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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
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State, equal in amount to the price obtained for the
State's said interest; provided, that the interest of the
State in the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad be reserved and excepted from sale; and
provided further, that no sale, or contract of sale of the
State's interest in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, and the Susquehanna
and Tidewater Canal Companies shall go into effect until
the same shall be ratified by the ensuing General As-
sembly.
ARTICLE XIII.
NEW COUNTIES
SECTION 1. The General Assembly may provide by
law for organizing new counties, locating and removing
county seats, and changing county lines; but no new
county shall be organized without the consent of the ma-
jority of the legal voters residing within the limits pro-
posed to be formed into said new county; and whenever
a new county shall be proposed to be formed out of por-
tions of two or more counties, the consent of a majority
of the legal voters of such part of each of said counties,
respectively, shall be required; nor shall the lines of any
county be changed without the consent of a majority
of the legal ovters, residing within the district, which,
under said proposed change, would form a part of a coun-
ty different from that to which it belonged prior to said
change; and no new county shall contain less than four
hundred square miles, nor less than ten thousand white
inhabitants; nor shall any change be made in the limits
of any couixty, whereby the population of said county
would be reduced to less than ten thousand white inhabi-
tants, or its territory reduced to less than four hundred
square miles.
SEC. 2. At the election to be held for the adoption, or
rejection of this Constitution, in each election district, in
those parts of Worcester and Somerset counties, com-
prised within the following limits, viz: Beginning at the
point where Mason and Dixons' line crosses the channel
of Pocomoke river, thence following said line' to the chan-
nel of the Nanticoke river, thence with the channel of
said river to Tangier Sound, or the intersection of Nanti-
coke and Wicomico rivers, thence up the channel of the
Wicomico river to the mouth of Wicomico creek, thence,
with the channel of said creek and Passerdyke creek to
Dashield's, or Disharoon's Mills, thence with the mill pond
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