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Text of 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
State of New Jersey
Joint Resolution No. 2
Resolution ratifying the amendment of the Constitution
of the United States.
by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey,
that the amendment to the Constitution of the United States, [pg.1]
proposed at the second session of the thirty-eighth Congress
by a resolution of
the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America, in
congress assembled, to the several State legislatures be, and
the same is hereby
ratified upon the part of this legislature, and made a part
of the Constitution of the
United States of America; said amendment having been approved
on the first day of
February Anno Domini, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and is
in the following words,
I. Neither slavery [pg. 2]
involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof
the party shall
have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,
or any place subject
to their jurisdiction.
II. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
January 23rd, 1866.
Marcus L. Ward [pg. 3]
joint resolution having been three times read and compared in
the Same do pass by order of the House of Assembly.
Hill, Speaker of the House of Assembly
joint resolution having been three times read in the Senate,
the same do pass by order of the Senate.
M. Scovel, President of the Senate [pg.