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by the
senate, it shall not be lawful for the governor at any
time afterwards, during the recess of the senate, in
case of vacancy in the same office, to appoint such rejected
person to fill said vacancy.
SEC. 17. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty
of the governor, with in the period of one calendar
month next after this act shall go into operation, and
in the same session in which the same shall be confirmed,
if it be confirmed, and annually thereafter during
the regular session of the senate, and on such particular
day, if any, or within such particular period as
may be prescribed by law, to nominate, and by and
with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint a
Secretary of State, who shall hold his office until a
successor shall be appointed, and who shall discharge
such duties, and receive such compensation, as shall
be prescribed by law.
SEC. 18. And be it enacted, That in case a vacancy
shall occur in the office of Governor at any time after
this act shall go into operation, the General Assembly,
if in session, or if in the recess, at their next session,
shall proceed to elect by joint ballot of the two houses,
some person, being a qualified resident of the gubernatorial
district from which the Governor for said
term is to be taken, to be Governor for the residue of
said term in place of the person originally chosen; and
in every case of vacancy until the election and qualification
of the person succeeding, the Secretary of State,
by virtue of his said office, shall be clothed, ad interim,
with the executive powers of government; and in case
there shall be no Secretary of State, or in case he shall
refuse to act, remove from the State, die, resign, or
be removed for cause, the person filling the office of
president of the senate shall, by virtue of his said office,
be clothed, ad interim, with the executive powers of
government; and in case there shall be no president of
the senate, or in case he shall refuse to act, remove
from the State, die, resign, or be removed for cause,
the person filling the office of Speaker of the house of
delegates shall, by virtue of his said office, be clothed,
ad interim, with the executive powers of government.
SEC. 19. And be it enacted, That the term of office of
the Governor, who shall be chosen on the first Monday

 
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