South Carolina Constitution of 1790Amendment of 1810

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Constitution of the State of South Carolina. 1790. Amendment ratified December 19, 1810.

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That the fourth section of the first article of the constitution of this State be altered and amended to read as follows:
Every free white man of the age of twenty-one years, paupers, and non-commissioned officers and private soldiers of the Army of the United States excepted, being a citizen of this State, and having resided therein two years previous to the day of election, and who hath a freehold of fifty acres of land or a town lot, of which he hath been legally seized and possessed at least six months before such election, or not having such freehold or town lot, hath been a resident in the election district in which he offers to give his vote six months before the said election, shall have a right to vote for a member or members to serve in either branch of the legislature, for the election district in which he holds such property, or is so resident.
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