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CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA
WHEREAS, pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, approved March the fifth, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred, the question, “shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?” was submitted to the electors of the State of Virginia, qualified to vote for members of the General As sembly, at an election held throughout the State on the fourth Thursday in May, in the year ninete hundred, at which election a majority of the electors so qualified voting at said election did decide in favor of a convention for such purpose; and,
WHEREAS, the General Assembly at its next session did provide by law for the election of delegates to such convention, in pursuance whereof the members of this convention were elected by the good people of Virginia, to meet in convention for such purpose.
We, therefore, the people of Virginia, so assembled in Convention through our representatives, with gratitude to God for His past favors, and invoking His blessings upon the result of our deliberations, do ordain and establish the following revised and amended Constitution for the government of the Commonwealth.