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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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representation in the House of Delegates from the several
counties and from the city of Baltimore, shall be
graduated and established on the following basis, that
is to say, every county which shall have by the said
census, a population of less than fifteen thousand souls,
federal numbers, shall be entitled to elect three delegates;
every county having a population by the said
census of fifteen thousand souls, and less than twenty-five
thousand souls, federal numbers, shall be entitled
to elect four delegates; and every county having by the
said census a population of twenty-five thousand, and
less than thirty five thousand souls, federal numbers,
shall be entitled to elect five delegates; and every county
having a population of upwards of thirty-five thousand
souls, federal numbers, shall be entitled to elect
six delegates; and the city of Baltimore shall be entitled
to elect as many delegates as the county which
shall have the largest representation, on the bases aforesaid,
may be entitled to elect; provided, and it is hereby
enacted, that if any of the several counties herein before
mentioned, shall not, after the said census for the
year eighteen hundred and forty shall have been taken,
be entitled by the graduation on the basis aforesaid to
a representation in the House of Delegates equal to
that allowed to such county by the ninth section of this
act, at the election of delegates for the December session
of the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight,
such county shall, nevertheless, after said census for
the year eighteen hundred and forty, or any future
census, and forever thereafter, be entitled to elect the
number of delegates allowed by the provisions of said
section for the said session, but nothing in the proviso
contained, shall be construed to include in the representation
of Anne Arundel county, the delegate allowed
to the city of Annapolis, in the said ninth section of
this act.
SEC. 11. And be it enacted, That in all elections for
senators, to be held after the election of delegates,
for the December session eighteen hundred and thirty
seven, the city of Annapolis, shall be deemed and taken
as part of Anne Arundel county.
SEC. 12. And be it enacted, That the General Assembly
shall have power from time to time to regulate all
matters relating to the judges, time, place and manner

 
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