United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 50
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person imprisoned upon process issuing from any court of the United States in any civil action, against whom judgment has been, or shall be recovered, shall be entitled to the privileges and relief provided by an act, intituled May 28, 1796.
ch. 38.“An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,” under the regulations and restrictions of the same act; after the expiration of thirty days from the time such judgment has been, or shall be recovered, though the creditor should not, within that time, sue out his execution, and charge the debtor therewith.
Approved, June 6, 1798.