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1776, and an amended constitution was adopted by a Convention, on the 14th of January, 1830, and went into operation in the

year 1831.

North CAROLINA. The constitution of North Carolina was framed in 1776, and was amended in 1835.

South CAROLINA. A constitution was adopted by this state in 1775. The present constitution was adopted in 1790. The latter has been twice amended, first in 1808, and again in 1816.

GEORGIA. Georgia first formed a constitution in 1777; a second, in 1785; and a third, which is now in operation, in 1798. This last has been amended in respect to one judicial provision.

KENTUCKY. The constitution of Kentucky was first formed in 1790. A new one was framed in 1799.

TENNESSEE. The constitution of Tennessee was adopted in 1796; amended in 1834.

Ohio. The constitution of this state was adopted in 1802. It may be amended by a convention, but, as yet, has experienced no change.

Indiana. The constitution of Indiana was adopted in 1816; may be amended by convention, but has not yet been altered.

LOUISIANA. The constitution of this state was formed in 1812. Provision is made for its amendment by a convention, chosen by the people.

MISSISSIPPI. Constitution adopted in 1817, with provisions for its being amended by convention. It was amended in 1832.

ILLINOIS. From the North-west territory ; admitted in 1818. ALABAMA. From part of Georgia; admitted in 1818.

Missouri. Formed from a part of the Louisiana purchase ; admitted in 1820.

ARKANSAS. From a portion of the Louisiana purchase; admitted in 1836.

Michigan, which was constituted a territory in 1805; admitted in 1837.

Qualifications of Voters, or Right of Suffrage, in each State.

MAINE. The right of suffrage is nearly universal, being granted to all male citizens of twenty-one years of age and upwards, who have resided in the state for three months, next preceding the election. Paupers, persons under guardianship, and Indians not taxed, are excepted.

New HampshIRE. Right of suffrage granted to all males of

twenty-one years of age and upwards, excepang paupers, and persons excused from paying taxes at their special request.

VERMONT. Right of suffrage extends to all males of twentyone years of age and upwards, who have resided one year in the state, next preceding the election, and are of a quiet and peaceable behavior.

MASSACHUSETTS. Right of suffrage extends to all males of twenty-one years of age and upwards, (paupers and persons under glardianship excepted,) who have resided within the commonwealth one year, and within the town or district in which they may claim a right to vote, six calendar months next preceding any election, and who have paid a state or county tax assessed upon them within two years next preceding such election, and also to every citizen who may be by law exempted from taxation, and who may be, in all other respects, qualified as above mentioned.

CONNECTICUT. Must have gained a settlement in the state six months, done military duty, paid a state tax, and taken the prescribed oaths.

RHODE ISLAND. Three months' residence, and own a freehold of one hundred and thirty-four dollars.

NEW YORK. Right of suffrage extends to all males of twentyone years of age, inhabitants of the state for the last year, and residents of the county for the last six months. A colored man must have resided in the state three years, and hold a freehold of two hundred and fifty dollars, free of all encumbrance.

NEW JERSEY. The language of the constitution on this point is, that all persons of full age shall have a right to vote, who are worth fifty pounds, proclamation money, clear estate in the same, and have resided in the county in which they claim to vote, for twelve months immediately preceding the election. By a special act of the legislature, every white male inhabitant, of lawful age, and who has paid a tax, is considered worth fifty pounds, and therefore entitled to vote.

PENNSYLVANIA. A citizen of the state two years, and paid a state and county tax. Persons qualified, between the ages of twenty-one and two, may vote, although they have paid no taxes.

DELAWARE. The right of suffrage the same as in Pennsylvania.

MARYLAND. One year in the state, and six months in the county, preceding the election at which he offers to yote.

VIRGINIA. Right of suffrage extends to every white male citizen of the commonwealth, of the age of twenty-one years, or who has a joint interest to the amount of twenty-five dollars, and

having been a housekeeper one year, and been assessed with a part of the revenue of the commonwealth, within the preceding year, and actually paid the same.

North CAROLINA. A citizen of the state one year, who has paid taxes, may vote for members of the house of commons, but must own fifty acres of land to vote for senators.

South Carolina. Right of suffrage is granted to every free white male citizen, of the age of twenty-one years, resident two years, a freeholder of fifty acres of land, or has paid a tax the preceding year, of three shillings sterling, towards the support of government.

Georgia. The right of suffrage extends to all citizens who have attained the age of twenty-one years, and six months' residence in the county where he offers his vote, and must have paid all taxes imposed on him.

ALABAMA. A citizen of the United States, one year in the state, and three months' residence in the county where he offers his vote.

Mississippi. A citizen of the United States, residence in this state one year, and in the county six months, and having done military duty or paid taxes.

Louisiana. Residence in the county where he offers his vote one year, and having paid taxes within the last six months.

TENNESSEE. A citizen of the United States, and six months' residence in the county where he offers his vote.

KENTUCKY. The right of suffrage extends to every free male white citizen of the age of twenty-one years, who has resided in the state two years, or in the county where he votes, one year next preceding.

Ohio. Right of suffrage extends to white male inhabitants, above twenty-one years, who have resided in the state one year immediately preceding the election, and who have paid a state or county tax.

INDIANA. Right of suffrage is granted to all male citizens of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who have resided in the state a year immediately preceding an election.

Illinois. Residence in the state six months, but can only vote in the county where he actually resides.

MISSOURI. A citizen of the United States, and one year's residence in the state next preceding the election, and three months in the county.

Michigan. Twenty-one years of age, and six months' residence next preceding election.

ARKANSAS. Same as in Michigan.

Qualifications for Governors, Senators, and Representatives in the

different States. MAINE. Governor. A native citizen of the United States, five years a citizen of the state, and thirty years of age. Senators. Five years a citizen of the United States, one year of the state, and twenty-five years of age. Representatives. A citizen of the United States five years, an inhabitant of the state one year, and twenty-one years of age.

New HAMPSHIRE. Governor. A citizen of the United States seven years, an estate of £500, (one half a freehold,) and thirty years of age. Senators. Residence in the state seven years, à freehold estate of £200, and thirty years of age., Representatives. Two years an inhabitant of the state, and an estate of £100, one half a freehold.

VERMONT. Governor. A citizen of the state four years. - Senators. A qualified voter, and thirty years of age. - Representatives. Persons most noted for wisdom and virtue, and who have resided in the state two years. MASSACHUSETTS.

Governor. A citizen of the state seven years, an estate of £1000, and of the Christian religion. — Senators. Five years a citizen of the state, a freehold of £300, or ratable estate of £600. Representatives. A citizen of the state one year, and a freehold of £100, or ratable estate of £200.

RHODE ISLAND. Governor. A native citizen, and a freeman.

Senators. A native citizen, resident of the district where he is chosen, and a freeman.

CONNECTICUT. . Governor. A voter, and thirty years of age.

Senators. A qualified voter. Representatives. A qualified voter.

NEW YORK. — Governor. A native citizen of the United States, five years a citizen of the state, a freeholder, and thirty years of age. Senators. A qualified voter, and a freeholder.

Representatives. No qualifications.

NEW JERSEY. Governor. A resident of the state. - Senators. No senate; the duties performed by the legislative council. Representatives. A citizen of the state one year, and real or personal estate of £500, proclamation money.

ENNSYLVANIA. - Governor. A citizen of the state seven years, and thirty years of age. Senators. A citizen of the state four years, and of the district where chosen the last year, and twenty-five years of age. Representatives. A citizen of the state three years, and for the last year a citizen of the city or county where chosen.

of age.

of age.

DELAWARE.

Governor. A citizen of the United States twelve years, of the state the last six years, and thirty-six years

Senators. Citizen of the state three years, a freehold of two hundred acres, or £1000, and twenty-seven years of age.

- Representatives. A citizen of the state three years, and twentyfour years of age.

MARYLAND. Governor. A resident of the state above five years, and twenty-five years of age. Senators. A resident of the state three years, and twenty-five years of age. - Representatives. Resident in the county where chosen one year.

VIRGINIA. - Governor. A native citizen of the United States, citizen of the state five years, and thirty years of age; ineligible for three years after the first term. Senators. A resident and freeholder in the district where chosen, and thirty years of age. Representatives. A resident and freeholder in the county where chosen, and twenty-five years of age.

NORTH CAROLINA. Governor. A resident in the state five years, freehold in the state of more than £1000, and thirty years

- Senators. A citizen of the county where chosen one year, and three hundred acres of land. — Representatives. A citizen of the county where chosen one year, one hundred acres of land in fee or for the term of his life.

South CAROLINA. Governor. A citizen of the state ten years, an estate of £1500 sterling, clear of debt, and thirty years

Senators. A citizen of the state five years, a resident of the district where chosen, and an estate of £300 sterling; or, not being a resident, an estate of £1000, and thirty years of age.

Representatives. A citizen of the state three years, a resident, and an estate of five hundred acres of land and ten negroes, or £150 sterling in real estate ; or, not being a resident, an estate of £500 sterling.

GEORGIA. — Governor. A citizen of the United States twelve years, and of the state six years, an estate of five hundred acres of land, and other property amounting to $4000 more than debts due, and thirty years of age..

Senators. A citizen of the United States nine years, and of the state three years, a freehold of $500, or taxable property of $1000 more than debts due, all legal taxes paid, and twenty-five years of age. Representatives. A citizen of the United States seven years, and of the state three years, a freehold of $250, or taxable property of $500 more than debts due, and all legal taxes paid.

ALABAMA. — Governor. A native citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the state four years, thirty years of age, and ineligible for more than four successive years. — Senators. A citizen of the United States, of the state two years, and of the district

of age.

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