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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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Clarke, ' Dennis, Farrow, Gale, Hatch, Hebb, Henkle, Hoff-
man, Hollyday, Horsey, Johnson, Larsh, Mace, Noble,
Scott, Sneary, Valliant, Wilmer—22.

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved.
Mr. Stockbridge submitted the following order:

Ordered, That when the Convention enters upon the con-
sideration of the Judiciary Department, it will digest a sys-
tem by which the Judges shall be elected by the people; and
another system by which they shall be appointed by the Ex-
ecutive, and that when the Constitution is submitted to the
people for approval or rejection, it shall be so submitted that
the people may select between the two systems so prepared.

On motion of Mr. Ridgely,

The consideration of the order was informally passed over.
On motion of Mr. Wooden,

It was ordered to be entered on the Journal that John Bar-
ron of Baltimore city is detained from his seat by the illness
of a member of his family.

Mr. Morgan gave notice that at the proper time he would
submit the following amendment to the report of 'the Com-
mittee on the Judiciary Department:

Strike out section 38 and insert the following:

"Sec. 38. There shall be elected in each county and in the
city of Baltimore, every fourth year, two persons for the office
of Sheriff for each county, and two for the said city, the one
of whom having the highest number of votes of the qualified
voters of said county or city, or if both have an equal number,
either of them, at the discretion of the Governor to be commis-
sioned by the Governor for said office, and, having served for
four years, such persons shall be ineligible for the four years
next succeeding; bond with security, to be taken every year, and
no Sheriff shall be qualified to act before the same shall be
given. In case of death, refusal, disqualification or removal out
of the county, before the expiration of the said four years, the
other person chosen as aforesaid, shall be commissioned by
the Governor to execute the said office for the residue of the
said four years, the person giving bond with security as
aforesaid. No person shall be eligible to the office of Sheriff
but a resident of such county or city respectively, who shall
have been a citizen of this State at least five years preceding
his election, and above the age of twenty-five years. The
two candidates, properly qualified, having the highest num-


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