Amendment to the Constitution.
, of New York, on Thursday transmitted to the Legislature of that State the joint resolution adopted by Congress at its late session, proposing to the several State Legislatures an article amendatory to the Constitution
, providing that no amendment shall be made thereafter which shall give to Congress power to abolish or interfere with the institution of slavery in any State within which it may exist.
In transmitting the joint resolution, Gov. Morgan
makes an earnest appeal to the Legislature to adopt it. The proposed amendment, he says, commends itself to the judgment, while it conforms to the sentiment, of the people of New York, who have always adhered to the doctrine of the right of the States respectively to control their domestic institutions in such manner as they may judge most conducive to their prosperity and happiness.
He further thinks that the Border States
would accept such amendment to the Constitution
as the resolution proposes, as an earnest of the honest desire of the Northern States
to preserve for them for all time their constitutional rights.