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3. CHAPTER LXXIV. AN ACT ta provide for the erection and fupport
of a Light Höuje on Cape Poge, at the north
easterly part of Martha's Vineyard. DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress affembled, That the Secretary of the treasury fhall be, and he is hereby au. thorized and directed to cause a sufficient light-house to be erected on Cape Poge ( lo called) on Martha's Vineyard, in the state of Massachusetts, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise to provide for the support of such light-house at the expenceof the United States; Provided that fùfficient land for the accommo. dation of such light-house, together with the jurifdiction-thereof, shall be duly and legally granted to, and vested in the United States.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be, and hereby is appropriated for the erection of said light-house on Cape Poge, a súm not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies which may be ia. the Treasury of the United States, not ocherwise appropriated.
THEODORE SEDGWICK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON, Vice-President of the United States and Precio
dent of the Senate. APPROVID--- January 30, 1801.
JOHN ADAMS, President of the United Stati.
ganization of the courts of the United States. * D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
D presentatives of the United States of AmeTerms of the rica, in Congress assembled, That from and af. Supreme
ter the next fesfion of the Supreme Court Court.
of the United States, the said court shall be holden by the justices thereof, or any four of them, at the city of Washington, and thall have two feffions in each and every year thereafter, to commence on the first Monday of June and December respectively; and that if four of the said justices shall not attend with in ten days after the times hereby appointed for the commencement of the said feffions ré fpectively, the said court shall be continued over till the next stated feffion thereof. Prom vided always, That any one or more of the faid justices, attending as aforesaid, shall have power to make all necessary orders touching any suit, action, appeal, writ-of error, process, pleadings, or proceeding, returned to the said court or depending therein, preparatory ito the hearing, trial or decision of such action, fuit, appeal, writ of error, process, pleading's or proceedings.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the qve faid court shall have power, andis hereby aupower to it. thorized, to issue writs of prohịbition, mandafue certain
mus, fcire-facias, habeas corpus; certiorafi, procedendo, and all other writs not specially provided for by statutę, which may be. nec cessary for the excercise of its jurifdiétion, and agreeable to the principles, and usages of law.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from Number of
and after the next vacancy that shall happen in the said court, it shall consist of five justi,
It shall hav
ces only; that is to say, of one chief justice,
Divifion of the better establishment of the circuit courts the fates in, of the United States, the said states shall be, to di and hereby are divided into districts, in man- the Circuit ner following; that is to fay; one to consist of courts, that part of the state of Massachusetts, which is called the district of Maine, and to be cal. led the district of Maine; one to consist of the state of New-Hampshire, and to be called the district of New Hampshire; one to consist of the remaining part of the state of Massachufetts, and to be called the district of Massachu. setts; one to confist of the state of RhodeIlland and Providence Plantations, and to be called the district of Rhode Island; one to consist of the state of Connecticut, and to be called the district of Connecticut; one to con fist of the state of Vermont, and to be called the district of Vermont; one to consist of that part of the state of New-York which lies north of the counties of Dutchess and Ulster, and to be called the district of Albany; one to consist of the remaining part of the state of NewYork, and to be called the district of NewYork; one to consist of the state of New-jerfey, and to be called the district of Jersey; one to consist of that part of the state of Pennsylvania which lies east of the river Suf.: quehanna, and the north-east branch thereof, to the line betwixt Northumberland and Luzerne Counties; thence westwardly along the said line, betwixt Northumberland and Luzerne, and betwixt Luzerne and Lycoming counties, until the same strikes the line of the state of New York, and to be called the Eastern district of Pennsylvania; one to consist of the remaining part of the state of Pennsylvania,
and to be called the Weftern district of Pennsylvania ; one to confift of the state of Dela. ware, and to be called the district of Delaware; one to consist of the state of Maryland, and to be called the district of Maryland, one to confist of that part of the state of Virginia, which lies to the eastward of a line to be drawn from the river Potomac at Harper's férry, along the Blue-Ridge, with the line which divides the counties on the east side thereof from those on the west side thereof, to the North Carolina line, to be called the eastern distrią of Virginia; one to confist of the remaining patt of the said state of Virginia, to be called the western district of Virginia; one to confift of the state of North-Carolina, and to be calo led the diftri&t of North Carolina z one to cón fift of the fate of South Carolina, and to be called the district of South Carolina, one to consist of the state of Georgia, and to be cal. led the district of Georgia; one to confit of that part of the Itate of Tenneffee which lies on the east fide of Cumberland mountain, and to be called the district of East Tennefles; one to consist of the remaining part of the faid ftate; and to be called the district of West Tennessee; one to consist of the state of Kentucky, and to be called the district of Kentucky; and one to consist of the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio, and the Indiana ter ritory and to be called the district of Ohio,
. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That Water and where any two adjoining diftrits of the United be certid States fhåll be divided from each other in
whole or in part, by any river, bay, water, boca tot
water course or mountain, the whole width of such river, bay, water, water courfe or mounțain, as the case may be, fhall be taken and
of the dif. The tricts into
deemed, to al intents and purposes, to be with. adjoining disa
tricts.. in both of the districts so to be divided thereby.
Seci 6. And be it further enačied, That the i faid districts shall be classed into six circuits in Claffification manner following ; that is to say: the first cir: if cuit shall conast of the districtsiof Maine, Netv. circuits. Hampshire, Mafsachusetts, and Rhode Island; the second, of the districts of Connecticut, Vermont, Albany and New-York; the third, of the districts of Jersey, the Eastern and Western districts of Pennsylvania and Delaware; the fourth, of the districts of Maryland, and the Eastern and Western districts of Virginia; the fifth, of the districts of North Caro.ina, SouthCarolina and Georgia; and the fixth, of the districts of East Tennessee, West Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio...*
Sec. 7. And be it further enabled. That there shall be in each of the aforesaid circuits,
toy appointed except the sixth circuit, three judges of the for the cir. . United States, to be called circuit judges, one of whom shåll becommissioned as Chief Judge; and that there shall be a circuit court of the United States, in and for each of the aforesaid circuits, to be composed of the circuit judges Within the five first circuits respectively, and in the fixth circuit, by a circuit judge, and the judges of the district courts of Kentucky and. Tennessee; the duty of all of whom it shall be to attend, but any two of whom shall form * à quorum; and that each and every of the
faid circuit court shall hold two sessions annıı. ally, at the times and places following, in and for each district contained within their feveral circuits respectively that is to say, the cir- Times of ho!. cuit court of the first circuit, át Providence, ding the cison the eighth day of May,andat New.portion the first day of Noveniber; in and for the 2