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CHAP. 28.- AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act for the better organ

ization of the District Court of the United States within the State of Louisiana,” approved the 3d of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congrrss asbe sembled, That the act entitled “ An act for the better organiza

tion of the District Court of the United States, within the State of Louisiana," approved third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, be so amended that it shall be the duty of the Judge of the Western District of said State to hold a term of the court at St. Joseph's, in the parish of Tensas, on the first Monday

in December in each year, for the parishes of Carroll, Madison, The Judge au. Tensas, and Concordia, and to appoint a clerk of the court for point a clerk, &c. that place; and it shall be the duly of the clerk of the District

Court of the United States at Monroe to deliver to the clerk at St. Joseph's, or to his order, the original papers in all such cases as properly belong to the court at that place, together with

a transcript of the proceedings had thereon; and it shall be the Marshal's du- duty of ihe marshal of said western district 10 attend the terms

of said court at St. Joseph's, by himself or deputy, and to perform all the duties of his office for that court in the same inanner and with the same powers, duties, and emoluments, as he is required to do for the courts at other places in the district, by the act to which this is an amendment.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That writs of error and apand appeal to lie

peal shall lie from decisions of the District Court of the Westes are to Supreme ern District of Louisiana, exercising circuit court jurisdiction,

to the Supreme Court of the United States in the same causes as from a Circuit Court to the Supreme Court, and under the same regulations.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the parish of Bienheld at Shreve: ville shall forin a part of the Western District of Louisiana and

be one of the parishes for which a court is to be held at Shreve. port; and that the parish of Caldwell shall be one of the parishes for which a court is to be held at Monroe; and that this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved July 29, 1850.

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CHAP. 29.-AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the collec

tion of duties on imports and tonnage," approved March second, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.

resentatives of the United States of America, in Congress asTransfer of col- sembled, That so much of the waters of the Narragansett bay, lection district.

and the shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inleis, in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as are within the county of Kent, including the port of East Greenwich, and thay part of Warwick, lying upon Greenwich bay, is hereby taken from the collection district of Newport, in said State, and ai tached to, and made part of, the collection district of Providence.

Approved July 29, 1850.

CHAP. 30.-AN ACT to provide for holding the courts of the United States

in case of the sickness or other disability of the judges of the district courts.

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in case of the sickness or other disability of any Provisions made district judge of any judicial district of the United States which for holding U.S. shall prevent him from holding any stated or appointed term of event of the sickthe district court of his district, or of the circuit court therein in ability the absence of the circuit judge and upon the fact of such sick. judge. ness or other disability being certified by the clerk of such district court to the circuit judge of the circuit within which such district may lie, it shall be lawful for such circuit judge, if in his judgment the public interests shall so require, to designate and appoint the district judge of any other judicial district of the United States within the same circuit, to hold the district court or circuit court in case of the sickness or absence of the circuit judge, in the place of, and discharge all the judicial duties of the district judge who may be sick or otherwise disabled as aforesaid, while such sickness or other disability shall continue: which appointment shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the said district court, and be entered on the minutes of the court; and a certified copy thereof, under the seal of the court be, by such clerk transmitted to the judge so designated and appointed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case there be no circuit judge resident within such circuit, or of his absence therefrom or inability to execute the provisions of the preceding section, or of the disability or neglect of the district judges designated by him, to hold the courts and transact the business within the district for which he or they may be so designated, the clerk of such district court, shall certify such fact or facts to the Chief Justice of the United States; and it shall thereupon notify the Chief be lawful for the Chief Justice of the United States to designate Justice of the ina

bility of the judge and appoint in manner aforesaid, any district judge within said to hold a couri, circuit, or of any judicial distri within a circuit next immedi- by sickness or

otherwise, ately contiguous to the one within which such disability exists, provision which appointment shall be transmitted to such clerk, and by him acted on as directed in the preceding section. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the du

duty of the disty of such district judge as shall be for that purpose designated trict judge, ap. and appointed, (as in the preceding sections provided,) io hold purpose, o honest the district court or circuit court as aforesaid and discharge all the courts specithe judicial duties of the district judge, who shall be sick or otherwise disabled as aforesaid, so long as such sickness or other disability shall continue; and all the acts and proceedings in said courts or by or before the said district judge so designated and appointed shall have the same force, effect and validity as if done and transacted by and before the district judge of said district. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful

new , for such circuit judge or the Chief Justice of the United States to be made by the as the case may be, from time to time, if in his judgment the Chief Justice,&c.

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public interests shall so require, to make a new designation and
appointment of any other district judge, of any judicial district
within the same circuits as aforesaid, with the powers and for
the duties and purposes mentioned in the preceding sections of
this act, and to revoke and determine any previous designation
and appointment.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the district judge
judge, appointed
to hold the courts so designated and appointed to hold the court and discharge the
designated; torabe duties of the district judge of another district and who shall
elling expenses hold such court or discharge such duties, shall be allowed his
when certified by
the clerk, &c. reasonable

expenses of travel to and from and of residence in such other district necessarily incurred by reason of such designation and appointment and his obedience thereto, and such expenses shall when certified by the clerk and district attorney of the judicial district within which such services shall have been performed, be paid by the marshal of such district and allowed him in his account with the United States.

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CHAP. 31.--AN ACT to regulate the terms of the circuit and district courts

of the United States for the district of Ohio..

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asregular sembled, That there shall be held at the city of Columbus, terms to be held in the State of Ohio, two regular terms of the circuit and dislumbus, Ohio, in trict courts of the United States for the district of Ohio, in each each year, &c.

year, which shall commence respectively on the third Tuesday
in May and the third · Tuesday in October in each year, and
so much of any law as requires the terms of said courts to be
held in July and November, respectively, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all issues now the terms herein pending in either of said couris shall be tried at the terms hereprovided for, &c. in provided for, and no process issued or proceedings pending

in either of said courts shall be avoided or impaired by this
change of the time of holding the same, but all process,

bail.
bonds, and recognizances, returnable at the next term of either
of said courts, shall be returnable and returned to the court.
next held under this act, in the same inanner as if so made re--
turnable on the face thereof, and shall have full effect accor--
dingly.

Approved July 29, 1850.

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Jacob Zimmerman allowed a

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

sembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, pension of *8 per directed to place the name of Jacob Zimmerman on the roll of

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invalid pensioners, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-fifth day of April, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and continue during his natural life.

Approved July 29, 1850.

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CHAP. 33.-AN ACT for the relief of Richard H. Barrett.

Land patent to issue to him for a quarter section

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Richard H. Barrett shall be entitled to the northeast quarter, section twenty-eighth, township ten, south range twenty-six east; in the St. Augustine district in the State of land. of Florida: Provided, That it shall not interfere with any other private claimant, and that a patent for the same shall be issued accordingly,

Approved July 29, 1850.

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CHAP. 34.-AN ACT to refund the fine imposed on the late Dr. Thomas Coo

per, under the sedition law, to his heirs.

Fine refunded

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to refund to the heirs of to his heirs, with Thomas Cooper, deceased, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, four hundred dollars, being the fine imposed upon the said Thomas Cooper under the sedition law passed the fourteenth day of July, seventeen hundred and ninety-eight, together with interest thereon, at the rate of six per centum per annum from the first day of November, eightteen hundred, until paid.

Approved July 29, 1850.

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CHAP. 35.-AN ACT for the relief of Joseph P. Williams.

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[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the entry of the southwest quarter of section twenty-five, in township number thirteen, north, of range ten firmed. east, in the district of lands subject to sale at Helena, in the State of Arkansas, by Joseph P. Williams, of the county of Mississippi and State aforesaid, be 'and the same is hereby confirmed;

Provided, That before this act shall take effect, the said Joseph Proviso. P. Williams shall render to the Commissioner of the General Land Office Choctaw certificate number thirteen, and Cherokee pre-emption certificate number eighty-eight, or in such manner as the said Commissioner shall direct, secure the Government

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against the validity of the same, and prove, also, that there are no conflicting claims to said land.

Approved July 29, 1850.

CHAP. 36.-AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin P. Smith.

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[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress Ponsion of $4 assembieu, That the name of Benjamin P. Smith, a drafted per month grant- soldier of the New York militia, in the service of the United

States, during the late war with Great Britain, be placed on the roll of invalid pensions at the rate of four dollars per month, commencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty, to continue during his natural life.

Approved August 10, 1850.

CHAP. 37.-AN ACT for the relief of William Maxwell, late marshal for the

district of Georgia.

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[Sec 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asjudgment sembled, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, against him to be required to cause to be cancelled and satisfied upon the records cancelled.

of the district court of the United States, for the district of of Georgia, a judgment rendered in behalf of the United States of America, against William Maxwell, late marshal for the district of Georgia, for the sum of one hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty cents, with interest from the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, which judgment was rendered against him in the said district court, on the twentyninth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty; and that the said William Maxwell, be and he is. hereby, forever relieved and discharged from the same. Approved August 10, 1850.

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CHAP. 38.-AN ACT for the relief of Isaac Seymour.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asPension of me sembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be authorized, and per month grant- he is hereby required to place the name of Isaac Seymour of

the State of Mississippi on the invalid pension roll, at the rate of eight dollars per month: to commence on the first day of June, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved August 10, 1850.

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