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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
2 (1976)

Biographical gazetteer,   pp. 727-734

The Constitution,   pp. 734-[746]

Page 734

flight to New Jersey in 1797 and then to North Carolina to escape imprisonment
for debt in Pennsylvania. Died in North Carolina.
YEATES, JASPER (1745-1817)
Born Philadelphia; graduate College of Philadelphia, 1761; admitted tc Philadel-
phia bar, 1765. Moved to Lancaster. Chairman committee of correspondence, 1775;
captain of associators, 1776; congressional commissioner at Fort Pitt conference
with Indians, 1776. Delegate state Convention, voted to ratify, 1787. Associate
justice, state Supreme Court, 1791-1817; federal commissioner to confer with
Whiskey insurrectionists, 1794; acquitted in impeachment trial (along with two
other justices), 1805; four volumes of his reports of Supreme Court caies (1791-
1808) published after his death.
The Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for
the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the
Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and
establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Article. I.
Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be 'Vested in
a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Seaate and
House of Representatives.
Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of
Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States,
and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite
for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained
to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a C itizen of
the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant
of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned araong the
several States which may be included within this Union, according to

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