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November term, 1849....

8 371

9 00

6 00

25 75

December term, 1849.....

8 37

9 00

3 00

22 75

50 25

45 00

Total charged and taxed by the judge...

267 50

The items for Noveinber term are the same as for October term; and those for December term are the same, except in the place of two motions--one for trial, and the other to postpone the trial. There is one motion for leave to enter a nolle prosequi, and thus terminated the cause.

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Total.....

32 25

29 00

25 75

61 25

29 25

85 00

For May and June terms, as above ....
July term, retig, $8 37}; for 3d item above,

$9.-----total...
September term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same
as April term-total.
October term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same as

April term-total
November term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same

as April term--total..
December term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same

as April term--total...
1850. January term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same as

April term-total

32 00

26 00

36 23

35 00

Mr. Hall's charges at 9 terms of court..

260 50

The charges of Lorenzo B. Shepherd, the predecessor of Nr. Hall in the same cause, are as follows:

Date.

Items.

April.

1849.

February term, Shepherd's charges, (which include 1st and 3d items,
$3 for motion to postpone trial; $50 for drawing indictment of 200
tolios ; $50 for engrossing and copying; and $25 for copy for the
grand jury)
March term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same as April term above..
April term, 1st, 2d, and 3d items, same as charged above by Mr.
Hall....

$178 25

29 87

29 00

237 12

Total charged, taxed, and paid to Shepherd for three terms....
Total attorney's fees taxed and paid for 11 terms of court

497 62.

Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Hall both charged for the April term, 1849--the former $29, and the latter $25 75.

United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

UNITED STATES

U'S.
NELSON C. MARSELIS.

Indicted for stealing letters from New York post ofice, tried and convicted prior to October term, 1848.

1848. October term, Mr. Butler, district attorney, charged 1819. January term, Mr. Shepherd, district attorney, charged.

May term, Mr. J. P. Hall, district attorney, charged

$10 75 20 00 20 00

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What charges previous to October term, 1848, were made, I have not investigated. The following are the items of the bills of Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Hall:

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20 00

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The act of Congress of 1812 allows the district attorneys of the United States, in the northern and southern districts of New York, the same fees, for criminal prosecutions as are allowed to the district attorneys of the several counties of that State in which they are not allowed salaries. The following is a full copy of the whole bill and account of the district attorney of Schenectady county, for the December term, 1849, of the court of oyer and terminer, from which you will see what construction has been put by the State officers on the State fee-bill, and what are legal charges for such services. The account includes all the ordinary services for a term, including the drawing of three indictments, five trials and subpænas, and preparation for the trial of thirteen causes; and yet the aggregate amount for the term is only $62 06, to wit:

The County of Schenectady to benj. F. Potter, district attorney, Dr.

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Drawing and engrossing statement of convictions at December Oyer and Ter

miner, 1819, folios 20...
The people vs. John Frangman, writ and 6 tickets, grand jury.
Drawing venire for January sessions, 1850, folios 6, and engrossing
The people vs. John Mills, writ avd 2 tickets for trial....
The same vs. William Thomas, writ and 4 tickets for grand jury.
The same vs. William M. Hazard, writ and 7 tickets for grand jury
The same vs. Simeon F. Van Patten, writ and 4 tickets for grand jury
The same vs. Joseph Wickens, writ and 2 tickets for grand jury.
The same vs. William Hazard, drawing indictment, folios 6, and engrossing..
The same vs. the same, writ and 8 tickets for trial
The same vs. Johnson Frangman, alias John Frangman, drawing indictment,

folios 7, and engrossing.
The same vs. the same, writ and 7 tickets for trial
The same vs. the same, trial fee
The same vs. Henry Naughton, writ and 5 tickets for trial.
The same vs. the same, trial fee
The same vs. Michael Riggins and Patrick Riggins, writ and 5 tickets for trial
The same vs. the same, trial fee
The same vs. William Wickens, writ and 6 tickets for trial..
The same vs. Benjamin Willard, writ and 5 tickets for trial
The same vs. Nicholas W. Haverly, writ and 3 tickets for trial
The same vs. the same, trial fee
The same vs. Henry Maynard, writ and 6 tickets for trial
The same vs. the same, trial fee
The same vs. William Thomas, drawing indictment, folios 6, and engrossing.
The same vs. the same, writ and 5 tickets for trial
The same vs. Henry Naughton, drawing affidavit of service of subpæna, folio

1, engrossing, and ticket..
The same vs. Delas Sloan, drawing attachment..
Drawing and engrossing statement of convictions, folio 16.

2 59 1 75 4 00 1 25 4 00 1 25 4 00 1 50 1 25

75

4 00 1 50 4 00 2 22 1 25

49

25 5 92

62 06

James W. Metcalf, esq., ivy his account as clerk of the district court for the southern district of New York, has the following charges :

January term, 1819.

$43 18 47 62 81 75

50

Searching minutes and files, in 127 suits, for money report, at 31 cents
Drawing movey report, 127 folios, at 25 cents; engrossing, at 12 cents
Copying, to file, at 12, cents; entering on minutes, at 12 cents.
Filing money report and entering orders ..

Returns for Solicitor of the Treasury:
Searching minutes and files, in 47 suits pending, at 51 cents ....
Drawing and copying certificate of result, 47 folios, at 371, cents

Examining District Attorney's returns to Solicitor :
Searching minutes and files, in 47 suits pending, at 51 cents

23 97 17 62!

23 97

188 62

Such charges as the above are repoated at every term of the court; and such charges as the following are repeated quarter-yearly, to wit:

$18 00

Drawing and copying list of works deposited from October 1, 1848, to Janu

ary 1, 1849, 48 folios, at 37 cents... Drawing and engrossing records of copyrights from October 1, 1848, to Jan

uary 1, 1849, 975 folios, for 291 cases, at 37 cents.... Duplicate copy of same for Department of State, at 122 cents.

365 62 121 873

Total for 3 months

505 50

In relation to 291 copyrights, for each of which the authors and proprietors were required to pay the clerk 50 cents for recording and 50 cents for each copy of record and certificate furnished to the author or proprietor.

Clerk's fees for attending district court for the southern district of Mississippi in bankruptcy.

Account of William Burs, clerk, for his per diem from May 19, 1845, to

November 18, 1848, for 890 days' sitting in bankruptcy, at $5 per day. Four days on other business...

$1,450 00

20 00

4, 470 00

The whole number of days within that period was.

1,280

Number of Sabbaths ..
Number of days charged for attendance....
Number of days other than Sabbaths not charged

182 894 204

1,280

872

On the 7th of February, 1846, the clerk reported to the Secretary of State of

the United States that the number of applicants for relief under the bank

rupt act was, cases ...... Nuniber discbarged...... Proceedings withdrawn in six cases. Abated by death of party..... Number of cases then pending.

861

2

872

Mi'. Burns charged from February 7, 1846, (the date of that report,) to No

vember 18, 1848, for his attendance on the court in bankruptcy to dispose of those three cases, 662 days, at $5 per day

$3,310 00

S. J. Gholson, judge of that district, certified to the account, and « that the attendance upon said court sitting in bankruptcy of William Burns, clerk thereof, as specified in the foregoing abstract, was expressly required by me, and said clerk did actually so attend for the performance of the duties of his office."

Given under my hand and seal, &c.

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