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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 42

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August 11, 1790.
[Obsolete.]
1794, ch. 64.
Chap. XLII.—An Act to alter the Times for holding the Circuit Courts of the United States in the Districts of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall in future be held at the city of Philadelphia only.

Circuit courts when and where to be held.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit courts of the United States in the districts of South Carolina and Georgia, shall for the future be held as follows, to wit: InSouth Carolina 1789, ch. 20, sec. 5. the district of South Carolina on the twenty-fifth day of October next, at Charleston, and in each succeeding year at Columbia, on the twelfth day of May, and in Charleston on the twenty-fifth day of October; inGeorgia 1789, ch. 20, sec. 5. the district of Georgia on the fifteenth day of October next, at Augusta, and in each succeeding year at Savannah, on the twenty-fifth day of April, and at Augusta on the fifteenth day of October; except when any of those days shall happen to be Sunday, in which case the court shall be held on the Monday following. And all process that was returnable under the former law at Charleston, on the first day of October next, and at Augusta on the seventeenth day of October, shall now be deemed returnable respectively at Charleston on the twenty-fifth day of October next, and at Augusta on the fifteenth day of October next; any thing in the former law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted,Part of a former act repealed. That so much of the act, entitled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” as directs that the district court for the district of Pennsylvania shall be held at Yorktown in the said state, be repealed;Pennsylvania 1789, ch. 20, sec. 3. and that in future the district court for Pennsylvania be held in the city of Philadelphia.

Approved, August 11, 1790.