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Maryland Manual, 1911
Volume 122, Page 28   View pdf image (33K)
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SEC. 18. It shall be the duty of the Governor, semi-an-
Governor to
nually (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 par-
Pardons. dons, except in cases of impeachment, and in cases in which
he is prohibited by other Articles of this Constitution; 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 and forfeitures; and before
Notice in
granting a nolle prosequi, or pardon, he shall give notice, in
one or more newspapers, of the application made for it, and
Reports to
of the day on or after which his decision will be given; and
in every case in which he exercises this power, he shall re-
port to either Branch of the Legislature, whenever required,
the petitions, recommendations and reasons which influ-
enced his decisions.
and salary
of the Gov-
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
of State.
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
Duties of Sec-
retary of
preserve a record of all official acts and proceedings, which
may at all times be inspected by a committee of either
branch of the Legislature; and he shall perform such other
duties as may be prescribed by law, or as may properly be-
long to his office, together with all clerical duty belonging
to the Executive Department.
Lankford v. Commrs. Somerset Co., 73 Md., 105.

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