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Delegates to the 1871-72 Constitutional Convention
Delegates to the
1871-72 Constitutional Convention


Delegates approved a new constitution for West Virginia on April 9, 1872. Voters of the state ratified the document on August 22.

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Approval of the New West Virginia Constitution
1872 West Virginia Constitution
Convention Directory
Samuel Price to Governor John J. Jacob, April 9, 1872 (Ar837)
Front Page of the 1872 West Virginia Constitution (Ar837)


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