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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Cover - Constitution of the State of Indiana 1851


When the convention adjourned February 10, 1851, the original handwritten constitution was given to the Secretary of State (Barnhart and Carmony, Century, 15). The photograph on page one shows the leather cover of one of two handwritten versions of the 1851 Constitution located at the Indiana State Archives. Both the 1851 Indiana Constitution and the 1816 Indiana Constitution are displayed in the rotunda of the State House annually during regular sessions of the Indiana General Assembly.