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13th Amendment


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Text of 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

State of New Jersey


Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2


Joint Resolution ratifying the amendment of the Constitution
of the United States.


RESOLVED, 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, to wit:

Article XIII.

Section I. Neither slavery [pg. 2]


nor 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.

Section II. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Approved January 23rd, 1866.
Marcus L. Ward [pg. 3]


House of Assembly
January 17th 1866
This joint resolution having been three times read and compared in the House of Assembly,
Resolved, the Same do pass by order of the House of Assembly.

John Hill, Speaker of the House of Assembly  
Senate
January 23, 1866
This joint resolution having been three times read in the Senate,
Resolved the same do pass by order of the Senate.
James M. Scovel, President of the Senate [pg. 4]