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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Massachusetts (2)
(1998)

[Cover] Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Massachusetts [2]


RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION'
Volume VT
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a more perfed Union, eftahlifhi Jufic,
.W               Tranquility, provide for the comm.
mote the General Welfare, and fecur
Liberty to Ourfelves and our Pofteritv,,r do c.
States, which fhal.1 confift of a Senate and Houfe ot Rejprefentativea.
Se1. 2. The Houfe of Reprefintatives fhall be compofcd of members chofen every fc
by the people of the reveral Rates, and the cet1ors in cach Rlate fhall have the qualifi'cation
fitc for eleetors of the moft numerous branch of the Rlate lcgiflatu re.
No perfon (hall be a reprefentaiyve who fhall not have attained tothe ageof twenty -five years,.,
been (even years a citizen of the United States, and whlo thall not, when eleaed, be an irnhabi.._
of that Rlate in which lit ihall be c' ofen.
Recprefentatives and dircd taxes 1hall be apportioned amnong the fcs'eral Rlates which may be
eluded within this Union,accnrdittg to their refpea'ive nunibers, which fhail be determnined by 1
in g to the whole number of free perfonts, including thofe bound to fervice for a termn Of ye;
and excludiog Indians not taxed, tbree-fift 'hs of all other pedaons. The aflual enumeration i,
be made within three years after the firfi meeting of the Congpefs of the United States, and wit
every fub(eukt term of ten Ctars, in fuch mianner as they ihail by law direft. The numbei
reprefentativ"s fitaU not exceed one for every thirty thoufand, but each Rate ffiall havt at lCafp
-~and until fucheif er- , -1  -"r-- made,theflate -1 -.'-.  -   i
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