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election, and a resident of the judicial district,
be certified to the Governor of the State, who governor to ap
point others to try
shall immediately commission the requisite to
number of persons learned in the law for the trial and determination of said case or cases. on Sec. 6. All Judges of the Court of Appeals, Peace. of the Circuit Courts, and of the Courts for the city of Baltimore, shall, by virtue of their offices, be conservators of the peace throughout the State. . style of commis. SEC. 7. All public commissions and grants *" shall run thus: “The State of Maryland,” &c., and shall be signed by the Governor, with the Seal of the State annexed; all writs and process shall run in the same style, and be tested, sealed and signed as usual; and all indictments shall conclude “against the peace, government and dignity of the State.” state divided in: SEC. 8. The State shall be divided into eight *." Judicial Circuits, in manner and form following, to wit: St. Mary’s, Charles and Prince George's counties shall be the first; Anne Arundel, Howard, Calvert and Montgomery counties shall be the second; Frederick and Carroll counties shall be the third; Washington and Allegany counties shall be the fourth; Baltimore city shall be the fifth ; Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties shall be the sixth ; Rent, Queen Anne's, Talbot and Caroline counties shall be the seventh ; and Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties shall be the one judge to be eighth ; and there shall be elected as hereinaf§." “ter directed for each of the said judicial circuits, except the fifth, one person from among those learned in the law, having been admitted his qualifica to practice in this State, and who shall have ilOIlS. been a citizen of this State at least five years,
and above the age of thirty years at the time of his election, and a resident of the judicial circuit, to be Judge thereof; the said Judges shall be styled Circuit Judges, and shall re
Terms of the
spectively hold a term of their courts at least ot.
to so * te 1852, ch. 34. twice in each year, or oftener if required by To," i. law, in each county composing their respective ... ; circuits; and the said courts shall be called . .
Circuit Courts for the county in which they no. may be held, and shall have and exercise in of the several counties of this State, all the pow- *.*. er, authority and jurisdiction which the county ło,
courts of this State now have and exercise, or “..." .
which may hereafter be prescribed by law, and so ho
the said Judges in their respective circuits, o, .
shall have and exercise all the power, autho-isonii.
rity and jurisdiction of the present Court of , ; o Chancery of Maryland; Provided, neverthe- ' " less, that Baltimore County Court may hold its Baltimore counsittings within the limits of the city of Balti-" " more, until provision shall be made by law for iso, h, , the location of a county seat within the limits * * of the said county proper, and the erection of a court house and all other appropriate buildings, for the convenient administration of justice in said court. SEc. 9. The judges of the several judicial oo:: circuits shall be citizens of the United States, Courts. and shall have resided five years in this State, and two years in the judicial circuit for which they may be respectively elected, next before the time of their election, and shall reside therein while they continue to act as judges; they shall be taken from among those who having the other qualifications herein prescrib
ed, are most distinguished for integrity, wis
Court of Common Pleas.
1852, ch. 159. do. 251.
1853, ch. 238.
5 Md., 337.
1852, ch. 198, do. 227, do. 312. do. 323. 1853, ch. 451.
dom and sound legal knowledge, and shall be elected by the qualified voters of the said circuits, and shall hold their offices for the term of ten years, removable for misbehaviour, on conviction in a court of law or by the Governor, upon the address of the General Assembly, provided that two-thirds of the members of each House shall concur in such address, and
the said judges shall each receive a salary of
two thousand dollars a year, and the same