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THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.- We again copy the proposed Constitutional amendment which has passed both Houses of Congress by the required two-thirds vote, and has received the approval of the President as follows:

"Article XIII. No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or servitude by the laws of said State."

The following was the vote on the amendment in the Senate- Republicans being in italics:

YEAS- Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Bigler, Bright, Crittenden, Dixon, Douglas, Foster, Grimes, Gwin Harlan, Hunter, Johnson of Tenn., Kennedy, Latham, Mason, Morrill, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sabastian, Ten Eyck, Thomson- 24.

NAYS- Messrs. Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Doolittle, Durkee, Foote, King, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson- 12.

Mr. Fessenden of Maine did not vote. The Republicans who voted against it have never expressed any dissent from the position affirmed in the amendment; but they did not think there was any necessity for placing it in the Constitution at this time.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The 13th amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery, was passed by the House of Representatives on January 31, 1865. It had already been passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864. This is a list of the Senators and how they voted. It is noted that the Republican Senators who voted against the amendment did not disagree with it, but rather, felt it was not necessary. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, so the dissenters were going against their party's position. The Gazette & Courier was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from July 20, 1841 until June 24, 1932. Before 1841 the newspaper's name changed quite frequently, with Gazette a frequent part of the title.


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"The Constitutional Amendment" article from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   Mar 11, 1865
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   3.5"
height   5.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.137

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