||89 institute Government J and to alter, reform, and totally change the same, when their safety, happiness, and the public good shall require it. Sec. 3. All men shall have a natural and inalienable right to worship God, according to the dictates of their own consciences; and the General Assembly shall make no law respecting an establishment of Religion, or of prohibiting the Iree exercise thereof, or disturb any person in his religious worship or sentiments; provided he does not disturfrthe public peace, nor obstruct others in their religious worship: and all persons, demeaning themselves peaceably, as good members of the State, shall be equally under the protection of the laws; and no subordination or preference of any one sect or denomination to another, shall ever be established by law; nor shall any .religious test be ever required for any office of trust under this State. Sec. 4. Any citizen of this State, who may hereafter be engaged, either directly or indirectly, in. a duel, either as principal, or accessory before the fact, shall be disqualified from holding any office under the Constitution, and laws of this State. Sec. 5. Every person may speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right: and no law shall be passed to abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. Sec. 6. The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures. Sec. 7. The? right of trial by Jury shall remain inviolate; and all criminals shall be heard by self, or counsel; at their own election. Sec. 8. All penalties and punishments shall be in proportion to the offence; and all offences before conviction, shall be bailable; except capital offences, where the proof is evident, or the presumption great. Sec. 9. The writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended unless in case of rebellion, or invasion, or the public safety shall require it." Sec. 10. Treason against this State, shall consist only in levying war against it, pr adhering to its enemies, or giving them aid and comfort. Sec. 11. The General Assembly shall pass no bill of attainder, or Ex Post Facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts to hinder the execution of justice. Sec. 12. The laws shall not be suspended, but by the Legislative, or Executive authority. Sec. 13, The right of petition, by-the people, shall be preserved inviolate. Sec. 14. The right of citizens, to keep and bear arms, for common defence, shall not be questioned.