United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 1

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Dec. 24, 1799.
Chapter Ⅰ.—An Act for reviving and continuing suits and proceedings in the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania.

Proceedings which were discontinued by the failure to hold October session 1799, revived. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all suits, process and proceedings, of what nature or kind soever, which were pending in the Circuit Court of the United States, for the district of Pennsylvania, at the time appointed by law for holding a session thereof in October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and which were discontinued by failure to hold the said court,shall be, and they are hereby revived and continued, and the same proceedings may and shall be had in the same court, in all suits and process aforesaid, and in all things relating to the same, as by law might have been had in the same court, had it been regularly holden, at the time aforesaid.

Teste of writs.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs and other process, which may have been, and which shall be issued, by the clerk of the said court, bearing teste of April session or October session, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, shall be held and deemed of the same validity and effect, as if the same court had been regularly held on the eleventh day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.

Jurors may be summoned for next April term.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the judge of the district court of the district of Pennsylvania, to direct the clerk of the said circuit court to issue such process, for the purpose of causing jurors to be summoned to attend at the session of the said circuit court, on the eleventh day of April next, as hath heretofore been issued for the like purposes, returnable to any preceding session thereof; and the persons so summoned shall,Penalties for non-attendance. in case of non-attendance, be liable to the same penalties as if such process had been issued in the ordinary course of proceeding.

Approved, December 24, 1799.