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mitted into the Union, the Representative or Representatives assigned to such new State or States shall be ip addition to the number of Representatives hereinabove limited, which excess of Representatives over two hundred and thirty-three shall only continue until the next succeeding census.

Ratio of representation, 1 to 93,420.

Under the following-named acts additional Representatives were assigned, viz:

Act of February 26, 1857, 1 for Minnesota, and act of February 14, 1859, 1 for Oregon.

EIGHTH CENSUS.

Act of March 1, 1862 (Stat., vol. 12, p. 353), fixed the number of members of the House after March 3, 1863, at 241, the 8 ad. ditional members being assigned 1 each to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Ratio of representation, 1 to 127,381.

NINTH CENSUS.

Act of February 2, 1872 (Stat., vol. 17, p. 28), provided that after March 3, 1873, the House should be composed of 293 members. The following is the remainder of said act, viz:

Sxc. 2. That in each State entitled under this law to more than one Representative, the number to which said States may be entitled in the Fortythird, and each subsequent Congress, shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory, and containing as nearly as practicable an equal number of inhabitants, and equal in number to the number of Representatives to which said States may be entitled in Congress, no one district electing more than one Representative: Provided, Ibat in the election of Representatives to the Forty-third Congress in any State which by this law is given an increased number of Representatives, the additional Representative or Representatives allowed to such State may be elected by the State at large, and the other Representatives to which the State is entitled by the districts as now prescribed by law in said State, unless the legislature of said State shall otherwise provide before the time fixed by law for the olection of Representatives therein.

SEC. 3. That the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in the year eighteen bundred and seventy-six, is hereby fixed and established as the day, in each of the States and Territories of the United States, for the election of Representatives and Delegates to the Forty-fifth Congress; and the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every second year thereafter, is hereby fixed and established as the day for the election, in

each of said States and Territories, of Representatives and Delegates to the Congress commencing on the fourth day of March next thereafter.

SEC. 4. That if, upon trial, there shall be a failure to elect a Representative or Delegate in Congress in any State, District, or Territory, upon the day hereby fixed and established for such ele ou, or if, after any such election, a vacancy shall occur in any such State, District, or Territory, from death, resignation, or otherwise, an election shall be held to fill any vacancy caused by such failure, resignation, death, or otherwise, at such time as is or may be provided by law for filling vacancies in the State or Territory in which the same may occur.

Sec. 5. That po State shall be hereafter admitted to the Union without having the necessary population to entitle it to at least one Representative according to the ratio of representation fixed by this bill.

Sec. 6. That should airy State, after the passage of this act, deny or abridge the right of any of the maio inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, to vote at any election named in the amendments to the Constitution, article fourteen, section two, except for participation in the rebellion or other crime, the number of Representatives apportioned in this act to such State shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall . have to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Ratio of representation, 1 to 131,425.

By the act of May 30, 1872 (Stat., vol. 17, p. 192), entitled “An act supplemental to an act entitled “An act for the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the Ninth Census,'” the representation in the House of Representatives was further increased as follows, viz:

That from and after the third day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, the following States shall be entitled to one Representative each in the Congress of the United States in addition to the number apportioned to such States by the act entitled “An act for the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the Ninth Census," approved February second, eighteen hundred and seventytwo, to wit: New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida, and be elected by separate districts, as in said act directed: Provided, That in the election of Representatives to the Forty-third Congress only, in any State which by this law is given an increased number of Representatives, the additional Rep. resentative allowed to such State may be elected by the State at large, unless the legislature of said State shall otherwise provide before the time fixed by law for the election of Representatives therein.

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mitted into the Union, the Representative or Representatives assigned to such new State or States shall be in addition to the number of Representatives hereinabove limited, which excess of Representatives over two hundred and thirty-three shall only continue until the next succeeding census.

Ratio of representation, 1 to 93,420.

Under the following.named acts additional Representatives were assigned, viz:

Act of February 26, 1857, 1 for Minnesota, and act of February 14, 1859, 1 for Oregon.

EIGHTH CENSUS.

Act of March 1, 1862 (Stat., vol. 12, p. 353), fixed the number of members of the House after March 3, 1863, at 241, the 8 additional members being assigned 1 each to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Ratio of representation, 1 to 127,381.

NINTH CENSUS.

Act of February 2, 1872 (Stat., vol. 17, p. 28), provided that after March 3, 1873, the House should be composed of 293 members. The following is the remainder of said act, viz:

Sxc. 2. That in each State entitled under this law to more than one Representative, the number to which said States may be entitled in the Fortythird, and each subsequent Congress, shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory, and containing as nearly as practicable an equal number of inhabitants, and equal in number to the number of Representatives to which said States may be entitled in Congress, no one district electing more than one Representative: Provided, That in the election of Representatives to the Forty-third Congress in any State which by this law is given an increased number of Representatives, the additional Representative or Representatives allowed to such State may be elected by the State at large, and the other Representatives to which the State is entitled by the districts as now prescribed by law in said State, unless the legislature of said State shall otherwise provide before the time fixed by law for the election of Representatives therein.

SEC. 3. That the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, is hereby fixed and established as the day, in each of the States and Territories of the United States, for the election of Representatives and Delegates to the Forty-fifth Congress; and the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every second year thereafter, is hereby tixed and established as the day for the election, in

each of said States and Territories, of Representatives and Delegates to the Congress commencing on the fourth day of March next thereafter.

SEC. 4. That if, upon trial, there shall be a failure to elect a Representative or Delegate in Congress in any State, District, or Territory, upon the day hereby fixed and established for such election, or if, after any such election, a vacancy shall occur in any such State, District, or Territory, from death, resignation, or otherwise, an election shall be held to fill any vacancy caused by such failure, resignation, death, or otherwise, at such time as is or may be provided by law for filling vacancies in the State or Territory in which the same may occur.

SEC. 5. That no State shall be hereafter admitted to the Union without having the necessary population to entitle it to at least one Representative according to the ratio of representation fixed by this bill.

Sec. 6. That should arry State, after the passage of this act, deny or abridge the right of any of the maio inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, to vote at any election named in the amendments to the Constitution, article fourteen, section two, except for participation in the rebellion or other crime, the number of Representatives apportioved in this act to such State shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens sball . have to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in sucb State.

Ratio of representation, 1 to 131,425.

By the act of May 30, 1872 (Stat., vol. 17, p. 192), entitled "An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act for the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the Ninth Census,'” the representation in the House of Representatives was further increased as follows, viz:

That from and after the third day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, the following States shall be entitled to one Representative each in the Congress of the United States in addition to the number apportioned to such States by the act entitled “An act for the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the Ninth Census," approved February second, eighteen hundred and seventytwo, to wit: New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida, and be elected by separate districts, as in said act directed : Provided, That in the election of Representatives to the Forty-third Congress only, in any State which by this law is given an increased number of Representatives, the additional Rep. resentative allowed to such State may be elected by the State at large, unless the legislature of said State shall otherwise provide before the time fixed by law for the election of Representatives therein.

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TENTH CENSUS.

The act of February 25, 1882 (Stat., vol. 22, p. 5), enacts as follows, viz:

That after the third of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, the House of Re, resentatives shall be composed of three hundred and twentyfive members, to be apportioned among the several S'ates as follows: Alabama 8 Mississippi.

7 Arkansas. 5 Missouri

14 California 6 Nebraska

3 Colorado .... 1 Nevada

1 Connecticut...

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4 New Hampshire

2 Delaware 1 New Jersey

7 Florida 2 New York..

34 Georgia. 10 North Carolina.

9 Illinois. 20 Ohio

21 Indiana 13 Oregon

1 Iowa... 11 Pennsylvania

28 • Kansas.. 7 Rhode Island.

2 Kentucky.. 11 South Carolina..

7 Louisiana 6 Tennessee

10 Maine... 4 Texas...

11 Maryland 6 Vermont

2 Massachusetts.. 12 Virginia

10 Michigan 11 West Virginia...

4 Mincesota... 5 Wisconsin ....

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SEC. 2. That whenever a new State is admitted to the Union the Representative or Representatives assigned to it shall be in addition to the number three hundred and twenty-five.

SEC. 3. That in each State eatitled under this apportionment the number to which such State may be entitled in the Forty-eighth and each subsequent Congress shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory, and containing as nearly as practicable an equal number of inhabitants, and equal in number to the Representatives to which such State may be entitled in Congress, no one district electing more than one Representative: Prorided, That unless the legislature of such State shall otherwise provide before the election of such Representatives shall take place as provided by law, wbere no change shall be hereby made in the representation of a State, the Representatives thereof to the Forty-eighth Congress shall be elected therein as now provided by law. If the number as hereby provided for shall be larger than it was before this change, then the additional Representative or Representatives allowed to said State under this apportionment may be elected by the State at large, and the other Representatives to which the State is entitled by the districts as now prescribed by

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