Transcribed 1857 Oregon Constitution

The leather cover of the 1857 Oregon Constitution.

The leather cover of the 1857 Oregon Constitution.

The following pages include transcriptions of the 1857 Oregon Constitution and related notes made by Charles H. Carey in his 1926 book entitled: The Oregon Constitution and Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of 1857.

Editor's notes
Preamble and Article I (Bill of Rights)
Article II to Article III (Suffrage and Elections, Distribution of Powers)
Article IV (Legislative Department)
Article V to Article VI (Executive Department, Administrative Department)
Article VII (Judicial Department)
Article VIII to Article IX (Education and School Lands, Finance)
Article X to Article XI (Militia, Corporations and Internal Improvements)
Article XII to Article XVI (State Printer, Salaries, Government Seat, Miscellaneous, Boundaries)
Article XVII to Article XVIII (Amendments, Schedule)
Signatures

 

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