Re: counting humans in the US Constitution

Anton Sherwood (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 21:41:17 -0700 wrote:

> We can infer that "other persons" is a generic term and doesn't apply
> exclusively to slaves (it clearly, for example, includes Indians who
> aren't taxed). If they meant 'only count slaves as 3/5 of a person,
> but count everyone else' they would have said so. Slaves are clearly
> counted as "other people", but so, for example, are untaxed Indians.

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

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