United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 61
Act of Sept. 24, 1789, ch. 20.
Mode of selecting jurors.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurors to serve in the courts of the United States shall be designated by lot, or otherwise, in each state or district respectively, according to the mode of forming juries to serve in the highest courts of law therein now practised; so far as the same shall render such designation practicable by the courts and marshals of the United States.
Approved, May 13, 1800.