ceedings in the Legislature ought not to be impeached
in any Court of Judicature.
Art. 11. That Annapolis be the place of meeting of
the Legislature; and the Legislature ought not to be con-
vened, or held at any other place but from evident neces-
Art. 12. That for redress of grievances, and for
amending, strengthening and preserving the laws, the
Legislature ought to be frequently convened.
Art. 18. That every man hath a right to petition the
Legislature for the redress of grievances in a peaceable
and orderly manner.
Art. 14. That no aid, charge, tax, burthen, or fees
ought to be, rated or levied, under any pretense, without
the consent of the Legislature.
Art. 15. That the levying of taxes by the poll is
grievous and oppressive, and ought to be prohibited; that
paupers ought not to be assessed for the support of the
Government;' but every person in the State, or person
holding property therein, ought to contribute his propor-
tion of public taxes for the support of the Government,
according to his actual worth in real or personal property;
yet, fines, duties or taxes may properly and justly be
imposed, or laid, with a political view, for the good gov-
ernment and benefit of the community.
Art. 16. That sanguinary Laws ought to be avoided
as far; as it is consistent with the safety of the State;
and no Law to inflict cruel and unusual pains and penal-
ties ought to be made in any case, or at any time here-
Art. 17. That retrospective Laws, punishing acts com-
mitted! before the existence of such Laws, and by them
only declared criminal, are oppressive, unjust and incom-
patible with liberty; wherefore, no ex post facto Law
ought to be made, nor any restrospective oath, or restric-
tion be imposed, or required.
Art. 18. That no Law to attaint particular persons of
treason, or felony ought to be made in any case, or at any
Art, 19. That every man for any injury done to him in
his person, or property, ought to have remedy by the
course of the Law of the Land, and ought to have justice
and right, freely without sale, fully without any denial,