Transition to statehood required that territorial institutions and law be retained until expressly replaced. At the end of the original Constitution, 22 sections under the heading of Schedule detailed how the transition would work. Several sections relate to events detailed in the History. Although obsolete, none of these provisions has been repealed.1789 That no inconvenience may arise by reason of the change in the form of government, it is hereby ordained and declared: That all laws in force at the adoption of this constitution shall, so far as not...
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