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ber of senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.

3. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of president, shall be eligible to that of vicepresident of the United States.

ARTICLE XIII.

In what ca ses persons

1. If any citizen of the United States shall accept, forfeit their claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honor, citizenship

or shall, without the consent of congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citi. zen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.

[NOTE.—The 11th article of the amendments to the constitution was proposed at the second session of the third congress; the 12th article, at the first session of the eight congress; and the 13th article, at the second session of the eleventh congress.]

ARTICLE XIV. Slavery 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, exand prohibe cept 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.

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

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ORGANIC ACT.

AN ACT

Colorado

TO PROVIDE A TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT FOR THE

TERRITORY OF COLORADO. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Territory of tives of the United States of America in Congress as- established. sembled, That all that part of the territory of the United States included within the following limits, viz.: Boundaries. commencing on the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude, where the twenty-fifth meridian of longitude west from Washington crosses the same; thence north on said meridian to the forty-first parallel of north latitude; thence along said parallel west to the thirtysecond meridian of longitude west from Washington; thence south on said meridian to the northern line of New Mexico; thence along the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude to the place of beginning; be and the same is hereby erected into a temporary government by the name of the territory of Colorado: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be Indian

rights construed to impair the rights of person or property preserved. now pertaining to the indians in said territory, so long as such rights shall remain unextinguished by treaty between the United States and such indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty with any indian tribe, is not, without the consent of said tribe, to be included within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of any state or territory; but all such territory shall be excepted out of the boundaries and con- Indian ter. stitute no part of the territory of Colorado, until the predan

cepted unsaid tribe shall signify their assent to the president of til, etc. the United States to be included within the said territory, or to affect the authority of the government of the United States to make any regulations respect

may be di. vided.

duties.

ing such indians, their lands, property, or other
rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, which it would

have been competent for the government to make, if Territory this act had never passed : Provided further, That

nothing in this act contained shall be construed to
inhibit the government of the United States from di-
viding said territory into two or more territories, in
such manner and at such times as congress shall
deem convenient and proper, or from attaching any

portion thereof to any other territory or state. Governor, SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the executive ment, term, power and authority in and over said territory of powers and Colorado shall be vested in a governor, who shall

hold his office for four years, and until his successor
shall be appointed and qualified, unless sooner re-
moved by the president of the United States. The
governor shall reside within said territory, shall be
commander-in-chief of the militia thereof, shall per-
form the duties and receive the emoluments of super-
intendent of indian affairs, and shall approve all laws
passed by the legislative assembly before they shall
take effect; he may grant pardons for offenses against
the laws of said territory, and reprieves for offenses
against the laws of the United States, until the decis-
ion of the president can be made known thereon; he
shall commission all officers who shall be appointed
to office under the laws of said territory, and shall

take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Secretary of SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall

be a secretary of the said territory, who shall reside
therein, and hold his office for four years, unless
sooner removed by the president of the United States;
he shall record and preserve all the laws and pro-
ceedings of the legislative assembly hereinafter con-
stituted, and all the acts and proceedings of the gov-
ernor, in his executive department; he shall transmit
one copy of the laws and one copy of the executive
proceedings, on or before the first day of December
in each year, to the president of the United States,
and, at the same time, two copies of the laws to the
speaker of the house of representatives and the pres-

ident of the senate, for the use of congress. And in When to act case of the death, removal or resignation, or other

necessary absence of the governor from the territory,
the secretary shall have, and he is hereby authorized
and required to execute and perform all the powers
and duties of the governor during such vacancy or

territory, etc.

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