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New York State Secretary of State Amendments to the First State Constitution

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
A Convention of Delegates of the State of New York adopted five amendments to the Constitution of 1777 on October 27, 1801. The amendments dealt with reorganization of the Senate and Assembly and powers of the Council of Appointment. The engrossed text of the amendments is signed by Aaron Burr, president, and James Van Ingen and Joseph Constant, Secretaries of the Convention. The Constitution of 1777 contained no provision for amendment.
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0.2 cubic feet (1 item)
Inclusive Dates:
1801
Series Number:
A1803

Scope and Content Note

Five amendments to the Constitution of 1777 were adopted by a Convention of Delegates of the State of New York on October 27, 1801. The amendments dealt with reorganization of the Senate and Assembly and the powers of the Council of Appoinment. The engrossed text of the amendments is signed by Aaron Burr, president, and James Van Ingen and Joseph Constant, Secretaries of the Convention. The Constitution of 1777 contained no provision for amendment, and the Convention of 1801 was called pursuant to legislation of 1801.

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Restricted: Published versions are first-use copies.

Alternate Formats Available

Published in "New York State Constitution Annotated," (1938); "The Constitutional History of New York," (Charles Z. Lincoln, 1906); and other sources.

Custodial History

This item was part of the Freedom Train exhibit that traveled the state from January 1949 to February 1950 (L. 1948, Ch. 659).

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