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The Annotated Code of the Public Civil Laws of Maryland, 1911
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Sec. 36. All causes depending, at the adoption of this Constitution,
in the Superior Court of Baltimore City, the Court of Common Pleas,
the Criminal Court of Baltimore, and the Circuit Court of Baltimore
City, shall be proceeded in, and prosecuted to final judgment or decree,
in the Courts, respectively, of the same name established by this Con-
stitution, except cases belonging to that class, jurisdiction over which is
by this Constitution transferred to the Baltimore City Court, all of
which shall, together with all cases now pending in the City Court of
Baltimore, be proceeded in and prosecuted to final judgment in said
Baltimore City Court.

Sec. 37. There shall be a Clerk of each of the said Courts of Balti-
more City, except the Supreme Bench, who shall be elected by the legal
and qualified voters of said city, at the election to be held in said city
on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, in the year
eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and shall hold his office for six years
from the time of his election, and until his successor is elected and
qualified, and be re-eligible thereto, subject to be removed for wilful
neglect of duty or other misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a
Court of Law. The salary of each of the said Clerks shall be thirty-five
hundred dollars a year, payable only out of the fees and receipts
collected by the clerks of said city, and they shall be entitled to no
other perquisites or compensation. In case of a vacancy in the office of
Clerk of any of said Courts, the Judges of said Supreme Bench of Balti-
more City shall have power to fill such vacancy until the general elec-
tion of Delegates to the General Assembly to be held next thereafter,
when a Clerk of said Court shall be elected to serve for six years there-
after; and the provisions of this Article in relation to the appointment
of Deputies by the Clerks of the Circuit Courts in the counties shall
apply to the Clerks of the Courts in Baltimore City.

Sec. 38. The clerk of the Court of Common Pleas shall have
authority to issue within said city all marriage and other licenses
required by law, subject to such provisions as are now or may be pre-
scribed by Law. The Clerk of the Superior Court of said city shall
receive and record all deeds, conveyances and other papers, which are
or may be required by Law to be recorded in said city. He shall also
have custody of all papers connected with the proceedings on the Law
or Equity side of Baltimore County Court and the dockets thereof, so
far as the same have relation to the City of Baltimore, and shall also
discharge the duties of Clerk to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City
unless otherwise provided by Law.

Sec. 39. The General Assembly shall, whenever it may think the
same proper and expedient, provide, by Law, another Court for the
City of Baltimore, and prescribe its jurisdiction and powers; in which
case there shall be elected by the voters of said city, qualified under this
Constitution, another Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City,
who shall be subject to the same constitutional provisions, hold his office
for the same term of years, receive the same compensation, and have


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