The Commonwealth or State of Vermont shall be governed by a Governor (or Lieutenant Governor), a Senate and a House of Representatives of the freemen of the same, in manner and form following: When this section was first adopted in the Constitution of 1777, the government consisted of a “Governor, Deputy-Governor, Council and the Assembly of Representatives of Freemen of the same.” The language was taken verbatim from the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. The Constitution of 1786 changed deputy-governor to its present lieutenant-governor. Not until the 1836...
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