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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 32

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March 3, 1801.
[Repealed.]
Chap. XXXII.—An Act for altering the times and places of holding certain Courts therein mentioned, and for other purposes.

Act of March, 1802, ch. 8.
Times and places of holding the circuit courts of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, altered.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit courts of the United States, within the districts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, shall, after the passing of this act, commence and be respectively held on the several days herein after expressed, instead of the times heretofore established by law, that is to say: In and for the district of Rhode Island, at Providence, on every first day of April, and at Newport on every eleventh day of November; in and for the district of Massachusetts, on every eighth day of April and twenty-fifth day of October; in and for the district of New Hampshire, at Portsmouth, on every twenty-third day of April, and at Exeter on every fifteenth day of October; in and for the district of Maine, at Portland, on every first day of May, and at Wiscasset on every sixth day of October, except when any of those days shall happen on a Sunday, and then the session shall commence on the next day following.

Continuances to those courts.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all actions, suits, process and other proceedings of what nature or kind soever, depending and undetermined before the circuit courts aforesaid respectively, or that shall be depending and undetermined on the first day of April next, before the district court for the district of Maine, acting as a circuit court, shall be continued to the next circuit courts respectively hereby directed to be holden in and for the districts aforesaid, respectively.

Causes to be proceeded on therein.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all writs and processes which have been, or shall be duly sued out and made returnable to either of the circuit courts aforesaid, or to the district court for the district of Maine, acting as a circuit court, on either of the days on which the same courts were respectively to have been held prior to the passing of this act, and all recognizances that have been or shall be duly taken and made so returnable (said writs and processes having been duly and seasonably served) shall be returned to and proceeded upon in the said next circuit courts respectively, as hereby directed; and all property attached by virtue of such writs or processes, shall be held in due form of law to respond the final judgments that shall be obtained upon the same respectively.

Times and places of holding the district courts in North Carolina, altered.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the district courts of the United States, in the state of North Carolina, shall, after the passing of this act, commence and be held on the several days herein after expressed, instead of the times heretofore established by law, that is to say: at Edenton in and for the district of Albemarle on every last Monday of March, third Monday of June, and last Monday of November; at Newbern in and for the district of Pamptico, on every first Monday of April, fourth Monday of June and first Monday of December; and at Wilmington in and for the district of Cape Fear, on every second Monday of April, first Monday of July and second Monday of December.

Continuance of causes in the district courts of N. Carolina and New Jersey.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all actions, suits, writs, process, pleadings and other proceedings commenced, instituted, depending or existing in the district courts of the district of New Jersey and North Carolina, at the time of the passing of this act, shall be continued in the manner following, that is to say: all such commenced, instituted, depending, or existing in the district court of the district of New Jersey, to the next district court to be holden in the district of East Jersey; and all such commenced, instituted, depending or existing in the district court of the district of North Carolina, shall be continued to the next district court to be holden in the district of Pamptico.

Place of holding the circuit court in Kentucky.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this act, the circuit court of the United States for the district of Kentucky, shall be holden at Frankfort, within and for said district, on the days already established by law, instead of at Beardstown, any thing in any other law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Chief judge of Columbia to be the judge of the Potomac district.Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the chief judge of the district of Columbia, shall hold the district courts of the United States in and for the district of Potomac, and shall have, exercise and perform, within the said district of Potomac, all the powers and duties now possessed, exercised and performed by the district judges of the United States within their respective districts.

Approved, March 3, 1801.