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U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed




Message of the President of
the United States

July 19, 1867


In answer to a resolution of the House of the 5th July, 1867, a report of the Secretary of State, containing a list of the States that have ratified the constitutional amendment proposed by Congress June 16, 1866.

It should be noted that some of the States listed in the message rescinded their ratification votes before the 14th Amendment was proclaimed to have been ratified.