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This foot note contained in document ADMS-06-08-02-0161-0002
110. The convention transferred the substance of Arts. IV and V to the new Chapter VI, where they appeared in condensed form as Art. III. Instead of “respective values, assigned . . . to” property in the draft's Art. IV, the new article refers to all “sums of money” mentioned. For the draft's Art. V the convention limited the legislature's right to increase qualifications “as to property” only.