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Statute Ⅰ.


March 21, 1808.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. XXXVII.—An Act extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants.[1]

Secretary of War may issue land warrants to 1st March, 1810.
1809, ch. 3.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be authorized to issue military land warrants to such persons as have, or shall, before the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and ten, produce to him satisfactory evidence of the validity of their claims; which warrants, with those heretofore issued and not yet satisfied, shall and may be located in the names of the holders or proprietors thereof, prior to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and ten, on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships and the fractional quarter townships, reserved by law for original holders of military warrants.

Approved, March 21, 1808.

Statute Ⅰ.



March 22, 1808.
Chap. XXXVIII.—An Act to amend the act intituled “An act establishing circuit courts and abridging the jurisdiction of the district courts of the districts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio.”

Act of March 23, 1804, ch. 31.
Act of Feb. 24, 1807, ch. 16.
Act of Feb. 4, 1809, ch. 14.
Part of a former law repealed.
State of Tennessee divided into two districts.
Limits of districts.
A circuit court to be annually holden in each.
Sessions of the court.
Cause continued over, &c. &c.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the second section of the act, intituled “An act establishing circuit courts, and abridging the jurisdiction of the district courts of the districts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio,” passed the twenty-fourth day of February, eighteen hundred and seven, constituting the state of Tennessee one district, for the purpose of holding circuit courts therein, shall be, and is hereby repealed, and from and after the passage of this act, the state of Tennessee shall be divided into two districts, for the purpose of holding circuit courts therein, and the limits of the said districts shall be the same as those now prescribed for the districts of East and West Tennessee, in and by the fourth section of the above recited act, and there shall be holden annually in each of the said two districts, one circuit court, to consist of one justice of the supreme court of the United States and the district judge of the said districts of East and West Tennessee, and the sessions of the said courts shall be held in each of the said districts, at Nashville on the second Monday in June, and at Knoxville on the third Monday in October annually, and that all actions, causes, pleas, processes and other proceedings relative to any cause civil or criminal, which shall be returnable to, or depending in the said circuit court of the United States, to be held at Nashville on the first Monday of June next, shall be returned, and held continued to, and be proceeded upon, on the second Monday in June next, in the same manner they would have been if this change had not taken place.

In what courts suits shall be brought and determined.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That where any suit or suits has or have been brought, or is or are now pending before the circuit court held at Knoxville, in and for the district of East Tennessee, against a person residing in said district of East Tennessee, such suit or suits shall be proceeded upon and finally determined in the district of East Tennessee, and where any suit or suits has or have been brought, or is or are now pending before the circuit court held at Nashville, in and for the district of West Tennessee, against a person residing in the said district of West Tennessee, such suit or suits shall be proceeded upon and finally determined in the district of West Tennessee.

Rules to be held for the districts—at what times, &c. &c.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the district judge of Tennessee to attend at Knoxville on the first Thursday after the third Monday in April next, and on the first Thursday after the

  1. See vol. i. 464, 724.