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not have attained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who thall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state in which he shall be chosen.

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, threefifths of all other persons. The actual enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct. The number of representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, but each state shall have at least one representative ; and until such enumeration shall be made, the state of NewHampshire shall be entitled to chuse three ; Mafsachusetts, eight ; Rhode-Inand and Providence Plantations, one ; Connecticut, five ; NewYork, fix; New Jersey, four ; Pennsylvania, eight ; Delaware, one ; Maryland, fix; Virginia, ten ; North-Carolina, five ; South-Carolina, five; and Georgia, three.

When vacancies happen in the representation from any state, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.

The house of representatives shall chuse their speaker and other officers; and shall have the role power of impeachment.

$. 3. The senate of the United States shall be compofed of two senators from each Itate, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years ; and each senator Thall have one vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled, in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The seats of the fenators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of the chird class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one third may be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by relignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the legislature of any state, the executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.

No person shall be a fenator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not when elected, be an inhabitant of that state for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice-President of the United States shall be president of the senate, but fhall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The fenate shall chuse their other officers, and also a president Pro Tempore, in the absence of the Vice-President, or when he shall exercise the office of president of the United States.

The senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When fitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or afirmation. When the president of the United States is tried, the chief justice shall preside : and no person shall be

convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members prefent.

Judgmeat in cases of impeachment shall noe extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honour, truft or profiç under the United States but the party convicted shall nevertheless be lia able and fubject to indictment, trial, judgmenė and punishment according to law.

$. 4. The țimes, places and manner of holde ing elections for senators and representatives, thall be prescribed in each fate by the legislature therof: but the congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of chusing senators,

The congress fhall assemble at least once in every year, and fuch meeting thall be on the firn Monday în December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day,

S: 5. Each house hall be the judge of the élections, returns and qualifications of its own members og ud a wajarity of each fhall constitụte a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be au-, thorized yo compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such pepalties, as each house may provide,

Each house may determine the rules of its pro. ceedings, punish its members for disorderly behaviour, and, with the concurrence of twothirds, expel a member,

Each house fhall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may, in their judgment, require fecrecy; and the yeas and pays of the

piembers of either houfe on any question, thall, as the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal:

Neitbér houfe, during the fellion of Congress, mall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than thàų in which the twġ houses fhall be filting

6. The fenators and reprefentatives thalt receive a compensation for their fervices, tờ be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States,

They thallid all cafes, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arreft daring their attendance at the section of their respectite houses, and in going to, or returning from the faine; and for any Tpoech or debate in either house, they fall noc bé questioned in any

No fenator or representative all, during the time for which he was elected, be appoini.ed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been én. creased during sucli time ; and nó person holiding any office under the United States, fhall be a member of either hoyse during his continua ance in office,

$7. All bills for raising revenue shall origipate in the houfe of representatives ; but the senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.

Every bill which shall have passed the house of representatives and the senate, shall, before it become a law; be presented to the president

pther place,

of the United States: if he approve he shal) siga ir; but if not he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration, two thirds of that house thall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases, the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays; and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill, shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the president within ten days (Sundays excepled) after it shall have been presented to him, the fame shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjourn!nent prevent its return, in wbich case it shall not be a law.

Every order, resolution or vote to which the concurrence of the senate and house of representatives may he necessary, (except on a quer. tion of adjournment) shall be presented to the president of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repaired by two thirds of the senate and house of representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the cale of a bill.

$ 8. The Congress fhall have power

To lay and collect taxes, cuties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the

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