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OF THE

UNITED STATES

AND OP

MASSACHUSETTS:

WITH THE AMENDMENTS.

WORCESTER :

PUBLISHED BY S. A. HOWLAND.

1852

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE ESTATE OF

ARTEMUS WARD
DECEMBER 11, 1931

DUTTON AND WENTWORTH, PRINTERS,

No. 37, CONGRESS STREET, Bostox.

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CONSTITUTION

OF THB

UNITED STATES.

WE, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common de. fence, 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 senate and house of representatives.

Sect. 2. The house of representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year, by the people of the several stales ; 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

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