Election of Executive – August 6

Mode of Appointing & Term of Office

A copy of the Constitution as then agreed upon was provided to each member of the Convention. Article X Section 1 read as follows:

The Executive Power of the United States shall be vested in a single person. His stile shall be, “The President of the United States of America;” and his title shall be, “His Excellency.” He shall be elected by ballot by the Legislature. He shall hold his office during the term of seven years; but shall not be elected a second time.


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