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Maryland Manual, 1885
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THE GREAT SEAL shall only be affixed to documents
such as is signed by the Governor. On presen-
tation to him of a 'patent by the Commissioner of the
Land Office, certified by such commissioner as proper
to be issued, the Governor shall cause the GREAT SEAL
to be affixed to it. The Great Seal can be affixed by the
Governor to certified copies of the Laws and Resolutions.
Art. 42, Sees. 2, 3, 4, P. G. L.
. DEATH WARRANTS shall be issued by the Governor
whenever sentence of death is pronounced on any
criminal by the judgment of a Court of the State. The
•Governor must designate the time of execution to the
sheriff. Art. 42, Sec. 6, P. G. L.
DEATH SENTENCES may be commuted to the peni-
tentiary or banishment by the Governor, or he may
pardon persons sent to the penitentiary, or remit part
of the sentence of confinement. Acts 1870, ch. 306.
CONVICTS WHO VIOLATE the conditions of their pardons
may be arrested and convicted, and sentenced for their
original crime. Art. 42, Sec. 8, P. G. L.
FORFEITED RECOGNIZANCES may be remitted in whole, or
in part, by the Governor; provided, the Judge of the
Court, in which such forfeiture occurred, shall recom-
mend the remission of the whole, or some part thereof.
Parts of fines belonging to an informer may not be
remitted by the Governor, but he may remit part or all
of a fine not belonging to an informer. No nolle prosequi
shall be granted by the Governor, except on payment of
costs of prosecution by the person applying for the
same. The Governor may remit the whole, or any part
of any fine imposed by any militia court-martial. Art.
42, Sees. 9, 10, II, 12, P. G. L.
ATTENDANCE OF WITNESSES may be enforced by the
Governor in investigating cases of complaint against
civil or military officers. Art. 42, Sec. 13, P. G. L.
OFFICERS COMPLAINED AGAINST shall have copy of com-
plaint, and time when the Governor will inquire into
them, and the Governor may order the coats arising in
such complaints, to be paid by the State, or the party
complained against, and may enforce payment of the
^ same. Art. 42, Sees. 14 and 15, P. G. L.
AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS shall be issued by the Gov-
ernor on receiving and enumerating the returns. Art.
42, Sec. 16, P. G. L.

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