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is. That 110 person now in commission as sherifi shall be eligible at the next election for a longer term than will, with the time which he shall have served in the said oflice, complete the term of three years.

6. That until the first enumeration shall be made as directed in the fourth section of the first article of the Constitution as established by this convention, the city of Philadelphia and the several counties shall be respectively entitled to elect the same number of representatives as is now prescribed by law.

7. That the first Senate shall consist of eighteen members, to be chosen in districts formed as follows, viz: The city of Philadelphia, and the counties of Philadelphia and Delaware shall be a district, and elect three Senators; the county of Chester shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; the county of Bucks shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator, the county of Montgomery shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; the county of Northampton shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; the counties of Lancaster and York shall be a district, and shall elect three Senators; the counties of Berks and Dauphin shall be a district, and shall elect two Senators; the counties of Cumberland and Mifflin shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; the counties of Northumberland, Luzerne and Huntingdon shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; the counties of Bedford and Franklin shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; the counties of Westmoreland and Allegheny shall be a district, and shall elect one Senator; and the counties of Washington and Fayette

shall be a district, and shall elect two Senators; which Senators shall serve until the first enumeration before mentioned shall be made, and the representation in both houses of the Legislature shall he established by law, and chosen as in the Constitution is directed. Any vacancies which shall happen in the Senate within the said time, shall be supplied as prescribed in the nineteenth section of the first article.

8. That the elections of Senators shall be conlucted, and the returns thereof made to the Senate, in the same manner as is prescribed by the election laws of the State for conducting and making return of the election of representatives. In those districts which consist of more than one county, the judges of the district elections within each county, after having formed a return of the whole election within that county, in such manner as is directed by law, shall send the same, by one or more of their number, to the place hereinafter mentioned, within the district of which such county is a part; where the judges, so met, shall compare and cast up the several county returns, and execute, under their hands and seals, one general and true return for the whole district; that is to say, the judges of the district composed of the city of Philadelphia and the counties of Philadelphia and Delaware, shall meet in the State house in the city of Philadel, phia; the judges of the district composed of the counties of Lancaster and York, shall meet at the court house in the county of Lancaster; the judges of the district composed of the counties of Berks and Dauphin, shall meet at Middletown, in the county of Berks; the judges of the district composed of the counties of Cumberland and Wiffline shall meet in Greenwood township, in the countr of (ʻumberland, at the house now occupied by David Viller; the judges of the district composed of the counties of Northumberland, Lucerne and Iluntingdon, shall meet in the town of Sunbury; the judges of the clistrict composed of the counties of Bedford and Franklin, shall meet at the house now occupied hy John Dickey, in Air township, Bedford county; the judges of the district composed of the counties of Westmoreland and Allegheny, shall meet in Westmoreland county, at the court house in the town of Greensborough; and the judges of the district composed of the counties of Washington and Fayette, shall meet at the court house in the town of Washington, in Washington county, on the third Tuesday in October respectively, for the purposes aforesaid.

9. That the election of the Governor shall be conducted in the several counties in the manner prescribed by the laws of the State for the election of representatives, and the returns in each county shall be sealed by the judges of the elections, and transmitted to the president of the supreme executive council, directed to the speaker of the Senate, us soon after the election as may be.

Done in Convention, the second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the fifteenth. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed

Our names.

James Wilson,
Hilary Baker,

THOMAS MIFFLIN, President.

William Lewis,
Thomas M'Kean,

George Gray,

Samuel Sitgreavet,
William Robinson, Jr., John Arndt,
Robert Hare,

Peter Rhoads,
Enoch Edwards,

Joseph Powell, Samuel Ogden,

John Piper, Thomas Jenks,

(harles Smith, John Barclay,

Simon Snyder, Ibralam Stout,

William Findley, William Gibbons, William Todd, Thomas Bull,

Alexander Addison, James Boyd,

john Hoge, Edward Hand,

David Redick, Robert Coleman,

Janes Ross, Sebastian Graff,

John Smilie, John Hubley,

Albert Gallatin, John Breckbill,

James M'Lene, Henry Miller,

George Matthews, Henry Slegle,

James Morris, William Reed,

Lindsay Coates, Benjamin Tyson, Jonathan Shoemaker, Benjamin Pedan, John Gloninger, Matthew Dill,

William Brown, William Irvine,

Alexander Graydon, James Power,

Timothy Pickering, Joseph Hiester,

Andrew Henderson, Christian Lower,

John Gibson, Abraham Lincoln,

Thomas Beale, Paul Groscop,

John Sellers, Baltzer Gehr,

Nathaniel Newlin. ATTEST--JOSEPH REDMAN, Secretary.

JACOB SHALLUS, Assistant Secretary.

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,

AS AMENED IN 1838 ;

WITII TIIE SIBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS ADOPTED IN

1850, 1857, 1864 AND 1871.

WE, the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ordain and establish this ('onstitution for its government.

ARTICLE I.

OF THE LEGISLATURE. SECT. 1. The legislative power of this Commonwealth shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Of the Election of Representatives. SECT. 2. The Representatives shall be chosen, anmually by the citizens

fon the second Tuesday of October.

Of the Qualifications of Representatives. SECT. 3. No person shall be a Representative, who shall not have attained the age of twenty-one years, and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding his election, and the last year thereof an inhabitant of the district in and for which he shall be chosen a Representative, unless he shall have been absent on the public buisiness of the United States or of this State.

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