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Constitution of 1851


Western Virginians met in Clarksburg and Lewisburg and demanded a Constitutional Convention

Other events that happened on or around 1842

Dec 03, 1849

Gov. John B. Floyd called for constitutional convention

Mar 04, 1850

Bill calling for referendum passed legislature

Oct 14, 1850

Delegates convened in Richmond for the Constitutional Convention

Nov 04, 1850

Convention recessed

Jan 06, 1851

Convention reconvened and began crafting new state constitution


Voters ratified the new state constitution


Provision included in Constitution of 1851 calling for the General Assembly to reapportion representation in both houses

Other events that happened on or around 1865

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