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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1867
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whom, together with the proper vouchers there-
for, and shall accompany such report to the Comp-
troller, with the payment of any balance or bal-
ances that may be in his or their hands, after de-
fraying the expense of office rent as allowed by
third section of the Act of eighteen hundred and
sixty-five, chapter thirty-three, and the reserva-
tion of three hundred dollars, which shall be ap-
plied to the payment of the Clerk or Treasurer of
the county Commissioners, or any one of their
number on whomever was devolved the special
duty of disbursing said bounty funds and keeping
an account of the same.

to examine,

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That it shall be the
duty of the Comptroller to carefully examine the
reports or statements so made, to grant credits for
amounts claimed to have been so disbursed only
on exhibit of proper vouchers, and on final adjust-
ment to give the party or body corporate a release
from under his hand of all liability to the State
on this or these accounts.

to institute

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That on failure to ad-
just accounts and make return to the Comptroller
of the Treasury by the time specified in the first
section of this Act, he, the Comptroller is hereby
authorized and directed to institute suit in every
case without exception, to recover the amount or
amounts, the balance or balances in the hands of
the said bounty Commissioners or Register of the
city of Baltimore, or in the hands of the Mary-
land bounty Commissioners, as the case may be.

Duty of the
Judges of

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That it is hereby
made the duty of the Judges of the Circuit Courts
for the several counties, and of the Judge of the
Criminal Court for the city of Baltimore, at the
first session of their respective Courts after the
first of June of this current year, to read this Act
to the Grand Juries of their respective counties,
direct them to inquire whether its provisions have
been complied with, and instruct them that when
not complied with, it will become their duty under
Article thirty of the Code of Public General Laws,
title Grimes and Punishments, sub-title Embez-
zling Property and Writings, section fifty, to pre-
sent such persons neglecting to comply with the

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