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House. Comm. on Petitions on Constitutional Amendments. Report, 1831
SEE ALSO 51813, 51871 House No. 35 On February 12, 1831, a Select Committee reported out an Article of Amendment. Each jurisdiction with a
population of 1200 could elect one Representative, while jurisdictions with 2400 people could elect two, and so on in increments of 2400. The number of
people in a jurisdiction would always be determined by the federal Census. Jurisdictions could band together to have one representative and separate
later. Every jurisdiction of less than 1200 people could send a representative every other session. The number of people determining the eligibility for
a representative could be adjusted upward to keep the total number of representatives at 350. 75 member of the House present was a quorum.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The select committee, to whom were referred several propositions and petitions relative to certain amendments of the constitution of the Commonwealth, have duly considered that portion of the subject which has reference to an amendment whereby the number of the House of Representatives may be reduced ... .
OCLC Number:   1375585867
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