That no inconvenience may arise by reason of the change from territorial to state form of government, it is declared and ordained: This constitution shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon the admission of New Mexico into the union as a state. This article provides for New Mexico’s transition from a territory to statehood. It generally defined how laws, rights, obligations, judicial cases, and records under the territorial government were to transfer to the state. It also provided for the elections necessary to ratify the constitution and to select...
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