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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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clusive of interest, shall be over one hundred dollars, and
shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and shall also have
jurisdiction in all cases of appeal in civil cases from the judg-
ment of Justices of the Peace in the said city, and shall have
jurisdiction in all applications for the benefit of the insolvent
laws of this State, and the supervision and control of the
trustees thereof.

Sec. 35. The Circuit Court of Baltimore city shall have ju-
risdiction concurrent with the Superior Court of Baltimore
city, in all cases in equity, in cases arising under the act to
direct descents and its supplements; and shall exercise all the
power that is now conferred by law; provided, said Court
shall not have jurisdiction in applications for the writ of
habeas corpus, in cases of persons charged with criminal of-

Sec. 36. The Criminal Court of Baltimore shall have and
exercise all the jurisdiction now held and exercised by the
Criminal Court of Baltimore, except in cases of appeals from
Commissioners for opening streets, and shall have jurisdic-
tion in all cases of appeals from Justices of the Peace in said
city, for the recovery of fines, penalties and forfeitures.

Sec. 3Y. The present Judges of the several Courts of Bal-
timore city, shall continue to act as such until the expiration
of the terms for which they were respectively elected, and un-
til their successors are elected and qualified.

Sec. 38. All causes pending in the several Courts of Balti-
more city, at the adoption of this Constitution, shall be prose-
cuted to final judgment, as though the jurisdiction of the
several Courts in which they may be pending, had not been

Sec. 39. There shall be a Clerk of each of the said Courts
of Baltimore city, who shall be elected by the legal and quali-
fied voters of said city, and shall hold his office for six years
from the time of his election, and until his successor is elect-
ed and qualified, and be re-eligible thereto, subject to be re-
moved for wilful neglect of duty or other misdemeanor in of-
fice on conviction in a Court of law. In case of a vacancy in
the office of a Clerk of any of the said Courts the Judge of
. the Court, of which he was Clerk shall have the power to ap-
point a Clerk until the general election for county officers
held next thereafter, when a Clerk of said Court shall be
elected to serve for six years thereafter.

Sec. 40. The present Clerk of the Superior Court of Balti-
more city, and of the Court of Common Pleas, and of the Crimi-
nal Court of Baltimore, shall continue to act as Clerks of


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