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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 fhall be at the expence of the United States.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, that all sntinuance actions, suits, process, pleadings, and other depen.sing in proceedings of what nature or kind foever, de..

pending or existing in any of the present circuit courts of the United States, or in

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of the present district courts of the United States, acting as circuit courts, shall be, and hereby are, continued over to the circuit courts established 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 shall 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 New 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 hall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court of the district of Rhode Ifland, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the distrect of RhodeIlland; all such as shall be depending or undetermined 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 circuit 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 fhall be depending and undetermined before the circuit court for the district of Penn--. fylvania, to the next circuit court hereby direc-ted to be holden, within and for the eastern dik: 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

ereby 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'fuch as shall be depending and undetermined before 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 Ten. nefsee, acting as a circuit court, to the next circuit court hereby directed to be holden, within and for the district of East Tenneffee: 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 proceeded in, in the same manner as they could have been, if this act had not been niade.

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

the better dispatch of the business of district diftrift courts courts of the United Stated, in the districts of

Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and North-Carolina, additional district courts shall be estab- ' lished therein, in manner following, that is to say: The said district of Jersey shall be divided into two districts; one to cansist of that part thereof, wllich is called East New Jersey, and to be called the district of East Jersey; a district court, in and for which, shall be holden 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 said diftrict of Jersey, and to be called the district of West-Jersey, a district court, in and for which

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hall be holden at Burlington, by the district, judge last aforesaid, on the fourth Tuesday in February, and on the fourth Tuesday in August, in each and every year : And a new diftrict shall be established, in the disttricts of Maryland and Virginia, to consist of the territory of Columbia, of all that part of the diftrict of Maryland, which lies west and southwest 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 same, shall be halden 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 establilhed 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 Isle of Wight, Nansemond, Norfolk, Princess 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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first Tuesday in February, on the first Tuesday district 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-Carolina 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 fame, 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 Auguít, and on the third Tuesday in December, in each, and every year; one other to be called the district 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 Hills. 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 first Tuesday in April, on the first Tuesday in Au. gust, 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 several and

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