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I, A. J. Pinkham, Secretary of State of the State of Idaho, do hereby certify the following to be true and correct copies of the Constitution of the State of Idaho, adopted in Convention, August 6, 1889, and the Act of Congress admitting the State of Idaho into the Union of States, approved July 3, 1890, as appear of record in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my

hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State. Done at the City of Boise, the Capital of Idaho,

this Nineteeth day of February, in the year of [SEAL.] our Lord One Thousand Eight IIundred and

Ninety-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Fifteenth.


Secretary of State.

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CONSTITUTION Adopted by a Constitutional Convention

held at Boise City, in the Territory of Idaho, August 6, 1889.


We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.


DECLARATION OF RIGHTS. SECTION 1. All men are by nature free and equal and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, pursuing happiness, and securing safety.

SEC. 2. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter, reform, or abolish the same whenever they may deem it necessary, and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the legislature.

SEC. 3. The State of Idaho is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the

supreme law of the land. SEC. 4. The exercise and enjoyment of religious faith and worship shall forever be guaranteed; and no person shall be denied any civil or political right, privilege, or capacity on account of his religious opinions; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be construed to dispense with oaths or affirmations, or excuse acts of licentiousness or justify polyga

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