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Table of Official Publications

This table presents the data and images of the TONA Research Committee archival discoveries of State and Territorial Publications published between 1816 through 1876 that show the inclusion of the 13th Titles of Nobility and Honour Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. As each year has gone by the Committee has found more publications.

If you are interested you can click on each of the underlined publication dates to view the images. [Some remain yet to be scanned.]

State Ratification
Date
Frontis Page Amendment Page
Delaware Feb. 2, 1811   
Pennsylvania Feb. 6, 1811 1818, 1824, 1831 1818, 1824, 1831
New Jersey Feb. 13, 1811    
Georgia Dec. 13, 1811    
Connecticut Rejected
May 11,1813
1821, 1824,1835,1839 1821, 1824,1835,1839
Massachusetts Feb. 27, 1812 1816, 1823 1816, 1823
Maryland Dec. 25, 1810    
South Carolina Tabled - No
Action Taken
Dec. 21, 1814
   
New Hampshire Dec. 9, 1812    
Virginia Mar. 12, 1819 1819 1819
New York Rejected
May 1, 1813
New York published but date is unknown
North Carolina Dec. 23, 1811 1819, 1821, 1828 1819, 1821, 1828
Rhode Island Rejected
Sep. 15, 1814.
1822 1822
Vermont Oct. 24, 1811    
Kentucky Jan. 31, 1811 1822 1822
Tennessee Nov. 21, 1811    
Ohio Jan. 31, 1811 1819, 1824, 1831, 1833, 1835, 1848 1819, 1824, 1831, 1833, 1835, 1848
It is interesting to note that the Ohio 1833 volume was edited by Salmon P. Chase, subsequently Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War, and Supreme Court Chief Justice 1864-1873
Louisiana Recognized 1825, 1855 1825, 1855
Indiana Recognized 1824, 1831, 1838 1824, 1831, 1838
The 1824 volume was Abe Lincoln's first law book, which he studied diligently from the time he was 18. He was very conversant of all the laws and statutes, including the U.S. Constitution and Amendments. Lincoln was very well aware of the 13th Titles of Nobility and Honors amendment. See these images Title Page, Page 32, Page 33, Page 34, Page 35
Mississippi Recognized 1823, 1824, 1839 1823, 1824, 1839
Illinois Recognized 1823, 1825, 1827, 1833, 1839, 1845 1823, 1825, 1827, 1833, 1839, 1845
Alabama Not Known    
Maine The rediscovery document found by Dodge and Dunn in 1983 is the 1825 publication of the Constitutions of Maine and of the United States.
Recognized 1825, 1831 1825, 1831
Missouri Recognized 1818, 1825, 1835, 1840, 1841, 1845 1818, 1825, 1835, 1840, 1841, 1845
Arkansas Not Known    
Michigan Recognized Terr. Publication
1827, 1833
Terr. Publication
1827, 1833
Florida Recognized Terr. Publication
1823, 1825, 1837
Terr. Publication
1823, 1825, 1837
Texas Not Known    
Iowa Recognized Terr. Publication
1839, 1843
Terr. Publication
1839, 1843
Wisconsin Recognized N.W. Terr. Publ.
1833
N.W. Terr. Publ.
1833
California Not Known    
Minnesota Recognized N.W. Terr. Publ.
1833
N.W. Terr. Publ.
1833
Oregon Not Known    
Kansas Recognized 1855, 1861, 1862, 1868 1855, 1861, 1862, 1868
West Virginia Not Known    
Nevada Not Known    
Nebraska Recognized Territorial Publication
1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862
State Publication 1873
Territorial Publication
1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862
State Publication 1873,
Colorado Recognized Territorial Publication
1861, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868
Spanish 1867
Territorial Publication
1861, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868
Spanish 1867
North Dakota Recognized Territorial Publication
1862, 1863, 1867
Territorial Publication
1862, 1863, 1867
South Dakota Recognized Territorial Publication
1862, 1863, 1867
Territorial Publication
1862, 1863, 1867
Montana Not Known    
Washington Not Known    
Idaho Not Known    
Wyoming Recognized Territorial Publication
1870, 1876
Territorial Publication
1870, 1876

In September, 2002, the TONA Research Committee acquired the book "Military Laws of the United States to which is prefixed the Constitution of the United States", authorized by Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, compiled by Major Trueman Cross, Deputy Quarter-Master-General of the Army, published in Washington in 1825. It contains the 13th Amendment in its proper place.[Frontis Page], [Request for Authorization], [Authorization by JCC], [Image of Page 14, Amendments 1 - VI], [Image of Page 15, Amendments VI(Cont) - XII], [Image of XII(Cont) and XIII]

Of note also, the 2nd Amendment [Image of Page 14, Article II] is properly presented as ratified and as shown in all presentations until after the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction, without the extra commas after the words "Militia" and "Arms".    The only source properly presented today is that for the United States Senate on the United States Government Printing Office site at http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate/constitution/amdt2.html

The TONA Research Committee is in physical possession of certified images of the 13th Amendment as presented in all the above publications or of the publications themselves.



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