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title:“George Mason to William Jackson”
authors:George Mason
date written:1787-6-26

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Mason, George. "Letter to William Jackson." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 3. Ed. A Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 917. Print.

George Mason to William Jackson (June 26, 1787)

[26 June 1787?]
G. Mason begs the favor of Maj. Jackson to correct the following Resolution, in the manner it hath been agreed to by the Convention.
4. Resolved, That the members of the second branch of the legislature of the United States ought to be chosen by the individual legislatures, to be of the age of thirty years at least, to hold their offices for the term of six years, one third to go out biennially; to be ineligible to and incapable of holding any office under the authority of the United States, except those peculiarly belong [ing] to the functions of the second branch, during the term for which they were chosen and for one year thereafter.

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