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Constitution of the State of Texas, 1876

Article VI

Article VI of the Texas Constitution of 1876 covered suffrage. Women were excluded -- along with persons under 21 years of age, paupers, "idiots and lunatics," felons, and U.S. military personnel in active service. For more about the Constitution of 1876, visit our Texas Treasures exhibit.

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Article VI of the 1876 Texas Constitution

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Constitution of the State of Texas, adopted 1876, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. #1992/23-27.

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