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                    THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.                    ix.

manner that Quakers have been heretofore allowed to affirm, and to be of the
same avail as an oath, in all such cases as the affirmation of Quakers hath
been allowed and accepted within this state instead of an oath.  And further,
on such affirmation, warrants to search for stolen goods, or the apprehension
or commitment of offenders, ought to be granted, or security for the peace
awarded; and quakers, tunkers or menonists, ought also, on their solemn affirmation
as aforesaid, to be admitted as witnesses in criminal cases not capital. (e)

    37.  That the city of Annapolis ought to have all its rights, privileges and
benefits, agreeable to its charter, and the acts of assembly confirming and regulating
the same; subject nevertheless to such alterations as may be made by
this convention, or any future legislature.

    38.  That the liberty of the press ought to be inviolably preserved.
 

    39.  That monopolies are odious, contrary to the spirit of a free government,
and the principles of commerce, and ought not to be suffered.

    40.  That no title of nobility or hereditary honours ought to be granted in
this state.

    41.  That the subsisting resolves of this and the several conventions held for
this colony, ought to be in force as laws, unless altered by this convention, or
the legislature of this state.

    42.  That this declaration of rights, or the form of government to be established
by this convention, or any part of either of them, ought not to be altered,
changed or abolished, by the legislature of this state, but in such manner
as this convention shall prescribe and direct.

(e)   By 1797, ch. 118, confirmed by 1798, ch. 83, it is declared, that the people called Quakers,
those called Nicolites or New Quakers, those called Tunkers, and those called Menonists,
holding it unlawful to take an oath on any occasion, shall be allowed to make their solemn affirmation
as witnesses, in the manner that Quakers have been heretofore allowed to affirm, which
affirmation shall be of the same avail as an oath to all intents and purposes whatsoever.

                                VOL. 1.                                B

 

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