The State of Virginia became the deciding State to ratify the amendment on March 12, 1819, however it was subsequently hidden from the American People after the Civil War ended and the nation’s government became a corporation. The records of that ratified amendment were believed to be lost and forgotten. Neither is correct nor true. See: The Original Thirteenth Amendment: Titles of Nobility and Honour
Updated June 30, 2015:
Since this post was first published new information has come to light including a postwar version of the Constitution of the United States of America from Colorado in 1868.
The original Thirteenth Article of Amendment as it was written and ratified 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.”
What is the true meaning of this amendment and why was it hidden from us?