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The publishers, in issuing this edition of the new Constitution, being desirous of making it as useful and acceptable to the public as possible, have procured the services of a gentleman of the Baltimore Bar, who has some experience in work of this kind, to make marginal notes, with references to the Acts of Assembly and Decisions of the Court of Appeals relating to it, and an Appendix containing some notes of the principal changes made in the old Constitution by this new one, with remarks upon their supposed causes, and references to the different articles, sections and clauses of the instrument which impose special duties upon the Legislature and upon officers of other departments; to which is added a very full Index.
It is believed that these additions will render this edition as complete as possible.
Maryland State Convention.
CHAMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES,
November 5th, 1850. At the hour of 12, on motion of Ex-Gov. Sprigg, of Prince George's, the Convention was called to order, by inviting the Hon. BENJAMIN C. HOWARD, of Baltimore county, to the Chair.
On motion of Hon. Elias Brown, of Carroll, JAMES L. RIDGELY, Esq., of Baltimore county, was appointed Secretary pro tem.
On motion of the Hon. Wm. H. Tuck, of Prince George's, the Chair was authorized to appoint a committee of three, to wait on the Executive and obtain a list of the Delegates chosen to this Convention.
The Chair named Messrs. Tuck, of Prince George's, GWINN, of Baltimore city, and RICAUD, of Kent, as the committee.
Mr. Tuck, from the committee, appointed to wait on the Governor, to obtain a list of the Delegates elect to the Convention, reported that the committee had performed that duty, and that the Secretary of State was now in attendance with a communication from the Governor, touching that subject.
Whereupon, John Nick Watkins, Esq., Secretary of State, presented the following communication from the Governor to the Convention, together with the official returns of the election :
STATE DEPARTMENT, ANNAPOLIS, MD.
November 5th, 1850. Gentlemen of the Convention :
I have the honor, in compliance with your request, to transmit herewith the returns of the election held on the first Wednesday of September last, under the Act of December Session, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, chapter three hundred and forty-six, entitled " an Act to provide for the taking of the sense of the people upon the expediency of calling a Convention to frame a new Constitution and form of Government for the State, and to provide for the election of Delegates to such Convention," and a list of the Delegates to the Convention.
PHILIP F. THOMAS.
A L I S T OF
Members of the Maryland State Convention,
Elected under the provisions of the Act of the General Assembly of December Session 1869, ch. 316.
President.. Hon. JOHN G. CHAPMAN, of Charles Co.
.GEORGE G. BREWER, of Annapolis.
Standing Committees .
Committee to consider and report a Declaration of Rights: Messrs. Dorsey,
Committee to consider and report respecting the Executive Department:
Jenifer, Goldsborough, Holliday.
Committee to consider and report respecting the Appointment, Tenure of Office,
Duties and Compensation of all civil officers not embraced in the duties of other standing committees: Messrs. Tuck,
Jas. U. Dennis, Lee. Brent, of Balt. Weber,
Committee to consider and report respecting Treasury Department: Messrs. McLane, Nelson,
Sherwood, of Talbot,
Committee to consider and report respecting the Elective Franchise:
Weems, Messrs. Chambers,
John Newcomer, of Kent, Hicks, Thawley, Slicer,
Committee on Accounts:
Committee to close the Accounts, &c., of the Convention after its Session:
Committee to consider and report respecting the power of the Legislature on Corporations, Municipal and others, and on the power of the Legislature to create Debt: Messrs. Wells, Dirickson, Waters,
Sherwood, of Balt.