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Judiciary.

Judiciary.
District Courts of Tennessee, January 18, District and Circuit Courts always open for
1039,

313

the purpose of filing libels. Any judge of
District Courts in Alabama, February 6, 1839, the court may award such process, · 517

315 The Supreme Court to prescribe forms of
District Court of Mississippi, February 16, writs, and to regulate costs,

518
1839,

317 Interest to be allowed and levied on all judg-
Jurisdiction may be entertained of suits in

ments,

518
which some of the parties may be found in The District Court of Western Virginia to
the State in which the suit shall be brought, hold an annual term at Wheeling, August
and where other expedients are not found. 26, 1842,

534
Judgment not to prejudice parties not Aņ act to provide further remedial justice in
found, February 28, 1839,

321

the courts of the United States, August 29,
An act for altering the time of holding the 1842,

539
District Court of the United States for the The Justices of the Supreme Court empower.
western district of Pennsylvania at Wil. ed to grant writs of habeas corpus when
liamsport, May 8, 1840,

380 subjects of foreign states are in custody
District Court of Tennessee, July 4, 1840, under process of the courts of the United

392

States, or of any of the courts of the State,
Adjournment of the Circuit Courts, July 4, August 29, 1842,

539
1840,

392 If the prisoner shall be entitled to be dis-
Special Sessions of the Circuit Courts, 393 charged, he shall be discharged forthwith,
Liens of judgments and decrecs in the Cir.

539
cuit and District Courts of the United States, Until final judgment, and after discharge, pro-

393

ceedings against him in the State Courts to
Jurors in the courts of the United States, be null and void,

540
July 20, 1840,

394 The District Court of Western Virginia shall
The District Court of the eastern district of hold a term at Charleston, in Kenawha, in.
Pennsylvania, to hold a special session, stead of Lewisburg, in Greenbriar county,
470

547
Commissioners to be appointed to select jurors Additional appropriations for the expenses of

for the courts in Pennsylvania, March 19, the judiciary, August 31, 1842, 576
1842,

471 An act establishing a District Court at Wheel.
Appeals from the District Court of Jackson, ing, January 20, 1843,

597
Tennessee, to the Circuit Court, April 14, Change of the place of holding the Circuit
1842,

472

and District Courts of the district of Maine,
Fall terms of the District Court at Jackson

600
and Knoxville,

472 The time of holding the Circuit Court in the
Circuit and District Courts in East and West district of Connecticut altered, February
Tennessee, and Ohio,

488
24, 1843,

601
The act of May 19, 1828, chap. 68, relating to

The time of holding the Circuit and District
process, made applicable to States since ad.

Courts in East Tennessee changed, March
mitted into the Union, August 1, 1842, 499

3, 1843,

610
Appeals to lie to the Supreme Court from the

Establishment of a Circuit Court at Williams.
District Court of the northern district of

port, in the western district of Pennsylva.
Alabama, at Huntsville, August 4, 1842,

nia, March 3, 1843,

628
504 The time of holding the District Courts at
Assignment of the Judges in the Territory Clarksburg and Wheeling, in Western Vir-
of Iowa, to the districts to which the Judges ginia, changed,

652
were assigned by the laws of Iowa, Au.

The Circuit Court of Arkansas to sit on the
gust 11, 1842,

505 second Monday in April in each year, 652
Appointment of a deputy by the Clerk of the A Circuit and District Court in Ohio, 652
District Court of the northern district of District Courts of Eastern Virginia, 655
New York, August 11, 1842, 506 Circuit Courts of Alabama,

655
Establishment of the fourth, fifth, and sixth Appeals to lic to the Supreme Court from the
circuits, August 16, 1842,

507 Circuit Court in any case arising under the
The Justices of the Supreme Court to allot revenue laws, May 31, 1844,

658
the several districts among the justices of Alteration of the time of holding the District
the court,

507 Court in the district of New Jersey, 660
Commissioners to be appointed by the Circuit The Courts of Arkansas to have jurisdiction

Courts to take bail and to exercise the over certain Indian country, June, 17, 1844,
powers of justices of the peace in certain

680
cases, August 23, 1842,

516 The business of the District Court for the
District Courts to have concurrent jurisdic. western district of Louisiana, transferred

tion with the Circuit Courts in all offences to the District Court for the eastern district,
not capital,

517

and to be there disposed of, and one term
Punishment prescribed by the 16th section of of the Court to be held annually for the
the act of April 30, 1790, chap. 9, changed, business of the western district, February

517
13, 1845,

722

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462

Judiciary.

Land Districts.
Admiralty jurisdiction given to the District A new land district in the State of Missouri,

Courts of the United States upon the lakes, to be located, called the Platte land dis.
February 26, 1945,
726 trict, August 29, 1842,

538
The Circuit Court of the eastern district of Register and Receiver to be appointed. The

Louisiana, to transact the business of the President to designate their place of resi-
Circuit Court for the western district, Feb. dence,

538
ruary 26, 1845,

726 Part of certain districts to be annexed to
The times of holding the Circuit Courts in Lexington district, -

539
Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Champagnole land district in Arkansas esta.
Georgia, and the southern district of Ala. blished, February 20, 1845,

726
bama and Louisiana, March 1, 1845, 730 Land Offices.
District Judges of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, The land office to be removed from Clinton to
and Missouri. Their salaries to be fifteeri

Jackson in the State of Mississippi, June
hundred dollars per annum,

788
23, 1836,

57
Application of the laws of the United States Additional land offices in Louisiana and Ar-
to Florida, March 3, 1845,

788

kansas established, July 7, 1838, 287
Florida to compose one district, and one dis- Land office to be removed from Cocchuma in
trict judge to be appointed,

788

Mississippi, to Grenada, July 4, 1840, 393
Jurisdiction the same as given to the District Additional land offices in Florida, August 30,
Judge of Kentucky by the act of Septem-

1842,

567
ber 24, 1789, ch. 20,

788

Laws of the United States.
District Attorney, Clerk and Marshal to be

So much of the act of September 15, 1789,
appointed,

788
Annual and extra sessions of the District

chap 14, as requires the Secretary of State

to have the laws recorded, repealed, July 7,
Court,

788
1636,

302
Compensation of the Judge,

783

A resolution to authorize the Attorney-Gene-
District Court in Iowa, March 3, 1845, 789

ral to contract for copies of a proposed edi.
Laws of the U. States applicable to lowa, 789

tion of the laws of the United States, March
Jurisdiction of the District Court, 789

3, 1845,-

798
Compensation of the Judge,

789
Marshal and District Attorney,

789 Library of Congress.
Jurors.

Appropriation for printing the catalogue of

the library,
Jurors in the Courts of the United States in
Pennsylvania,

436

Copies of the catalogue of the library of Con-

gress to be distributed to the colleges and
The act of July 20, 1840, chap. 46, not appli-

universities in the United States that have
cable to the courts in Pennsylvania, March

not already received them, January 20,
3, 1841,

436
1843,

648
Kentucky.

Light-Houses, fc.
Representatives in Congress according to the

An act making appropriations for building
sixth census,

491

light-houses, light-boats, beacon-lights,
Time of holding the Circuit Court of Ken.

buoys and dolphins, for the year 1837,
tucky,
730

181
March 3, 1837,

Appropriations for building light-houses,
Kickapoo, Swan Creek, and Black Rider Indians.

light-boats, beacon-lights, buoys, and mak-
Appropriations for the temporary support of ing surveys, for the year 1838, July 7, 1838,
the Kickapoo Indians, and for the expense

289
of subsisting and removing the Swan River

Light-boats at Sandy Hook and Bartlett's
and Black River Indians of Michigan,

reef, August 25, 1841,

466
March 3, 1841,

435
See Indian Treaties.

Lottery Tickets in the District of Columbia.

An act to suppress the vending of lottery
Land Districts.

tickets in the district of Columbia, August

578
Division of Green Bay land district in Mi. 31, 1842,
chigan, June 15, 1836,

48 Louisiana.
Register and Receiver to be appointed, 48 Circuit Court of Louisiana, March 3, 1839,
Certain lands ceded by the Fox and Sac In-

337
dians attached to the Wisconsin land dis- Representatives in Congress according to the
trict,

49
sixth census,

491
An act to annex a certain tract of land to the Certain papers relating to titles to lands in

Coosa land district, and for other purposes, Louisiana to be returned to the General
July 20, 1840,

397
Land Office,

649
Land acquired from the Cherokee Indians by Time of holding the Circuit Court in Louisi.

ana,

722
treaty of 1835, added to the land districts
of Huntsville and Coosa, March 4, 1842, An act to repeal an act for the better organi.

470

zation of the District Court of the United
Land Office for the Coosa district to be re. States within the State of Louisiana, Feb.
moved to Lebanon in the county of De ruary 13, 1845,

722
Kalb, March 4, 1842,

470

Actions pending in the District Court of the

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Louisiana.

! Massachusetts.
western district of Louisiana transferred to Representatives in Congress according to the
the eastern district, and to be disposed of sixth census,

491
in the District Court for the eastern district Memphis.
of Louisiana,

722

A navy yard established at Memphis in the
One term of the District Court of the eastern

State of Tennessce, June 15, 1841, · 665
district of Lonisiana to be held for the

The third section of the joint resolution re-
business of the western district,

722

lating to the examination by the Attorney.
Circuit Court causes in the western district of

General of sites for fortifications and im.
Louisiana to be transferred to the Circuit

provements by the United States, suspended
Court of the eastern district, and to be there

in the case of the national depot at Mem.
disposed of, February 26, 1845, 726

pł.is, February 13, 1845,

• 796
See Public Lands-Pre-emption Rights.

Merchandise recovered from Shipwreck.
Louisiana Land Claims.

Merchandise recovered from shipwreck which
An act confirming certain land claims in has been sunk in any of the harbors of the
Louisiana, July 6, 1842, -

491 United States, may be entered free of duty,
March 3, 1843,

609
Mackerel Fishery.

Michigan.
Vessels licensed for the mackerel fishery not The State of Michigan admitted into the
subjected to forfeitures under the act for

Union, June 15, 1836,

49
enrolling and licensing ships, &c., for the Provisions relative to the boundary line be.
coasting trade, &c., of May, 1828, chap. tween Ohio and Michigan,

49
119, April 20, 1836,

16

Section of land for schools in Michigan, June
Madison, Dolly P.

23, 1836,

59
The privilege of franking allowed to Mrs. Per centage of lands sold to be applied to

60

roads and canals,
Dolly P. Madison, July 2, 1836,

107
The right to publish for her own bencfit in

Salt springs granted to the State, not exceed.

60
foreign countries the manuscript debates

ing twelve in number,
of the convention which framed the Con. An act to provide for the execution of the

laws of the United States in the State of
stitution of the United States, and to have

61
the avails of such publication, October 14,

Michigan, July 1, 1836, -
1837,

205

Compensation of the Judge, Attorney and

Marshal of Michigan, July 1, 1836, 62
Madison Papers.

An act to admit the State of Michigan into
The printing of the Madison papers autho- the Union, January 26, 1837, - 144
rized, July 7, 1838,

• 309
Entitled to a deposite of the surplus revenue,

144
Magnetic Telegraphs.
An act to test the practicability of magnetic

District Courts in Indiana, Illinois and Michi.
gan,

215
telegraphs by the United States, March 3,
1813,

618
The boundary line between Michigan and

244
Appropriation for constructing an electro-

Wisconsin to be designated,
magnetic telegraph,

618

Representatives in Congress according to the
sixth census,

491
Maine.

See Canals Pre-emption Rights - Public
To reimburse the State of Maine for allow.

Lands- Roads.
ances to E. S. Greely and John Baker, July
7, 1836,

265

Michigan Land Claims.
Representatives in Congress according to the

The Mayor of Detroit authorized to adjust
sixth census,
491 claims, August 29, 1842,

541
Change of the place of holding the Circuit Military Academy.

and District Courts of the State of Maine, Appropriations for the Military Academy for
February 15, 1843,

600
the year 1836, July 3, 1836,

72
Marine Hospitals.

Appropriations for the Military Academy for

151
Appropriations for certain sites for marine

the year 1837, March 2, 1837,
hospitals, August 29, 1842,

546
Appropriations for the Military Academy for

264
Appropriation for a marine hospital at Key

the year 1838, July 7, 1838,
West, to be expended under the direction

An act to provide for the Military Academy

397
of the Secretary of the Treasury, June 15,

for the year 1810, July 20, 1840,
1844,

Appropriations for the Military Academy for

the year 1841, March 3, 1841, 415
Maryland.

Appropriations for the Military Academy, 508
Circuit Court for Maryland, July 7, 1838, 308 Appropriations for the Military Academy for
Representatives in Congress according to the the fiscal year ending June 30, 1845, April
sixth census,

491
12, 1844,

655
Massachusetts.

Militia.
The Secretary at War to receive additional The State of Maine to be paid for the militia

evidence on the subject of the claims of in the service of the State, June 13, 1842,
Massachusetts and other States on the

490
United States, May 14, 1836,

132 Appropriation to pay the State of Louisiana

670

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Militia.

Mississippi Land Claims.
for the expenses incurred in raising a regi. The Surveyor-General to issue a warrant for
ment of volunteer militia, August 29, 1842, a deficiency found in a resurvey,

741
542 Conflicting claims, how decided, 741
Payment of the militia of Florida called into Confirmation, &c., to inure to the benefit of
service in 1839 and 1840, August 23, 1842, the persons entitled,

741
522

Missouri,
Payment of the Florida militia, August 31,
1842,

578
The western boundary of the State of Mis-

34
The claims for supplies to the Florida militia

souri extended, June 7, 1836,
to be settled on principles of equity and

District Judge of Missouri to attend at St.

337
Louis, March 3, 1839,

628
justice, March 3, 1843,
Resolution relative to settlements for supplies

Representatives in Congress according to the
sixth census,

491
furnished to the militia of the United States
under act of 1842, chap. 192, April 30,

Commissioners to be appointed to run the
1844,

716

northern boundary line between the State
See Volunteers and Militia.

of Missouri and Iowa, June 17, 1844, 677

Proceedings of the Commissioners, &c. 677
Mint of the United States.

Missouri Land Claims.
An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An

Decision of the Receiver as to certain claims
act establishing a mint and regulating the

confirmed, July 4, 1836,

126
coins of the United States, January 18,

Location on other lands if the land is occu-
1837,

136
pied,

127
Organization of the mint,

136

The provisions of the act of May 26, 1824,
Regulations of the standard and weight of

so far as they relate to the State of Mis-
coins,

137

souri, revised and extended, June 17, 1844,
Deposites and assay of bullion and coinage,

676
138

The District Court and the Judges in the
Annual trial of coins,

141

States of Indiana, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Losses in coinage,

141

Mississippi and Alabama, to have jurisdic-
Officers of the branch mint at New Orleans,

tion of French, Spanish and British land
Charlotte and Dahlonega, and their sala. claims in those States,

676
ries, February 13, 1837,

147
The duties of melter and refiner transferred Morgan, General.

from the assayer to the coiner in the branch The gold medal presented to General Morgan
mints at Dahlonega, in Georgia, and Char. by Congress to be renewed at the mint of

lotte, in North Carolina, Feb. 27, 1843, 602 the United States, July 2, 1836, 66
The oath required by the third section of the

act of March 3, 1835, chap. 37, may be National Courtesy.
taken before any Judge of the Supreme Thanks of Congress for zeal of the authori.
Court, or of any court of record, in the State

ties of Gibraltar, and the commander and
where the officer taking the same is situ- officers of the British ship Malabar at the
ated, April 2, 1844, -

652
burning of the Missouri,

720
Mississippi.
Mississippi divided into two districts, June

Navy.
18, 1838,

247
Appropriations for the naval service in 1836,

27
Northern and southern districts-sessions of

May 14, 1836, -

An act to provide for the enlistment of boys
the courts,

247

for the naval service, and to extend the
District Courts of the United States in the

time of the enlistment of seamen, March 2,
of

247
1837,

153
1839,

Repeal of part of the act of May 15, 1820,

317
Representatives in

chap 31.
Congress according to the
sixth census,

Persons whose time of enlistment expires

491
An act in relation to the two per cent. fund

while on foreign service to be sent home,

153
in the State of Mississippi, March 1, 1843,

If detained, to be subject to laws, &c., of the
603
navy,

153
Mississippi and Alabama.

Re-enlistment,

153
Compact between Alabama and Mississippi

Appropriations for the naval service of the
relative to the five per cent. fund and the United States for the year 1837, March 3,
school reservations,

116
1837,

155
Relinquishment of two per cent. on the nett The titles of“ Masters Commandant" changed
proceeds of the sales of public lands, 603

to “Commanders," and "Sailing-Masters"
Mississippi Land Claims.

to “ Masters” in the navy, March 3, 1837,
Certain surveys of lands in Mississippi con.

163
firmed, March 3, 1845,

740 The President authorized to cause the public
Resurveys directed to be executed by the armed vessels to cruise on the coast for the

surveyor south of Tennessee, under the relief of distressed navigators, December
orders of the General Land Office, 741

22, 1837,

208

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District Court of "Mississippi, February 16,

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725

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Navy.

Navy.
Appropriations for the naval service for the Building an iron steamer at Pittsburgh on
year 1838, May 31, 1838,
232 lieutenant Hunter's plan,

669
The Secretary of the Navy authorized to pur- Purchase of clothing, -

669
chase certain lands for the navy yard at

Appropriations for the navy for the fiscal year,
Charlestown, Massachusetts, March 3,

ending June 30, 1845, June 17, 1844, 699
1839,

329
Note of the decision of the Supreme Court of

Seainen in the service of the United States to
the United States in the case of Harris v.

be detained after the period of their enlist-
Elliott, (10 Peters, 25,)

329

ment until the arrival of the vessel in which
Appropriations for the naval service for the they shall be so detained, and until dis.
year 1839, March 3, 183),

359 charged by the Secretary of the Navy; the
Appropriations for the purchase of naval ord. detention not to exceed thirty days after
nance and ordnance stores, September 11,

the arrival of the vessel in a port of the
1841,

461

United States, February 20, 1845,
The Secretary of the navy authorized to con. The provisions of the act of 1844, chap. 107,

tract with R. L. Stevens for a war steamer, as to the pay of officers performing the
April 14, 1942,

472 duties of higher grades, not to apply to
Appropriations for the navy for the year 1842, officers on foreign stations until after re.
August 4, 1842,

500

ceipt of information of the passage of the
An act to regulate the pay of pursers and act, February 26, 1845,

729
other officers in the navy, August 26, 1842, The commanding officer of any vessel, squad.

535

ron or fleet of the navy, when on the high
Regulations for the purchase of stores, 535

seas, or in a port where there is no resi.
Advance of money, or any commodity to dent consul of the United States, authorized
officers, unlawful,

536

to exercise all the powers of consul in re.
Pay of boatswains and gunners,

536

lation to mariners of the United States, 725
Officers performing duty of a higher grade Appropriations for the naval service for the

by order of the Secretary of the Navy or year ending June 30, 1846, March 3, 1845,
the commander of a fleet, squadron or ship,

790
to receive the pay of such grade, of which Navy Pension Fund.
he performs the duty,

536

Half pay allowed to widows and children of
Appropriation for building a depôt of charts
and instruments of the navy, August 31,

officers, seamen and marines, March 3,
1837,

180
1842,

576

Pensions to commence from the time of the
Professors of mathematics in the navy entitled

officer, &c., being disabled,

180
to mess with the lieutenants, and to receive
rations as received by lieutenants of the

Appropriations for navy pensions for the fiscal

667
ship, August 31, 1842,

year, ending June 30, 1845,

576
An act to regulate the pay of engineers in

Appropriations for the payment of navy pen.

sions for the year ending June 30, 1846,
the navy, August 31, 1842,

577
March 1, 1845,

730
An act to reorganize the navy department of
the United States, August 31, 1842, 579

The pensions heretofore granted to widows
Chiefs of bureaus to be appointed,

continued for five years, March 3, 1845,
579

731
Duties of chiefs of bur

580
Papers of the navy commissioners to be dis Navy Rations.
tributed among ihe chiefs of bureaus, 580

An act to establish and regulate the navy
Certain reservations to be made of lands in rations, August 29, 1842,

546
the south-castern district of Louisiana of New Hampshire.
live oak timber for the navy, March 3, Representatives in Congress according to the
1843,

611
sixth census,

491
Right of pre-emption to said lands to be ad.
mitted,

611

New Jersey.
Appropriations for the navy from January 1,

Representatives in Congress according to the
sixth census,

491
1843, to June 30, 1843, and for the fiscal
year from July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1844,

The places of holding the District Court of
March 3, 1843,

660
615

New Jersey altered, June 4, 1834,
The President of the United States authorized | New Madrid Locations of Lands.
to direct the transfer of certain appropria-

The titles to be perfected to lands south of the
tions in the naval service under certain

Arkansas river, held under New Madrid
circumstances,

651
Appropriation for the increase of the navy,

locations, and pre-emption rights under the
April 22, 1844,

act of February 17, 1815, chap. 45, March
656
1, 1843, -

603
Appropriations for arrearages and expenses Owners of warrants on the lands in which
beyond former appropriations, June 15, the locations have been made and sold, may
1844,

669
enter other lands,

603
Pay of superintendents, naval contractors, Settlers south of the Arkansas entitled to the

and all the naval establishments at the benefits of the act of February 17, 1815,
several navy yards,
. 669 chap. 45,

603

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