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Original 1878 State of Washington Constitution<= /td> 1= 889 State of Washington Constitution 2= 010 State of Washington Constitution
= Article XII Finances   ARTICLE XI County, City and Township Organization
Section 16.   SECTION 1= 4
The making of profit, directly or indirectly out of the stat= e, county, city, town or school district money, or using the same for any purpose not authorized by law, by any public officer, or any other person, shall be deemed a felony, and shall be punished as provided by law.   PRIVATE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED. The making of p= rofit out of county, city, town, or other public money, or using the same for a= ny purpose not authorized by law, by any officer having the possession or control thereof, shall be a felony, and shall be prosecuted and punished = as prescribed by law.
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Section 17.   Section 13 PRIVATE PROPERTY
Private property, shall not be taken or sold for the payment= of the corporate debt of municipal corporations.   Private property shall not be taken or sold for the payment of the corporate debt= of any public or municipal corporation, except in = the mode provided by law for the levy and collection of taxes.
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