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Maryland Manual, 1897
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No extra compensation shall be granted by the Legis-
lature to any public officer, agent, servant or contractor,
after the service shall have been rendered or the contract
entered into, nor shall the salary or compensation of any
public officer be increased or diminished during his term
of office. (Article III, section 35, Constitution.)

No lottery shall be authorized by the Legislature
(Article III, section 3C), Constitution.)

Payment for slaves emancipated is prohibited, but the
Legislature may take measures to obtain payment from
the United States. (Article III, section 37, Constitution.)

No person can bo imprisoned for debt. (Article III,
section 38, Constitution.)

No bank charter shall be granted nor renewed, except
on condition that the stockholders are liable for the debts
of the bank. (Article III, section 39, Constitution.)

No private property can be taken for public use with-
out just compensation. (Article III, section 40, Consti-

Duellists and those who assist in a duel are debarred
from holding office, unless relieved by Act of Legisla-
ture. (Article III, section 41, Constitution.)

The General Assembly shall pass laws necessary for
the preservation of the purity of elections. (Article III,
section 42, Constitution.)

Laws shall be passed to protect a reasonable amount
of property of the debtor, not exceeding $500 in value,
from execution. (Article III, section 44, Constitution.)

The compensation of clerks of courts and registers
shall be made uniform by the Legislature, and must be
raised by fees of the office; such compensation not to
exceed $3,500 over office and clerical expenses in Balti-
more city, and $3,000 in the several counties. (Article
III, section 45, Constitution.)

The General Assembly shall have power to receive
from the United States, any grant or donation of land,
money, or securities, for any purpose designated by the
United States, and shall administer or distribute the
same according to the conditions of the said grant.
(Article III, section 46, Constitution.)

The General Assembly shall make provision for all
cases of contested elections not provided for in the Con-
stitution. (Article III, section 47, Constitution.)


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