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ken and deemed to all intents and purposes to be within both of faid counties. ?

Sec. 3. Bet 'it further enacted, That there fhall be a court in faid district, which shall be Circuit court called the circuit court of the district of Co- it

. lumbia ; and the faid 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 resident within the faid diftri&t, to hold their respective offices-during good behaviour; any two of whom fhall constitute a quorum; and each of the said judges shall, before he enter on his office, take the oath or affirmation provided by law to be taken by the judges of the circait courts of the United States, and faid court shall have power to appoint a clerk of the court in each of faid counties, who fliall take the oath and give a bond with sureties, in the manner directed for clerks of the district courts in the act to establifh the Judiciary of the Uhited States.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That said court shall, annually, hold four sessions in each Sessions of the of faid counties, to commence as follows, to wit: For the county of Washington, at the city 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.

Sec.'5. Be it further enacted, That said court ihall have cognizance of all crimes and Subjects for offences committed within faid district, and of the cogniall cafès in law and equity between parties, couit. both or either of which shall be resident or be found within faid district; and also of all ac

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tions or fuits of a civil nature at:common law or in equity, in which the United States thall be plaintiffs of scomplainants, and of all;feizures onland or water, and all penalties and forfeitures måde, 'arifing or accruing under the laws of the United States.

Sec. 6. Provided, and be it further enacted, Where local That all local actions shall be commenced in

their proper counties, and that no action or ed. No fuits fuit shall be brought before said court, by any but againt original process against any person, who shall

not be an inhabitant of, or found within said found in the district, at the time of serving the writ..

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That there shall A marthai to be a marshal for the said district, who shall have be appointed the custody of the gåols of the said counties,

and be decountable for the safe keeping of all prisoners legally committed therein; and he shall be appointed for the same term, thall take the same oath, give a bond with fureties in the same manner, shall have generally, within faid district, the fame powers, and perform the same duties, as is by law directed and provided in the case of marshals of the United States.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That any final Writs of error judgment, order or decree in faid circuit and uppeals 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 manner, 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, ren. dered in the circuit court of the United States.

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** Seco . Be it further enacted, That there An Attorney shall 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, marshal and clerks, shall be entitled to receive for their respective services, ney, marshals the fame 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

Compensaa&, fhall receive an annual falary of two thou-'tion of the fand dollars, and thetwo affistant judges, of fixteen hundred dollars each, to be paid quarterly, at the Treasury of the United States.

Sec. II. Be it further enacted, That there Thall be appointed in and for each of the said counties, such number of discreet persons to be justices of the peace, as the President of the to be apUnited States thall from time to time think punteed. expedient, to continue in office five years ; and such justices, having taken an oath for the

faithful and impartial discharge of the duties ne of the office, shall in all matters civil and

criminal, and in whatever relates to the confervation of the peace have all the powers • , vefted in, and shall perform all the duties re

quired of, juftices of the peace, as individual magistrates, by the laws herein before continued in force in those parts of faid district, for

which they shall have been respectively ap: +pointed; and they shall have cognizance in

personal demands to the value of twenty dollars, exclusive of costs, which sum they shall not exceed, any law to the contrary notwithstanding : and they shall be entitled to receive

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for their services the fees allowed for like fervices by the laws herein before adopted and continued

in the eastern part of faid diftrié:

4. Sec.: 12. And be it furthen enacted, That Registers of

there shall be appointed in and for each of the judges of the said counties, a Register of Wills, and a Judge

to be called the Judge of the Orphans Court, appointed.

who shall each take an oath for the faithful and impartial discharge 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 faid courts shall be to the circuit court of faid district, who shall therein have all the powtrs of the chancellor of the faid State.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where judgments or decrees have been obtained, or hereafter thall be obtained, on

suits frow depending in any of the courts of upon judgments aliea- tive Commonwealth of Virginia, or of the State

of Maryland, where the defendant resides or

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 resides, or his property may be found, to sue out writs of execution thereon, returnable to the faid court, which shall be proceeded on, in the same manner as if the judgment or decree had originally been obtained in said tourt.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That all actions, suits, process, pleadings, and other

proceedings of what nature or kind soever, deJexandria and pending or existing in the courts of Hustings

for the Townsof Alexandria and George Town,

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andria, to the next circuit Court hereby dírec-
ted to be holden in the Town Alexandria
and all such as fhall then be depending and
undetermined, before the court of Hultings
for George Town, to the next circuit court
hereby directed to be holden in the city of
Walhington: Provided neverthelefig-That where
the personal demand in arh.cales, exclufiye
of costs, does not exceed the value of twenty
dolars, the Justices of the Peact within their
respećtive counties, shall have gnizance
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Sec, 15. And be it further enacted, That all writs and processes whatsoever, which thall Tell of arriba hereafter illue from the courts hereby estab lished within the district, shall be tested in the name of the Chief

Judge of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 16. And be it further eñafted, That nothing in this act contained shall in any wile Saving of this alter, impeach or impair the rights, granted rights of care by or derived from the acts of incorporation 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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