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Mississippi Constitution of 1832, Article III (Legislative Department), Section 9.
Sect. 9. The legislature shall at their first session, and at periods of not less than every four, nor more than every six years, until the year 1845; and thereafter at periods of not less than every four, and not more than every eight years, cause an enumeration to be made of all the free white inhabitants of this state, and the whole number of representatives shall at the several periods of making such enumeration be fixed by the legislature, and apportioned among the several counties, cities or towns entitled to separate representation, according to the number of free white inhabitants in each, and shall not be less than thirty-six nor more than one hundred: Provided, however, That each county shall always be entitled to at least one representative.