Constitutional Amendment On Display In Raleigh

An amendment to the U-S. Constitution that was signed by President Lincoln but never ratified will be on display at the North Carolina State Archives on Wednesday.

The amendment is sometimes called the "Ghost Amendment." It would have prohibited Congress from passing future amendments that
would abolish slavery or interfere with state laws related to
slavery.

The amendment passed Congress and was signed by Lincoln in March 1861, before the Civil War started.

State officials say the document was found among papers owned by
North Carolina's then-Governor John Ellis.


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