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to inforce the execution of the laws, by which an incidental revenue may arise, shall be ac-? counted a money bill; but every bill assessing, levying, or applying taxes or supplies for the support of Government, or the current expences of the State, or appropriating money in the Treasury, shall be deemed a money bill,
XII. That the House of Delegates may punish, by imprisonment, any person who shall be guilty of a contempt in their view, by any disorderly or riotous behaviour, or by threats to, or abuse of their Members, or by any obstruction to their proceedings. They may also punish, by imprisonment, any person who shall. be guilty of a breach of privilege, by arresting on civil process, or by assaulting any of their Members, during their sitting, or on their way to, or return from the House of Delegates; or by any assault of, or obstruction to their officers, in the execution of any order or process; or by assaulting or obstructing any witness, or any other person, attending on, or on their way to, or from the House; or by rescuing any person committed by the House; and the Senate may exercise the same power, in similar cases.
XXII. That the Treasurers (one for the
western western and another for the eastern shore) and the Commissioners of the Loan Office may be appointed by the House of Delegates during their pleasure; and in case of refusal, death, resignation, disqualification, or removal out of the State of any of the said Commissioners or Treasurers, in the recess of the General Assembly, the Governor, with the advice of the Council, may appoint and commission a fit and proper person to such vacant offiqe, and to hold the same until the meeting of the next General Assembly.
XIV. That the Senate be chosen in the following manner : All persons, qualified as aforesaid to vote for county Delegates, shall, on the first day of September, 1781, and on the same day in every fifth year forever thereafter, elect viva voce, by a majority of votes, two persons for their respective counties, qualified as aforesaid to be elected county Delegates, to be electors of the Senate; and the Sheriff of each county, or, in cafe of sickness, his deputy (summoning two Justices of the county, who are required to attend for the preservation of the peace), (hall hold and be Judge of the said election, and make return thereof as aforesaid. And all persons qualified as aforesaid to vote
for Delegates for the city of Annapolis and Baltimore town, shall on the same first Monday of September 1781, and on the same day in every fifth year forever thereafter, elect vivd voce, by a majority of votes, one person for the said city and town respectively, qualified as aforesaid, to be elected a Delegate for the said city and town respectively; the said election to be held in the same manner as the election of Delegate for the said city and town ; the right to elect the said elector with respect to Baltimore town to continue as long as the right to elect Delegates for the said town.
XV. That the said electors of the Senate meet at the city of Annapolis, or such other place as shall be appointed for convening the legislature, on the third Monday in September 1781, and on the fame day in every fifth year forever thereafter, and they, or any twentyfour of them so met, shall proceed to elect, by ballot, either out of their own body or the people at large, fifteen Senators (nine of whom to be residents on the western, and six to be residents on the eastern, shore), men of the most wisdom, experience and virtue, above twenty-five years of age, residents of the State
S above above three whole years next preceding the election, and having real and personal property above the value of one thousand pounds current money.
XVI. That the Senators shall be ballotted for at one and the same time; and out of the gentlemen residents of the western shore who shall be proposed as Senators, the nine who shall, on striking the ballots, appear to have the greatest number in their savour, shall be accordingly declared and returned duly elected; and out of the gentlemen residents of the eastern shore who shall be proposed as Senators, the fix who shall, on striking the ballots, appear to have the greatest number in their favour, shall be accordingly declared and returned duly elected: and if two or more, on the same shore, shall have an equal number of ballots in their savour, by which the choice (hall not be determined on the first ballot, then the electors shall again ballot before they separate, in which they shall be confined to thepersons who on the first ballot shall have had an equal number ; and they who shall have the greatest number in their savour on the second ballot, shall be accordingly declared and returned duly
elected; elected; and if the whole number should not thus be made up, because of an equal number on the second ballot still being in savour of two or more persons, then the election shall be determined by lot, between those who have equal numbers; which proceedings of the electors shall be certified under their hands, and returned to the Chancellor for the time being.
XVII. That the electors of Senators shall judge of the qualifications and elections of Members of their body, and on a contested election shall admit to a seat, as an elector, such qualified person as shall appear to them to have the greatest number of legal votes in his savour.
XVIII. That the electors immediately on their meeting, and before they proceed to the election of Senators, take such oath of support and fidelity to this State, as this Convention or the legislature shall direct; and also an oath, "to elect, without savour, affection, partiality, or prejudice, such persons for Senators as they, in their judgement and conscience, believe best qualified for the office."
XIX. That in case of refusal, death, resignation, disqualification, or removal out of this
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