The True History
of the Titles of Nobility and Honor Amendment
( Project 13 )
Contact - 13 @ StanleyEvans.com
It appears, based on the evidence, that the Connecticut General Assembly ratified the Titles of Nobility and Honor amendment (Article XIII), at the May 1813 session and certified its legislative actions in writing to the Federal Government;
" (No State had an Organic (Article V), Constitutional Mandate to Notify to any Entity in the Federal Government nor did any State have to send Certified Documents of their respective State Legislatures Proceedings, to make a Ratification of their State)".
On June 2 1813, wherein Connecticuts Ratification was properly recorded, in the Rough U.S Senate Journal as well was read in the Senate, on June 8 1813. Which meant that Article XIII was in fact Adopted and became a part of the Constitution of the United States.
It further appears, based on the evidence, that, at the very least, Thomas Day, Sec. of the State of Connecticut, had the original and authentic Connecticut State records then the Ratification was altered and destroyed, while forging the Signature of Theodore Dwight, Chairman, on the Committee Report, and new falsified Certifications fabricated, in an attempt to convince the United States Department of State that the Connecticut General Assembly did not ratify Article XIII at the May 1813 session.
January 12 1814, by Circular, the Executive branch, President Madison through Sec. of State James Monroe acknowledged, in writing, of the legislative actions of the Connecticut General Assembly and notified all the Foreign Ministers of Article XIIIs Adoption.
It appears, based on the evidence, that the falsified Certification dated August 12 1814, claiming that Connecticut did not ratify, was entered with the United States Department of State, under cover of letter, dated August 16 1814, noting Documents, duplicate copies. Yet, it is clear that the falsified Document had no effect on President Madison nor Sec. of State James Monroe position on the adoption of Article XIII.
Explanatory Video # 4
October 20 1816, it was announced, by President James Monroe through Sec. of State John Q. Adams, in writing, that, upon examination of the subject, Article XIII had received the requisite number of State ratification and had thus become a part of the Constitution. This is evidence that the original Certification of the legislative actions of the Connecticut General Assembly were still on file in the United States Department of State.
Explanatory Video # 5
In a letter from the Acting Secretary of State, R. Rush, dated May 5 1817, he stated, that after an examination of all the records on file at the Department of State, only 12 state ratifications could be found (13 were needed). This is evidence that the original Ratified Certification from Connecticut had been destroyed sometime between November 1816 and May 1817.
Explanatory Video # 6
Effective May 9 1817, John Cotton Smith was no longer Governor of Connecticut. He retreated from politics and retired on his farm. James Monroe was President of the United States and John Q. Adams Sec. of State meaning there was a major power shift at both State and Federal levels.
Explanatory Video # 7
At the beginning of the 15th Congress were given an official copy of the Constitution, which included Article XIII in its proper place and the new Executive, James Monroe, through Sec. of State J.Q.A. did clearly acknowledge in writing to Charles N. Buck, in a letter dated December 2 1817, that Article XIII was a lawful and operating part of the Constitution.
Explanatory Video # 8
On December 31 1817, Nathaniel Edwards, a U.S. House Representative from North Carolina, stood up in Congress, with Resolution in hand, requesting that H.o.R. should ask the President to lay before that body, the number of States that had ratified Article XIII. Yet, he never reveals the source of his doubt.
Explanatory Video # 9
January of 1818, in a Circular letter from Sec., of State J.Q.A. to Virginia, South Carolina and Connecticut, were for the second time (the same was requested, by then S.o.S James Monroe, of the three States. Was done in 1813), requested their Legislatures status upon each of their Legislative actions on Article XIII. Virginia supposably never did respond (if true, which it is not, Virginia would be left open to question to today), South Carolina Gov., responded by stating there was no evidence which showed a Ratification or Non-Ratification (therefore S.C. is left open to question to today). Finally, Connecticut responded, for the second time, by entering what appears to be falsified documents changing their Ratification to Non-Ratification, which is Illegal. Therefore, the Non-Ratification is/was void on its face, making the Titles of Nobility and Honor Amendment (Article XIII), ratified in May of 1813 and is still a whole part of the Constitution of the United States. With the possible Ramifications of its meaning. The rest, as they say, is history.
Explanatory Video # 10