The Constitution of the State of Maryland, Reported and Adopted by the Convention of Delegates Assembled at Annapolis, November 4th, 1850, and Submitted to the Voters of the State for Their Adoption Or Rejection, on the First Wednesday of June, 1851

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J. Murphy & Company, 1851 - Constitutions - 70 pages

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Page 39 - Corporations may be formed under general laws; but shall not be created by special act, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where in the judgment of the Legislature, the objects of the corporation cannot be attained under general laws. All general laws and special acts passed pursuant to this section, may be altered from time to time or repealed.
Page 13 - That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed; nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Page 33 - The credit of the State shall not, in any manner, be given or loaned to, or in aid of, any individual, association or corporation.
Page 37 - Any citizen of this state who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, fight a duel with deadly weapons, or send or accept a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons either within this state or out of it, or who shall act as second, or knowingly aid or assist in any manner those thus offending...
Page 17 - 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.
Page 16 - That every gift, sale or devise of land to any Minister, Public Teacher, or Preacher of the Gospel, as such, or to any Religious Sect, Order or Denomination, or to, or for the support, use or benefit of, or in trust for, any Minister. Public Teacher, or Preacher of the Gospel, as such, or any Religious Sect. Order or Denomination...
Page 30 - House shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each House may prescribe. SEC. 14. The doors of each House and of committees of the whole shall be open, except when the business is such as ought to be kept secret.
Page 34 - No member of the legislature shall be liable in any civil action or criminal prosecution whatever, for words spoken in debate. SEC. 17. The style of the laws of the state shall be, " The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows :" and no law shall be enacted except by bill.
Page 20 - Pennsylvania as a free and independent state, and that I will not at any time do or cause to be done any matter or thing that will be prejudicial...
Page 24 - He shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint all civil and military officers of the State, whose appointment or election is not otherwise herein provided for ; unless a different mode of appointment be prescribed by the Law creating the office.

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