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Jensen, Merrill (ed.) / Constitutional documents and records, 1776-1787
(1976)

[Cover] Constitutional documents and records, 1776-1787


1TH LOCUME IARY HITR OF lTH
RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
Constitutional Documents
and R..ecord I
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1776 17,7
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/                a more perfe6 Union, efiablifh Juffic
Tranquility, provide for the commo
mote the General Welfare, and fecure
-iberty to Ourfelves and our Pofferity. do or n1 '
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ICLE          1
wgrantcd (hall be veted ;n a Corg.   !ci  the inite
es, which ihall confift of a Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives.
Sed. 2. The Houle of Reprefentatives thall be compofed of members chofen every fecond year
the people of the feveral (ates, and the eledors in each flate thall have the qualifications requi-
for cledors of the moft numerous branch of the flate legiflature.
No perfon (hall be a reprefearative who (hall not have attained tothe ageof twentv-fiveyears,and
en feven years a citizen of the United States, and who thall not, when ee~led, bc an inhabitan!
that late in which lie (hall be c' ofen.
Reprefentatives and direa taxes fhall be apportioned among the fcveral Rates which may be in-
aded within this Union,according to their refpeivenUmbers, which thali be dercrmir.ed byndd-
'g to the whole number of free perfons, including thofe bound to fervice for a term of years.
dA excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other perfons. The a&ual enumeration fhal1
made within three years after the firft meeting of the Congrefs of the United States, and within
cry fableqfet term of ten years, in fuch manner as they thall by law dire&. The number of
prefentatives all not exceed one for every thirty thodfand, but each (late 1hall have at leaft on-
refentative; and until fAch enu rot  h-n! 1 1 iae  ue Rate of New-Hampl (ihall bje e;n-


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