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No. 74.

Taylor’s Amendment

January 26, 1820

The reading of the bill proceeded as far as the fourth section; when

Mr. Taylor, of New York, proposed to amend the bill by incorporating in that section the following provision:

Section 4, line 25, insert the following after the word "States": "And shall ordain and establish, that there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said State, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted:Provided, always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any other State, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid: And provided, also, That the said provision shall not be construed to alter the condition or civil rights of any person now held to service or labor in the said Territory."

[, 16th Cong., 1st Sess., 947.]

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Chicago: "Taylor’s Amendment," Annals in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. William MacDonald (1863-1938) (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), 314. Original Sources, accessed August 8, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YUFJJBWD5YJEP6.

MLA: . "Taylor’s Amendment." Annals, in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, edited by William MacDonald (1863-1938), New York, The Macmillan Company, 1916, page 314. Original Sources. 8 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YUFJJBWD5YJEP6.

Harvard: , 'Taylor’s Amendment' in Annals. cited in 1916, Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. , The Macmillan Company, New York, pp.314. Original Sources, retrieved 8 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YUFJJBWD5YJEP6.