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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
Volume 74, Volume 1, Debates 568   View pdf image (33K)
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which appeals may be taken, what part or parts of the
proceedings in the court below shall constitute the record
on appeal, and the manner in which such appeals shall be
brought to hearing, or determination, and shall regulate
generally the practice of said Court of Appeals, so as to
prevent delays and promote brevity in all records and
proceedings brought into said court, and to abolish and
avoid all unnecessary costs and expenses in the prosecu-
tion of appeals therein; and the said judges shall make
such reductions in the fees and expenses of the said court,
as they may deem advisable. It shall also be the duty of
said Judges of the Court of Appeals, as soon after their
election as practicable, to devise, and promulgate by rules
or orders, forms and modes of framing and filing bills,
answers and other proceedings and pleadings in equity;
and also forms and modes of taking and obtaining evi-
dence, to be used in equity cases; and to revise and regu-
late generally the practice in the Courts of Equity, of
this State, so as to prevent delaj s, and to promote brevity
and conciseness in all pleadings and proceedings therein,
and to abolish all unnecessary costs and expenses attend-
ing the same. And all rules and regulations hereby di-
rected to be made, shall, when made, have the force of
tew, until rescinded, changed, or modified by the said
judges, or the General Assembly.
Part III.Circuit Courts.
SEC. 19. The State shall be divided into eight judicial
circuits, in manner folowing, viz.: The counties of Wor-
cester, Somerset and Dorchester, shall constitute the
First Circuit; the counties of Caroline, Talbot, Queen
Anne's, Kent and Cecil, the Second; the counties of Balti-
more and Harford, the Third; the counties of Allegany
and Washington, the Fourth; the counties of Carroll,
Howard and Anne Arundel, the Fifth; the counties of
Montgomery and Frederick, the Sixth; the counties of
Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's, the
Seventh; and Baltimore city, the Eighth.
SEC. 20. A court shall be held in each county of the
State, to be styled the Circuit Court for the county in
which it may be held. The said Circuit Courts shall have
and exercise, in the respective counties, all the power,
authority and jurisdiction, original and appellate, which
the present Circuit Courts of this State now have and
exercise, or which may hereafter be prescribed by law.
SEC. 21. For each of the said Circuits (excepting the

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