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DELEGATES, WHO SIGNED THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION. :) Ezekiel Bacon, Oneida. Timothy Hurd, Steuben and Al Jirah Baker, Rensselaer.
legany. Elisha Barlow, Dutchess. Rufus King, Queens. Barak Beckwith, Madison, John Knowles, Madisona V. Birdseye, Onondaga and Os- Sanders Lansing, Herkimer. wego.
John L. Lawrence, New-York. John
Bowman, Monroe. John Lefferts, Kings. Olney Briggs, Schoharie. Alexander Livingston, Washing. David Brinckerhoff, Cayuga. ton and Warren. Micah Brooks, Ontario. Peter R. Livingston, Dutchess. David Buel, jr. Rensselaer. James M.Call, Steuben and AueDavid Burroughs, Genesee.
gany. Matthew Carpenter, Tioga. Peter Millikin, Orange. Nathan Carver, Clinton & Frank- Usher H. Moore, Suffolk. lin.
Peter Jay Munro, Westchester. Ameri Casė, Onondaga and Os- Samuel Nelson, Cortland. toego.
William Park, Otsego. Salmon Child, Saratoga. William Paulding, jun., N. York: Daniel Clark, Ulster and Sulli- Jarvis K. Pike, Chenango.
Nathaniel Pitcher, Washington Joseph Clyde, Otsego.
and Warren. Ela Collins, Lewis.
Augustus Porter, Erie, Niagara, John Cramer, Saratoga.
&c. William Irving Dodge, Montgo- Charles Pumpelly, Broome. mery.
Jacob Radcliff, New-York. J. Dubois, Ulster and Sullivan, John Reeve, Rensselaer. John Duer, Orange.
John Richards, Washington and Jacobus Dyckman, New-York. Warren. A. Eastwood, Onondaga and Os- Jeremy Rockwell, Saratoga. wego.
Edward Rogers, Madison. Ogden Edwards, New York, Erastus Root, Delaware. James Fairlie, New-York. Robert S. Rose, Seneca. Jason Fenton, St. Lawrence. John Z. Ross, Genesee. Augustus F. Ferris, Cayuga. James Rosebrugh, Livingston. Joel Frost, Putnam.
Samuel Russell, Erie, Niagarut, John Hallock, jr. Orange.
Reuben Sanford, Essex.
Abraham H. Schenck, Dutchess. Isaac Hunting, Dutchess. Nathaniel Seaman, Queens. James Hunter, Ulster and Sulli- Jonas Seely, Seneca. van.
Peter Sharpe, New-York. H. Huntington, Oneida and 0s- Alexander Sheldon, Montgomery. wego.
Joshua Smith, Suffolk.
Peter Stagg, New-York. Joshua Van Fleet, Ontario.
B. Woodward, Orange.
Sherman Wooster, Herkimer. Jehiel Tuttle, Greene. Henry Yates, jun., Schenectady. M. Van Buren, Otsego.
Samuel Young, Saratoga.
Names of Delegates who did not sign the Constitution, Samuel S. Breese, Oneida and Philip Rhinelander, jun., Moni. Oswego.
gomery. Robert Clark, Delaware. John Sanders, Schenectady. Rowland Day, Cayuga. Ambrose Spencer, Albany. Howland Fish, Montgomery. David Sutherland, Ontario. Jacob Hees, Montgomery: Francis Sylvester, Columbia. Thomas Humphrey, Chenango. Richard Van Horne, Herkimer. *Henry Jansen, Ulster & Sullivan. William W.Van Ness, Columbia: Peter A. Jay, Westchester. Jacob R. Van Rensselaer, do. Elbert H. Jones, Queens. Stephen Van Rensselaer, Albanty. James Kent, Albany.
Abraham Van Vechten, do. Jonas Platt, Oneida.
Alpheus Webster, Greene. John Price, Ontario.
Elisha Williams, Columbia. State of New York, ss.
We, the Secretary, Surveyor General, Attorney Ge. neral, Comptroller, and Treasurer of the said State, having duly calculated and ascertained the whole number of votes given at an election held in the several towns and wards in this state, on the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth days of January, in the year one thou. sand eight hundred and twenty-two, pursuant to certain resolutions of the convention called under the act, en. titled, “ An act recommending a convention of the peo ple of this state," passed March 13th, 1821, do determine and declare, conformably to the transcripts returned to the Secretary's office, that the whole number of votes
* Mr. Jansen died during the sitting of the convention, before the constitution was adopted.
duly given at such election was one hundred and sixteen thousand, one hundred and thirty-four ; of which number, seventy-four thousand seven hundred and thirty-two votes were duly given for the amended constitution adopted by the said convention, and forty-one thousand four hundred and two votes were duly given against the said amended constitution. We do therefore certify and declare, that a majority of thirty-three thousand, three hundred and thirty votes was given for the said constitution, and that the same is duly ratified and con. firmed by the citizens of this state.
Given under our hands, at the secretary's office, this sixteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and in the fortysixth year of the independence of the United States.
JOHN VAN NESS YATES, Secretary.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
The following amendments to the constitution were proposed by the legislature, in 1825; were referred to the legislature of 1826; agreed to by two thirds of the members elected to each house of that legislature ; submitted to the people, and approved and ratified, at an election, held on the sixth, seventh, and eighth days of November, 1826.
FIRST AMENDMENT. That the people of this state, in their several towns; hall, at their annual election, and in such manner as the legislature shall direct, elect by ballot their jūstices of the peace, and the justices so eleoted in any town shall immediately thereafter meet together, and in presence of the supervisor and town clerk of the said town be divided by lot into four classes of one in each
class, and be numbered one, two, three, and four; and the office of number one shall expire at the end of the first year, of number two at the end of the second year, of number three at the end of the third year, and of num. ber four at the end of the fourth year, in order that one justice may thereafter be annually elected ; and that so much of the seventh section of the fourth article of the constitution of this state, as is inconsistent with this amendment, be abrogated.
SECOND AMENDMENT. That so much of the first section of the second arti. cle of the constitution, as prescribes the qualifications of voters, other than persons of colour, 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 How are, or hereafter may be, elective by the people.
TABLES. There are no records or papers in the office of the secretary of state of the state of New York, anterior to the year 1630.
The secretary of state's office was kept in the city of New-York, until the year 1798, when it was removed to the city of Albany, where it is now established.
1. A List of the GOVERNORS of the colony of New York,
under the Dutch, from 1629 to 1664. Appointed 1629 Wouter Van Twiller. 1638 William Kieft. 1647 Peter Stuyvesandt.
A List of the GOVERNORŞ, LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS,
and PRESIDENTS OF THE COUNCIL, of the colony of New-York, under the British government, from 1664
to 1776. Appointed 1664 Richard Nicholls, Deputy or Lieutenant Governor
under the DUKE OF YORK, to whom a grant
was made, March 12th, 1664. 1667 Francis Lovelace. 1673 Anthony Colve, from August 12th, 1673, to Oc.
tober 31st, 1674, when the treaty of London
His name is entered here to preserve the historical account
in its proper connexion.) The Dutch, in July, 1673, repossessed the colony, and retained it until it was finally ceded to the English. From that time to the year 1776, the English retained the government of the colony. The colony was, in fact, not given up to the English till the 31st of October, 1674. On the 10th of July, 1667, the treaty of Breda was signed, by which New-York was retained by the British ; but on the 17th of March, 1672, the war with