United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 30
Act of March 30, 1802, ch.
Military officers, who may arrest any one in the Indian territory for violating the laws for the protection of the Indian territory, to take the person before a magistrate.
Act of March 3, 1799, ch. 46.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, it shall be lawful for any military officer, who may have charge or custody of any person or persons, who may have been, or shall be apprehended in the Indian country, over and beyond the boundary line between the United States and the said Indian tribes, in violation of any of the provisions or regulations of the act, intituled “An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers,” to conduct him or them to some one of the justices of the inferior or county court of any county nearest to the place of his arrest, who, if the offence if bailable, is hereby authorized to take proper bail, if offered, in like manner as the judge of the superior court of any state is authorized to do, in and by the act above recited; unless such person, holden in custody as aforesaid, shall be cahrged upon oath with murder, or any other offence punishable with death, in which case such justice of any inferior or county court shall not have authority to take bail for such person.
Approved, April 22, 1800.