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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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4604. LEGISLATURES, Qualifications of Members.—[continued].
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4604. LEGISLATURES, Qualifications of Members.—[continued].

Of this General Assembly,
the treasurer, attorney general, register,
ministers of the gospel, officers of the regular
armies of this State, or of the United States,
persons receiving salaries or emoluments from
any power foreign to our confederacy, those
who are not resident in the county for which
they are chosen delegates, or districts for
which they are chosen senators, those who are
not qualified as electors, persons who shall
have committed treason, felony, or such other
crime as would subject them to infamous punishment,
or shall have been convicted by due
course of law of bribery or corruption, in
endeavoring to procure an election to the said
assembly, shall be incapable of being members.
All others, not herein elsewhere excluded,
who may elect, shall be capable of being
elected thereto.—
Proposed Constitution for Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 445. Ford ed., iii, 324.