Re: counting humans in the US Constitution
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 05:17:06 -0800 (PST)

Anton Sherwood [] wrote:

> Nope. "Indians not taxed" are excluded, not counted at all.

Hmm, it says:

"adding to the
whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a
Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all
other Persons."

so to me that's not clear at all; it could be read either way, but mine
seems the more obvious reading. I guess we'd have to see how it was
applied at the time to find the correct answer.