[Art.] 82. [Clerks of Courts, by Whom Appointed.] The judges of the courts (those of probate excepted) shall appoint their respective clerks to hold their office during pleasure: And no such clerk shall act as an attorney or be of counsel in any cause in the court of which he is clerk, nor shall he draw any writ originating a civil action.
June 2, 1784
Amended 1792 rewording section generally.