Conform Constitutiei, Article 1, Section 2:
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by 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. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative;
Deputatii sint alesi in functie de cite persoane sint in acel stat, un deputat la 30.000 de oameni. Nu scrie niciunde ca trebuie sa se cunoasca numele fiecarei persoane, data nasterii, rasa, sau originea. Asa ca nici eu nu am completat aceste date.