3. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the
members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judi-
cial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall
be bound, by oath or affirmation to support his constitution; but no
religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or
public trust under the United States.
The ratification of the conventions of nine states shall be sufficient
for the establishment of this Constitution between the states so ra-
tifying the same.
Done in Convention, by the unanimous consent of
the states present, the seventeenth day of Septem-
ber, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and eighty seven, and of the Indepen-
dence of the United States of America, the 12th.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed
President, and Deputy from Virginia .