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The Conventions of a Number of the States having, at the Time of their adopting the Conʃtitution, expreʃʃed a Deʃire, in Order to prevent miʃconʃtruɛtion or abuʃe of its Powers, that further declaratory and reʃtriɛtive Clauʃes ʃhould be added: And as extending the Ground of public Confidence in the Government, will beʃt inʃure the beneficent ends of its Inʃtitution—

RESOLVED, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houʃes concurring, That the following articles be propoʃed to Legiʃlation of the ʃeveral States, as amendments to the Conʃtitution of the United States, all or any of which articles, when ratified by three fourths of the ʃaid Legiʃlatures, to be valid to all intents and purpoʃes, as part of the ʃaid Conʃtitution—Viz.

Articles in addition to, and amendment of, the Conʃtitution of the United States of America, propoʃed by Congreʃs, and ratified by the Legiʃlatures of the ʃeveral States, purʃuant to the fifth Article of the original Conʃtitution.

ARTICLE the FIRST.

After the firʃt enumeration, required by the firʃt article of the Conʃtitution, there ʃhall be one Repreʃentative for every thirty thouʃand, until the number ʃhall amount to one hundred; to which number one Repreʃentative ʃhall be added for every ʃubʃequent increaʃe of forty thouʃand, until the Repreʃentatives ʃhall amount to two hundred, to which number one Repreʃentative ʃhall be added (illegible text) thouʃand perʃons.

ARTICLE the SECOND.

No law, varying the compenʃation for the ʃervices of the Senators and Repreʃentatives, ʃhall take effeɛt, until and eleɛtion of Repreʃentatives ʃhall have intervened.

ARTICLE the THIRD.

Congreʃs ʃhall make no law eʃtabliʃhing articles of faith, or a mode of worʃhip, or prohibiting the free exerciʃe of religion, or abridging the freedom of ʃpeech, or of the preʃs, or the right of the people peaceably to aʃʃemble, and to petition to the government for a redreʃs of grievances.

ARTICLE the FOURTH.

A well regulated militia, being neceʃʃary to the ʃecurity of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, ʃhall not be infringed.

ARTICLE the FIFTH.

No ʃoldier ʃhall, in time of peace, be quartered in any houʃe, without the conʃent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be preʃcribed by law.

ARTICLE the SIXTH.

The right of the people to be ʃecure in their perʃons, houʃes, papers, and effeɛts, againʃt unreaʃonable ʃearches and ʃeizures, ʃhall not be violated, and no warrants ʃhall iʃʃue, but upon probable cauʃe, ʃupported by oath or affirmation, and particularly deʃcribing the place to be ʃearched, and the perʃons or things to be ʃeized.