||The State of Deseret 163 the offense; and all offenses before conviction, shall be bailable; except capital offenses, 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, or 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 defense, shall not be questioned. Sec. 15. Private property shall not be taken for public use, without just compensation. Sec. 16. No standing army shall be kept up, in time of peace; and the Military shall at all times, and in all places, be in strict subordination to the Civil power. Sec. 17. The enumeration of certain rights shall, not be con.-strued to impair, nor deny others, retained by the People. ORDINANCE REGULATING ELECTIONS Passed by the General Assembly, November 12. 1849* Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, That on the first Monday of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, and every four years thereafter, (unless changed by Amendments of the Constitution) there shall be an Election in each Precinct in this State, for the Election of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, and all other State officers which have been, or may be created by law, whose term of office, shall be four years, and whose election is not otherwise provided for by law. Sec. 2. On the first Monday of August A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one; and every two years thereafter, there shall be Elections held, as aforesaid, for the Election of Representatives, Senators, and one Associate Justice of the County Court, in those Districts, or Counties, where the term of those elected has expired. •See text, note 73.