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The Constitution of the State of Maryland, 1864
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54 Constitution of the [Art. 4.

city. He shall also have custody of all papers connected
with the proceedings on the Law or Equity side of Balti-
more County Court, and of the dockets thereof, so far as
the same have relation to the city of Baltimore.

Part V.´┐ŻOrphans' Courts.

Orphans' Courts.

Sec. 43. There shall be an Orphans' Court in the city
of Baltimore, and in each of the counties of this State.
The qualified voters of the city of Baltimore and of the
several counties of the State shall, on the Tuesday next
after the first Monday in the month of November, eighteen

Three Judges
elected by the
People.

hundred and sixty-seven, elect three men to be Judges of
the Orphans' Court of said city and counties respectively;

Rotation in office.

1852, ch. 20, 48, 62,
73, 139, 247, 290,
341.
1853, ch. 81, 147,
271, 333, 385.

one of the said Judges first elected shall hold his office for
two years, one for four years and the other for six years;
and at the first meeting after their election and qualifica-
tion, or as soon thereafter as practicable, they shall de-
termine by lot which one of their number shall hold his
office for two, four and six years, respectively, and there-
after there shall be elected as aforesaid, at each general elec-
tion for county officers, one Judge to serve for the term of

Term six years.

six years. No person shall be elected Judge of the
Orphans' Court unless he be at the time of his election a

Qualifications.

citizen of the United States and resident for twelve months
in the city or county for which he may be elected; each of

Compensation.

said Judges shall receive such compensation, to be paid by
the said counties and city respectively, as is now or may
hereafter be prescribed by the General Assembly.

Vacancy.

Sec. 44. In case of the death, resignation, removal or
other disqualification of a Judge of an Orphans' Court,
the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, shall appoint a person duly qualified to fill said
office for the residue of the term thus made vacant.

Jurisdiction.

Sec. 45. The Orphans' Courts shall have all the powers
now vested by law in the Orphans' Courts of this State,
subject to such changes as the General Assembly may pre-
scribe, and shall have such other jurisdiction as may from
time to time be provided by law.



 
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