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Session Laws, 1825
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Dec. Ses. 1825.



    3.  And be it enacted, That in addition to the oaths or affirmations
heretofore required to be taken by constables, they shall
take an oath or affirmation, as follows, to wit:  I, A. B. constable
of, _____ do swear or affirm as the case may be, that I will, to
the best of my ability perform all the duties required of me by
the act relating to negroes, and to repeal the acts of assembly
therein mentioned, and the several supplements thereto, without
favor, affection or partiality.

    Levy court
to make provisions
for infirm.
    4.  And be it enacted, That nothing in this act contained, shall
be construed to authorise any justice of the peace in this state, to
apply the provisions of this act to free negroes or mulattoes, who
from decease, old age, or any other bodily infirmity are unable
to support themselves by labor; and the levy courts in the several
counties of this state, are hereby authorised and required to
make such suitable provision for all such free negroes or mulattoes
as in their judgment may be necessary for their support
and maintenance.
Passed Feb.
28, 1826.
                                            CHAPTER 162.

An act to provide for the public instruction of youth in primary schools
                                          throughout this state.

Office or superintendent.     Sec. 1.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, 
That there shall be constituted and appointed by the governor
and council, an officer to be known and distinguished as the
superintendent of public instruction.
His duties.     2.  And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said
superintendent to digest and prepare a plan or plans for the
public instruction of youth throughout this state, for the organization,
improvement and management of such system as may
be adopted, and of such revenues as may from time to time, be
assigned and appropriated to the general objects of the institution;
to prepare and report estimates and expenditures of the
said revenues; to superintend the collection thereof; to apportion
the funds; to perform such duties in relation thereto, as
may by law, be required of him; to give information to the legislature
on all matters referred to him by either branch, or
which shall appertain to his office; and generally to execute all
concerns in relation to the administration of his department;
and before entering upon the duties of his office, he shall take
an oath or affirmation for the diligent and faithful execution of
the duties of his office.
    Levy courts
to appoint
& inspectors—
    3.  And be it enacted, That the justices of the levy court in
each of the several counties of this state, in the month of April,
or at any special meeting for that purpose to be called, shall annually
appoint nine of the inhabitants of their respective counties,
to be commissioners of primary schools for the said county;
also a suitable number of discreet persons, not exceeding
eighteen who, together with the commissioners, shall be inspectors

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