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SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 44. 1823. 775 nient transaction of business in the courts of the United States within ,Sm“_°fL°“i· the state of Louisiana, the said state shall be, and the same is hereby, di- gggatggvlggd vrded into two districts, in manner following, to wit: The counties of tricts, the Attakapas,'Opelousas, Rapide, Natchitoches, and Ouachita, shall com- ‘°°°*°’¤ and pose one district, to be called the western district of Louisiana; and all °"t°m' the remaining part of the said state shall compose another district, to be called the eastern district of Louisiana; and all criminal actions, or civil suits, which have arisen in the western district, together with all process, writs, recognisances, and records, belonging thereto, shall be transferred to the western district; and there shall be, annually, only TP*¢° stated three stated sessions of the district court for the eastern district, to be ;°i?;;;t;,lf° held at New Orleans, on the third Mondays of November, February, and rt; the egsteilu May; and there shall be, annually, one stated session of the said court in di¤¤'i¤¥ M NW the western district of the state, to be held at Opelousas Courthouse, 0'1°?.“°;:Q‘l to commence on the third Monday of August; and the district judge of 3::;;:;, at opethe United States, for the state of Louisiana, is hereby authorized and l<>¤¤¤¤ 00****- required to hold special sessions of the said court, in the said western l‘°“S°‘ district, for the trial of criminal or civil causes, whenever he may deem it expedient : That all process, writs, and recognisances, of every kind, whether respecting juries, witnesses, bail, or otherwise, which relate to the cases to be tried at the said special sessions, shall be considered as belonging to such sessions, in the same manner as if they had been issued or taken in reference thereto: That any special session may be adjourned to any time, or times, previous to the next stated meeting of the district court: That all business depending for trial at any special court shall, at the close thereof, be considered as of course removed to the next stated term of the district court: the said judge shall appoint a clerk of Judge to apthe said court in the western district, who shall reside, and keep the re- ¥.’$“:h; xL22m cords of the court, at the place where the sessions of the court are held, dimict ,,0,,,,_ and shall receive for the services performed by him, the same fees and compensation that are allowed to the clerk of the said court of the eastern district of the state, and shall be subject, in every respect, to the same responsibilities. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United President to States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United :;Ij°;_‘;1‘d“d‘;‘S‘j" States, be, and hereby is, authorized to appoint one person as marshal, mc, attorney and one as district attorney, for the said western judicial district of the for the western United States within the state of Louisiana, created by this act, and that d*“"°°· the terms of appointment and service, together with the duties. and responsibilities of the said marshal and district attorney, respectively, for the district aforesaid, be, in all respects, the same within their said district as the terms of appointment and services, the duties and responsibilities, of the marshal and district attorney, respectively, of the eastern district of the state of Louisiana; and said marshal shall receive such fees and emoluments as are received by the marshal of the United States for the state of Louisiana; and said attorney an annual compensation of two hundred dollars, and the same fees and emoluments as are allowed to the attorney of the United States, for the eastern district of Louisiana. Appnovrm, March 3, 1823.
alliknhiidiib ghdigdthbitfdile of holding the district court of the United States for the eastern district of Lgiflddltaiobglsddlthe iihiebolfhhgding the district court of the United States for the western district of Lorziilddfl htegrhs of the district court for the western district of Louisiana, Juno 30, lghii idgpecting the jurisdiction of certain district courts, Feb. 19, 1831, cb. :28.