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Arkansas House Journal 1866-67 - December 17th 1866
Pages 265-268

And Mr Brook of Washington Chairman of
the committee made the following report,
     Your committee whom was referred
That position of the Governors message relative to
Federal relations have had the same under consider-
ation the article proposed as an amendment to
the Constitution of the United States, which is as
follows;

      Be it resolved by the Senate and House of
Representative, of the United States of America
in Congress assembled (two thirds of each House concuring,
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 as part of the Constitution, namely:


          Article XIV
Sec 1. All persons born or Naturalized in the
United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof
are citizens of the United States, and of the State where
in they reside. No State shall make or enforce any
law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities
of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State
deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without
due process of law, nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal jurisdiction of the laws.

Sec 2 Representatives shall be apportioned among
The several states according to their respective
Numbers, counting the whole number of persons in
Each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the
Right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for
President and Vice President of the United States, Represen-
tatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers
of a State of the members of the Legislature thereof, is
denied to an male inhabitant of such state being
twenty one years of age and citizen of the United
States, or in any way abridged, except for participation
in rebellion or other crime the basis of representation
therein shall be reduced in the proportion which
the number of such male citizens shall bear to the
whole number of male citizens twenty one years of
age in such State.

Sec 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representa-
tive in Congress or elector of President and Vice President
or hold any office civil or military, under the United
States, or under any state Legislature or as an executive
or judicial officier of any state who, having previously