Alabama Constitution of 1819Article III Section 9


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    Alabama Constitution of 1819, Article III (Legislative Department), Section 9.

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    SEC. 9. The General Assembly shall, at their first meeting and in the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and every six years thereafter, cause an enumeration to be made of all the inhabitants of the State, and the whole number of the representatives shall, at the first session held, after making every such enumeration, be fixed by the General Assembly, and apportioned among the several counties, cities, or towns, entitled to separate representation, according to their respective numbers of white inhabitants; and the said apportionment, when made, shall not be subject to alteration, until after the next census shall be taken. The House of Representatives shall not consist of less than forty-four, nor more than sixty members, until the number of white inhabitants shall be one hundred thousand, and, after that event, the whole number of representatives shall never be less than sixty nor more than one hundred; Provided, however, that each county shall be entitled to at least one representative.

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