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The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of
Confederation, the Constitution of the United

States, and the State Constitutions.

PREPARED IN PURSUANCE OF CHAPTER 8, OF LAWS OF 1893, AND

CHAPTER 228 OF LAWS OF 1894.

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UNDER THE DIRECTION OF

JOHN PALMER, SECRETARY OF STATE.
JAMES A. ROBERTS, COMPTROLLER.
THEO. E. HANCOCK, ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

BY GEORGE A. GLYNN, SYRACUSE, Compiler.

Part 2, Vol, 1.

ALBANY:
THE ARGUS COMPANY, PRINTERS,

1894.

CONTENTS.

Page.

V

3-6

7-17

21-40

43–91

95-158

161-220

Preface.
Deckaration of Independence..
11ice of Confederation...
Cistitution of United States....
Constitution of Alabama...
Constitution of Arkansas..
Constitution of California....
Castitution of Colorado....
Constitution of Connecticut..
Constitution of Delaware..
Cvestitution of Florida
Constitution of Georgia...
Constitution of Idaho....
Coutitation of Illinois...
Constitution of Indiana

223-286
289-315

319-348

351-397

401-145

449-502

505-551

555-558

561-626
629-658

661-727

731-802
*805-836
839-902

905-954

Castitation of lowa
Constitution of Kansas.
Coestitution of Kentucky
Constitution of Louisiana
Castitution of Maine..
Lisstitution of Maryland....
Cansitution of Massachusetts
i restitution of Michigan....
(astitction of Minnesota...
C stitution of Mississippi
Cestitution of Missouri.
Cresintion of Montana
I nostitation of Nebraska...
Constitution of Nevada...
Costitution of New Hampshire..
Constitution of New Jersey.

957-999

1003-1044

1047-1110
1113–1186
1189-1250
1253-1298

1299-1348

1349-1383

1385-1412

PREFACE.

Recognizing the importance of the work of revising the Con. stitution of the State of New York and the value to the Convenin of having at hand the essential historical facts and fundasantal principles of American government and also the results Constitutional revision in our great Republic, the compiler presents in these volumes, in convenient form, the complete stricture of the government of the United States and the Constitutions of the forty-four States of the union, together with the Delaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation.

Fully realizing, also, the great need of data regarding the
origin and development of constitutional government, together
sith the different lines along which it has progressed in sister
States as well as our own, the compiler has endeavored to make
this work as complete and, at the same time, as concise as the
gropar exemplification will permit.

The Constitutions herein were in force in the several States
January 1, 1894, and all were approved as official by the Secre.

taries of State.

1

Vany of the most valued provisions of the Constitutions of our States had their origins in the charters under which the English colonies were originally governed. In many cases these charters contained rights and privileges more liberal than those under otich British subjects were governed at home. The attempts Lade by the crown to annul these charters, or to substitute others less favorable to the liberties and less congenial to the tib unists' views of self-government, were the causes of the earliest eristaores of which nearly all the colonies complained. The original ebarters were so admirably suited to the wants of State

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