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Session Laws, 1853
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        E. LOUIS LOWE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.                                        127
     SEC. 2.  And be it enacted, That this act shall take
effect from the date of its passage.
In force.

                                   CHAPTER 122.

AN ACT to establish another court for the city of Baltimore,
     as provided by the twelfth section of the fourth
     article of the Constitution.

Passed April
22, 1853.
     WHEREAS, It is deemed by this Legislature, proper
and expedient to provide another court for the city of
Baltimore; Therefore,
     SECTION 1.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly
of Maryland,
That there shall be and hereby is provided
another court for the city of Baltimore, which
shall be styled the circuit court for Baltimore city, to
consist of one judge, who shall be elected in the same
manner, be subject to the same constitutional provisions,
hold his office for the same term of years, and
receive the same compensation, as the judge of the
court of common pleas of the said city.
court provided
     SEC. 2.  And be it enacted, That the said circuit
court shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior
court of Baltimore city, in all cases in equity, in
cases arising under the act to direct descents and its supplements,
in cases of habeas corpus, and generally such
as have heretofore been conferred on the Chancellor of
this State, so far as regards the fifth judicial circuit.
     SEC. 3.  And be it enacted, That the judge of the
circuit court shall have the same powers out of court,
which the judge of the superior court now has or may
hereafter have, by law, in all cases in which the said
circuit court judge has jurisdiction under this act.
     Powers out
of court.
     SEC. 4.  And be it enacted, That whenever in any case
instituted in the circuit court, a jury is asked for and
allowed, or is desired by the judge thereof, the judge
shall issue an order to the sheriff of Baltimore city, requiring
him to summon twenty jurors to attend the
court, when proceedings shall be had in such case as is
usual in like cases in equity.
     Sheriff to
summon jury.
     SEC. 5.  And be it enacted, That there shall be a
clerk of the aforesaid circuit court, who shall in his
election, tenure of office, liabilities, powers, duties and
compensation, in all respects stand on the same footing
     Clerk to be

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