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January 16, 1826.

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WHEREAS the Senate at the last session of the legislature, did resolve that the following amendments be proposed to the constitution of this state: That so much of the first section of the second article of the constitution as prescribes the qualifications of voters, other than persons of color, 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 been an inhabitant of this state one year next preceding any election, 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 are now, or may hereafter be elective by the people: and WHEREAS

, the said proposed amendment was at the last session agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, and was entered on their journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and was referred to the legislature then next to be chosen, and has been published for three months previously to the tiine of making the choice of the members of the present legislature.

Resolved, That the senate do agree to the said proposed amendment

Two thirds of the members elected to the senate voting in favo thereof.

JAMES TALLMADGE, President. JOHN F. BACON, Clerk.

STATE OF NEW YORK.

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In Assembly, March 4th, 1826. Resolved, That the assembly do agree to the said proposed amendment.

Two thirds of all the members elected to the assembly voting in favor thereof.

SAMUEL YOUNG, Speaker, EDWARD LIVINGSTON, Clerk.

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TATE OE NEW YORK, SS.
tary, Surveyor-General, Comptroller, and Treas-
tate having pursuant to the act, entitled “ An act

people of this state certain amendments propoitution," passed April 18, 1826, calculated and ggregate amount, or whole number of votes given d in the several towns and wards in this state on

November, 1826, and the two succeeding days ermine, certify and declare, comformably to the

the certificates made and transmitted to the secording to the said act, that one hundred and twen

and ninety-eight votes were given “For electing
ace by the people”—That one thousand six hun-
Erce votes were given “ Against the electing jus-
by the people”—That one hundred twenty-seven
enty-seven votes were given “For extending the
," and that three thousand two hundred and fif-
Even " Against extending the elective franchise."
ir hands at the Secretary's office of said state, in
Albany, the fourth day of December, in the year
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six.

A. C. Flagg. Secretary.
SIMEON DE WITT, Surv.-Gen.
W. L. MARCY, Comptroller.
A. KEYSER, Treasurer,

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MEMBERS OF THE SED THE FIRST

STATE On the 10th day of July of the Colony of New York tion of the Representatives "may be considered the bi.

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pyor-General, Comptroller, and Treas
pursuant to the act, entitled "An at

this state certain amendments propo assed April 18, 1826, calculated and mount, or whole number of votes given veral towns and wards in this state or , 1826, and the two succeeding days rtify and declare, comformably to the cates made and transmitted to the se he said act, that one hundred and twen-eight votes were given "For electing people”—That one thousand six hun fere given “ Against the electing jesble"--That one hundred twenty-seven cotes were given “For extending the

three thousand two hundred and ff inst extending the elective franchise." he Secretary's office of said state

, in fourth day of December

, in the year d eight hundred and twenty-six.

A. C. Flagg. Secretary.
SIMEON DE WITT, Surv-Gen.
W. L. MARcy, Comptroller

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A, KEYSER, Treasurer.

On the 1st of August 177€ a Committee “ To prepare ar ment.” yiz: Jola Jay John Sloss Hobart. William Smith. William Duer. Gouverneur Morris. Robert R. Livingston. John Broome.

The Committee were requ but owing to various ar report until March 12th 171 antil April 20, 1777; whe York was adopted.

Attending in March and A John Jay. James Duane. John Morin Scott. James Beekman. Daniel Dunscomb. Robert Harper. Philip Livingston. Abraham P. Lott. Peter P. Van Zandt, Anthony Rutgers. Evert Bancker. Isaac Stoutenbergh. Isaac Roosevelt. John Van Courtlandt. William Denning. Abraham Ten Broeck, Robert Yates

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Nathaniel Woodhull

. Thomas Deering, David Gelston.

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