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Ⅱ. Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Proposed amendment to the constitution of the U. States.
Any citizen of the U. S. who shall receive or retain any title or emolument from any foreign prince shall cease to be a citizen of the U. S. and be incapable of holding any office.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both houses concurring, That the following section be submitted to the legislatures of the several states, which, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the states, shall be valid and binding, as a part of the constitution of the United States.

If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, 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 of them.