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Constitutional Revision Study Documents of the Constitutional Convention Commission, 1968
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XVI
The Constitution of 1867
Constitution of Maryland
ADOPTED BY THE CONVENTION,
WHICH ASSEMBLED AT THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS, ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF MAY,
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN, AND ADJOURNED ON THE
SEVENTEENTH DAY OF AUGUST; EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN.
THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.1
We, the People of the State of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and
religious liberty, and taking into our serious consideration the best means of estab-
lishing a good Constitution in this State for the sure foundation and more perma-
nent security thereof, declare:

Article 1. That all Government of
right originates from the People, is
founded in compact only, and instituted
solely for the good of the whole; and
they have, at all times, the inalienable
1
This is a verbatim reprint of the first
recorded printed edition of the Maryland
Constitution of 1867. It was printed with
marginal notes, an appendix, and an index
by Edward Otis Hinkley, Esq., in Baltimore
in 1867 by John Murphy & Co., after the
Constitution was ratified by the people on
September 18, 1867. The punctuation and
capitalization is that originally used. The
copy of the 1867 edition from which this
reprint was prepared is owned by the State
of Maryland and, together with the Conven-
tion's handwritten draft, is on file at the
Hall of Records, Annapolis.

right to alter, reform or abolish their
Form of Government, in such manner as
they may deem expedient.
Art. 2. The Constitution of the United
States, and the Laws made, or which
shall be made, in pursuance thereof, and
all Treaties made, or which shall be
made, under the authority of the United
States, are, and shall be the Supreme
Law of the State; and the Judges of this
State, and all the People of this State,
are., and shall be bound thereby; any-
thing in the Constitution or Law of this
State to the contrary notwithstanding.
Art. 3. The powers not delegated to
the United States by the Constitution
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