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Maryland, Sct:

I, GEORGE EARLE, Clerk of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, do hereby certify, that the annexed is a correct copy of the Constitution of Maryland, deposited in the Clerk's Office of said Court, on the seventeenth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven.

Ju Witness bohereof, I hereunto set my name as

Clerk, and affix the seal of the said Court of Appeals of Maryland on this Twenty-first day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty






of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the

year 1867, by JOAN MORPHY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Maryland.

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Tas Edition of the Declaration of Rights and Constitution of Maryland has been prepared in pursuance of an order of the Convention. Great pains have been taken both by the Editor and the Publishers to make it as perfect as possible.

Lists of the Members of the Convention and of its several Committees, and the Proclamations of the Governor convening the Convention, and declaring the adoption of the Constitution by the People have been prefixed.

Notes have been placed on the margin indicating the contents, also notes referring to some of the Acts of Assembly passed since 1851 in pursuance of, or having reference to the Constitutions of 1851 and 1864, and to the Decisions of the Court of Appeals from the foundation of the Government of the State to this date. ·

A brief commentary is appended shewing the principal changes in the Form of Government of the State, made by the several Constitutions of 1851, 1864 and 1867.

The Index at the end of the work is very full, giving reference to every important word, and the number of the Article, Section and Page wherein it may be found,—and to accomplish this the same matter has been indexed under three or four heads.

It is to be noted that some clerical errors occur in the engrossed document on file in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals,– and the proof having been read by him, so as to make this work as exact as possible, these errors are noted thus: On page 28 the word [of] having been repeated, is placed in brackets in Roman type, and the letter [d] on same page is printed in same way, and on pages 40 and 115, the word [be] having been omitted, is added and placed in brackets. The word removal at bottom of page 102, is in the engrossed document, it seems to be an error for renewal.

The Publishers have by these additions, as well as by great care in the typography, endeavored to render this edition as accurate as possible. They hope that the Notes, Index, &c., as well as the style in which it is produced will be acceptable to all. 225800


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