4125 HISTORIC DOCUMENTS
all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the State in
which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals,
dockyards, and other needful buildings; and
To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying
into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by
this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any
department or officer thereof.
Section IX.-The migration or importation of such persons as
any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit shall not
be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year one thousand eight
hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.
The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended,
unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may
No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.
No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State.
No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or
revenue to the ports of one State over those of another; nor shall
vessels bound to or from one State be obliged to enter, clear, or pay
duties in another.
No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence
of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account
of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.
No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States; and
no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument,
office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign State.
Section X.-No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit
bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in
payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or
law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of
No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any imposts