Harper's Weekly 11/04/1865


THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

The following twenty-four States have ratified the Con-
stitutional amendment abolishing slavery:

Illinois, Feb. 1, 1865.
Rhode Island, Feb. 2, 1865
Maryland, Feb. 3, 1865
Massachusetts, Feb. 3, 1865
New York, Feb. 3, 1865
Pennsylvania, Feb. 3, 1865
West Virginia, Feb. 3, 1865
Michigan, Feb. 4, 1865
Maine, Feb. 7, 1865
Ohio, Feb. 8, 1865
Kansas, Feb. 8, 1865
Minnesota, Feb. 8, 1865
East Virginia, Feb. 9, 1865
Indiana, Feb. 13, 1865
Nevada, Feb. 16, 1865
Louisiana, Feb. 17, 1865
Missouri, Feb. 24, 1865
Wisconsin, Feb. 24, 1865
Vermont, March 9, 1865.
Tennessee, April 5, 1865
Arkansas, Apriló, 1865.
Connecticut, May 4, 1865
Iowa, June 30, 1865
New Hampshire, June 30,
1865.


It has been rejected by three States: by Delaware, Feb.
8, 1865; by Kentucky, Feb. 23, 1865; and by New Jersey,
March 1, 1865. The new State, Colorado, will soon rati-
fy the amendment. North Carolina has embodied the
amendment as a part of her State Constitution; and it
will be ratified by the Southern States themselves, per-
haps, ere it is by New Jersey and Delaware.



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