICLE VI.—Executive department.
ARTICLE VII.-Judicial department.
ARTICLE VIII.-Local government.
ARTICLE IX.-Impeachments and removals from office.
ARTICLE X.-Finance and taxation.
ARTICLE XI.- Education.
ARTICLE XII.—Corporations.
ARTICLE XIII.—Eminent domain.
ARTICLE XIV.—Exemptions.
ARTICLE XV.-Militia...
ARTICLE XVI.—Miscellaneous provisions.
ARTICLE XVII.-Amendment and revision..
SCHEDULE.
HISTORY OF AMENDMENTS.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.

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PREAMBLE.

We, the people of the state of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.

ARTICLE I.

BOUNDARIES AND SEAT OF GOVERNMENT.

SECTION 1. The state of Michigan consists of and has jurisdiction over the territory embraced within the following boundaries, to wit: Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary line of the state of Indiana, where a direct line drawn from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of Maumee Bay shall intersect the same—said point being the northwest point of the state of Ohio, as established by act of congress, entitled “An act to establish the northern boundary line of the state of Ohio, and to provide for the admission of the state of Michigan into the Union upon the conditions therein expressed,” approved June fifteenth, eighteen hundred thirty-six; thence with the said boundary line of the state of Ohio, until it intersects the boundary line between the United States and Canada in Lake Erie; thence with the said boundary line between the United States and Canada through the Detroit river, Lake Huron and Lake Superior to a point where the said line last touches Lake Superior; thence in a direct line through Lake Superior to the mouth of the Montreal river; thence through the middle of the main channel of the westerly branch of the Montreal river to Island Lake, the head waters thereof; thence in a direct line to the center of the channel between Middle and South Islands in the Lake of the Desert; thence in a direct line to the southern shore of Lake Brule; thence along said southern shore and down the River Brule to the main channel of the Menominee river; thence down the center of the main channel of the same to the center of the most usual ship channel of the Green Bay of Lake Michigan; thence through the center of the most usual ship channel of the said bay to the middle of Lake Michigan; thence through the middle of Lake Michigan to the northern boundary of the state of Indiana, as that line was established by the act of congress of the nineteenth of April, eighteen hundred sixteen; thence due east with the north boundary line of the said state of Indiana to the northeast corner thereof; and thence south with the eastern boundary line of Indiana to the place of beginning.

SEC. 2. The seat of government shall be at Lansing, where it is now established.

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