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1861 March 13

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Joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted by Congress and approved March 2, 1861, with letters of authentication signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward. The resolution was approved by Congress and President James Buchanan, but was never sent to the states for ratification.

Transcription

[Page 1] To His Excelleny,
The Governor of the State of Arkansas,
Little Rock.
Washington, March 16, 1861.
Sir:
I transmit an authernticated copy of a Joint Resolution
to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted by
Congress and approved on the 2d of March, 1861, by
James Buchanan, President.
i have the hnor to be,
Your Excellency's obedient servant,
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
Willim. H. Sweard
Secretary of State.
[Page 3] United States of America,
Department of State,
To all whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
I Certify, That the paper hereunto annexed has
been compared with the original will, and
is a true copy of the "Joint Resolution to amend
the Constitution of the United States," - approved
March 2, 1861.
(illegible) testimony whereof, I, W.H. Seward
Secretary of State of the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name
and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed.
(illegible) at the City of Washington, this 13th
day of March A.D. 1861, and of the
Independence of the United States of America the 85th.
William H. Seward.

Subjects

Correspondence; Civil War; Political activity; Constitutional amendments

Contributor

Abraham Lincoln; William H. Seward

Geographical Area

Washington, District of Columbia; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.00087.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

President Abraham Lincoln to Governor Henry Rector, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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President Abraham Lincoln to Governor Henry Rector

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