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the next adjacent prison, there to be confined until he; she, or they, may safely be removed back, to the place of his, her, or their first con.. finement, and that the said removals shall be at the expence of the United States. Si

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, that all fintinuance

actions, suits, process, pleadings, and other of suits now depensing in proceedings of what nature or kind foever, de-. tae circuit

pending or existing in any of the present circuit courts of the United States, or in any of the present district courts of the United States, acting as circuit courts, shall be, and hereby are, continued over to the circuit courts estab. lished by this act, in manner following; that is to say; all such as shall, on the fifteenth day of June next, be depending and undetermined, or fhall then have been commenced and made returnable before the district court of Maine, acting as a circuit court, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden within and for the district of Maine; all such as fhall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of New Hampshire, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Newa Hampshire; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of Massachusetts, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Massachusetts; all such as Shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court of the district of Rhode Island, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the distrect of RhodeIlland; all such as shall be depending or unde termined before the circuit court for the district of Connecticut, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for

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the district of Connecticut; all such as fhall: be depending and undetermined, before the circuit court for the district of Vermont, to. the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Vermont; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the diftrict of New York, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of New York; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the cir. cuit court for the district of New-Jersey, to the next circuit court hereby diricted to be holden, within and for the district of Jersey; all fuch as shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of Pennfylvania, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the eastern dif.. trict of Pennsylvania, all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of Delaware, to the next circuit court, hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Delaware; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of Ma. ryland, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Maryland; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of Virginia, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden within and for the eastern district of Virginia, all such as fhall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of North-Carolina, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of North. Carolina; all fuch as fhall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the

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district of South Carolina, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden," within and for the district of South-Carolina; all füch as shall be depending and undeterinined be: fore the circuit court for the district of Georgia, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Georgia; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the district court of Tene neffee, acting as a circuit court, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of East Tennefsee'; all such as shall be depending and undetermined before the district court of Kentucky, acting as a circuit court, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of Kentucky; and shall there be equally regular and effectual, and shall be pro. ceeded in, in the same manner as they could have been, if this act had not been made

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That for

the better dispatch of the business of diftrict' Additional diftrict courts courts of the United Stated, in the districts of eftablished Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and North-Caro

lina, additional district courts shall be established therein, in manner following, that is tö say: The faid district of Jersey shall be divided into two districts; one to cansist of that part thereof, wliich is called East New-Jersey, and to be called the district of East Jersey; a district court, in and for which, shall be hol den at New-Brunswick, by the district judge of the district of Jersey, on the fourth Tuesday in May, and on the fourth Tuesday in No. vember, in each and every year; and one other, to consist of the remaining part of the faid diftrict of Jersey, and to be called the district of West-Jersey, a district court, in and for which

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Ihall be holden at Burlington, by the district judge last aforesaid, on the fourth Tuesday in February, and on the fourth Tuesday in Au. gust, in each and every year : And a new district shall be established, in the disttricts of Maryland and Virginia, to consist of the territory of Columbia, of all that part of the district of Maryland, which lies west and south. west of the river Patuxent, and of the western branch thereof, and south of the line which divides the county of Montgomery in the last mentioned district, from the county of Frederick, and of a line to be drawn from the termination of the last mentioned line, a northeast course to the western branch of the Patuxent; and of all that part of the district of Virginia, which lies north of the river Rappahannock, and east of the line which divides the counties of Fauquier and Loudon, in the last mentioned district, from the counties of Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford; which new district shall be called the district of Potomac, and a district court in and for the fame, shall be hade den at Alexandria, by the district judge of the district of Maryland, on the first Tuesday in April, and the first Tuesday in October, in each and every year : And there shall be a new district establihed in the district of Virginia, to be called the district of Norfolk, and to confift of all that part of the said district of Virginia, which is contained within the counties of Ile of Wight, Nansemond, Norfolk, Prin. cess Anne, James City, New-Kent, Warwick, York, Elizabeth City, Gloucester, Matthews, Middlesex, Accomac, and Northampton ; a district court, in and for which district of Norfolk, shall be holden at Norfolk, by the district judge of the district of Virginia, on the

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Additional first Tuesday in February, on the first Tuesday courts in May, on the first Tuesday in August, and

on the first Tuesday in November, in each and every year: And the district of North-Caroli. na shall be divided into three districts; one to consist of all that part thereof, which by the laws of the state of North Carolina, now forms the districts of Edenton and Halifax; which district shall be called the district of Albemarle, and a district court, in and for the same, shall be holden at Edenton, by the district judge of the district of North-Carolina, on the third Tuesday in April, on the third Tuesday in August, and on the third Tuesday in December, in each, and every year; one other to be cal. led the diftri&t of Pamptico, and to consist of all that part of the district of North-Carolina aforesaid which by the laws of the said state now forms the district of Newbern and Hilll. borough, together with all that part of the district of Wilmington, which lies to the northward and eastward of the river called New River, and for which district of Pamptico, a district court shall be holden at Newbern, by the district judge last aforesaid, on the firit Tuesday in April, on the first Tuesday in August, and on the first Tuesday in December, in each and every year: And one orher to consist of the remaining part of the said district of North-Carolina, and to be called the district of Cape Fear, in and for which a district court shall be holden at Wilmington, by the district judge last aforesaid, on the last Tuesday in March, on the last Tuesday in July, and on the last Tuesday in November, in each, and every year; which said courts, hereby directed to be holden, shall severally and respectively have and exercise, within their feveral and

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