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in the office of the Court of Appeals, and

Sec. 43. The property of the wife shall

in due time, be printed, published and

be protected from the debts of her husband.

certified under the Great Seal, to the several
Courts, in the same manner as has been
heretofore usual in this State.

Sec. 44. Laws shall be passed by the
General Assembly, to protect from execu-
tion a reasonable amount of the property

Sec. 35. No extra compensation shall

of the debtor, not exceeding in value, the

be granted or allowed by the General

sum of five hundred dollars.

Assembly to any Public Officer, Agent,
Servant or Contractor, after the service
shall have been rendered, or the contract
entered into; nor shall the salary or com-
pensation of any public officer be increased
or diminished during his term of office.
Provided, however, from and after January
1, 1956, for services rendered after that

Sec. 46. The General Assembly shall
have power to receive from the United
States, any grant, or donation of land,
money, or securities for any purpose des-
ignated by the United States, and shall
administer, or distribute the same according
to the conditions of the said grant.

date, that the salary or compensation of

Sec. 50. It shall be the duty of the

any appointed public officer of the Mayor

General Assembly, at its first session, held

and City Council of Baltimore may be

after the adoption of this Constitution, to

increased or diminished at any time during

provide by Law for the punishment, by

his term of office; except that as to officers
in the Classified City Service, when the

fine, or imprisonment in the Penitentiary,
or both, in the discretion of the Court,

salary of any appointed public officer of
the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
shall be so increased or decreased, it shall
not again be increased or decreased, as the

of any person, who shall bribe, or attempt
to bribe any Executive, or Judicial officer
of the State of Maryland, or any member,
or officer of the General Assembly of the

case may be, during the term of such public

State of Maryland, or of any Municipal


Corporation in the State of Maryland, or

Sec. 3 5 A. Nothing in this Constitution
shall exempt the salary or compensation
of any judge or other public officer from

any Executive officer of such corporation,
in order to influence him in the performance
of any of his official duties; and, also, to

the imposition by the General Assembly of

provide by Law for the punishment, by

a non-discriminatory tax upon income.

fine, or imprisonment in the Penitentiary,
or both, in the discretion of the Court, of

Sec. 37. The General Assembly shall pass

any of said officers, or members, who shall

no Law providing for payment by this State,

demand or receive any bribe, fee, reward,

for Slaves emancipated from servitude in

or testimonial, for the performance of his

this State; but they shall adopt such meas-

official duties, or for neglecting, or failing

ures, as they may deem expedient, to ob-

to perform the same; and, also, to provide

tain from the United States, compensation

by Law for compelling any person, so brib-

for such Slaves, and to receive, and dis-

ing, or attempting to bribe, or so demanding,

tribute the same, equitably, to the persons

or receiving a bribe, fee, reward, or testi-


monial, to testify against any person, or

Sec. 39. The Books, papers and accounts

persons, who may have committed any of
said offences; provided, that any person,

of all Banks shall be open to inspection
under such regulations as may be prescribed

so compelled to testify, shall be exempted
from trial and punishment for the offence, of

by Law.

which he may have been guilty; and any

Sec. 41. Any citizen of this State, who
shall after the adoption of this Constitu-
tion, either in, or out of this State, fight a
duel with deadly weapons, or send, or ac-

person, convicted of such offence, shall, as
part of the punishment thereof, be forever
disfranchised and disqualified from holding
any office of trust, or profit, in this State.

cept a challenge so to do, or who shall

Sec. 52. (9) Nothing in this section shall

act as a second, or knowingly aid or assist

be construed as preventing the General As-

in any manner, those offending, shall, ever

sembly from passing at any time, in accord-

thereafter, be incapable of holding any

ance with the provisions of Section 28 of

office of profit or trust, under this State,

Article 3 of the Constitution and subject

unless relieved from the disability by an

to the Governor's power of approval as

act of the Legislature.

provided in Section 17 of Article 2 of the



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