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United States ; nor shall any State deprive any person of
life , liberty , or liberty , without due process of law , nor deny
to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection
of the laws.

Section 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 or President and Vice –
President of the United States, Representatives in Congress,
the Executive and Judicial Officers of the States , or
the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any
of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty one
(21) years of age , and citizens 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 (21) years of age in such State .

Section 3 . No person shall be a Senator or Representative in
Congress , or elector of President and Vice President , or hold
any office civil or military under the United States, or under
any State , who having previously taken an oath as member
of Congress , or as an officer of the United States , on as mem-
ber of any State Legislature , on as an Executive or Ju-
dicial Officer of any State , to support the Constitution of
the United States , shall have engaged in insurrection or
rebellion against the same , or given aid or comfort to
the enemies thereof ; but Congress may by a vote of two-
thirds of each House remove said disability.

Section 4 : The validity of the Public Debt of the United States
authorized by law , including Debts incurred for payment
of pensions and bounties , for services in suppressing insur-
ection or rebellion shall not be questioned ; but neither the
United States nor any State , shall assume or pay any debt
or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion
against the United States , or any claim for the loss of eman-
cipation of an slaves ; but all such debts ,
obligations , and claims , shall be held illegal and void :

Section 5 : The Congress shall have power to enforce
by appropriate legislation , the provisions of this Article :

             The Committee having had the same under consideration
beg leave to ,   on

That after a careful and anxious consideration of the whole
committee , such Constitutional Amendment ought to be
rejected , and they recommend its rejection.

It is not known nor can it be known to the State of