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Clement Dorsey. The general public statutory law and public local law of the state of Maryland, 1692-1839
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ALLEGANY COUNTY.

2351

claimed, do not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars ; and
that in all cases heard, adjudged and determined before any
single justice of the pence, when the debt or damages adjudged
and determined to be due exceed the sum of fifty dollars, the
said justices are hereby authorized and empowered to charge

where debt
docs not ex-
ceed $100.

double the fees now allowed by law to single justices of the
peace in like cases under fifty dollars, and that each party shall
have and exercise the same right of appeal to the county court,
and in the same manner as is now allowed from the judgments
of single justices of the peace.

Double fees
if over $50.

SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That a single justice of the peace
shall have jurisdiction in all cases of assault and battery, when
the damages laid or claimed do not exceed the sum of twenty
dollars ; and that in all cases when a warrant is demanded of
a justice of the peace in civil cases of assault and battery, he
shall require the party demanding the warrant to state the
amount of damages claimed, and insert the amount in his war-
rant before issuing the same.

In cases of
assault and
battery.

SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That all constables' bonds here-
after to be taken in said county, shall be taken in the penal
sum of two thousand dollars, and all constables' bonds taken in
pursuance of the act passed December session, eighteen hun-
dred and thirty-five, chapter two hundred and one, entitled, an
act to establish magistrates' courts in the several counties in
this state, and to prescribe their jurisdiction, are hereby made
good and valid.

Constables'
bonds to be
taken for
$2,000.

SEC. 5. And be it enacted, That it is hereby made the duty
of the respective chief justices of the magistrates' courts in and
for Allegany county, to deliver to the clerk of said county,
the docket or dockets kept by them within thirty days after
this act shall go into operation.

Docket to
be delivered
to clerk of
county.

SEC. 6. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
commissioners of Allegany county, to publish in the news-
papers of said county, this act, for three successive weeks
before the first day of May next.

Publication
ordered.

SEC. 7. And be it enacted, That all cases which may be
depending in the magistrates' courts in said county, on the
first day of May, eighteen hundred and forty, which would be
within the jurisdiction of single magistrates under this act,
shall be transferred to some justice of the peace in the district
in which said case may be depending, to be by him heard and
determined, and all cases depending as aforesaid, which would
not be within the jurisdiction of single justices of the peace,
shall be transferred to the county court of said county, then to
be heard and determined.

Cooes de-
pending to
be trans-
ferred.



 
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