Amendments V and VI
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Vermont Constitution of 1777, CH. 1, ARTS. 10, 19Thorpe 6:3741, 3742
X. That, in all prosecutions for criminal offences, a man hath a right to be heard, by himself and his counsel--to demand the cause and nature of his accusation--to be confronted with the witnesses--to call for evidence in his favor, and a speedy public trial, by an impartial jury of the country; without the unanimous consent of which jury, he cannot be found guilty; nor can he be compelled to give evidence against himself; nor can any man be justly deprived of his liberty, except by the laws of the land or the judgment of his peers.
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XIX. That no person shall be liable to be transported out of this State for trial, for any offence committed within this State.
Thorpe, Francis Newton, ed. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America. 7 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.
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