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Sec. 3, Berit further enacted, That there shall be a court in faid district, which shall be Circuit court called the circuit court of the district of Columbia ; and the said court and the judges thereof shall have all the powers by law vested in the circuit courts and the judges of the circuif courts of the United States. Said court fhall consist of one chief judge and two assistant judges résident within the faid district, to hold their respective offices during good behaviour; any two of whom fhall constitute a quorum; and each of the faid judges shall, before he enter on his office, take the oath or affirmation provided by law to be taken by the judges of the circuit courts of the United States; and faid court shall have power to appointia clerk : of the court in each of faid counties, who shalltake the oath and give a bond with sureties, in the manner directed for clerks of the district courts in the act to establish the Judiciary of the Uhited States.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That faid :: court shall, annually, hold four fefsions in each Sessions of the of said counties, to commence as follows, to" wit: For the county of Washington, at the ci. ty of Washington, on the fourth Mondays of March, June, September and December; for the county of Alexandria, at Alexandria, on the second Mondays of January, April, July, and the first Monday of October.

Seč. 5. Be it further enacted, That faid court thall have cognizance of all crimes and Subieéts for offences committed within faid district, and of the cogniall cafes in law and equity between parties, couit.

zance of the both or either of which shall be resident or be found within faid district; and also of all ac

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Sec. 6. Provided, and be it further enacted, Where local That all local actions shall be commenced in be comniene- their proper counties, and that no action or ed. No fuits suit shall be brought before said court, by any to be brought but againt original process against any person, who shall inhabitants, not be an inhabitant of, or found within said or peisons found in the district, at the time of serving the writ.-,., district. Sec: 7. Be it further enacted, That there shall A marlhul to be a marshal for the said district, who shall have be appointed the custody of the gols of the said counties, for the district.

and be accountable for the safe keeping of all prisoners legally committed therein; and he shall be appointed for the same term, fhall take 'the fame oath, give a bond with fureties in the “fame manner, shall have generally, within said

district, the same powers, and perform the same duties, as is by law directed and provided in 'the case of marshals of the United States.

12 Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That any final Writs of erros judgment, order or decree in said. circuit and appeals. court, wherein the matter in dispute, exclu.

five of costs, shall exceed the value of one hundred dollars, may be re-examined and reversed or affirmed in the supreme court of the United States, by writ of error or appeal; 'which shall be profecuted in the same hranner, under the same regulations, and the same proceedings shall be had therein, as is or shall be provided in the case of writs of error on judgments, or appeals upon orders or decrees, rendered in the circuit court of the United States.

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to be apshall be appointed and attorney of the United pointed States for faid district, who shall take the oath and perform all the duties required of the diftrict attornies of the United States; and the faid attorney, marihal and clerks, thall be en- utora citled to receive for their respective services, ny, marshals the same fees, perquisites and emoluments, * which are by law allowed respectively to the attorney, marshal and clerk of the United States, for the district of Maryland. .

Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That the chief judge, to be appointed by virtue of this Compe act, shall receive an annual salary of two thou- tion of the fand dollars, and thetwo assistant judges, of fix. teen hundred dollars each, to be paid quarterly, at the Treasury of the United States.

Sec. II. Be it further enacted, That there fhall be appointed in and for each of the said · counties, such number of discreet persons to

1 The peace be justices, of the peace, as the President of the to be ap: United States fall from time to time think for ** expedient, to continue in office five years ;

and fuch justices, having taken an oath for the

faithful and impartial discharge of the duties tre of the office, hall in all matters civil and - criminal, and in whatever relates to the con

fervation of the peace have all the powers yefted in, and shall perform all the duties required of, juftices of the peace, as individual

magistrates, by the laws herein before conti, nued in force in those parts of faid district, for · which they fhall-have been respectively ap

pointed; and they shall have cognizance in : personal demands to the value of twenty dol. :: larsi exclusive of costs, which fum they shall inot exceed, any law to the contrary notwithItanding; and they shall be entitled to receive

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2. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That Registers of there shall be appointed in and for each of the wills and judyes of the said counties, a Register of Wills, and a Judge orphan's to be called the Judge of the Orphans Court, court to be appointed. who shall each take an oath for the faithful and

impartial difcharge of the duties of his office; and shall have all the powers, perform all the duties, and receive the like fees, as are exerciled, performed, and received, by the Registers of Wills and Judges of the Orphans Court, within the State of Maryland; and appeals from the said courts shall be to the circuit court of said district, who shall therein have all the powtrs of the chancellor of the faid State.

:Sec: 13. And be it further enacted, That in How to ob- . all cases where judgments or decrees have been tain execu. tion within obtained, or hereafter thall be obtained, on

rict, fuits now depending in any of the courts of upon judge ments ali ea- tive Commonwealth of Virginia, or of the State

of Maryland, where the defendant resides or in courts of Maryland & has property within the district of Columbia, Virginia.

it shall be lawful for the Plaintiff in fuch cale upon filing an exemplification of the record and proceedings in such suits, with the clerk of the court of the county where the defend. ant refides, or his property may be found, to fue out writs of execution thereon, returnable to the faid court, which shall be proceeded on, in the fame manner as if the judgment or decree had originally been obtained in faid court.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That all Suits in the actions, suits, process, pleadings, and other courts Hul sous for a proceedings of what nature or kind soever, de. lexandria and pending or existing in the courts of Hustings (Georgetown

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Sec. 15. And be it further enuffed, That all writs and processes whatsoever, which thall T&ofprise hereafter issue from the courts hereby estaba lished within the district, shall be tested in the name of the Chief Judge of the District of Co. mbia.

Şec. 16. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall in any wife Saving of the alter, impeach or impair the riglys, granted rights of ciste by or derived from the acts of incorporation porattona. of Alexandria and George Town, or of any other body corporate or politic, within the said district, except fo far as relates to the Judicial

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