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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
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that I will not, directly or indirectly, receive the
profits or any part of the profits of any other office
during the term of my acting as . I do
further swear or affirm that I will bear true allegiance
to the State of Maryland, and support the constitution
and laws thereof, and that I will bear true allegiance
to the United States, and support, protect and defend
the constitution, laws and government thereof, as the
supreme law of the land, any law or ordinance of this
or any State to the contrary notwithstanding; that I
have never directly or indirectly, by word, act or deed,
given any aid, comfort, or encouragement to those in
rebellion against the United States, or the lawful au-
thorities thereof; but that I have been truly and loyal-
ly on the side of the United States against those in
armed rebellion against the United States; and I do
further swear or affirm that I will to the best of my
abilities protect and defend the Union of the United
States, and not allow the same to be broken up and
dissolved, or the government thereof to be destroyed,
under any circumstances, if in my power to prevent it;
and that I will at all times discountenance and oppose
all political combinations having for their object such
dissolution or destruction."
Sec. 8. Every person holding any office of trust or
profit under the late constitution or under any law of
this State and who shall be continued in office under
this constitution, or under any law of the State, shall
within thirty days after this constitution shall have
gone into effect take and subscribe the oath or affir-
mation set forth in the seventh section of this article,
and if any such person shall fail to take said oath his
office shall be ipso facto vacant. And every person
hereafter elected or appointed to office in this State,
who shall refuse or neglect to take the oath or affir-
mation of office provided for in the said seventh sec-
tion of this article shall be considered as having re-
fused to accept the said office, and a new election or
appointment shall be made as in case of refusal to
accept or resignation of an office. And any person
swearing1 or affirming falsely in the premises shall,
on conviction thereof in a court of law, incur the pen-
alties for willful and corrupt perjury, and thereafter
shall be incapable of holding any office of profit or
trust in this State.
It is Interesting to note that the Constitution of 1864
was ratified by the following vote:
Home vote against the Cpnstitution..................................................29,536
Home vote for the Constitution.............................................................27,541
Majority of home vote against the constitution................................... 1,995
Soldiers' vote for the Constitution..................................................... 2,633
Soldiers' vote against the Constitution .................................... 263
Majority of soldiers' vote for the Constitution..................................... 2,370
Majority for the Constitution....................................................................... 375
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