Books The Triumph of freedom over slavery. Thirty eighth Congress of the United States of America.
Equal Justice to All.
THIRTY EIGHTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
At the Second Session, begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday the fifth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty four.
Submitting to the LEGISLATURES of the Several States a proposition to Amend the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES,
RESOLVED by the SENATE and HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA in CONGRESS ASSEMBLED
(Two Thirds or both Houses concurring) That the following Article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as an AMENDMENT
to the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES, which when ratified by three fourths of said Legislatures shall be valid to all in
tents and purposes, as a part of said CONSTITUTION, Namely:
SEC. 1 NEITHER SLAVERY NOR INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly Convicted, shall exist within the UNITED STATES, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
SEC. 2 CONGRESS shall have power to enforce this ARTICLE by appropriate LEGISTLATION.
I certify that this Resolution originated in the Senate [signed] Schulyer Colfax[end] Speaker of the House of Representatives
[signed]illeg.[end]Secretary. [signed]H. Hamlin[end] VICE PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES and PRESIDENT of the SENATE ATTEST,
APPROVED FEBRUARY 1ST AD. 1865.
[signed]illeg.[end] Clerk of the House of Representatives. [signed]Abraham Lincoln
IN THE SENATE APRIL 8TH 1864.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, JANUARY 31ST 1865.
1. Isaac [?] Arnold
2. J. F. Driggs
3. Lu Anderson
4. [?] M. Mawin?
5. J. A. Garfield
6. Oakes Ames
7. H. Price
8. E. C. Ingersoll
9. A. L. Dawes
10. John H. Rice
11. F. C. Beaman
12. Septimus H Boyd
13. James F. Wilson
14. F. Clarke
15. Jno. R. McBride
16. James E. English
17. Augustus Frank
18. Samuel Knox
19. Jas. S. Rollins
20. Augustus Brandegle?
21. Schuyler Colfax
22. Henry C. Demming
23. Fred? [?] Woodbridge
24. Cornelius Cole
25. John D. Baldwin
26. Wm B. Allison
28. Geo. [?] B?ontwell
29. J. Hooper
30. [?] Russell Thayer
Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1865. By Judson Holcomb in the District Court of the United States, for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
J. Gibson Lith 32 Beekman St. N. Y.