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Connecticut
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Menu 1662 Constitution (in effect until 1818)
Delaware
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Menu 1776 Constitution
Georgia
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Menu 1777 Constitution
Maryland
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Menu 1776 Constitution
Massachusetts
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Menu 1691 Charter
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Menu 1725 Explanatory Charter (minor modification of the 1691 charter)
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Menu 1780 Constitution (first state constitution submitted to the people for appoval)
New Hampshire
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Menu 1776 Constitution
New Jersey
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Menu 1776 Constitution
New York
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Menu 1777 Constitution
North Carolina
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Menu 1776 Constitution
Pennsylvania
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Menu 1776 Constitution
Rhode Island
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Menu 1663 Constitution (used through Revolutionary era)
South Carolina
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Menu 1776 Constitution (before independence)
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Menu 1778 Constitution
Virginia
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Menu 1611 Third Charter
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Menu 1621 Ordinances (supplemented charter)
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Menu 1776 Constitution

Source: The Federal and State Constitutions Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America, Compiled and Edited Under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906 by Francis Newton Thorpe
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1909.

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Original URL: http://www.constitution.org/cons/early_state_cons.htm
Maintained:
Jon Roland of the Constitution Society
Original date: 2013/05/24 — 














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