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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/9th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 23

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March 3, 1807.
Chap. XXIII.—An Act to reduce the expenses attending the administration of justice in the district of Columbia.

Act of Feb. 27, 1801, ch. 15.
Service fees, &c. to the marshal.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the service of any writ, warrant, attachment, summons, or order of court, the marshal for the district of Columbia shall be entitled to receive the fee of fifty cents only, for each person on whom served; and for the taking any bond required by law, a fee of fifty cents only; and for such services as are not enumerated in this, or some other act of Congress, he shall receive the like fees and compensation, if they be performed in the county of Alexandria, as by the laws of Virginia, in force on the first Monday of December, in the year eighteen hundred, were allowed to the sheriff of a county, for the like services; and if they be performed in the county of Washington, the like fees and compensation, as by the laws of Maryland, in force on the day last mentioned, were allowed to a sheriff of a county in Maryland, for the like services.

Clerk of Alexandria county entitled to the same fees as clerks of district courts in Virginia, &c.
In chancery proceedings, fees allowed to clerk of the high court of chancery in Virginia.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the circuit court of the district of Columbia, for the county of Alexandria, shall be entitled to receive for his services, the same fees only, as by the laws of Virginia, in force on the day last mentioned, were allowed to the clerk of the district court in that state, for the like services; in chancery proceedings, the same fees only, as were allowed by the said laws to the clerk of the high court of chancery, in the said state, for like services; and for such services as were not, by the said laws, to be performed by the clerk of either of the said courts in Virginia, he shall receive such fees only, as were allowed by the said laws, to the clerk of a county court in the said state, for the like services.

For services not incident to the offices of the clerks of the district or chancery courts, the fees allowed in the county courts.
General court fees of Maryland to be charged by the clerk of Washington county.
For services, in chancery, the fees of the register of the court of chancery.
In cases not of a nature of the service performed in either of these courts, the fees allowed in the county courts of Maryland to be paid.
Marshal and clerk of Washington still entitled to their daily allowance.
At what rate fees in tobacco are to be paid.
Tables of fees to be set up in the marshal’s and clerk’s offices.
Attorney’s and solicitor’s fees.
Proviso.
Temporary statutes of Virginia and Maryland, adopted for Columbia, continued in force.
Act of Feb. 27, 1801, ch. 15.
Repeal of acts inconsistent with this law.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the said circuit court of the district of Columbia, for the county of Washington, shall be entitled to receive the same fees only, for his services, as by the laws of Maryland, in force on the said first Monday of December, in the year eighteen hundred, were allowed to the clerk of the general court of Maryland, for the like services; and for his services in chancery proceedings, the same fees only, as by the said laws, were allowed to the register of the court of chancery of Maryland, for the like services; and for such services as were not, by the said laws, to be performed by the said clerk of the said general court, or by the said register, he shall be allowed such fees and compensation only, as by the said laws, were allowed to a clerk of a county court in Maryland, for the like services: Provided, that nothing in this act shall prevent the said marshal and clerk from receiving their daily compensation for attending court as heretofore.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That such of the said fees as by the laws aforesaid, are chargeable in tobacco, shall be paid in money, at the rate of one dollar and seventy-five cents for one hundred pounds of tobacco. And it shall be the duty of the said marshal, and the said clerk, of the said circuit court, respectively, to make a table of their respective fees, in dollars and cents, according to this act; and to keep a copy thereof, at all times, exposed to public view, in their respective offices; and all fees and costs shall be taxed, and fee bills for collection, stated in money only.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in suits at common law in the said circuit court, the taxable fee to an attorney, shall be five dollars only; and in suits in chancery, the taxable fee to a solicitor, shall be ten dollars only: Provided, that nothing in this act shall extend to the official services of the attorney of the United States, for the district of Columbia.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all temporary statutes of the states of Virginia and Maryland, which by the first section of the act concerning the district of Columbia, passed on the twenty-seventh of February, one thousand eight hundred and one, were adopted for the said district, shall not expire within the said district, by virtue of any limitation in said statutes contained; but shall remain in force as at the time of their adoption, unless other provision has been or shall be made by Congress, respecting the same.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all laws, and parts of laws, contrary to, or inconsistent with this act, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.

This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

Approved, March 2, 1807.