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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Hogan, Margaret A.; Reid, Jonathan M. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: New York (5)
23 (2009)

[Cover],   pp. [unnumbered]-[ii]

Volume XXIII
Ratification of the Constitutioni
JOHN P. I.AMINSKI                  (       i.    I \ I
a more perfed Union, eflablifh Juffice,
Tranquility, provide for the commo
mote the General Welfare, and fecure
Liberty to Ourfelves and our Poflerity, do oi
SO. Y. A L L legiflativc powers herein granted (hall be v-led ir a  oO
States, which thall confift of a Senate and Houle of Reprefentatives.
Sea. 2. The Houfe of fteprefentatives (hall be compofcd of members cholen every recond yc'
by the people of the feveral ftates, and the clettors in each fRate fhall have the qualifications requ.-
fite for eledtors of the moft numerous branch of the flate legiflature.
No perfon hall be a reprekcnfative who fhall not have attained tothe ageof twemy-fiveyears,an6
been feven years a citizen of the United States, and who thall not, when cleted, be an inhabitant
of that (tate in which he (hall be c' ofen.
Reprefentatives and direa taxes thall be apportioned among the feveral flates which may be in-
cluded within this Union,according totheir refpcctivenumbers, which thalibe determined byadd-
ing to the whole number of free perfons, including thofe bound to fervice for a term of years,
and excludinf Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other perfons. The adual enumeration (ba"I
be made within three years after the firft meeting of the Congrefs of the United States,, and withi "
cevry fublequcat term of ten years,-in fuch manner as they (hall by law dire&. The number c
reprefentative ball not exceed one for every thirty thoufand, but each (tate thall have at leaft oner
reprelentative; and until fuch enumeration (hall be made, the fPate of New-Hamp(bire (hall be cr.-

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