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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/9th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 5

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Feb. 4, 1807.
Chap. V.—An Act to alter the time of holding the circuit and district courts in the district of North Carolina.

Sessions of the circuit court changed.
Actions, suits, process, &c. to have day, and made returnable accordingly.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That instead of the times heretofore established by law, for the sessions of the circuit court for the district of North Carolina, the said courts shall hereafter commence and be holden on the twelfth day of May, and the twelfth day of November, in each year, any thing contained in any former act or acts to the contrary notwithstanding. And all actions, suits, process, pleadings, and other proceedings of what nature or kind soever, civil or criminal, commenced or to commence in the said court, and all recognizances returnable to the said court, on the twentieth day of June next, shall be continued, returned to, and have day, in the session to be holden by this act, and the same proceedings shall be had thereon as heretofore, and shall have all the effect, power, and virtue, as if the alteration had never been made: Provided nevertheless, that when the twelfthProviso. day of May, or the twelfth day of November shall happen on Sunday, the next succeeding day shall be the first judicial day of the term.

Sessions of the district court also changed.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the district courts of the United States for the district of North Carolina, shall, after the passing of this act, commence and be holden on the following days, instead of the times heretofore established by law, that is to say; at Wilmington, in and for the district of Cape Fear, on the first Mondays in February, June and October; at Newbern, in and for the district of Pamptico, on the Friday next after the first Mondays in February, June, and October; and at Edenton, in and for the district of Albemarle, on the first Tuesday which shall follow the Friday next after the first Mondays in February, June and October. And that all actions, suits, writs, process, pleadings or other proceedings, commenced or to commence, or which shall be now depending in any of the district courts of the district of North Carolina, shall be continued over, and have day in the next district court to be holden in the several districts as hereby established, any thing in any former act or acts to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 4, 1807.