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OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

WITH

THE AMENDMENTS THERETO:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

JEFFERSON'S MANUAL OF PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICE,

AND

THE STANDING RULES AND ORDERS

FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE

OF

THE UNITED STATES. House of Representatives.

PRINTED FOR THE USE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

WASHINGTON:
JAMES B. STEEDMAN, PRINTER.

1859.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

170663

ASTCR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUT DATIONS. 1900.

CONSTITUTION

OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

CONSTITUTION.

WE, the people of the United States, in order to Preamble.
form a more perfect union, establish justice,
insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the
common defence, 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 I.

All legislative powers herein granted shall be Congress. vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

SECTION II.

Representatives,

The House of Representatives shall be com- how chosen. posed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.

representatives.

No person shall be a Representative who shall Qualification of not have attained the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

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