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CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

In the House of Representatives,

Monday, 24th August, 1789.

RESOLVED, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses deeming it necessary concurring, That the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said Constitution—Viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and amendment of, the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

ARTICLE THE FIRST.

After the first enumeration, required by the first Article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than two hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.

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ARTICLE THE SECOND.

No law varying the compensation to the members of Congress for the services of the Senators & Representatives (illegible text), shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

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ARTICLE THE THIRD.

Congress shall make no law establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, nor shall the rights of Conscience be infringed. one religious sect or society in preference to other religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof Articles of Faith or a mode of Worship, or prohibiting the free exercise of Religion.


ARTICLE THE FOURTH.

Congress shall make no law abridging The Freedom of Speech, and or of the Press, and or the right of the People peaceably to assemble, and consult for the common good, rejected and to apply to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, shall not be infringed.