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U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed




Message of the President of
the United States

June 22, 1866



The message from the President declaring that the Act of the Secretary of State to submit the Resolution of Proclamation of the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment to the States for ratification is purely ministerial and does not represent the approval of the President.