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/br the district of East Tennessee; all such as shall be depending and undetermined, or shall have been commenced and made returnable before the circuit court of West Tennessee, to the next district court, hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of West Tennessee, and all the said suits shall then be equally regular and effectual, and shall be proceeded in, in the same manner as they could have been if the law, authorizing the establishment of the sixth circuit of the united states, had not been repealed.
Sect. XXIII. /'* temporary.
98. Sfct. XXIV. The chief judge of the distria of Columbia, shall hold a district court of the united slates, in and for the said district on the first Tuesday of April, aad on the first Tuesday of October in every Vear; which court shall have and exercise, within the said district, the same powers and jurisdiction which are by law vested in the district courts of the united states. [See Columbia District 23.]
99. Sect. XXV. In all suits in equity, it shall be in the discretion of the court, upon the request of either party, to order the testimony of the witnesses therein to be taken by depositions, which depositions shall be taken in conformity to the regulations prescribed by law for the courts of the highest original juristiielion in equity, in cases of a similar nature, in that state in which the court of theunited states may be holden: Provided however, That nothing herein contained shall extend to the circuit courts which may be holden in those states, in which testimony in chancery is not taken by deposition.
100. Sect. XXVI. There shall be a clerk for the district court of Norfolk, to be appointed by the judge thereof, which clerk shall reside and keep the records of the saic! court at Norfolk aforesaid, and shall perform the same duties, and be entitled to, and receive the same fees and emoluments which are established by law for the clerks of the district courts of the united states. [See antea 66.]
Sect. XXV7III. is a repealing clause.
101. Sfct. XXIX. The clerk of the district court of Vermont shall not issue a process to summon, or cause to be returned, to any session of the said district court, a grand jury, unless by special order of the district judge, and at the request of the district attorney ; nor shall he cause to be summoned or returned, a petit jury to such sessions of the* said district court, in which there shall appear to be no issue proper for the trial by jury, unless by special order of the judge as aforesaid. And it shall be the duty of the circuit court in the district of Vermont, at their stated sessions, to give in charge to the grand juries, all crimes, offences and misdemeanors, as are cognizable, as well in the said district court, as the said circuit court, and such hills of indictment as shall be found in the circuit court, and cognizable in the said district court, shall, at the discretion of the said circuit court, he transmitted by the clerk of the said court, pursuant lo the order of the said circuit court, with all matters and things relating thereto, to the district court next thereafter to be holden, in said district, and the same proceedings shall he had thereon in said district court, as though said bill of indictment had originated and been found in the said district court. And all
recognizances of witnesses, taken by any magistrate in said district, for their appearance to testify in any case cognizable in either of the said courts, shall be to the circuit court next thereafter to be holdenin •said district.
102. Skct. XXX. From and after the passing of this adt, no special juries shall be returned by the clerks of any of the said circuit courts; but in all cases in which it was the duty of the said clerks to return special juries before the passing of this act, it shall be the duty of the marshal for the district where such circuit court may be held, to return special juries, in the same manner and form, as, by the laws ofthe respective states, the said clerks were required to return the same.
-notk. The sections and parts of sections rjhich point out the times end places of holding courts, have been omitted, as they have undergone various alterations; and the reader is referred to the list belou:
[See Alien Enemies 2, 3. Army 27. Arsenals and Magazines 12. Bankrupt. Columbia District 23 and seq. Crimes 19, 20, 28, 43. Fines and Forfeitures. Indian Nations 25. Insolvent Debtors. Militia 5. Mint 18, 20. Post Office and Post Roads 35. Publit Officers 25 and sea. Quarantine 7, 9. Slave Trade 8. Treasury Department 24, 26.]
TIMES and PLACES of holding COURTS within the several sTAtEs. (See acts Vol. I. pages 47,126,253—Vol. III. pajes 119, 318,431— Vol. V. p. 268—Vol. VI. pages 83, 178.)
and at Exeter, on the second day of November, annually.
At Boston, on the first day of June, and twentieth day of October, annually.
At Newport, on the fifteenth day of June; and at Providence, on the fifteenth day of November, annually.
At New-Haven, on the thirteenth day of April; and at Hartford, on the seventeenth day of September annually.
At Windsor, on the first day of May ; and at Rutland, on the third day of October, annually.
At New-York, on the first day of April, and first day of September^ annually.
At Trenton, on the first day of April, aod first day of October, annually.
At Philadelphia, on the eleventh tlay of April, and
eleventh day of October, annually. At New-Castle, on the third clay of June; ant! at
Dover, on the twenty-seventh tlay of October,
annually. At Baltimore, on the first day of May, and seventh
day of November, annually. At Richmond, on the twenty-second day of May,
and twenty-second day of November, annually. At Raleigh, on the fifteenth day of June, and
twenty-ninth day of December, annually. At Charleston, on the twentieth day of May ; and
at Columbia, on the thirtieth day of November,
annually. At Savannah, on the sixth day of May; and at
Louisville, on the fourteenth day of December,
County of Washington
of July and December, annually.
and November, annually.
At Portland and Pownalborougli, alternately, be-
At Exeter and Portsmouth, alternately, begin-
At Boston and Salem, alternately, beginning at the first; on the third Tuesday in March, fourth Tuesday in June, second Tuesday in September, and first Tuesday in December, annually.
At Newport and Providence, alternately, beginning at the first; on the first Tuesday of August, third Tuesday of November, first Tuesday of February, and second Tuesday of May,annually.
At Hartford and New-Haven, alternately, begin-
At Rutland, on the tenth day of October; and at
At New-York on the first Tuesdays of November,
At New-Brunswick and Burlington, alternately,
PenNSILVANIA. At Philadelphia, on the third Mondays in Febru
ary, May, August and November, annually. DELAWARE.
At New-Castle and Dover, alternately, beginning
at the first; on the fourth Tuesdays of November,
February, May and August, annually. MARYLAND.
At Baltimore, on the first Tuesdays of December,
March, June and September, annually. VIRGINIA.
At Richmond and Norfolk, alternately, beginning
at the first; on the third Tuesdays of December,
March, June and September, annually. North-CAROLINA.
Divided into three districts, viz. District of Cape Fear. At Wilmington, on the first Tuesdays in April,
August and December, annually. District of Pamptico. At Newbern, on the second Tuesdays in April,
August and December, annually. District of Albemarle. At Edenton, on the third Tuesdays in April, Au.
gust, and December, annually. SOUTH-CAROLINA. At Charleston, on the third Mondays in March
and September, first Monday in July, and ses
cond Monday of December, anmually. GEORGIA.
At Savannah, on the second Tuesdays in February,
May, August and November, annually. KENTUCKY.
At Frankfort, on the second Monday in March,
and third Mondays in June and November, an,
Divided into two districts, viz. East Tennessee. At Knoxville, on the fourth Mondays of April and
October, annually. West Tennessee. At Nashville, on the fourth Mondays of May and
November, annually. COLUMBIA.
On the first Tuesdays of April and October, an.
nually, Nore. When any of the said days shall happen on a Sunday, the court
shall be held on the day next ihereafter,
Legislative aê, SC, how authenticerent i Didibution of certain espies
To go to fucceffors in office
&c. How printed, c, in futurus 4 | Additional copies, &c.
ACT of May 26, 1790. (Vol. I. p. 115.) 1. The acts of the legislatures of the several states shall be authenticated by having the scal of their respective states affixed thereto : The records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any state, shall be proved or admitted in any other court within the united states,
by the attestation of the clerk, and the seal of the court annexed, if there be a sea!, together with a certificate of the judge, chief justice, or presiding magistrate, as the case may be, that the said attestation is in due form. And the said records and judicial proceedings authenticated as aforesaid, shall have such faith and credit given to them in every court within the united states, as they have by law or usage in the courts of the state from whence the said records are, or shall be taken.
ACT of March 3, 1705. (Vol. III. p. 230.)
2. Sect. I. For the more general promulgation of the laws of the united states, the secretary for the department of state shall, after the end of the next session of congress, cause to be printed ami collated at the public expense, a complete edition of the laws of the united states, romprising.the constitution of the united states, the public acts then in force, and the treaties, together with an index to the same.
3. Sect. II. Four thou sand five hundred copies of the said edition shall be divided by the said secretary, amisi;,' the respective states, and the territories north west and south of the river Ohio, according to the rule for apportioning representatives; and the proportion of each state or territory shall bi transmitted by the said secretary to the governor or supreme executive magistrate thereof, to he deposited in such !::;ed and convenient pUcc in eacli county, or other subordinate civil division of such state, or territory, as the executive or legislature thereof shall deem most conducive to the general information of the people: And five hundred copies of the said edition shall be reserved for the future disposition of congress. [See pottea j and 8.]
4. Sect. III. The a6\s passed at each succeeding session of congress, including future treaties, shall be printed and distributed, in like manner and proportion.
RESOLUTION of March 3, 1707. (Vol. III. p. 437.)
5. The five huudred copies of the laws of the united states, directed to be printed by the act, entitled, "An act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the united states," and which were, by the j-id a6\, reserved for the future disposition of congress, shall be distributed by the secretary of state, in the manner following: One set shall be delivered to George Washington, now president of the united states ; to the president of the. united states; to the vice president of the united states, and to each of the members of the senate, and house of representatives ; six sets shall be delivered to the secretary of the senate, and twelve sets to the clerk cf the house of representatives ; one set shall be delivered to each of the judges of the supreme court; to each of the judges of the district courts ; and to each of the marshals and attornies of each district; one set shall be delivered to the secretary of state; to the secretary of the treasury ; to the secretary of war; to the attorney-general; to the director of the mint; to the comptroller of the treasury ; to the commissioner of the revenue ; to the register; to the auditor; to the-accountant of the war department, and to the postmaster-general, and the purvevorof public supplies; one set shall