The Corwin amendment.
--A dispatch published yesterday announced that the Senate, previous to adjournment at 5 o'clock in the morning, adopted the following joint resolution to amend the Constitution
, with Corwin
's amendment, by a vote of 24 to 12--a constitutional majority.
The following is the joint resolution, with Mr. Corwin
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two-thirds of both House concurring,)
That the following article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States
, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said Legislatures, shall be valid, to all intents and purposes, as part of said Constitution, viz:
Art, 12, No amendment of this Constitution, having for its object any interference within the States with the relation between their citizens and those described in section second of the first article of the Constitution
as "all other persons" shall originate with any State that does not recognize that relation within its own limits, or shall be valid without the assent of every one of he States composing the Union
"No amendment shall be made to the Constitution
which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State"
This amendment was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday last, by a vote of 133 to 65, and has now passed both Houses by a constitutional majority.
It has now to be sanctioned by three-fourths of the State Legislatures
, when it will become a clause of the Constitution of the United States