Constitution of 1790

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Unit Title: Constitution of 1790

Accumulation: 1790

Created: 1790

Creator: South Carolina. Constitutional Convention (1790).

Physical Description: 3.00 folders

Language: English

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Scope and Content: This series consists of two copies of the 1790 Constitution, the original and a copy certified June 24, 1790, by Peter Freneau, Secretary of State. Both are oversize parchment documents. A third folder contains photostats of the original constitution. The 1790 Constitution much like the Federal Constitution provided protection to property and institutions against the general public and the popular vote with the legislature electing most state offices from the Governor down. Both suffrage and eligibility to serve in the General Assembly, much like the 1778 Constitution, remained exclusively with those who met the property and tax requirements.

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Location of Originals: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223

Alternative Form Available: Also available as J. M. Lesesne, editor, Basic Documents of South Carolina History: The Constitution of 1790, published by the Historical Commission of South Carolina in 1952. The certified manuscript in this series has been digitized and is available through the South Carolina Electronic Records Archive (SCERA), which is maintained by the Archives.

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Encoded Archival Description - Header

Identifier: S131026

Title Proper of the Finding Aid: Constitution of 1790

Creation Date: 2016

Descriptive Rules: DACS

Constitution of 1790

Object Type: Collection

In Collection: Constitutional and Organic Papers

Constitution of 1790
Constitution of 1790