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Proceedings and Debates of the 1850 Constitutional Convention
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dent of the same district, to be the Governor for the residue of the
term for which the said Governor had been elected.

SEC. 8. In case of any vacancy in the office of Governor during
the recess of the Legislature, the President of the Senate shall dis
charge the duties of said office till a Governor is elected as herein
provided for; and in case of the death or resignation of said Pre
sident, or of his removal from the State, or of his refusal to serve,
then the duties of said office shall, in like manner and for the same
interval, devolve upon the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and
the Legislature may provide by law for the case of impeachment
or inability of the Governor, and declare what person shall perform
the executive duties during such impeachment or inability; and
for any vacancy in said office not herein provided for, provision
may be made by law, and if such vacancy should occur without such
provision being made, the Legislature shall be convened by the Se
cretary of State for the purpose of filling said vacancy.
SEc. 9. The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of the land
and naval forces of the State, and may call out the militia to repel
invasions, suppress insurrections, and enforce the execution of
the laws; but shall not take the command in person without the
consent of the Legislature.
SEC. 10. He shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

SEC. 11. He shall nominate, and by and with the advice and con
sent of the Senate, appoint all civil and military officers of the State,
whose appointment or election is not otherwise herein provided for,
unless a different mode of appointment be prescribed by the law
creating the office.
SEC. 12. In case of any vacancy during the recess of the Senate,
in any office which the Governor has power to fill, he shall appoint
some suitable person to said office,whose commission shall continue
in force till the end of the next session of the Legislature, or till
some other person is appointed to the same office, whichever shall
first occur, and the nomination of the person thus appointed during
the recess, or of some other person in his place, shall be made to
the Senate within thirty days after the next meeting of the Legis
SEC. 13. No person after being rejected by the Senate, shall be
arain nominated for the same office at the same session, unless at
the request of the Senate; or be appointed to the same office dur
ing the recess of the Legislature.
SEC. 14. All civil officers appointed by the Governor and Sen
ate, shall be nominated to the Senate within fifty days from the
commencement of each regular session of the Legislature; and their
term of office shall commence on the first Monday of May next en
suing their appointment, and continue for two years (unless sooner
removed from office,) and until their successors respectively, qualify
according to law.
SEC. 15. The Governor may suspend or arrest any military officer
of the State for disobedience of orders, or other military offence,
and may remove him in pursuance of the sentence of a court mar-


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