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Maryland Manual, 1900
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a law. The Governor shall have the power to disapprove of
any item or items of any Bills making appropriations of
money embracing distinct items, and the part or parts of the
Bill approved shall be the law, and the item or items of
appropriations disapproved shall be void unless re-passed
according to the rules or limitations prescribed for the passage
of other Bills over the Executive veto.

SEC. 18. It shall be the duty of the Governor, semi-
annually, (and oftener, if he deems it expedient,) to examine
under oath the Treasurer and Comptroller of the State on all
matters pertaining to their respective offices, and inspect and
review their bank and other account books.

SEC. 19. He shall, from time to time, inform the Legisla-
ture of the condition of the State, and recommend to their
consideration such measures as he may judge necessary and

SEC. 20. He shall have power to grant reprieves and
pardons, except in cases of impeachment, and cases in
which he is prohibited by other Articles of this Constitu-
tion; and to remit fines and forfeitures for offences against
the State; but shall not remit the principal or interest of
any debt due the State, except in cases of fines or forfeit-
ures; and before granting a nolle prosequi, or pardon, he
shall give notice, in one or more newspapers, of the appli-
cation made for it, and of the day on or after which his
decision will be given; and in every case in which he exer-
cises his power he shall report to either Branch of the Legis-
lature, whenever required, the petitions, recommendations
and reasons which influenced his decision.

SEC. 21. The Governor shall reside at the seat of govern-
ment, and receive for his services an annual salary of four
thousand five hundred dollars.

SEC. 22. A Secretary of State shall be appointed by the
Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
who shall continue in office, unless sooner removed by the
Governor, till the end of the official term of the Governor
from whom he received his appointment, and receive an
annual salary of two thousand dollars, and shall reside at
the seat of government; and the office of Private Secretary
shall thenceforth cease.

SEC. 23. The Secretary of State shall carefully keep and
preserve a record of all official acts and proceedings, which
may at all times be inspected by a committee of either
ranch of the Legislature; and he shall perform such other


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