Sec. 2. Representatives shall be appointed among the seve-
ral States according to their respective numbers, counting
the whole number of persons in each State, excluding indians
not taxed. Bat when the right to vote at any election for
the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the
United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive
and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legis-
lature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of
such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the
United States, or in, any way abridged, except for participa-
tion in rebellion or other -crime, the basis of representation
therein shall be reduced to the proportion which the number
of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male
citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Sec. 3 No person shall be Senator or Representative in
Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold
any office, civil or military, under the United States, or un-
der any State, who, having previously taken an oath as a
member of CongreSs or as an officer of the United States, or
as a member of any State Legislature, or as an Executive or
Judicial officer oi any State, to support the Constitution of the
United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebel-
lion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies
thereof against the same; but Congress may, by a vote of
two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
dec. 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States,
authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of
pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection
or rebellion, shall not ba questioned. But neither the United
States, nor any State shall assume t>r pay any debt or obliga-
tion incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the
United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of
any slave; but all such debts, cbligations and claims shall be
held illegal and ,void.
Sec. 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by ap-
propriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
And whereas the Legislature of Maryland has duly consid-
ered the amendment to the Constitution of the United States
therein proposed, therefore,
1. Resolved, By the General Assembly of Maryland, that
the Legislature of this State, doth hereby refuse its ratifica-
tion of the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of
the United States.
2. Resolved, That the Governor of this State be and he is
hereby requested to transmit to the Secretary of State of the
United States, a duly certified copy of these resolutions.
3. Resolved, That the Governor be and he is hereby re-
quested to transmit a printed copy of the foregoing Report
and Resolutions to the Executive of each of the several States
of the Union.