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Dockets, &c. of the general territorial court to become the dockets, &c. of the district court.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the dockets, books, records, and papers, belonging to the said general court, arising out of, and appertaining to, its federal jurisdiction, shall be transferred to, and become the dockets, books, records, and papers, of the said district court.

Compensation of judge 1500 dollars per annum.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to the judge of the said district court, the annual compensation of fifteen hundred dollars, to commence from the date of his appointment; to be paid quarter yearly at the treasury of the United States.

A district attorney.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed, in the said district, a person learned in the law, to act as attorney for the United States; who shall, in addition to his stated fees,Compensation. be paid by the United States two hundred dollars annually, as a full compensation for all extra services.

A marshal.Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That a marshal shall be appointed for the said district, who shall perform the same duties, be subject to the same regulations and penalties,Compensation. and be entitled to the same fees, as are prescribed to marshals in other districts; and shall, moreover, be entitled to the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars annually, as a compensation for all extra services.

Approved, April 21, 1820.

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April 18, 1820.
Chap. XLVIII.—An Act relative to the Arkansas territory.[1]

Act of 4th June, 1812, providing for the government of Missouri, &c. in force in the territory of Arkansas, &c.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act of Congress passed on the fourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, providing for the government of the territory of Missouri, as modified by the act of Congress passed on the twenty-ninth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, entitled an act to alter certain part of the act aforesaid,Act of June 4, 1812, ch. 95. shall be considered as applicable to the government of the territory of Arkansas, and shall have reference to the proceedings of the said territory,Act of April 29, 1816, ch. 155. in the organization of the second grade of the territorial government assumed, by said territory, under an act of Congress of the second of March,Act of March 2, 1819, ch. 49. one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, establishing the territory of Arkansas; and all and every step taken under the last-mentioned act, shall be considered valid, if not inconsistent with the three before-recited acts taken together.

Approved, April 21, 1820.

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April 24, 1820.
Chap. L.—An Act to authorize the Secretary of State to cause the laws of the Michigan territory to be printed and distributed, and for other purposes.

The laws of Michigan in force, to be printed under the direction of the Secretary of State, &c.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the laws of the Michigan territory in force, shall be printed, under the direction of the Secretary of State; and that a competent number of copies thereof shall be distributed among the people of said territory, as the governor and judges thereof shall direct:Proviso. Provided, That the expense of such printing shall not exceed twelve hundred and fifty dollars.

Fifteen sets of the laws of the United States to be transmitted to Michigan, &c.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That fifteen sets of the laws of the United States, which were compiled by order of Congress, and published by Bioren and Duane, in one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, shall be transmitted to the Secretary of State, to said territory to be distributed therein, as the local government thereof may direct.

Approved, April 24, 1820.