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Belief in a Rewards and Punishment System in American History


This is from the Constitution of the State of South Carolina in 1778.

The qualification of electors shall be that every free white man, and no other person, who acknowledges the being of a God, and believes in a future state of rewards and punishments, and who has attained to the age of one and twenty years, and hath been a resident and an inhabitant in this State for the space of one whole year before the day appointed for the election he offers to give his vote at, and hath a freehold at least of fifty acres of land, or a town lot...

From: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/sc02.htm


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