ARTICLE 15. Miscellaneous
Section 1. All officers, whose appointment is not otherwise provided for
in this Constitution, shall be chosen in such manner as now is, or
hereafter may be, prescribed by law.
Section 2. When the duration of any office is not provided for by this
Constitution, it may be declared by law; and, if not so declared, such
office shall be held during the pleasure of the authority making the
appointment. But the General Assembly shall not create any office, the
tenure of which shall be longer than four years.
Section 3. Whenever it is provided in this Constitution, or in any law
which may be hereafter passed, that any officer, other than a member of
the General Assembly, shall hold his office for any given term, the same
shall be construed to mean, that such officer shall hold his office for
such term, and until his successor shall have been elected and
Section 4. Every person elected or appointed to any office under this
Constitution, shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath
or affirmation, to support the Constitution of this State, and of the
United States, and also an oath of office.
Section 5. There shall be a Seal of State, kept by the Governor for
official purposes, which shall be called the Seal of the State of
Section 6. All commissions shall issue in the name of the State, shall be
signed by the Governor, sealed with the State Seal, and attested by the
Secretary of State.
Section 7. No county shall be reduced to an area less than four hundred
square miles; nor shall any county, under that area, be further
(Repealed November 8, 1988.)
Section 9. The following grounds owned by the State in Indianapolis,
namely: the State House Square, the Governor's Circle, and so much of
out-lot numbered one hundred and forty-seven, as lies north of the arm of
the Central Canal, shall not be sold or leased.
Section 10. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly, to provide for
the permanent enclosure and preservation of the Tippecanoe Battle