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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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Sec. 14. In case of 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 General Assembly 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 re-
cess, or of some other person in his place, shall be made to
the Senate within thirty days after the next meeting of the
General Assembly.

Sec. 15. No person after being rejected by the Senate, shall
be again nominated for the same office, at the same session,
unless at the request of the Senate; or be appointed to the
same office during the recess of the General Assembly.

Sec. 16. All civil officers appointed by the Governor and
Senate, shall be nominated to the Senate within fifty days
from the commencement of each regular session of the Gen-
eral Assembly, and their term of office (except in cases other-
wise provided for in this Constitution) shall commence on the
first Monday of May next ensuing their appointment, and
continue for two years, (unless sootier removed from office, )
and until their successors respectively qualify according to

Sec. IT. The Governor may suspend or arrest any military
officer of the State, for disobedience of orders, or other mili-
tary offence, and may remove him in pursuance of the sen-
tence of a court martial; and may remove for incompetency
or misconduct all civil officers who received appointments
from the Executive for a term not exceeding two years.

Sec. 18. The Governor may convene the General Assembly,
or the Senate alone, on extraordinary occasions; and when-
ever, from the presence of an enemy or from any other cause,
the seat of Government shall become an unsafe place for the
meeting of the General Assembly, he may direct their ses-
sions to be held at some other convenient place.

Sec. 19. It shall be the duty of the Governor semi-annu-
ally, and oftener if he deem it expedient, to examine the bank
book, account books, and official proceedings of the Treasurer
and Comptroller of the State.

Sec. 20. He shall from time to time inform the General
Assembly of the condition of the State and recommend to
their consideration such measures as he may judge necessary
and expedient.

Sec. 21. He shall have power to grant reprieves and par-


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