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title:“Additional Articles of Amendments”
date written:1789-9-7

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"Additional Articles of Amendments." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 41-42. Print.
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Additional Articles of Amendments (September 7, 1789)

That the general Government of the United States ought never to impose direct taxes but where the monies arising from the duties, impost, and excise, are insufficient for the public exigencies, nor then until Congress shall have made a requisition upon the States to assess, levy, and pay their respective proportions of such requisitions; and in case any State shall neglect or refuse to pay its proportion, pursuant to such requisition, then Congress may assess and levy such State's proportion, together with interest thereon at the rate of six per cent. per annum, from the time of payment prescribed by such requisition.
That the third section of the sixth Article of the Constitution of the United States, ought to be amended by inserting the word OTHER between the words "No" and "Religious."
That Congress shall not exercise the powers vested in them by the fourth section of the first article, but in cases when a State shall neglect or refuse to make regulations therein mentioned, or shall make regulations subversive of the rights of the people, to a free and equal representation in Congress, agreeably to the Constitution.
That Congress shall not erect any Company of Merchants with exclusive advantages of Commerce.
Congress shall, at no time, consent that any person, holding an office of trust or profit, under the United States, shall accept of a title of Nobility, or any other title or office, from any king, prince, or foreign State.
No person Indebted to the United States shall be Entitled to a Seat in either Branch of the Legislature.

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