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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Carlson, Marybeth (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Virginia (1)
8 (1988)

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THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE
RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
Volume VIII
Ratification of the Constitution
by the States
V IR G INIA
11]
Editors
JOHN P. KAMINSKi  GASPARE J. SALADINO
Associate Editor
RICHARD LEFFLER
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a more perfed Union, eftablifh Juffice,
ranquility, provide for the commoi
)te the General Welfare, and fecure
ives and our Pofferitv, do ordain a
U. 2. The Houle of Repreentatives thall be compoied ot memen - fcond year
c people of the feveral flates,and the eledors in each flate fhall       a2tions requi.
-or cledtors of the moft numerous branch of the (late legiflatu'<
No perfonfhall be areprelentative whofhai not have attained tothe ageof twenty-fiveyears,:
been feven years a citizen of the United States, and who thall not, when cleded, be an inhabit n
of that flate in *hich he (hall be chofen.
Reprefentatives and direa taxes thail be apportioned among the feveral fRates which may b'
cluded within this Union,according to their refpcdivenuimbcrs, which fhalibe determined byadd-
aRg to the whole number of free perfons, including thofe bound to fervice for a term of years,
excluding Indisas not taxed, tbree-fifths of all other perfons. The adual enumeration thall
nade within three years after the firft meeting of the Congrefs of the United States, and within
ty fublequelnt term of ten years, in fuch manner as they thall by law dire&. The number of
reprfentatives halu not exceed one for every thirty thoufand, but each flate (hall have at leaft one
reprefentative; and until fuch enumeration thall be made, the flate of New-Hamp(hire (hall be en-


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