History of Maryland: with brief biographies of distinguished statesmen, philathropists, theologians, etc., and the constitution of the state... (Google eBook)

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E. H. Butler, 1886 - History - 215 pages
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Page 156 - That no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God; nor shall the legislature prescribe any other oath of office than the oath prescribed by this constitution.
Page 152 - That the inhabitants of Maryland are entitled to the common law of England, and the trial by jury, according to the course of that law...
Page 173 - The legislature shall pass general laws providing for the cases enumerated in this section, and for all other cases which in its judgment may be provided for by general laws. But no law shall authorize the construction or operation of a street railroad except upon the condition that the consent of the owners of one-half in value...
Page 178 - ... legal tender in payment of private debts is an appropriate means, conducive and plainly adapted to the execution of the undoubted powers of Congress, consistent with the letter and spirit of the Constitution, and therefore, within the meaning of that instrument, necessary and proper for carrying into execution the powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States.
Page 155 - No standing army shall be kept up by this State in time of peace, and no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner; nor in time of war, except in the manner prescribed by law.
Page 212 - General shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November...
Page 164 - House agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by...
Page 174 - The credit of the State shall not in any manner be given, or loaned to, or in aid of any individual association or corporation ; nor shall the General Assembly have the power in any mode to involve the State in the construction of Works of Internal Improvement, nor in granting any aid thereto, which shall involve the faith or credit of the State...
Page 152 - ... whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought, to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
Page 157 - This enumeration of rights shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people ; and all powers, not herein delegated, remain with the people.

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