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therefrom. And the legislature shall fix the salaries of all officers other than those elected by the people at the first election.

Sec. 16. The limitation of the powers of the legislature contained in article VIII of this Constitution shall not extend to the first legislature elected under the same, which is hereby authorized to negotiate for such amount as may be necessary to pay the expenses of the state government.

R. SEMPLE, President, and Delegate from Benicia. WM. G. MARCY, Secretary. Joseph Aram,

Pablo De La Guerra, Ch. T. Botts,

Lewis Dent, Elam Brown,

Kimball H. Dimmick, Elisha 0. Crosby,

A. J. Ellis, José M. Covarubias,

José Anto Carrillo, Stephen C, Foster,

Pacificus Ord, Wm. M. Gwin,

Miguel D. Pedrorena, Edw. Gilbert,

M. M. McCarver, Henry Hill,

Antonia Ma. Pico, J. D. Hoppe,

Jacinto Rodriguez, Joseph Hobson,

Hugh Reid, Julian Hanks,

J. A. Sutter, H. W. Halleck,

Jacob R. Snyder, L. W. Hastings,

Winfield Scott Sherwood, J. McHenry Hollinsworth, William E. Shannon, Jas. McHall Jones,

Abel Stearns, Thomas 0. Larkin,

P. Sansevaine, Francis J. Lippitt,

Wm. M. Steuart, Benj. S. Lippincott,

Henry A. Tefft, Benj. F. Moore,

M. G. Vallejo, Rodman M. Price,

Thos. L. Vermeule, Jno. McDougall,

J. P. Walker, Man'l Dominguez,

O. M. Wozencraft. Myron Norton,

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CONSTITUTION

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UNITED STATES.

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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 1. 'All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

SECTION 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed 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.

2No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to 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.

3 [Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other Persons.] The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, Constitution-44

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