1334 LAND OFFICE. [ART. 54
1904, art. 54, sec. 50. 1904, ch. 282, sec. 1.
50. The governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and con-
sent of the senate, three citizens of the State, who shall constitute a
public records' commission, and who shall serve for two years. They
shall serve without pay, save that they may receive their necessary
expenses out of the fund hereby appropriated. They shall examine
into the condition and completeness of the public records, and report
thereon to the general assembly with such recommendations as they
may deem expedient for the better custody and arrangement and pres-
ervation of the same.*
Ibid. sec. 52. 1904, ch. 282, sec. 3.
51. The words public records shall be held to mean any written
or printed book, paper, map or drawing which is required by law to be
preserved, filed or recorded in any office of the State, or of any county
or municipality, or of any officer or employe of the State, or of any
county or municipality.
Ibid. sec. 53. 1904, ch. 282, sec. 4.
52. The paper in all books of record in which are preserved manu-
script entries required to be made by any officer of State, county or
municipality shall be made of linen rags and new cotton clippings well
sized with animal sizing and well finished, and that the ink and type-
writer ribbon used in such books of records be of a character approved
by the commissioner of the land office.
*As to the archives and ancient documents of the province and state published
by the Maryland Historical Society, see acts 1000. ch. 250; acts 1908, ch. 91.
and acts 1910, ch. 39 (p. 430).