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Session Laws, 1840
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burn, in his presence and in the presence of each other, the
said six per cent, dollar bonds, to the amount of five and a
half millions of dollars; and also the said certificates for
stocks of the State, appertaining to the sinking fund, now
held by the said Treasurer, to the amount of one million
fifty-five thousand seven hundred and thirty-three dollars
and twenty-seven cents, and that of their proceedings here-
in, they make report to the Legislature, to be printed with
the other public documents.
Resolved further, That a joint committee of the two
houses, to be constituted as before directed, shall, at each
succeeding session of the General Assembly, receive from
the said Treasurer, and receipt for, examine, count and
burn as aforesaid, all certificates for stocks of this State,
which the said Treasurer shall in the past year have pur-
chased or otherwise obtained for the augmentation of the
sinking fund, and make report thereof, as aforesaid.
And be it further resolved, That the joint committee of
the two houses, hereinbefore directed to be appointed, be
and it is hereby authorised and directed to proceed to the
city of Baltimore, and to examine the proceedings and do-
cuments of John S. Gittings, Esquire, Commissioner of
Loans of this State, from the beginning of his service, to
the first day of December, eighteen hundred and forty; and
particularly, take an accurate account of his receipts from
all sources, and disbursements as Commissioner of Loans,
and the balance remaining in his hands on the day and year
aforesaid; and of the amount of the public debt oh that day,
as shown by the books of the Loan Office, and of the se-
veral issues thereof; that they examine, count and turn, in
the same manner as hereinbefore directed, the residue of
the said six per cent, dollar bonds of the State, said to be
now in his custody; and the five per cent, sterling bonds
now in his custody, in pursuance of the first section of
chapter twelve, of the acts of December session, eighteen
hundred and thirty-nine; and the currency five per cent,
debt of the State now in his custody, in pursuance of the
third section of chapter thirty-three, of the acts of the
same session; and all the vouchers of his disbursements,
which they shall find to consist of the State's coupons, or
other public securities; and that they make report of their
proceedings herein also as aforesaid.
Resolved further, That it shall be the duty of the said
Commissioner of Loans annually, in the first week of the
session, to report to the General Assembly, whatever
amount of bonds, certificates or other evidence of indebted-

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