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CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA
AN ANNOTATED EDITION,
ARMISTEAD R. LONG,
Of the Lynchburg (Va.) Bar,
TOGETHER WITH A
REPRINT OF THE PREVIOUS CONSTITUTIONS
In preparing this edition of the Constitution, though aiming to make it useful to the members of the legal profession, I have been actuated principally by the hope that it might be of service in the constitutional revision now about to be undertaken. I have endeavored in the notes by references to the former Constitutions to show the changes made by the present Constitution in the organic law of the State, and by the citation of decided cases to show the construction put by the Court of Appeals on the several provisions of the Constitution which have come before it. I have added occasional comments, but have not made the notes the vehicle of my own views, my object being rather to show the Constitution as it is. The more difficult and responsible task of reconstructing it fortunately devolves upon the able and representative Convention which has been elected for that
purpose. The Appendix, in addition to a reprint of the former Constitutions, reproduces the Act of February 16, 1901, providing for the election and organization of the Convention and the submission of its work to the people, and contains statements showing in detail the vote at the several elections held under the present Constitution on the question of calling a constitutional convention.
A. R. L. Lynchburg, Va., June 6, 1901.
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