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w EIGHTEENT H CONGRESS. Szss. I. Ch. 181. 1824. Iacin buo s on certain shoals at the mouth of Kennebeck River For p g Y , . in the state of Maine, one hundred and sixty dollars. For placing buoys on shoals m Buzzard s Bay, and at or near the mouth of Aponeganset River, in the state of Massachusetts,0ne hundred and sixty dollars. _ For placing buoys on Long Island Scund, near to Comiield Point, and in Guildford Bay, one hundred and sixty dollars. _ _ For placing a buoy at the mouth of Scuppcmong River, in Albemarle Sound, in the state of North Carolina, forty dollars. _ For placing a beacon on Castle Island, and live buoys near Bristol Ferry, five hundred dollars. _ _ For a pier and three bnoys at the mouth of Saco River, and a pier at the mouth of Wel1’s Harbour, tenthousand dollars-—-five thousand dollars to each of those places. _ S¤l¤¥i¤¤ *0 be Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, 'Ijhat the following gumua} salaries EEZ3v;; gfiigm be allowed and paid to the keepers 0f,__hght vessels, to wit: vessels, To the keeper of the Sandy Hook hght vessel, even hundred dollars; and for a mate, three hundred and fifty dollars. _ To the keeper of the Smith’s Pomt light vesscl,m the Chesapeake Bay, Eve hundred dollars. _ _ To the keeper of the Wolf Trap light vessel, in the same bay, five hundred dollars. _ _ _ To the keeper of the Willoughby Spit hght vessel, m the same bay, five hundred dollars. _ Tthk fthC Is] dl ht if hdrd dtih 0 e eeper 0 c rancy an rg vcsse , our un e an y dollars. To the keeper of the light vessel to be placed at or near the shoals of a c at ems, seven un e dollars; an or a ma e, ree un re Cp Ht hdrddll df rm hdd and fifty dollars. _ 500 dgugrg Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United ¤PP¤'<>i>ri=}t<>d tv States be, and he is, authorized and requested to cause a proper site, at

‘fh}Q' or near the mouth of the river Teche, in Louisiana, to be selected for a

mouth of me lighthouse, and proper places designated for placing buoys near the same. river Teche, [That,] to enable the President to accomplish these objects, a sum of 1‘°“""‘”"· money, not exceeding five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, apigopriutcd, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropria e . Avrxovnn, May 26, 1824. Srerurm I. May 26, 1824. CHAP. CLXXXI.—An dat lo regulate tim mode of pracfiee in Me courls of the " United Slales,fm· the district of Louisiana. (ex) Mode of pro- Be it enacted by the Senate: and Hnzesc of R¢jpresentatives of tiuz Lhiicd ¤°¤d1¤H1¤ all States of America, in Congress assembled, That the mode of pr0c€€d- (a) Decisions of the Supreme Court as to the a ti d in i 1 s Ig th edin of the courts of law, which prevail in the Federurcciiris o?`nL0hisix:ng.c regu um c proce gs As, by the laws of Louisiana, questions of fact in civil cases are tried by the court, unless either of the parties demand u Jury, in an action of debt on a judgment, the interest on the original judgment pany be computed, and make part of the judgment in Louisiana, without a writ of inquiry, and the mterventmn of gz Jury. Mayhew v. Thatcher, 6 Wheat. 129 ; 5 Cond. Rep. 34. By the provisions of the acts of Congress, Louisiana, when she cnme into the Union, had organized therein a district court of the United States, having the same jurisdiction, except as to appeals and yvrits of error, as the circuit courts of the United States in other states; and the modes of proceeding in thut_cnurt were required to be according to the principles, rules and usages which belong to courts of equity, as contradistinguished from courts of common law. And whether there were or not, in the severai states, courts of equity proceeding according to such principles and usages, made no difference, according the construction umformly given by the Supreme Court. Livingston v. Story, 9 Peters, 632- Thc provisions of the act of Congrees of 1824, relauve to the practice of the courts of the United States in Louisiana, contain the descriptive term “ civil acticns,>¤ which embrace cases at law and i¤ equity_; and may be fa.iri_y construed as used in_contradi_st.inctiun to criminal causes. They apply equally f¤ essen in equity; and 1 there src any laws in Louisiana directing the mode of proceeding in equity