THE CHANCELLOR'S CASE.—1 BLAND. 645
portions as have been demanded and withheld. And he also
claims the benefit of some such provision as the General Assembly
may now think proper to make, for the regular quarterly payment
of that amount hereafter, during the continuance of his commis-
sion. "It is justice that establisheth a nation.'' The Chancellor
asks no more than justice. His case is with you.
Chancellor of the State of Maryland.
Annapolis, 26th December, 1825.
This memorial was presented and read in the House of Dele-
gates, on the third day after the commencement of the session,
and referred to a committee; who made a report thereupon. Jour.
E. Del. 28th December, 1825, and 24th January, 1826. After which,
the matter having been considered, was called up, discussed, and
finally passed upon by each House. Whence it may be fairly as-
sumed, that the following resolutions, recognizing the Chancellor's
claims, may be considered as a deliberate and final judgment of
the General Assembly of Maryland affirming, in substance and in
general terms, the leading and material principles set forth and
asserted by the Chancellor in his Memorial. Considered in this
point of view, this is a case of much and lasting importance as re-
gards the judiciary in general as well as in relation to the Chancel-
lor in particular.
17th February, 1826.—By the General Assembly of Man land, lie-
solved, That the salary of the Chancellor shall be three thousand
four hundred dollars during the continuance of the commission of
the present Chancellor, and no longer; and after the expiration of his
commission, such salary shall be provided for the succeeding
Chancellor as the Legislature shall then think proper to fix and es-
3d March, 1820. By the General Assembly of Maryland, Re-
solved, that the treasurer of the Western Shore pay unto the order
of Theodorick Bland, the sum of three thousand four hundred dollars
for his salary as Chancellor for the year ending on the sixteenth
day of February, 1820; and the salary of the present Chancellor,
as declared by a resolution passed at this session of the General
Assembly, shall be paid to him quarterly by the treasurer of the
Western Shore, during the continuance of his commission and no
of salary which has, at all times, been allowed to the Chancellor affords the
most satisfactory proof, that this matter has been always so distinctly under-
stood by the people of Maryland.