James Madison Papers

Proposed Constitutional Amendment, [ca. 9 July] 1803

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

[ca. 9 July 1803]

For amendment to the Constitution

Louisiana as ceded by France is made part of the U. States. Congress may make part of the U. S. other adjacent territories which shall be justly acquired.

Congress may sever from the U. S territory not heretofore within the U. States, with consent of a majority of the free males above 21 years, inhabiting such territory1

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