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Article 6, Clause 3

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

1.An Act for the Well-Governing and Regulating of Corporations 13 Chas. 2, st. 2, cl. 1, sec. 3 (1661)
2.Delaware Constitution of 1776, ART. 22
3.Vermont Constitution of 1777, CH. 2, SEC. 9
4.Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, Articles of Amendments, arts. 6--7
5.Benjamin Franklin to Richard Price, 9 Oct. 1780
6.Petition of the Philadelphia Synagogue to Council of Censors of Pennsylvania, 23 Dec. 1783
7.Benjamin Rush to Edward Hand, 10 Nov. 1784
8.Benjamin Rush to Richard Price, 15 Oct. 1785 22 Apr. 1786
9.Noah Webster, On Test Laws, Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration, and Partial Exclusions from Office, Mar. 1787
10.Records of the Federal Convention
11.Jonas Phillips to President and Members of the Convention, 7 Sept. 1787
12.Tench Coxe, An Examination of the Constitution, Fall 1787
13.James Madison to Edmund Pendleton, 28 Oct. 1787
14.Oliver Ellsworth, Landholder, NO. 7, 17 Dec. 1787
15.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 27, 174--75, 25 Dec. 1787
16."William Penn," no. 2, 3 Jan. 1788
17.Oliver Wolcott, Connecticut Ratifying Convention, 9 Jan. 1788
18.Luther Martin, Genuine Information, 1788
19.James Madison, Federalist, no. 44, 307, 25 Jan. 1788
20.Debate in Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 30 Jan. 1788
21.William Williams, Letter, 11 Feb. 1788
22.James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 10 Apr. 1788
23.Proposed Amendment, South Carolina Ratifying Convention, 23 May 1788
24.Edmund Randolph, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 10 June 1788
25.Proposed Amendment, New York Ratifying Convention, 26 July 1788
26.William Lancaster, North Carolina Ratifying Convention, 30 July 1788
27.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1838--43, 1833
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