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cause the same to be entered on their journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and did refer the same to the legislature chosen at the general election now last past, and did cause the same to be published, as provided by law, for three months previous to such election; and

WHEREAS, The legislature chosen at such election, to-wit, the 12th General Assembly of the State of Iowa, has, by a majority of all the members elected to each house thereof, agreed to the following of said proposed amendments to the constitution of the State of Iowa, to-wit:

Ist. Strike the word " white” from section one of article two thereof.

2d. Strike the word “white” from section thirty-three of article three thereof.

3d. Strike the word “white ” from section thirty-four of article three thereof. 4th. Strike the word “white” from section thirty-five of

. article three thereof.

5th. Strike the word " white" from section one of article six thereof. Therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That said amendments are hereby submitted to the people of the State of Iowa for their approval and ratification at the next general election; and it shall be the duty of the Governor to set forth said amendments and the submission thereof in his proclamation of such election.

SEC. 2. Those electors voting to approve and ratify the first of said amendments, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “For the first amendment." Those electors voting not to approve and ratify said first amendment, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “ Against the first amendment.”

Sec. 3. Those electors voting to approve and ratify the second of said amendments, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words," For the second amendment.” Those electors voting not to approve and ratify said second amend

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ment, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “ Against the second amendment.”

SEC. 4. Those electors voting to approve and ratify the third of said amendments, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, "For the third amendment." Those electors voting not to approve and ratify said third amendment, shall have written or printed on their, ballots the words, Against the third amendment."

SEC. 5. Those electors voting to approve and ratify the fourth of said amendments, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “For the fourth amendment." Those electors voting not to approve and ratify said fourth amendment, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, · Against the fourth amendment."

Sec. 6. Those electors voting to approve and ratify the fifth of said amendments, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “For the fifth amendment.” Those electors voting not to approve and ratify said fifth amendment, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “ Against the fifth amendment."

Sec. 7. The votes cast for and against the approval and ratification of each of said amendments, in the manner aforesaid, shall be canvassed and returned in all respects as the vote for the office of Secretary of State is canvassed and returned, except that the result shall be certified in duplicate by the board of State canvassers, one certificate being deposited in the office of the Governor, and the other in the office of the Secretary of State.

Sec. 8. In case either of said amendments shall be approved and ratified by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly voting thereon, the Governor shall forthwith issue his proclamation setting forth such approval and ratification, and declaring such amendment, so approved and ratified, to be a part of the Constitution of the State of Iowa, which proclamation shall be transmitted and published the same as proclamations of election. Approved April 2, 1868.

-Reprinted from Acts of the Twelfth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, þ.931.

PROCLAMATION.

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To all to whom these Presents may come, greeting; Know Ye, That whereas the Eleventh General Assembly of the State of Iowa passed a resolution which was approved April 2d, 1866, and which is in the words following namely:

Be it Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That the following amendments to the Constitution of the State of Iowa are hereby proposed:

66 Ist. Strike the word 'white' from Section 1, of Article 2 thereof.

“ 2d. Strike the word “white' from Section 33, of Article 3 thereof.

“ 3d. Strike the word 'white' from Section 34, of Article 3 thereof.

“4th. Strike the word white' from Section 35, Article 3 thereof.

“ 5th. Strike the word 'white' from Section 1, of Article 6 thereof."

And whereas the Twelfth General Assembly of the State of Iowa passed a resolution which was approved March 31st, 1868; and which is in words the following namely: "Whereas, The General Assembly of the State of Iowa did in due form, by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, agree to proposed amendments to the Constitution as follows:

Ist. Strike the word "white" from Section I, of Article 2 thereof.

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2d. Strike the word "white" from Section 33, of Article 3 thereof.

3d. Strike the word "white" from Section 34, of Article 3 thereof.

4th. Strike the word "white" from Section 35, Article 3 thereof.

5th. Strike the word "white" from Section 1, of Article 6 thereof; and entered the same on the journals thereof, and referred the same to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election, and the same having been published, as provided by law, for three months previous to the time of making the choice of this the Twelfth General Assembly; therefore,

Be it Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That the said amendments aforesaid, and each of them, are hereby ratified, agreed to, and confirmed, and the same shall be submitted to the people for their approval, as this General Assembly shall provide.”

And Whereas,' The said Twelfth General Assembly, passed an Act, which was approved April 2, 1868, “ Providing for the submission of certain proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Iowa to the People thereof, at the next general election thereof,” and the said amendments were submitted to the people of the State of Iowa, in the manner and at the time prescribed by the terms of said act;

And whereas, an official canvass of the votes cast at the said general election shows that there were one hundred and five thousand three hundred and eighty-four (105,384) votes cast cast for the adoption of the first of said amendments, and eighty-one one hundred and nineteen (81,119) votes cast against the adoption of said first amendment, and that there were one hundred and five thousand four hundred and ninetyeight (105,498) votes cast for the adoption of the second of the said amendments, and eighty-one thousand and fifty (81,050) votes against the adoption of said second amendment, and that there were one hundred and five thousand five hundred and twenty-four (105,524) votes cast for the adoption of the third of the said amendments, and eighty-one thousand and thirty-eight (81,038) votes cast against the adoption of said third amendment, and that there were one hundred and five thousand five hundred and two (105,502) votes cast for the adoption of the fourth of said amendments, and eighty thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine (80,929) votes cast against the adoption of said fourth amendment; and that there were one hundred and five thousand five hundred and fifteen (105,515) votes cast for the adoption of the fifth of said amendments, and eightyone thousand and fifty (81,050) votes cast against the adoption of said fifth amendment;

Now therefore, I, SAMUEL MERRILL, Governor of the State of Iowa, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim that each and all of the amendments aforesaid have become valid to all intents and purposes' as part of the Constitution of the State of Iowa,

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of

the State of Iowa. Done at Des Moines, this L. S. eighth day of December, in the year of our

Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtyeight, of the Independence of the United States the ninety-third, and of the State of Iowa the twenty second

SAMUEL MERRILL. By the Governor: ED WRIGHT,

Secretary of State. ---Printed from Executive Register, Vol. 11., p. 540. Manuscript copy of Register as preserved in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Iowa.

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