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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 21

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June 23, 1790.
Act of April 13, 1792.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. ⅩⅩⅠ.—An act for giving effect to an act intituled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,” within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled,Judicial act of Sep. 24, 1789, declared in force as to R. Island. That the act, intituled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” shall have the like force and effect, within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as elsewhere within the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted,District court, its sessions, That the said state shall be one district, to be called Rhode Island district: and there shall be a district court therein, to consist of one judge, who shall reside in the district, and be called a district judge, and shall hold annually four sessions; the first to commence on the first Monday in August next, and the other three sessions progressively on the like Monday of every third calendar month afterwards. The stated district court shall be heldwhere held. alternately at the towns of Newport and Providence, beginning at the first.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted,Annexed to eastern circuit. That the said district shall be, and the same is hereby annexed to the eastern circuit: and there shall be held annually in the said district two circuit courts;Circuit courts, their sessions, the first session of the circuit court shall commence on the fourth day of December next, the second session on the fourth day of June next, and the subsequent sessions on the like days of every December and June afterwards, except when any of the days shall happen on a Sunday, and then the session shall commence on the day following. And the sessions of the said circuit courts shall be heldwhere held. alternately at the said towns of Newport and Providence, beginning at the last.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted,Salary of the Judge. That there shall be allowed to the judge of the said district, the yearly compensation of eight hundred dollars, to commence from his appointment, and to be paid at the treasury of the United States, in quarterly payments.

Approved, June 23, 1790.