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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/12th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 45

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March 26, 1812.
Chap. XLV.—An Act to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts of the first district.[1]

Terms of the court changed.
At Portsmouth on the first day of May, and Exeter on the first day of October; at Newport on the fifteenth of June; at Providence on the fifteenth of November; at Boston on the fifteenth of May, and the fifteenth of October.
Proceedings to conform therewith.
Act of March 3, 1797, ch. 27.
1802, ch. 23., sec. 4.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in lieu of the terms now established by law, the circuit court of the first circuit shall annually be holden as follows: at Portsmouth, on the first day of May, and at Exeter, on the first day of October, within and for the district of New Hampshire; at Newport, on the fifteenth day of June, and at Providence, on the fifteenth day of November, within and for the district of Rhode Island; and at Boston, on the fifteenth day of May, and the fifteenth day of October, within and for the district of Massachusetts. And whenever any of the said days shall happen on a Sunday, then the said court, hereby directed to be holden on said day, shall be holden on the next day thereafter.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all actions, suits, writs, processes and other proceedings which now are pending, in said court, or which now are or may hereafter be commenced for, or be returnable to the said court at the proper term thereof, now established by law, within and for the respective districts aforesaid, shall depend, have day, be returnable to, heard, tried and determined in the said court at the first term thereof, which shall hereafter be holden within and for the respective districts aforesaid, according to the provisions of this act, any thing in any former act or acts to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, March 26, 1812.