November 16, 1807, §1, Acts 32nd G.A. 1st sitting, ch. II, p.14.
WHEREAS doubts have been raised, and great diversities in practice obtained throughout the state in regard to the admission of aliens, females, and persons of color, or negroes to vote in elections, as aslso in regard to the mode of ascertaining the qualifications of voters in respect to estate.---AND WHEREAS, it is highly necessary to the safety, quiet, good order and dignity of the state, to clear up the said doubts by an act of the representatives of the people, declaratory of the true sense and meaning of the constitution, and to ensure its just execution in these particulars, according to the intent of the framers thereof;--THEREFORE,
SEC. 1. BE IT ENACTED, by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, no person shall vote in any state or county election for officers in the government of the United States, or of this state, unless such person be a free, white, male citizen of this state, of the age of twenty-one years, worth fifty pounds proclamation money, clear estate, and haved resided in the county where he claims a vote, for at least twelve months immediately preceding the election.
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