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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1867
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THOMAS SWANN. ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR. 347

Session, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, Chapter
two hundred and two entitled, an Act to add the
following Section to the fortieth Article of Public
General Laws, requiring jurors to take the oath
of allegiance, be and the same is hereby repealed,

and this Act shall take effect from the date of its
passage.

In force.

CHAPTER 189.

AN ACT to provide by law for taking and per-
petuating the evidence of the number of persons
held to labor and service in the State of Mary-
land and emancipated by the Constitution adopt-
ed in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four,
and by whom such persons were so held.

Passed Mar.
22,1867.

WHEREAS, by a joint resolution approved April
tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, Congress
resolved that the United States ought to co-oper-
ate with any State which may adopt gradual abol-
ishment of slavery, giving to such State pecuniary
aid, to be used by such State in its discretion to
compensate for the inconvenience, public and
private, produced by such change of system; and
whereas, by the twenty-fourth section of the Act
of Congress approved on the twenty-fourth day of
February, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, pro-
vision was made for enrolling all able bodied male
colored persons residing in the United States as a
part of the national forces, and for awarding to
each loyal person to whom a colored volunteer
might owe service, a just compensation not exceed-
ing three hundred dollars for each colored volun-
teer, and under said provisions) and previous there-
to, under the Military authority of the United
States, a large number of slaves owing service to
loyal citizens of Maryland, were induced to leave
their owners and enlist in the military service of
the United States, or were received on board of

Preamble.



 
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