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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/14th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 31

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March 5, 1816.
Chap. XXXI.—An Act to alter the times of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Vermont.[1]

Time altered for holding the Courts in the District of Vermont. Circuit Courts in Vermont, vol. i. pp. 74, 217, 475, 517.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit court of the United States within and for the district of Vermont, instead of the first day of May, shall hereafter be holden on the twenty-first day of May, and the district court of the United States, within and for the said district, instead of the seventh day of May, shall hereafter be holden on the twenty-seventh day of May, at the place now fixed by law for holding the said courts.

Proceedings in said court not to be affected by this change.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all indictments, informations, suits, or actions and proceedings of every kind, whether of a civil or criminal nature, now pending in the said courts, respectively, shall have day in court and be proceeded in, heard, tried, and determined on the days herein appointed for holding the said courts respectively, in the same manner as they might, and ought to have been done, had the said courts been holden respectively on the first and seventh days of May, as heretofore directed by law.

Process made returnable in same way as it would have been without change.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all writs, suits, actions, recognisances, or other proceedings which are or shall be instituted, sued, commenced, had or taken to the said circuit court to have been holden as heretofore on the first day of May next, or to the said district court to have been holden as heretofore on the seventh day of May next, shall be returnable to, entered in, heard, tried, and have day in court in each of the said courts respectively on the first and seventh days of May, as heretofore directed by law.

Terms to commence next day if they should happen on a Sunday.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if at any time hereafter, the day or days prescribed by this act for holding either of the said courts shall be a Sunday, such court shall commence and be holden on the following day.


Approved, March 5, 1816.


  1. Act relating to the Circuit and District Courts of Vermont.—An act to give effect to the laws of the United States within the state of Vermont. March 2, 1791, ch. 12, sec. 2, 3, 4.

    An act to alter the times and places of holding the Circuit Courts for the Eastern District, and in North Carolina, and for other purposes. March 2, 1793, ch. 23, sec. 1.

    An act altering the sessions of the Circuit Courts in the districts of Vermont and Rhode Island, and for other purposes. May 27, 1796, ch. 34, sec. 3, 1797, ch. 27, sec. 1.

    An act concerning the Circuit Courts of the United States. March 3, 1797, ch. 27, sect. 1.

    An act to amend the judicial system of the United States. April 19, 1802, ch. 31, sec. 4.

    An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the state of Vermont. March 22, 1816, ch. 31.

    An act to alter the times of holding the District Court of the United States for the district of Vermont. March 3, 1823, ch. 44.