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Tentative draft of changes in state Constitution

together with reprint of Constitution of 1874
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Legislative Bureau , [Harrisburg, Pa
Constitutional law, Constitu
ContributionsHaight, Robert, Foss, George E., Johnson, Alba B., Pennsylvania State Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Legislative Reference Bureau
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
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