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In the absence of the chief judge, who to preside.

In the absence of two judges, how the court is to be formed.

Chief judge may call a special court. Judges may adjourn the courts.

When a court is not formed, how to proceed.

Sheriff may adjourn the court.

Courts may appoint their clerks and county treasurers.

Clerk's duty and power.

Presiding judge to have a casting vote.

the matter or thing in demand shall not exceed the sum of
three huudred and thirty-five dollars, (excepting suits for
relief against any judgment rendered, or cause depending
at law, in the superior courts,) and may proceed therein
to final sentence and decree, and enforce the same, ac-
cording to the rules of equity.
sect. 17. In the absence of, or legal exception to, the
chief judge of any county court, the senior associate judge
present, and qualified, shall preside, and be subject to all
the duties, and invested with all the powers, for the time
being, as the chief judge ; and when it shall so happen,
that, by reason of the absence of, or legal exception to, any
two of the judges of any county court, there shall be but
one judge present, qualified to try any cause pending in
the same, the said judge may call to his assistance any
one of the justices of the peace, for the same county, not
legally disqualified to judge in said cause, and proceed to
the trial of the same.
sect. 18. The chief judge of each county court, may
call a special county court, upon any extraordinary oc-
casion ; and the judges of said court may adjourn the
same, when they shall deem it necessary, to some distant
time; and whenever it shall so happen that no more than
one of the judges of said court shall appear on the day,
and at the place, appointed by law, for holding the court,
the said judge may adjourn the same, from day to day,
till a quorum of judges do attend ; and whenever no one
of the judges of said court shall appear on said day, the
sheriff of the county in which the said court is to be hold-
en, is hereby directed to adjourn the same, from day to
day, till one or more of the judges do attend, to hold said
court. - -
sect. 19. The county courts are authorized to appoint
and swear their own clerks, and treasurers for their re-
spective counties; which clerks, so appointed and sworn,
are empowered to sign all writs and processes, as justices
of the peace by law are ; also, to grant executions on
judgments rendered by said courts, on which executions
are to be issued, and to do all other matters and things,
according to the orders and directions of said courts,
proper for them in the execution of said office, and ac-
cording to law. o
sect. 20. The chief judge, or presiding judge, for the

time being, of the county courts, whenever there shall be

an equal division of opinion, on any question before said courts, shall have a casting voice. The like power and authority, every president or moderator, in any civil court, arbitration, meeting, or assembly, shall exercise, in similar cases, except when the law provides otherwise.

sect. 21. The county courts may alter and establish rules of practice, in their respective courts; may direct when pleas shall be filed and entered ; may make such rules and regulations as to them shall seem proper, relative to the admission and practice of attornies; may approve of, admit, and cause to be sworn as attornies, such persons as are qualified therefor, agreeably to the rules established, which admission shall be registered by the clerk; and no person not thus admitted, (except in his own cause,) shall be admitted or allowed to plead at the bar of any court; nor shall more than one attorney be allowed to plead on the same side of any cause, except wherein the title of land, or right of way, may be in question, or the sum in demand shall exceed forty dollars; and in no case, shall more than two attornies be admitted to plead, on the same side. And said attornies shall be under the direction of the courts before whom they plead; and said courts may fine them, not exceeding one dollar for any one offence against their rules, or suspend, or displace them, for transgressing the rules of pleading, or other rules, or regulations established by said courts, or for other just cause. sect. 22. And the county courts in each county, shall appoint one attorney for the state, who shall prosecute, manage, and plead in the county where appointed, in all matters proper for, and in behalf of the state ; and who shall hold his office for two years, unless sooner removed by said courts. Each attorney for the state, before entering upon the duties of his office. shall take the oath prescribed by the constitution for executive officers, and shall give bond, with surety, to the treasurer of the state, and to his acceptance, in the sum of three thousand dollars, conditioned that such attorney shall annually account for, and pay over, according to law, all monies belonging to the state, which he may receive as attorney for the state. And whenever the attorney for the state shall be absent or disqualified to act in any cause, the county or superior court before whom the same is pending, may appoint a special attorney for the prosecution of the cause in question ; and also, on application of the attorney for the state, may appoint an assistant attorney, to aid in the prosecution of any suit, information or indictment. sect. 23. The county courts, in the respective counties, are hereby authorized and directed to take care of all the property, real and personal, in their respective counties, which belongs to such county; and the same to let, demise and manage, for the benefit of such county; and when they shall judge expedient, may sell or purchase

County courts may establish rules of practice;

admit attornies;

no other person to plead ;

how many attornies in an action;

to be under the direction of the courts ; may be fined, suspended or displaced.

State attornies to be appointed.

Term of office. Oath.

Bond.

Special attorney.

Assistant attorney.

County courts to take care of county pro-"

perty.

Times and places of holding courts in Hartford county.

New-Haven oounty.

New-London county.

Fairfield county.

Windham eounty.

Litchfield county.

real estate ; and all conveyances of estates, to, or from
a county, shall be done in the name of the treasurer of the
county, and his successors in office; and the said courts
may, at their discretion, license any suitable person, who
is keeper of the gaol in either of the counties, and resi-
dent in a house belonging to such county, to be a tavern-
er,
sect. 24. The several courts herein before mention-
ed, shall be held at the times and places herein after spe-
cified, to wit.—In the County of Hartford: The supreme
court of errors, on the second Tuesday in June. The
superior court, on the second Tuesday in February; and
on the first Tuesday in September. The county court,
on the fourth Tuesday in March ; on the second Tuesday
in August; and on the second Tuesday in November.—
In the county of JNew-Haven: The supreme court of
errors, on the Tuesday following the fourth Tuesday
in June. The superior court, on the third Tuesday in
January ; and on the second Tuesday in August. The
county court, on the third Tuesday in March ; on the
fourth Tuesday in June; and on the fourth Tuesday in
November.—In the county of New-London: The su-
preme court of errors, on the third Tuesday in July, al-
ternately at New-London and Norwich, beginning at
New-London. The superior court, on the fourth Tues-
day in January ; and on the first Tuesday in October:
yearly, alternately at New-London and Norwich, begin-
ning at New-London. The county court, on the first
Tuesday in March, alternately at New-London and Nor-
wich, beginning at New-London; on the second Tues-
day in June, at New-London; on the third Tuesday in
November, at Norwich.-In the county of Fairfield: The
supreme court of errors, on the fourth Tuesday in June,
alternately at Fairfield and Danbury, beginning at Dan-
bury. The superior court, on the third Tuesday in Sep-
tember, at Danbury; and on the last Tuesday in Decem-
ber, at Fairfield. The county court, on the last Tuesday
in February, alternately at Fairfield and Danbury, be-
#. at Fairfield; on the third Tuesday of April, at
airfield; and on the third Tuesday in November, at
Danbury.—In the county of Windham : The supreme
court of errors, on the fourth Tuesday in July. The
superior court, on the first Tuesday in January ; and on
the second Tuesday in September. The county court,
on the third Tuesday in August; on the third Tuesday in
March ; and on the second Tuesday in December.—In
the county of Litchfield: The supreme court of errors,
on the third Tuesday in June. The superior court, on the
third Tuesday in February; and on the third Tuesday in
August. The county court, on the first Tuesday in April;
on the fourth Tuesday in September; and on the third
Tuesday in December.—In the county of Middlesex :
The supreme court of errors, on the second Tuesday of
July, alternately at Middletown and Haddam, beginning
at Middletown. The superior court, on the fourth Tues-
day in February, at Middletown; and on the fourth Tues-
day in October, at Haddam. The county court, on the
Tuesday after the first Monday in April, at Haddam ; and
on the fourth Tuesday in September, at Middletown.—
I... the county of Tolland: The supreme court of errors,
on the Tuesday following the fourth Tuesday in July.
The superior court, on the third Tuesday in April; and
on the fourth Tuesday in December. The county court,
on the second Tuesday in March ; and on the second
Tuesday in September.
sect. 25. Be it further enacted, That there shall be a
court of probate, held and kept in each of the several
districts, hereinafter mentioned, to be held by one judge,
to be appointed and commissioned for that purpose, each
of which judges shall have a clerk, by him to be appoint-
ed and sworn to the office; which courts of probate shall
have the cognizance of the probate of wills and testa-
ments, the granting of administration, the appointing and
allowing of guardians, and shall act and judge in all testa-
mentary and probate matters, and in every other thing
proper for a court of probate to act and judge in, ac-
cording to law.
sect. 26. The districts of the several courts of pro-
bate, shall be as follows, to wit:—The towns of Hartford,
Windsor, Wethersfield, East-Hartford, Glastenbury, and
that part of Berlin which was formerly in the town of
Wethersfield, shall be one district, by the name of the
district of Hartford. The towns of New-Haven, Mil-
ford, Derby, Woodbridge, East-Haven, North-Haven,
Hamden and Oxford, shall be one district, and be called
the district of New-Haven. The towns of New-London,
Lyme, Montville, Waterford, and that part of Salem which
was formerly in the town of Lyme, shall be one district,
and be called the district of New-London. The towns
of Fairfield and Weston, shall be one district, and be
called the district of Fairfield. The towns of Windham,
Lebanon, Mansfield, and Hampton, shall be one district,
and be called the district of Windham. The towns of
Plainfield, Canterbury, Killingly, (except the north socie-
ty) Voluntown, Sterling, and that part of Brooklyn which
was formerly a part of Canterbury, shall be one district,
and be called the district of Plainfield. The towns of
Guilford and Branford, (except the society of Northford)

Middlesex county.

Tolland
county.

Courts of probate constituted.

Their power and duty.

Probate districts established.

Hartford.
New-Haven.

New-London.

Fairfield.

Windham.

Plainfield.

Guilford.

Woodbury.

East-Haddam.

Litchfield.

Stamford.

Danbury.

Norwich.

Middletown.

Pomfret.

Sharon.

Stafford.

Simsbury.
Stonington.

Farmington.

Wallingford.

Saybrook.
Stratford.

East-Windsor.

shall be one district, and be called the district of Guilford. The towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem, and the society of Judea, in the town of Washington, shall be one district, and called the district of Woodbury. The towns of East-Haddam, Colchester, Marlborough, the part of Chatham, south of Saimon river, and the part of Salem that was formerly a part of Colchester. shall be one district, and be called the district of East-Haddam. The towns of Litchfield, Goshen, Torrington, Cornwall, Harwinton, Warren, and Washington, (except the society of Judea) shall be one district, and be called the district of Litchfield. The towns of Stamford, Greenwich, and Darien, shall be one district, and be called the district of Stamford. The towns of Danbury, Reading, Ridgefield, and New-Fairfield, shall be one district, and be called the district of Danbury. The towns of Norwich, Preston, Lisbon, Franklin, Bozrah, and Griswold, shall be one district, and be called the district of Norwich. The towns of Middletown, Haddam, Durham, Chatham, (except that part south of Salmon river) and that part of Berlin, which was formerly a part of the town of Middletown, shall be one district, and be called the district of Middletown. The towns of Pomfret, Ashford, Woodstock, the north society in Killingly, Thompson, and that part of Brooklyn, not included in the district of Plainfield, shall be one district, and called . the district of Pomfret. The towns of Sharon, Salisbubury, and Canaan, shall be one district, and be called the district of Sharon. The towns of Stafford, Tolland, Willington, Somers, Union, Vernon, and the east part of Ellington, extending as far west as the west line of Tolland, shall be one district, and called the district of Stafford. The towns of Simsbury. Canton, New-Hartford, and Barkhampstead, shall be one district, and called the district of Simsbury. The towns of Stonington, Groton, and North-Stonington, shall be one district, and called the district of Stonington. The towns of Farmington, Southington, Bristol, Burlington, and that part of Berlin, which was formerly a part of the town Farmington, shall be one district, and called the district of Farmington. The towns of Wallingford, Cheshire, Meriden, and the society of Northford in the town of Branford, shall be one district, and called the district of Wallingford. The towns of Saybrook and Killingworh, shall be one district, and called the district of Saybrook. The towns of Stratford, Huntington, Trumbnll, and Bridgeport, shall be one district, and called the district of Stratford. The towns of East-Windsor, Enfield, and that part of Ellington, which lies west of a meridian line drawn from the

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