THE CONSTITUTION OF 1865

PREAMBLE



We, the People of the State of Alabama, by our representatives in convention assembled; in order to establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure to ourselves and to our posterity the rights of life, liberty, and property ; invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following constitution and form of government for the State of Alabama-that is to say:

 


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