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Code of the Public Local Laws of Maryland, 1930
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(Article 1.)



P. L. L. (1860), Art. 4, sec. 1. P. L. L. (1888), Art. 4, sec. 1.

1. The inhabitants of the City of Baltimore are a corporation, by the
name of the "Mayor and City Council of Baltimore," and by that name
shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, may purchase and
hold real, personal and mixed property and dispose of the same for the
benefit of said city, as herein provided, and may have and use a common
seal, which may be altered at pleasure,

Mayor & C. C. of Balto, v. State, 15 Md. 376. State v. Graves, 19 Md. 351. Horn
v. Mayor & C. C. of Balto., 30 Md. 218. Pumphrey v. Mayor, &c., of Balto., 47 Md.
145. Ireton v. Mayor &c., of Balto., 61 Md. 432. Dugan v. Mayor, &c., of Balto.,
70 Md. 1. Balto. City v. Merryman, 86 Md. 591. Balto. City v. Gorter, 93 Md. 6.
Davidson v. Balto. City, 96 Md. 511. Balto. City v. Beck, 96 Md. 190.

As to powers o£ the municipal corporation generally, see M. & C. C. of Balto,
v. Howard, 20 Md. 335. Mayor, &c., of Balto, v. Poultney, 25 Md. 107. Mayor, &c.,
of Balto, v. Groshon, 30 Md. 436. Hagerstown v. Sehner, 37 Md. 180. Groff v.
Mayor, 44 Md. 67. Mayor, &c., of Balto, v. Reitz. 50 Md. 574. Heiskell v. Mayor,
65 Md. 148. State v. Rowe, 72 Md. 548. Lake Rol. Elv. R. R. Co. v. Balto., 77 Md.
352. Revell v. Annapolis, 81 Md. 1. M. & C. C. of Balto, v. Keeley Inst., 81 Md.
106. Mealey v. Hagerstown, 92 Md. 741. Packard v. Hayes, 94 Md. 233. Murdoch
v. Strange, 99 Md. 104. Cambridge v. Water Co., 99 Md. 502.

See note to sec. 1, Art. 1 (Statutes), City Code (1879).

City may be sued in the County for trespass to real estate.
Baltimore v. Turnpike Company, 104 Md. 351.

Southern boundary of city extends to limit of any pier built from city side into

West. Md. Co. v. City, 106 Md. 561.

But Jurisdiction does not extend over floating piers or vessels, moored to shore.
Treuth v. State, 120 Md. 257.

In transitory actions city must be sued in its own Courts.
Phillips v. M. & C. C., 110 Md. 431.

P. L. L. (1860), Art. 4, sec. 2. P. L. L. (1S88). Art. 4, sec. 1. 1888, ch. 111.

2. All the property and franchises of every kind belonging to, or in
possession of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore are vested in said
corporation. The said corporation may receive 111 trust, and may control

*Sections 1-222 were adopted under the Home Rule Amendment at November
election, 1918. The Constitutionality of this Charter was sustained in Williams v.
Broening, 135 Md. 226.


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