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ARTICLE XIX.

COMPTROLLER.

Supervision of Expenditures of Corporations Receiving

Appropriations from the State.

Ibid, sec. 41. 1900, ch. 239, secs. 1 and 2.

41. All associations or incorporated institutions maintained for industrial, educational, medical, humane, military or charitable purposes, securing any appropriations from the State Treasury under the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly, shall, on or before the first day of February, after said appropriation or any part thereof shall have been received, and annually thereafter, as long as said association or incorporation shall continue a beneficiary of the State, file with the Comptroller a full and accurate account, giving, as far as the said Comptroller may consider practicable, an itemized statement of how the said amount so received from the State has been expended; said account to be sworn to by the president, vice-president or treasurer of said association or institution or commanding officer of such military organization. All appropriations made by the Legislature to any of such associations or institutions, if not so provided in the Act making such appropriation, shall be payable one-half in the first fiscal year wherein said appropriation is made, and one-half in the next fiscal . year, and the Comptroller is hereby instructed not to draw his warrant for any payment until such an account of the expenditures, to the full satisfaction of the said Comptroller, shall have been filed; provided, the said institution shall have received an appropriation prior to the enactment of this section; and the Comptroller is hereby authorized, in his discretion, for the purpose of informing himself of the expenditures of said institutions, to cause an examination of their financial affairs and management to be made.

1904, art. 19, sec. 42. 1900, ch. 239, sec. 3. 42. No part of any appropriation made by the State to any institution or association, the character of which is set forth in

the preceding section, shall be applied to the purchase of any land or erection of any building, unless permission to purchase such land or erect such building be directly given in the Act inaking such appropriation.

1912, ch. 576, sec. 43, p. 842.

43. It shall be unlawful for the Comptroller of the State to issue a warrant to any institution or corporation of this State for any sum of money or part of any sum, which may be appropriated by the General Assembly to such institutions or corporations, until the said institution or corporation has filed with the Comptroller of the State an affidavit, of the president and treasurer of such institution or corporation, and if such institution or corporation has not a president or treasurer, then such affidavit to be made by the officer or person having charge of and the disbursement of the funds of such institution or corporation, that they, as such officers, have personal knowledge that no sum of money has been paid to, or promised to be paid to any legislative agent, attorney or lobbyists for any services rendered in securing the passage of the Act making such appropriation.

Code (vol. 3), art. 19, sec. 44. 1914, ch. 426. 44. No appropriation to any association or incorporated institution maintained for industrial, educational, medical, humane, military or charitable purposes for the purchase of land or the erection of buildings, the title of which is not in the State of Maryland, shall be payable, and the Comptroller shall not draw his warrant for the payment of such appropriation until such association or incorporated institution shall have delivered to him a duly executed mortgage without interest, which shall secure to the State a first lien upon said land or building for a sum equal to the State appropriation, to be due and payable at any time, the land or building to be purchased or erected with such State appropriation shall be used for any purpose other than that for which the money is appropriated.

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ARTICLE XXI.

CONVEYANCING.*

Conveyances in General. 1904, art. 21, sec. 1. 1888, art. 21, sec, 1. 1860, art. 24, sec. 1. 1766, ch.

14, sec. 2. 1856, ch. 154, secs. 81, 82. 1890, ch. 210. 1. No estate of inheritance or freehold, or any declaration or limitation of use, or any estate above seven years, or take effect unless the deed conveying the same shall be executed, acknowledged and recorded as herein provided; and all such deeds shall be acknowleged before some one of the officers named in sections two, three, four and five of this Article, and any unmarried woman between the age of eighteen years and twenty-one years, shall have power to make a deed of trust of her property, real, personal or mixed; provided, the same shall be approved and sanctioned by a Court having jurisdiction in the city or county where the grantor resides, upon the petition of said grantor, and such proof as the said Court, in its discretion may require. 1904, art. 21, sec. 2. 1888, art. 21, sec. 2. 1860, art. 24, sec. 2.

1856, ch. 154, sec. 83. 1890, ch. 232. 2. If acknowledged in the county or city within which the real estate or any part of it lies, the acknowledgment may be made before:

1st. A justice of the peace for such city or county. 2d. A judge of the Orphans' Court of such county or city. 3rd. A judge of the Circuit Court for the county. 4th. A judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City. 5th. A notary public. 1904, art. 21, sec. 3. 1888, art. 21, sec. 3. 1860, art. 24, sec. 3.

1856, ch. 154, sec. 84. 1890, ch. 232. 1892, ch. 4. 3. If acknowledged within the State, but out of the county or city wherein the real estate or any part of it lies, the acknowledgment may be made before:

1st. A notary public.

2nd. Any judge of the Circuit Court for the circuit in which grantor may be, or any judge of the Orphans' Court of the county in which the grantor may be.

• As to' affidavits and acknowledgments required by the Article entitled “Corporations," see Section 99A thereof.

3rd. Any judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City or any judge of the Orphans' Court of said city.

4th. Any justice of the peace for the county or city where the grantor may be at the time of the acknowledgment, the official character of the justice being certified to by the clerk of the Circuit or Superior Court under his official seal.

1904, art. 21, sec. 4. 1888, art. 21, sec. 4. 1860, art. 24, sec. 4.

1856, ch. 154, sec. 85. 4. If acknowledged without this state, but within the United States, the acknowledgment may be made before:

1st. A notary public.
2nd. A judge of any Court of the United States.
3rd. A judge of any State or territory having a seal.

4th. A commissioner of this State to take acknowledgments of deeds.

Code, art. 21, sec, 5. Brady, Ib. 87. 1916, ch. 174. 5. (1) All deeds or other instruments requiring acknowledg. ment, if acknowledged without the United States, shall be acknowledged before an ambassador, minister, envoy or chargé d'affaires of the United States, in the country to which he is accredited or before one of the following officers commissioned or accredited to act at the place where the acknowledgment is taken, and having an official seal, viz: any consular officer of the United States, a notary public, or a commissioner or other agent of this State having power to take acknowledgments to deeds.

(2) Every certificate of acknowledgment, made without the United States, shall contain the name or names of the person or persons making the acknowledgment, the date when and place where made, a statement of the fact that the person or persons making the acknowledgment knew the contents of the instrument, and acknowledged the same to be his, her or their act; the certificate shall also contain the name of the person before whom made, his official title, and be sealed with his official seal, and may be substantially in the following form:

.. (name of county).
· (name of city, province or other

political subdivision).

Before the undersigned.... (naming the officer and designating his official title) duly commissioned (or appointed) and qualified, this day personally appeared at the place above named.. (naming the person or persons acknowledging," who declared that he (she or they) knew the contents of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to be his (her or their) act.

Witness my hand and official seal this....
day of.....

19...
(name of officer).

(official title). (Seal.) When the seal affixed shall contain the name or the official style of the officer, any error in stating, or failure to state otherwise the name or the official style of the officer, shall not render the certificate defective.

(3) A certificate of acknowledgment of a deed or other instrument acknowledged without the United States before any officer mentioned in Section 1 shall also be valid if in the same form as now is or hereafter may be required by law, for an acknowledgment within this State.

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Ibid, sec. 6. 1888, art. 21, sec. 6. 1860, art. 24, sec. 6.

1856, ch. 154, sec. 87.

6. Every officer, before whom any acknowledgment shall be made shall give a certificate thereof and endorse on or annex to the deed such certificate, and the certificate shall be recorded with the deed.

Ibid, sec. 7. 1888, art. 21, sec. 7. 1860, art. 24, sec. 7.

1856, ch. 154, sec. 88. 7. To every certificate of acknowledgment, taken without this State, before the judge of any Court having a seal, the seal of such Court shall be affixed.

Ibid, sec. 8. 1888, art. 21, sec. 8. 1860, art. 24, sec. 8.

1856, ch. 154, sec. 89. 8. The certificate of acknowledgment shall contain: 1st. The name of the person making the acknowledgment.

* The omission of a bracket in the Act is undoubtedly a typographical error.

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