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OFFICERS OF THE CONVENTION.

Pricsident..... .IIon. RICHARD B. CARMICHAEL, of Queen Anne's County.
Secretary...... Miltox Y. Kidd, of Cecil County.
Assistant Secretary... THOMAS H. MOORE, of Baltimore County.
Clerk of Revision
and Compilation,

JOSEPI H. Nicholsox, of Anne Arundel County.
Sergeant-at-Arms......CHARLES G. Griffith, of Baltimore City.
Committee Clerks ......Joux V. Poser, of St. Mary's Co. STEPHEN P. TOADVINE, of Somerset Co.

N. T. MEGINNIS, of Kent Co., and Joun H. WOODWARD, of Baltimore City. Door Keepers...........John HAGAN, of Frederick Co. HENRY DRYDEX, of Worcester Co. Postmaster ...............J. E. BATEMAN, of llarford County

STANDING COMMITTEES.

Committee to Consider and Report upon the Declaration of Rights.
Messrs. Jones,

Buchanan,
Austin,

Brooke,
Perry,
Ireland,
Rodgers,

Bradley,
Hall,
Hardcastle,
Morris,

Jamison,
George,
Manr),
Nelson,

Hammoud,
Carter,
Howard,
Ringgold,

Syester,
Peters,
Stoddert,

Brewer, of Monty, Parker.
Committee upon the Executive Department.
Messrs. Stoddert,

Vansant,

Wallace,
Perry,
Wethered,

Maulsby,
Hall,
Bennett,

Tarr, of Worcester.
Committee upon the Legislative Department.
Messrs. Dent,

Gill,

IToward,
McKaig,
Kennedy,

Farnandis,
Brown,
Hayden,

Page.
Committee upon the Judiciary Department.
Messrs. Dobbin,

Parran, C. S.,
Maulsby,

Keating,
Walsh,
T.irr, of Caroline, Archer,

Ford,
Howison, Groomie,

Mackubin,

Page,
Gill,
Ilayden,
Wickes,

Hollyday,
Ritchie,
Brenti,

Watkins, of Mont'y, Motter,
Barry,
Wallace,
Marbury,

Covington.
Committee upon the Attorney-General and State's Attorneys.
Messrs. Barry,

Groome,

Tarr, of Worcester,
Rennolds,
Evans,

Ford,
Garey,
Ringgold,

Archer.
Committee upon the Treasury Department.
Messrs. Hollyday,

Bradley,

Dorsey,
Ferry,
Franklin,

Massey,
Starr,
Chambers,

Emack

Committee upon

the Elective Franchise and the Qualification of Voters. Messrs. Wickes,

Merryman,

Bateman,
Hoblitzell,
Wethered,

Ford,
Garey,
Duvall,

Syester.
Committee Respecting the Militia and Military Affairs.
Messrs. Lee,

Watkins,

Toadvine,
Giddings,
Wallace,

Pole.
Ferry,
Mackubin,

McMaster.
Committee upon Education,
Messrs. Farnandis, Bell,

Goldsborough, of Dor., Keating,
McKaig, Parran, Chas. S.,

Johnson,

Jamison,
Kilbourn, Tarr, of Caroline, Devries,

Rider,
Vansant,
Cover,
Massey,

Bateinan,
Pleasants, McCormick,

Duvall,

Murray,
Wilkinson, Brent,

Brooke,

Franklin. Committee upon a Proper Basis of Representation in the two Houses of the Gene

ral Assembly, and a Proper Apportionment of Representatives in the Same. Messrs. Alvey, Kennedy,

Hodson,

Lee,
Roman, Parran, John, Horsey, of Frederick, Finley,
Giddings, Hubbard,

Evans,

Dent,
Barnes, Longwell,

Mackubin,

Toadvine,
Brown, Cosgrove,

Janvier,

Goldsborough, of Denson, Mitchell,

Riggs,

McMaster. [Tal. Committee Respecting Future Amendments to the Constitution. Messrs. Maulsby,

Buchanan,

McPherson,
Flaherty,
Archer,

Watkins, of Mon’y,
Franck,
Chambers,

Emack.
Committee Respecting the Appointment, Tenure of Office, Duties and Compensation

of all Civil Officers not Embraced in the Duties of Other Standing Committees. Messrs. Roman,

Mitchell,

Mackubin,
Carter,
Austin,

Lee,
Barry,

McPherson,

Cunningham.
Committee upon Accounts.
Messrs. Howison,

Hubbard,

Dorsey,
Spates,
Chambers,

Riggs,
Whitman,
Janvier,

Silver
Committee ipon Printing.
Messrs. Longwell,

Brewer, of Baltimore city, Dent,
Henderson,
Thomas,

Motter,
Starr,
Silver,

Horsey, of Somerset.
Committee upon Public Works and Corporations.
Messrs. Barnes,
Galt,

Goldsborough, of Dor.,
Spates,

Horsey, of Frederick, Marbury,
Nicolai,
Farnandis,

McMaster.
Committee on all such Parts of the Constitution as were not Referred to any other

Committee.
Messrs. Carter, Archer, Mitchell, Maulsby,

Jones.
Committee on Revision and Compilation.
Messrs. Lee,

Carter,

Farnandis, Mackubin, Wickes.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.

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STATE OF MARYLAND,

Executive Department. Whereos, By an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland, passed at January Session, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “An Act to provide for taking the sense of the people of this State on the call of a Convention to frame a new Constitution and form of Government, and for assembling the members thereof,” it is provided “that the Constitution and form of Government adopted by said Convention shall be submitted to the legal and qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection, at such time, in such manner, and subject to such regulations as the said Convention may prescribe.”

And Whereas, It is further provided by said act that the Governor shall receive the returns of the number of votes cast in this State for the adoption or rejection of the Constitution submitted by the Convention to the people of this State, as aforesaid, and upon counting and casting up the returns made to him, as hereinbefore prescribed, if it shall appear that a majority of the votes cast at the said election have been cast in favor of the adoption of the said Constitution, he shall issue his proclamation to the people of the State declaring the fact, and shall take such measures as shall be required by said Constitution to carry the same into effect, and to supersede the existing Constitution."

And Whereas, In pursuance of the said Act, and of a vote of a majority of the people of the State taken in conformity to its provisions, and in favor of the assembling .of said Convention, that body did convene at the City of Annapolis on the day appointed by said act, and did on the seventeenth day of August last adopt a new Constitution and form of government, and did therein direct that the same should be submitted to the people of the State for their adoption or rejection, at an election to be held in the city of Baltimore and the various counties for that purpose, on the eighteenth day of September instant.

And Whereas, By said Constitution it is further provided that “the Governor, upon receiving the returns, and ascertaining the aggregate vote throughout the State, shall by his proclamation, make known the

same, and if a majority of the votes cast shall be for the adoption of this Constitution, it shall go into effect on Saturday, the fifth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven."

And Whereas, The returns of said election so held on he eighteenth day of September instant have been duly certified to me by the Judges of Election, and upon counting and casting up the same it doth appear that there were forty-seven thousand one hundred and fifty-two (47,152) ballots for the Constitution, and twenty-three thousand and thirty-six (23,036) ballots against the Constitution, and that there were twenty-seven blank ballots; and there being therefore of the aggregate vote so cast a majority in favor of the adoption of said Constitution

Now, therefore, I, THOMAS SWANN, Governor of the State or Maryland, in pursuance of the authority so vested in me by the said act of Assembly and the Constitution aforesaid, do, by this my proclamation, declare and make known that the said Constitution and form of government so framed and adopted by the Convention aforesaid has been adopted by a majority of the voters of this State, and that in pursuance of the provision therein contained, the same will go into effect as the proper Constitution and form of government of the State, superseding the one now existing, on Saturday, the fifth day of October next.

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GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the

State of Maryland, at the city of Annapolis, this twenty-seventh day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven.

THOMAS SWANN.

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YLAND

By the Governor :
JOHN M. CARTER, Secretary of State.

Constitution of Maryland,

ADOPTED BY THE CONVENTION,

WHICH ASSEMBLED AT THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS, ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF MAY, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN, AND ADJOURNED ON THE

SEVENTEENTH DAY OF AUGUST, EIGHTEEN KUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN.

Declaration of Rights.

We, the People of the State of Maryland, grate- Preamble. ful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty, and taking into our serious consideration the best means of establishing a good Constitution in this State for the sure foundation and more permanent security thereof, declare:

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ARTICLE 1. That all Government of right Origin and originates from the People, is founded in com- Goverument. pact only, and instituted solely for the good of the whole; and they have, at all times, the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish 3 Bl. 95 ; 7 Ma. their Form of Government, in such manner it. as they may deem expedient.

ART. 2. The Constitution of the United Constitution of States, and the Laws made, or which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the 2

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