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11th Amendment

Text of 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

References to proposed amendment

We find no record of ratification of the 11th Amendment by the State of New Jersey. Excerpted below are the only references found in the legislative minutes relative to the amendment as proposed.

Text from minutes of General Assembly, 14 June 1794:

His Excellency laid before Council a Resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, with a proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the Suability of States by Individuals; whereupon,
   On Motion,
   Ordered, That the said Resolution be delivered to the House of Assembly,
   Ordered, That Mr. Mayhew do wait on the House of Assembly therewith.

Text from minutes of Legislative Council, 14 June 1794:
Mr. Mayhew from Council presented a Resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, with a proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, respecting the Suability of States by Individuals, which was read and ordered a second Reading.