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2. A person charged in any tale with treason, felony or other
crime, who shall flee from justice and found in another state, shall
on demand of the executive authority of the state from which be fled,
be delivered up, to be removed to the state, having jurisdiction of the

3. No person, held to service or labor in one state, under the
laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law
or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor; but
shall he delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or
labor may be due.

Section III.

1. New states may be admitted by the congress into this union;
but no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of
any other state—nor any state be formed by the junction of two or
more states or parts of states—without the consent of the legislatures
of the states concerned as well as of the Congress.

2. The Congress shall have power to dispose of, and make all
needful cutes and regulations respecting the territory or other pro-
perty belonging to the United States; and nothing in this constitu-
tion shall be so construed, as to prejudice any claims of the United
States, or of any particular state.

Section IV.

The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a re-
publican form of government; and shall protect each of them against
invasion, and on application of the legislature, or of the executive
(when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

Article V.

The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it
necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or on the
application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall
call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case,
shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this constitution,
when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states,
or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other
mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress. Provided,
that no amendment, which may he made prior to the year one thous-
and eight hundred and eight, shall in any manner affect the first and
fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no
state, without its consent shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the

Article VI.

1. All debts contracted, and engagements entered into before the
adoption of this constitution, shall be as valid against the U.United States,
under this Constitution as under the confederation.

2 This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall
be made in pursuance thereof, and all treatise made, or which shall be
made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme
law of the land, and the judges, in every state, shall be bound there-
by, any thing in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary