New York Constitution of 1846

Constitution of the State of New York, 1846  (1846) 

Adopted January 1, 1847


WE, THE PEOPLE of the state of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.

JOHN TRACEY, President and delegate from the county of Chenango.

James F. Starbuck,

H. W. Strong,

Fr. Seger,Secretaries.


  1. This Constitution was framed by a Convention which met in Albany on June 1, 1846, and adjourned October 9 of the same year. It was submitted to the people and approved at an election held November 3, 1846. A history of this Constitution is to be found in Lincoln II:9-217. The section headings appearing in the above text in brackets are not in the original but have been derived mainly from Lincoln.


  • The Second Constitution of New York, 1846 at the New York State Unified Courts System (external scan)

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