Secretary, Treasurer, Etc., New Hampshire Constitution

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New Hampshire Constitution
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The Secretary, Treasurer, Etc. part of the New Hampshire Constitution consists of four articles.

Article 67

Text of Article 67:

Election of Secretary and Treasurer

The secretary and treasurer shall be chosen by joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room.[1]


  • Amended in 1950 deleting commissary-general.

Article 68

Text of Article 68:

State Records, Where Kept; Duty of Secretary

The records of the state shall be kept in the office of the secretary, and he shall attend the governor and council, the senate and representatives, in person, or by deputy, as they may require.[1]


  • Amended in 1792 twice transferring authority of the secretary to appoint his deputies to next article, and changing president to governor.

Article 69

Text of Article 69:

Deputy Secretary

The secretary of the state shall, at all times, have a deputy, to be by him appointed; for whose conduct in office he shall be responsible: And, in case of the death, removal, or inability of the secretary, his deputy shall exercise all the duties of the office of secretary of this state, until another shall be appointed.[1]


  • Amended in 1792 describing duties of the deputy secretary.

Article 70

Text of Article 70:

Secretary to Give Bond

The secretary, before he enters upon the business of his office, shall give bond, with sufficient sureties, in a reasonable sum, for the use of the state, for the punctual performance of his trust.[1]

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