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Whereas the thirty-ninth Congress of the
United States at its first session (two thirds
of both houses having deemed it necessary by a
joint Resolution duly passed, did propose the
following additional Article as an Amendment
to the Constitution of the United States, which
said proposed Amendment is in the words and
figures following, to wit.

Article IVth

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 State wherein 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 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 for President and Vice President of
the United States, Representatives in Congress, the