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The Constitution of the State of Maryland, 1864
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Art. 4.] State of Maryland. 55

Sec. 46. There shall be a Register of Wills in each
county of the State and in the city of Baltimore, to be
elected by the legal and qualified voters of said counties

Registers of Wills
elected by the
people.

14 Md. 40.

and city respectively, who shall hold his office for six years
from the time of his election, and until his successor is
elected and qualified; he shall be re-eligible and subject at
all times to removal for willful neglect of duty or misde-
meanor in office in the same manner that the Clerks of

Term six years,
re-eligible.

Courts are removable. In the event of any vacancy in the
office of Register of Wills, said vacancy shall be filled by
the Judges of the Orphans' Court in which such vacancy
occurs, until the next general election for county officers,
when a Register shall be elected to serve for six years
thereafter.

Vacancy.

Part VI.�Justices of the Peace.

Sec. 47. 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 Balti-

Justices of the
Peace appointed
by the Governor.

1852, ch. 274.
1853, ch. 102.
1854, ch. 302.

more, shall appoint such number of Constables for the
several Election Districts of the Counties and Wards of
the city of Baltimore, as are now or may hereafter be pre-
scribed by law; and Justices of the Peace and Constables
so appointed, shall be subject to removal by the Judge
having criminal jurisdiction in the county or city for in-
competency, willful 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

Constables
appointed by the
County Commis-
sioners.

shall be conservators of the peace, shall hold their office for
two years, and shall have such jurisdiction, duties and com-
pensation, subject to such right of appeal in all cases, from
the judgment of Justices of the Peace, as hath been here-
tofore exercised, or shall be hereafter prescribed by law.

Term two years.
Jurisdiction.

1852, ch. 176, 239.
1853, ch. 201.
1854, ch. 225, 236.
5 Md. 337.

Sec. 48. In the event of a vacancy in the office of a
Justice of the Peace, the Governor shall appoint a person
to serve as Justice of the Peace for the residue of the term,
and in case of a vacancy in the office of Constable, the

Vacancies.

14 Md. 215.
15 Md. 376.
1860, ch. 7.



 
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