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320 TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. HI. Ch. 31. 1839. court shall not be able io hold the said nriminal court, then the senior assistant judge of the said circuit court shall hold the same. All writs, qu:. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process which m>::;;°gfQL° Shu] issue from the said court, shall be tested in the name of the judge · .,_ of the said court. Jliggwers of the Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the judge of the said court 5¤d8°· shall, out of court, in all criminal matters, and breaches of the peace and good behavior, have and exercise all the powers by law vested iu . the circuit court of the United States, and the judges thereof and which were vested by the acts establishing the circuit court of the District of Columbia, and judges of the same. The judge to Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the judge of the said crimitake ¤¤ Mh ¤f mal court shall take the oath of odicc, provided by law to be taken by °$H°°· &'°‘ the judges of the circuit qourt of the Dimict of Columbia; and shall have power to make all needful rules of practice for the orderly and speedy administration of the business of the same, as he shall deem expedient, not inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of the United States ; and the said court is hereby authorized to provide a sca! for the same; and he shall have the same power and authority as is exercised by the judges of the circuit court of the District of Columbia, to require bail in all cases when by law bail may be required. In on-den-m pre- Sm. 5. And be it further enacted, In order to prevent the delay and '¤¤*d¤l¤Y· GW- long confinement in the jails of said district, of prisoners sentenced no be executed, or to the penitentiary, when the party claims the right to have the sentence suspended, to give an opportunity of applying for n Wrics of mm- writ of error: Be it enacted, That all writs of error which may be zh *'°““'¤°d· granted to the judgment of the criminal court of either county, shall be °’ returned to the circuit court which may be in session, or to the next circuit court which may be held at the stated times fixed by law for the Such pm O; meeting of the same; and that so much of the iifzh section of the act ¤¤¤.5¢h of thq establishing the criminal court as requires the writ of error to be rcf:;'::;;;;;“¤ turned to the circuit court of the county in which said judgment may mth mm rE_ be rendered, bc, and the same is hereby repealed. The judgment of pealed. the circuit court shall be certified to the clerk of the criminal court, and _ preserved among the original papers in the case. t£*gg:1?n‘:}**°h SEQ. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said criminal court for mum·m.WaSh_ Washmgton county, in said District, shall hereafter commence and bc ingum coun? held on the last Monday in December and on the second Monday in

  • h¤“ b° h°I · March and the fourth Monday of October, instead of the first Monday

in Dcccmbcr and the iirst. Monday in March and the first Monday of September, the days now fixed by law for holding three of the terms of Process in said court. All process whatsoever now issued, or which may be issued Y'“:“¤8*°¤ in the county of Washington, in said District, returnable to the days ° un Y' now fixed by law for said county, shall be returnable and returned on the days prescribed by this statute. Adjournment Sec. 7. And be itfunher enacted, That ii after the said court shall "m‘° °°‘“"#&*°· have commenced its session, the judge should be taken sick, so as not to be able to continue the session of the court from day to day until the business of the term is disposed of] it shall be lawful for him, or in his absence for the clerk of the said court to adjourn the same from day to day or week to week until such time as he shall be able to attend to the business of the said court, when the same shall be resumed ns if the session had not been interrupted. But if the sickness of the said judge shall continue longer than tha space of one month, then the chief judge of the circuit court of the District of Columbia shall hold the said court and continue the session; and if the said chief judge shall be unable from sickness or other disability to hold the said court, then the senior _ assistant judge of the said circuit court shall hold the same. Cases whcrcm S¤c,S. And be it further enacted, That in any casa wherein tké