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The CONSTITUTION For The United States, Its Sources and Application
Private publications of the Constitution including the 13th Amendment are innumerable, having been printed as guides to the Constitution and the Law for the use of the common man in his education
and understanding of the government of the nation, in which the general population was very much interested.
Found in late March, 2006, a very high quality private publication published in 1855 before the start of the War Between The States, Echoes From The Cabinet, is unusual in having an onionskin
insert showing facsimile signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in addition to the Constitution with the 13th Titles of Nobility and Honour Amendment in place on page 38,
opposite the frontise to the Declaration of Independence.
Embossed Leather Cover
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Publication Date and Preface
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Onionskin insert and Title Page
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Fugitive Slave Bill of 1T93, and the amendment to
it of 1850. "the Missouri Compromise of 1S20 > and
the Bill lo oijfciize Kansas and Nebraska of 1854.
14 ;ia eornewhat surprising to note, that among
persons who are eon&fanlly making; these laws the
lopie of conversation and debate, so few who hare
ever perused the statutes themselves, but have de-
fended upon the scandal and mb representations
of newspapers for information in regard to their
Perhaps this arises from tho want of general
r-irculaiion given by the government to the bills,
which pasa Congress; but, neverihelesHj thai thia
ignorance exists, is loo well known.
To supply tliia want this Toluune has been care^
fillip compiled : and the pnblishers have endeav-
ored to present it in a form which will bo accept-
able for popular use-
OF TB£ fMTED STATES, . . 7
TSE SfGSEES* 33
i TO THE COSSTlTtrnON, ... 33
SEX OF 1799* GO
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The Last Three Paragraphs of the Preface bear close attention.
And the Contents Page
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The brittle onionskin part unfolded.
The beginning Articles of Amendment comprising the "Bill of Rights.
the Senate shall choose the Vice-President;
a quorum far the purpose shall consist of
Mb thirds of the whole number of senators,
and a majority of the whole number shall
be necessary to a choice.
3. But no person constitutionally ineli^i.
He to the office of President shall he eligible
to that of Vice-President of the United
Art. XIII. — If ail y citizen of the United
btates shall accept, claim, receive, or retain
any title of nobility or honor, or shall, with-
out the consent of Congress, accept or retain
any present, pension, office, or emolument
of any kind whatever, from any emperor,
ting, prince, or foreign power, such person
shall cease to be a citizen of the United
States, and shall be incapable of holding any
office of trust or profit under them, or either
Is Congrebs> July 4, 1776.
ives of the United States, in Con-
gress assembled, *
'sex, in the course of human events,
docks necessary for one people to dis-
ibe political bands which have con-
them with another, and to assume
the powers of the earth the separate
equal station to which the laws of na-
rad of nature's God entitle them, a
respect for the opinions of mankind
that they should declare the causes
impel them to the separation.
IFe ha&A. these truths to be self-evident :
-ite* aM mts. are created e^ual ; that they
e iiIiimiiT hj their Creator with certain
rights ; that among these are
Article 13 Titles of Nobility and Honour Amendment in place.
Another example of this type, The True Republican of 1841, has these pages and shows the 13th Amendment in place.
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Page 279 - Showing the 13th Amendment in place
Another example of this type, The Constitution - Federalist of 1862, published during the War Between The States, has these pages and shows the 13th Amendment in place.
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Front Cover - The Constitution - Federalist - 1862
Frontise Pages - The Constitution - Federalist - 1862
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the fourth day of March next following
then the Vice- President shall .art us Presi-
dent: as in the ease of the death, or other
constitutional disability, of the President.
2, The person having the greatest num-
ber of votes as Vice-President shall be the
Vice-President, if such mi tuber be a major-
ity of the whole number of electors
appointed ; and if no person have a
majority, then from the two highest num-
bers on the list the Senate shall choose the
Vice-President ; a quorum for the purpose
sliLtll consist of two thirds of the whole
number of senators, and a majority of the
whole number shall be necessary to a
3. But no per sod constitutionally ineligi-
ble to the office of President shall be
eligible to that of Vice-President of the
If any citizen of the United State3 shall
accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of
nobility or honor, or shall, without the
consent of Congress, accept or retain any
present, pension, office, or emolument of
itnv kind whatever, horn any emperor,
king, prince, or foreign power, such person
shall cease to he a citizen of the United
States, and shall be incapable of holding
any office of trust or profit under them or
either of them.
Pages 46 and 47 - Showing the 13th Amendment in place
The Almanacs of the era contained the Declaration of Independence and Constitution along with review of current laws and, of course, all sorts of data necessary to earn and maintain ones self and
family. The almanac and the bible were the two main sources of reading material and guides to successful living.
An example of this type, The Whig Almanac of 1845, has these pages and shows the 13th Amendment in place.
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Front Cover - Whig Almanac - 1845
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More Whig Almanac Pages showing the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, political analysis, calendar and demographic data.
After the War Between The States, great numbers of these pamphlets were printed and placed for sale before the public by disabled veterans of the war, most often as beggars on the street, to support
themselves and their families, the benefits accruing to disabled veterans not being as complete as they are now in the 21st Century.
Two examples of this type, printed after 1865, are here presented.
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Constitution of the United States,
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,
W&tihiiiQttxu't gunmM §lM*C£&i
PUBLISHED IOS THE BENEFIT OT
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J^RIOE iO UJEHWA-B.
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Bidbos, end a mjy&ritj of ft]l tho atatoa riaallbe
necessary toaoboioe. And if tho Hoiiaa of Kop-
re*ept»t!vcn ■hull not choose m President, whcu-
BFer ike right of choice shall doTo! to upon thorn,
hefuru iLe lour Lb day of March u«xt fallowing - ,
than the Vioo ?n»idinit shall a** as President, as
in the f2i*ft r»f death or other contflkulMjCfid di«-
mhittTT of the Pr«irt*'U.
2 tlia peiton having 1 the gne»r«ir nnmhflr of
votes as Vice preiident shall be the Vice Presi-
dent, it such number be a majority of the whole
number of e!<?atjrs appointed; an<t if no pessou
hay a a majority, then from tho two hii?h<et oum-
ben on Che list the Senate shall choose the Vice
Prceidcnt; a^ttoram for the purpose shall con-
slat of two-thirds of the whole number of *ens-
?itj[>, urn I a majority of the wholu uu rubor shall
beneeet^ury m it choicer
3. Bur no pemon onnatitntirmjijly Ineligible to
tSie nflU'n rtf MnwhlHiif. shall he eligible tn t,l\nt oL
Vice Preatdent of tho United states.
Aitr. XIII. — U (iriy cinzan of the United Sttos
ehail accept, claim, rta waive, or rataiii any title of
uohiEitt- or hnnor t or shall, without tho* consent
of Con^roaa, neccpt or retain any proven t- t pen-
sion, ofBco or emolument of any kind whatarerv
from an r emperor, kiu». prince, or foreign pow-
er, such parson shall cease to be a citizen of the
United States* and shall be incapable of holding
auj. oJUccef trust or profit under them, or either
of them. _ ,
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As you can see, the 13th Titles of Nobility and Honors Amendment was the common knowledge of the citizen of the United States. The Constitution was taught, and jealously guarded and defended
by the ordinary citizen and the veteran who had pledged his life, his fortune and his honor in its defense.
The interest of the citizen in the Constitution literally meant the survival of the Disabled American Veteran. Those of us who have served in combat are not likely to ever forget the reasons
for the defense of the Constitution, why we fought and died, nor the oath we gave. That Oath is still in effect. It does not cease with discharge from service.
America (American Patriotic Medley)
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