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                                    Arkansas Senate Journal – December 15th 1866
                                                              Pages 212-216
                                                                                                                            Senate Chambers
                                                                                                        Saturday       Decm 15th 1866

                                                                                              Senate met pursuant to adjournment :
                                                                                                                  Prayer by the Chaplain :
                                                                                                                                     Roll called :
                                                                                                                  The following Senators :
                                                                                                                      Present ,
                                   Inefers - : Seravebsm(sp) Dodson, Decnajin(sp), Earls, Fanish(sp),
                                                   Fellows, Yank, Erant(sp), Heicks, Lyles, Fennig-
                                                   ton, Purkins, Reynolds, Roberts, Scoh(sp), Sims,
                                                   Smith, Sullivan, Thompson, Turner, Watkins, Wil-
                                                   Liams, Witt, and Mr President ~ 24
                                  Quorum present :
                                                              The “Journals of Thursday was then read,
                                   Approved, and signed :
                                            Petitions from Counties – None :
                                            Memorials - None :
                                            Motions & Resolutions :

                                                      Mr Watkins, by permisssion,
                                            called up the Report and Resolution of the “Committee
                                            on Federal Realations” in regard to the Constitutional
                                             Amendment proposed by Congress as the Fourteenth
                                             Article to the Constitution of the U.S. and communicated
                                             by the Governor in his message –

                                            The Report of Resolution were Read :

                                             Mr Watkins xxxx moved to strike out the following
                                             words from the third (3rd, Paragraph of the Report proposed
                                             , to wit , “as it should have been according the very words
                                            of that Constitution sought to be amended” : Motion adopted

                                             The Report and Resolution as amended, are as follows

                                                            “Report of the Committee on Federal Rela-
                                              tions – In Relation to that portion of the message
                                             of the Governor recommending the adoption of the Con-
                                              stitutional Amendment “ –

                                                                           Senate Chamber
                                                                           Little Rock, Ark, Decm 10th 1866

                                                             Mr President :
                                                                         The Committee on Federal
                                                Relations, to whom was referred so much of the message
                                                of his Excellency the Governor, as relates to the proposed       
                                                “Constitutional Amendment” which is as follows :
                                                                               Article XIV’
                                                Section 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 States wherein they reside.
                                                No State shall make or enforce any law which shall
                                                Abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the