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Houston, Crawford, Baldwin, Wilkinson, Laurens, Pulaski, Dooly, Macon, Taylor, Upson, Pike, Butts, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Warren, Dodge, Wilcox, Telfair, Sumter, Schley, Marion, Talbot, Harris, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Webster, Lee, Terrell, Randolph, Quitman, Clay, Calhoun, Dougherty, Baker, Early, Miller and Mitchell. The eastern division shall consist of the remaining counties in said district. No additional clerk'or marshal shall be appointed in said district.
Sec. 3. Terms at Macon, Georgia. -A term of the circuit court and of the district court for the southern district of Georgia shall be held at Macon, in said State, on the first Mondays of May and October of each year.
SEC. 4. Suits brought where defendant resides, more than one defendant-issues of fact.--All suits not of a local nature in the circuit and district courts against a single defendant, inhabitant of said State, must be brought in the division of the district where he resides; but if there are two or more defendants residing in different divisions of the district, such suits may be brought in either division. All issues of fact in said suits shall be tried at a term of the court held in the division where the suit is so brought.
Sec. 5. Prosecutions for offenses committed.-Prosecutions for crimes or offenses hereafter committed in either of the subdivisions shall be cognizable within such subdivision; and all prosecutions for crimes or offenses heretofore committed within either of said counties taken as aforesaid from the northern district, or committed in the southern district as hitherto constituted, shall be commenced and proceeded with as if this act had not been passed.
SEC. 6. Civil actions pending at Savannah transferred by consent-papers and transcripts filed.Civil actions or proceedings now pending at Savannah in said southern district which would, under this act, be brought in the western division of said district, may be transferred, by the consent of all the parties, to said western division; and in case of such transfer all papers and files therein, with copies of all journal entries, shall be transferred to the deputy clerk's office at Macon, and the same shall be proceeded with in all respects as though it was commenced in the western division.
Sec. 7. Removal of suits from State courts. In all cases of the removal of suits from the courts of the State of Georgia to the courts of the United States in the southern district of Georgia, such removal shall be to the United States courts in the division in which the county is situated from which the removal is made; and the time within which the removal shall be perfected, in so far as it refers to, or is reg. ulated by, the terms of the United States courts, shall be deemed to refer to the terms of the United States courts in such division.
SEC. 8. Jurors' residence-process-execution.-All grand and petit.jurors summoned for service in each division shall be residents of such division. All new and final process, subject to the provisions hereinbefore contained, issued in either of said divisions may be served and execnted in either or both of said divisions.
SEC. 9. Act takes effect-repeal.—This act shall be in force from and after the first day of July anno Domini, eighteen hundred and eighty. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. Approved, January 29, 1880.
ILLINOIS. Sec. 536. The State of Illinois is divided into two districts, which shall be called the northern and southern districts of Illinois. The northern district includes the connties of Henderson, Warren, Knox, Peoria, Woodford, Livingston and Iroquois, as they existed February 13, 1855, with all the counties north of them. The southern district includes the residue of said State.
13 February, 1855, c. 96, s. 1, v. 10, p. 606; 11 July, 1862, c. 145, s. 1, v. 12, p. 536.
IOWA. Sec. 537. The State of lowa constitutes one district, which shall be called the district of Iowa. For the purpose of trying all issues of fact, triable by jury, in the district court, said district is divided into four divisions, which shall be called the northern, southern, western and central divisions of the district of Iowa. The northern division includes the counties of Alamakee, Winneshiek, Howard, Mitchell, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Butler, Bremer, Grundy, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Benton, Linn, Jones, Jackson and Clinton. The southern division shall contain the counties of Cedar, Scott, Muscatine, Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Lee, Van Buren, Davis and Appanoose. The western division shall contain the counties of Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Guthrie, Audubon, Shelby, Harrison, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Union, Adams, Montgomery, Mills, Fremont, Page, Taylor and Ringold. The central division shall contain the remaining counties of the State.
3 March, 1859, c. 85, ss. 5, 6, 7, v. 11, pp. 437, 438; 30 June, 1870, c. 178, s. 1, v. 16, p. 174; 4 June, 1880.
MICHIGAN. Sec. 538. The State of Michigan is divided into two districts, which shall be called the eastern and western districts of Michigan. The western district includes the territory and waters within the following boundaries, as they existed February 24, 1863, namely: commencing at the southwest corner of Branch county, in said State, and running thence north, on the west line of Branch and Calhoun counties, to the south line of Barry county; thence east, on the north line of Calhoun and Jackson counties, to the southeast corner of Eaton county; thence north, on the east boundary of Eaton county, to the south line of Clinton county; thence west, on the south boundary of said county, to the southwest corner thereof; thence north, on the west boundary of Clinton and Gratiot counties, to the south boundary of Isabella county; thence west, on its south boundary, to the southwest corner of said last-named county; thence north, on the west line of Isabella and Clare counties, to the south boundary of Missaukee county; thence east, on its south boundary, to the sontheast corner of Missaukee county; thence north, on the east line of Missaukee, Kalcasca and Antrim counties, to the south boundary of Emmett county; thence east, to the southeast corner of Emmett county; thence north, on the east boundary of Emmett county, to the Straits of Mackinac; thence north, to midway across said straits; thence westerly, in a direct line, to a point on the shore of Lake Michigan where the north boundary of Delta county reaches Lake Michigan; thence west, on the north line of Delta county, to the northwest corner of said Delta county; thence south, on the west boundary of said county, to the dividing-line between the States of Michigan and Wisconsin, in Green Bay; thence northeasterly, on said dividing-line, into Lake Michigan; and thence southerly, through Lake Michigan, to the southwest corner of the State of Michigan, on a line that will include within said boundaries the waters of Lake Michigan, 'within the admiralty jurisdiction of the State of Michigan; thence east, on the south boundary of the State of Michigan, to the intersection of the west line of Hillsdale county. The eastern district includes all the territory and waters of said State not included within the foregoing boundaries.
24 February, 1863, c. 54, s. 1, v. 12, pp. 660, 661; 20 June, 1864, c. 143, s. 1, v. 13, p. 143.
CHAP, 326.–An Act to detach certain territory from the eastern judicial
district of Michigan and to attach the same to the western judicial district of Michigan, and to provide for divisions in said western district and for holding the district and circuit courts therein, and for other
purposes. SECTION 1. Michigan-counties detached from eastern to western district.-Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the counties of Chippewa, Schoolcraft, Marquette, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Isle Royale, Baraga, and Mackinaw being and including all that portion of the territory and waters of said eastern district lying in the upper peninsula of Michigan be and the same are hereby detached from the eastern judicial district of Michigan and attached to the western judicial district of said State.
Sec. 2. Two trial-divisions in western district.That for the trial and determination of all causes and proceedings cognizable and triable in the circuit and district courts of the United States for the western district of Michigan as bounded and described in this act, the said district shall consist of two divisions known respectively as the southern and northern divisions of said district.
Division boundaries—The southern division shall comprise all that portion of said district lying and being in the lower peninsula of said State, and the northern division of said district shall comprise all the territory and waters of the entire upper peninsula of said State; and there shall be two regular terms of the circuit and district courts begun and held in each of the divisions of said western district annually.
Terms of court.-The regular terms of the circuit and district courts in said southern division shall be held at the city of Grand Rapids, commencing on the first Tuesdays of March and October in each year.
The regular terms of the circuit and district courts in said northern division shall be held at the city of Marquette, commencing upon the first Tuesdays of May and September in each year.
Issues of fact, where triable-venue.-And all issues of fact shall be tried at the terins of said courts to be held in the division where such suits shall hereafter be commenced; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the said circuit and district courts from regulating by general rule the venue