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Constitution of Iowa, 1844  

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Constitution of Iowa. Constitution of the the State of Iowa, Adopted in Convention, November 1, 1844


[Washington D.C.]




21 pp.  28th Congress 2d Session. Doc. No. 77, Ho. of Reps. (8vo), bound in modern morocco-backed brown cloth, gilt spine.

Three constitutional conventions have been held in Iowa, in 1844, 1846, and 1857, proposing constitutions for the state. The first proposed constitution was rejected by the voters and the second and third proposed constitutions were ratified by the voters. The document proposed by the 1857 convention and ratified by the voters is the current, original Constitution of the State of Iowa. This is a finely bound copy of the proposal of 1844. 

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Light foxing; very good.

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