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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
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residents for the; twelve months preceding, in the city, or
county, for which they may be elected. They shall have
all the powers now vested in the Orphans' Courts of the
State, subject to such changes as the Legislature may
prescribe. Each of said judges shall be paid a per diem
for the time they are actually in session, to be regulated
by law, and to be paid by the said city, or counties, re-
spectively. In case of a vacancy in the office of Judge of
the Orphans' Court, the Governor shall appoint, subject
to confirmation or rejection by the Senate, some suitable
person to fill the same for the residue of the term.
SEC. 41. There shall be a Register of Wills in each
county of the State, and the city of Baltimore, to be
elected by the legal and qualified voters of said counties
and city, respectively, who shall hold his office for six
years from the time of his election, and until his succes-
sor is elected and qualified; he shall be re-eligible, and
subject at all times to removal for willful neglect of duty,
or misdemeanor in office in the same manner that the
clerks of the .courts are removable. In the event of any
vacancy in the office of Register of Wills, said va-
cancy shall be filled by the Judges of the Orphans' Court
in which such vacancy occurs, until the next general elec-
tion for Delegates to the General Assembly, when a Reg-
ister shall be elected to serve for six years thereafter.
Part VI. Justices of the Peace.
SEC. 42. The Governor, by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, shall appoint such number of Jus-
tices of the Peace, and the County Commissioners of the
several counties, and the Mayor and City Council of Bal-
timore, respectively, shall appoint such number of Con-
stables, for the several election districts of the counties,
and wards of the city of Baltimore, as are now, or may
hereafter be prescribed by law; and Justices of the Peace
and Constables, so appointed, shall be subject to removal
by the judge, or judges, having criminal jurisdiction in the
county, or city, for incompetency, wilful neglect of duty,
or misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a court of law.
The Justices of the Peace and Constables, so appointed,
and commissioned, shall be conservators of the peace,
shall hold their office for two years, and shall have such
jurisdiction, duties and compensation, subject to such
right of appeal, in all cases, from the judgment of Justices
of the Peace, as hath been heretofore exercised," or shall
be hereafter prescribed by law.
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