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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.
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.
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.
ing such indians, their lands, property, or other
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
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
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
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,