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Session Laws, 1831
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CHAP. 323

Baltimore shall constitute the second district, and elect two


electors, who shall be residents of said district; Baltimore


county shall form the third district, and elect one elector, a


resident of said district; and Harford county, together with


the whole of the Eastern Shore, shall constitute the fourth


district, and elect out of the persons residing in said district,


three electors.

Election regulated

Sec 2. And be it enacted, Except as is otherwise direct-


ed by this act, the said election shall be conducted, and the


returns thereof made in the same manner as is provided by


the act to which this is a supplement

This act void ex-

Sec. 3 And be it enacted, That if Maryland by the ap-


portionment bill now before congress should still be entitled


to her present number of eleven electors of president, and


and vice president of the United States, then this act shall


be null and void, and the electors of president and vice pre-


sident shall be chosen in the manner now prescribed by law.

Governor to issue

Sec 4. And be it enacted, That the governor be, and he


is hereby authorised and directed so soon as the congress


of the United States shall have fixed the apportionment of


representation, under the census last taken of the people of


the United States, to issue his proclamation setting forth the


number of electors of president and vice president of the


United States, to which the state of Maryland according to


such apportionment shall be entitled.



Passed Ma 14,1832

An act relating to Free Negroes and Slaves

Immigration of

Section 1, Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Mary-

free negroes forbid

land, That after the passage of this act, no free negro or


mulatto shall immigrate to, or settle in this state, and no free


negro or free mulatto belonging to any other stale, district


or territory shall come into this state, and therein remain

Or sojourn longer
than 10 days.

for the space of ten successive days, whether such free ne-


gro or mulatto intends settling in this state, or not, under the

Penalty $50 per

penalty of fifty dollars for each and every week such per-


son coming into, shall thereafter remain in this state; the one


half to the informer, and the other half to the sheriff for the

How recoverable

use of the county, to be recovered on complaint and convic-
tion before a justice of the peace of the county in which he


shall be arrested: and any free negro or mulatto refusing or

On neglect to pay.

neglecting to pay said line or fines, shall be committed to the


jail of the county, and shall be sold by the sheriff at public

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