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The New Constitution of Georgia.

--The new State Constitution of Georgia, though differing wholly from the old, makes but few essential changes in the organic law of the State. The most important of these alterations are the linking together in one Senatorial district of three contiguous counties, without regard to size or population, for the purpose of reducing the number of Senators to 44; requiring the assent of two-fifths of the members present to have the yeas and nays entered on the journal, instead of two members, as under the old instrument. This change the Augusta Sentinel terms ‘"a very effectual one to keep an inconvenient knowledge of their representatives' vote out of the reach of the people."’ All elections by the people are to be by ballot; but all the elections by the General Assembly shall be viva voce. Perhaps the most important change is that changing the mode of judicial appointments. Under the new system Judges of the Supreme and Superior Courts are to be appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by two-thirds of the Senate, instead of being elected by the people and Legislature, as heretofore. Another clause, provides that the Governor shall have been a citizen of the Confederate States twelve years.

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