Scope and Content Note

The proposed Constitution of 1867-68 was framed and adopted by a Convention held in Albany from June 4, 1867 to February 28, 1868. The Constitution of 1846 (Article 13, Section 2) required that every twenty years the question be placed before the voters of whether the Constitution should be amended and revised. In the fall of 1866 the voters approved the calling of a Convention for this purpose, and it was duly held pursuant to legislation of 1867 (Chapter 194). The text is attested by the signatures of W.A. Wheeler, president, and Luther Caldwell, secretary of the Convention. On November 2, 1869, the voters rejected the proposed constitution, except for the Judiciary article.