Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8

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Virginia Declaration of Rights, sec. 4

12 June 1776

4. That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community, but in consideration of publick services; which, not being descendible, neither ought the offices of magistrate, legislator, or judge, to be hereditary.

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