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New York 2d April 1790.—

I have the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency, herewith inclosed, Exemplifications of three Acts of the Legislature of this State, passed at their present Session and to be with the highest Respect

Your Most Obedient Servant


The President of the United States.

THE PEOPLE of the State of New York, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent To ALL to whom these presents shall come or may concern, Greeting: KNOW YE, that We having inspected the Records remaining in our Secretary's Office do find there a certain Act of our Legislature in the words and figures following "AN ACT ratifying certain "Articles in addition to and amendment of the Constitution "of the United States of America proposed by the Con"gress. WHEREAS by the fifth Article of the Constitution of "the United States of America, it is provided that the Con"gress whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it “necessary shall propose amendments to the said Constitu"tion which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as "part of the said Constitution when ratified by the Legisla"tures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conven"tions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode

"of ratification may be proposed by the Congress. AND "WHEREAS in the Session of the Congress of the United "States of America begun and held at the city of New "York on Wednesday the fourth of March one thousand "seven hundred and eighty nine it was resolved by the "Senate and House of Representatives of the United States "of America in Congress assembled two thirds of both "Houses concurring, That the following Articles be pro'posed to the Legislatures of the several States as amend"ments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of "which Articles when ratified by three fourths of the said "Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes as "part of the said Constitution Viz' Articles in addition to "and amendment of the Constitution of the United States of "America proposed by Congress and ratified by the Legis"latures of the several States pursuant to the fifth article of "the original Constitution. ARTICLE THE FIRST..After the "first Enumeration required by the first Article of the Con"stitution there shall be one Representative for every thirty "thousand until the Number shall amount to one hundred, "after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Con"gress that there shall be not less than one hundred Rep"resentatives, nor less than one Representative for every "forty thousand persons until the Number of Representa"tives shall amount to two hundred, after which the pro"portion shall be so regulated by Congress that there shall "not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more "than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons. "ARTICLE THE SECOND..No Law, varying the Compensation. "for the Services of the Senators and Representatives, shall "take effect until an Election of Representatives shall have

"intervened. ARTICLE THE THIRD..Congress shall make "no law respecting an Establishment of Religion or prohib"iting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of "Speech or of the press, or the right of the People peaceably "to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress "of grievances. ARTICLE THE FOURTH..A well regulated "Militia being necessary to the Security of a free State, the "right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be "infringed. ARTICLE THE FIFTH..No Soldier shall, in time "of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of "the Owner, nor in time of War, but in a manner to be pre"scribed by law. ARTICLE THE SIXTH..The right of the "People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and "effects against unreasonable Searches and Seizures shall "not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue but upon "probable cause supported by oath or affirmation, and par"ticularly describing the place to be searched and the "persons or things to be seized. ARTICLE THE SEVENTH.. "No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise "infamous Crime, unless on a presentment or Indictment of "a grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval "forces, or in the Militia when in actual service in time of "War or public danger nor shall any person be subject for "the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb "nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness. "against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, "without due process of law nor shall private property be "taken for public Use without just compensation. ARTICLE "THE EIGHTH..In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall "enjoy the right to a speedy and public Trial by an impar"tial Jury of the State and district wherein the Crime shall

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"have been committed, which district shall have been previ"ously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature "and cause of the accusation, to be confronted with the Wit"nesses against him, to have compulsory process for obtain"ing Witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of Counsel for his defence. ARTICLE THE NINTH..In Suits "at Common Law where the value in controversy shall "exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by Jury shall be "preserved, and no fact tried by a Jury shall be otherwise. "re-examined in any Court of the United States, than "according to the rules of the Common Law. ARTICLE THE “TENTH..Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive "fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. "ARTICLE THE ELEVENTH..The Enumeration in the Consti"tution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or "disparage others retained by the people. ARTICLE THE "TWELFTH..The powers not delegated to the United States "by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are "reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. AND "WHEREAS the Legislature of this State have considered the "said Articles and do agree to the same, except the second "Article: Therefore BE IT ENACTED by the People of the "State of New York represented in Senate and assembly "and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that "the said Articles, except the second, shall be and hereby are "ratified by the Legislature of this State. STATE OF NEW "YORK In Assembly February 22 1790, This Bill having 22d "been read the third time, Resolved that the Bill do pass "By order of the Assembly, Gulian Verplanck, Speaker. "STATE OF NEW YORK, In Senate Febru" 24th 1790, This "Bill having been read a third time, Resolved that the Bill

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