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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
Volume 74, Volume 1, Debates 566   View pdf image (33K)
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the government of said clerks, and for the performance
of the duties of their offices, which shall have the force
of law until repealed, or modified by the General As-
SEC. 11. The election for judges, hereinbefore pro-
vided, and all elections for Clerks, Registers of Wills, and
other officers, provided in this Constitution, except State's
Attorneys, shall be certified, and the returns made, by
the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of the counties, and the
Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore city, respective-
ly, to the Governor, who shall issue commissions to the
different persons for the offices for which they shall have
been respectively elected; and in all such elections, the
persons having the greatest number of votes, shall be de-
clared to be elected.
SEC. 12. If in any case of election for Judges, Clerks
of the Courts of Law, and Registers of Wills, the oppos-
ing candidate shall have an equal number of votes, it shall
be the duty of the Governor to order a new election; and
in case of any contested election, the Governor shall send
the returns to the House of Delegates, which shall judge
of the election and qualification of the candidates at such
election; and if the judgment shall be against the one
who has been returned elected, or the one who has been
commissioned by the Governor, the House of Delegates
shall order a new election within thirty days.
SEC. 13. All public commissions and grants shall run
thus: "The State of Maryland," etc., and shall be signed
by the Governor, with the Seal of the State annexed; all
writs and process shall run in the same style, and be
tested, sealed and signed, as heretofore, or as may here-
after be provided by law; and all indictments shall con-
clude, "against the peace, government and dignity of the
Part II.Court of Appeals.
SEC. 14. The Court of Appeals shall be composed of
the Chief Judges of the first seven of the several judicial
circuits of the State, and a judge from the city of Balti-
more, specially elected thereto, one of whom shall be des-
ignated by the Governor, by and with the advice and con-
sent of the Senate, as the Chief Judge. And in all cases,
until action by the Senate can be had, the judge so desig-
nated by the Governor, shall act as Chief Judge. The
Judge of the Court of Appeals from the city of Baltimore
shall be elected by the qualified voters of said city, at the

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