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tary office in this State, any person who may thereafter be convicted of perjury, bribery, or other felony, unless such person shall have been pardoned by the Executive. * Mode of anoe SEC. 34. Every bill, when passed by the ing Laws. General Assembly, and sealed with the Great Seal, shall be presented to the Governor, who shall sign the same in the presence of the presiding officers and chief clerks of the Senate of and House of Delegates. Every law shall be fied to Courts, recorded in the office of the Court of Appeals, and in due time be printed, published and certified under the Great Seal to the several courts in the same manner as has been heretofore usual in this State. & populung co- SEC. 35. No person who may hereafter be a oo: collector, receiver or holder of public moneys, *** shall be eligible as Senator or Delegate, or to any office of profit or trust under this State, until he shall have accounted for and paid into the treasury all sums on the books thereof, charged to and due by him. SEc. 36. Any citizen of this State who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, either in or out of this State, fight a duel with deadly weapons, or send or accept a challenge so to do, or who shall act as a second, or knowingly aid or assist in any manner those thus offending, shall ever thereafter be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under this State. o, on Sec. 37. No lottery grant shall ever hereaf. bited. ter be authorized by the Legislature. wo, on SEC. 38. The General Assembly shall pass too laws necessary to protect the property of the *** wife, from the debts of the husband during
Duellists ineligible to office.
her life, and for securing the same to her issue
Compensation of Clerks and Registers.
tion, adopt some simple and uniform system of is a chaos.
charges in the offices of clerks of courts and registers of wills in the counties of this State and the city of Baltimore, and for the collection thereof; provided, the amount of compensation to any of said officers shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars a year, over and above office expenses, and compensation to assistants; and provided, further, that such compensation of clerks, registers, assistants and office expenses, shall always be paid
out of the fees or receipts of the offices re
Internal Improvement Companies.
Master and Slave
No Imprisonment for Debt. 5 Md., 337.
Banks not to be .
chartered. 1853, ch. 441. 1854, ch. 152.
Provisions relat ing to Banks,
Private Property taken for Public use to be paid for.
Corporations to be provided for by General Laws.
companies, equal to the amount respectively paid by each towards the erection and completion of said works, at the then market value of said stock. . Sec. 43. The Legislature shall not pass any law abolishing the relation of master or slave, as it now exists in this State. Sec. 44. No person shall be imprisoned for debt. SEc. 45. The Legislature hereafter shall grant no charter for banking purposes or renew any banking corporation now in existence, except upon the condition that the stockholders and directors shall be liable to the amount of their respective share or shares of stock in such banking institution for all its debts and liabilities upon note, bill or otherwise; and upon the further condition that no director or other officer of said corporation shall borrow any money from said corporation; and if any director or other officer shall be convicted upon indictment of directly or indirectly violating this article, he shall be punished by fine or imprisonment at the discretion of the Court. All banks shall be open to inspection of their books, papers and accounts, under such regulations as may be prescribed by law. SEc. 46. The Legislature shall enact no law authorizing private property to be taken for public use without just compensation as agreed upon between the parties or awarded by a jury, being first paid or tendered to the party entitled to such compensation. SEC. 47. Corporations may be formed under general laws, but shall not be created by spe
cial act, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where, in the judgment of the Legislature, the object of the corporation cannot be attained under general laws. All laws and
1853, ch. 320.
special acts pursuant to this section may be
altered from time to time, or repealed; provided, nothing herein contained shall be construed to alter, change or amend in any manner the article in relation to Banks.
SEC. 48. The Legislature shall make provision for all cases of contested elections of any of the officers not herein provided for.
SEC. 49. That the rate of interest in this State shall not exceed six per cent. per annum, and no higher rate shall be taken or demanded, and the Legislature shall provide, by law, all necessary forfeitures and penalties against usury.
SECTION I. The Judicial power of this State shall be vested in a Court of Appeals, in Circuit Courts, in such Courts for the city of Baltimore as may be hereinafter prescribed, and in Justices of the Peace. SEC. 2. The Court of Appeals shall have appellate jurisdiction only, which shall be coextensive with the limits of the State. It shall consist of a chief justice and three associate justices, any three of whom shall form a quorum, whose judgment shall be final and con
clusive in all cases of appeals; and who shall
1853, ch. 244.
Rate of Interest.
Court of Appeals, its jurisdiction and constitution. Reports of Decisions to be published.
1852, ch. 55. do. 351. 1854, Res. 5.
Time and place of meeting.
Clerk of Court of
State divided into four Judicial Districts.
One Judge of
have the jurisdiction which the present Court