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ULSTER AND SULLIVAN.
SARATOGA. Salmon Child, John Cramer, Jeremy Rockwell, VOL. I.
WASHINGTON AND WARREN.
CLINTON AND FRANKLIN.
Joshua Van Fleet.
STEUBEN AND ALLEGANY.
John Z. Ross,
ERIE, NIAGARA, &c.
Samuel Russell. [The foregoing constitution was ratified by the people, at an election held in the several towns and wards of this state, on the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth days of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.)
AMENDMENTS. [The following amendments to the constitution were proposed by the legislature in 1825, were referred to the legislature of 1826, agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each house of that legislature, submitted to the people, and approved and ratified at an election held on the sixth, seventh, and eighth days of November, 1826.]
FIRST AMENDMENT. That the people of this state in their several towns, shall at their annual election, and in such manner as the legislature shall direct, elect by ballot their justices of the peace, and the justices so elected in any town shall immediately thereafter meet together, and in presence of the supervisor and town clerk of the said town, be divided by lot into four classes, of one in each class, and be numbered one, two, three, and four; and the office of number one shall expire at the end of the first year, of number two at the end of the second year, of number three at the end of the third year, and of number four at the end of the fourth year, in order that one justice may thereafter be annually elected; and that so much of the seventh section of the fourth article of the constitution of this state as is inconsistent with this amendment, be abrogated.
Justices of the peace, how elected.
*Pursuant to a resolution of the convention, the constitution was signed by all the members except those whose names are designated by an asterisk. Mr. Japsen died during the sitting of the convention.
SECOND AMENDMENT. That so much of the first section of the second article of the constitution as prescribes the qualifications of voters, other than persons of colour, be and the same is hereby abolished, and that the following be substituted in the place thereof:
Every male citizen of the age of twenty-one years, who shall have Qualificabeen an inhabitant of this state, one year next preceding any election, tors. and for the last six months a resident of the county where he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote in the town or ward where he actually resides, and not elsewhere, for all officers that now are, or hereafter may be elective by the people.
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STATE OF NEW-YORK.
civil polity, and the internal administration of
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do declare and enact as follows:
CHAPTER I. of the Boundaries of the State and its Territorial
TITLE 1.-Of the boundaries of the State.
SECTION 1. It being deemed useful for the information of the citi. Preartile. zens and officers of this state, that its boundaries, so far as its jurisdiction is now asserted, should be declared, it is therefore declared, that the state of New-York is bounded as follows: Beginning at Boundarios. Lyon's point in the mouth of a brook or river called Byram river,