United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/4th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 24

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Chap. ⅩⅩⅣ.—An Act to repeal so much of an act intituled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” as directs that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court for the district of Pennsylvania shall be holden at Yorktown; and for other purposes.


Circuit court for Pennsylvania district to be holden only at Philadelphia, except when the judges direct it to be holden at Yorktown.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the fifth section of the act, intituled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” as directs that alternate sessions of the circuit court for the district of Pennsylvania, shall be holden at Yorktown, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that all the sessions of the said circuit court, shall, from and after the passing of this act, be holden at the city of Philadelphia, excepting only, when at any session of the said court, the judges thereof shall direct the next session to be holden at Yorktown; which they are hereby authorized and empowered to do, whenever it shall appear to them to be necessary.

Returns and continuances to the 11th of next October at Yorktown changed to the same day at Philadelphia.
Notice thereof to be given by the marshal by proclamation.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all such process of the said court, as may have issued before the passing of this act, and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and other proceedings that were continued to the said circuit court for the district of Pennsylvania, on the eleventh of October next, in Yorktown, shall now be returned, and held continued to the same court, on the same day, at Philadelphia. And to the end, that suitors, witnesses and all others concerned, may have notice of the alteration hereby made, the marshal of the said district of Pennsylvania is hereby required to make the same known, by proclamation, on or before the first day of August next.

Approved, May 12, 1796.