The Constitution – Article IV, section 2, clause 3

Fugitive Slave Clause

Altered by the Thirteenth Amendment, ratified on December 6, 1865.

[“No Person held to Service or Labour 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 Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.”]