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                        ALTERATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

An Act (a) to prohibit Members of Congress, or persons in office under the United
    States, from being eligible as Ministers of the Legislature or Council, or holding
    offices in this State. 
lib. JG No. 1, fol. 180.
                                                (a)  1791, ch. 80.

    BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That no member of
congress, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States,
shall be capable of having a seat in the general assembly, or being an elector
of the senate, or holding any office of trust or profit under this state; and if
any member of the general assembly, elector of the senate, or person holding
an office of trust or profit under this state, shall take his seat in congress, or 
accept of an office of trust or profit under the United States, or being elected
to congress, or appointed to an office of trust or profit under the United States,
not make his resignation of his seat in congress, or of his office, as the case
may be, within thirty days after notice of his election or appointment to office
as aforesaid, his seat in the legislature of this state, or as elector of the senate,
or of his office held under this state as aforesaid, shall be void; provided, that
no person who is now, or may be at the time when this act becomes part of
the constitution, a member both of congress and the legislature of this state,
or who now holds, or may hold at the time when this act becomes a part of the
constitution, an office as aforesaid, both under this state and the United
States, shall be affected by this act, if, within fifteen days after the same shall
become part of the constitution, he shall resign his seat in congress, or his
office held under the United States; and if this act shall be confirmed by the
general assembly, after the next election of delegates, in the first session after
such new election, according to the constitution and form of government, that
in such case this alteration and amendment of the constitution and form of government
shall constitute and be valid as part thereof, an every thing therein
contained repugnant to or inconsistent with this alteration and amendment
shall be repealed and abolished.

An Act (b) to confirm an act to prohibit Members of Congress, or persons in office
    under the United States, from being eligible as Members of the Legislature or
    Council, or holding offices in this State. 
Lib. JG No. 1, fol. 588.
                                                                (b)  November, 1792, ch. 22.

    BE IT ENACTED, be the General Assembly of Maryland, That an act passed
at November session, seventeen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, An act to
prohibit members of congress, or persons in office under the United States,
from being eligible as members of the legislature or council, or holding offices
in this state, shall be and is hereby confirmed.

                                                        _____

An Act (c) to alter such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government which
    prevent persons conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath from being Members
    of the Legislature, Electors of the Senate, or to hold offices of profit or
    trust. 
Lib. JG. No. 2, fol. 218.
                                                                (c)  1794, ch. 49.

    BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That every person,
being a member of either of the religious sects or societies called Quakers,
Menonists, Tunkers or Nicolites, or New Quakers, and who shall be conscientiously
scrupulous of taking an oath on any occasion, being otherwise qualified
and duly elected a senator, delegate, or elector of the senate, or being otherwise

 

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