The Constitution of the State of Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Journal Company, 1870

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Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1870

In 1856 the general assembly submitted a proposal to call a constitutional convention, but the voters rejected it; and not until four years later was a new proposal made. This time the people ratified it, and accordingly in the latter part of 1861, seventy-five delegates were elected for a convention.


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