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Article 1, Section 2, Clause 1

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

1.Delaware Charter of 1701
2.Address of General Assembly of New York to Lt. Governor George Clarke, 7 Sept. 1737
3.William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:165--66, 1765
4.Virginia Declaration of Rights, sec. 6, 12 June 1776
5.North Carolina Constitution of 1776, ARTS. 7--9
6.Georgia Constitution of 1777, ART. 9
7.New York Constitution of 1777, ART. 7
8.Vermont Constitution of 1786, CH. 2, ART. 18
9.Records of the Federal Convention
10.Cato, no. 5, Fall 1787
11."John DeWitt," NO. 3, Fall 1787
12.James Wilson, Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, 4 Dec. 1787
13.Debate in Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 14--15 Jan. 1788
14.James Madison, Federalist, no. 52, 354--59, 8 Feb. 1788
15.James Madison, Federalist, no. 53, 359--66, 9 Feb. 1788
16.A Native of Virginia, Observations upon the Proposed Plan of Federal Government, 1788
17.James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 8 Oct. 1788
18.James Wilson, The Legislative Department, Lectures on Law, 1791
19.St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 208--15, 1803
20.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 2:§§ 572--80, 1833
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