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NEW YORK. SEC. 541. The State of New York is divided into three districts, which shall be called the northern, eastern and southern districts of New York. The northern district includes the counties of Rensselaer, Albany, Schoharie and Delaware, with all the counties north [and west] of them. The eastern district includes the counties of Richmond, Kings, Qneens and Suffolk, with the waters thereof. The southern district includes the residųe of said State, with the waters thereof.

9 April, 1814, c. 49, s. 1, v. 3, p. 120; 3 April, 1818, c. 32, s. 3, v. 3, p. 414; 25 April, 1865, c. 54, s. 1, v. 13, p. 438; 20 June, 1874, c. 328, v. 18, p. 109; 18 Feb., 1875, c. 80, v. 18, p. 317.

SEC. 542. Jurisdiction over waters near New York City.—The district courts of the southern and eastern districts of New York shall have concurrent jurisdiction over the waters within the counties of New York, Kings, Queens, and Suffolk, and over all seizures made and all matters done in such waters; and all processes or orders issued out of either of said courts, or by any judge thereof, shall run and be executed in any part of the said waters. 25 Feb., 1865, c. 54, s. 2, v. 13, p. 438.

NORTH CAROLINA. SEC. 543. The State of North Carolina is divided into two districts, which shall be called the eastern and western districts of North Carolina. The western district includes the counties of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly, Montgomery, Richmond, Davie, Davidson, Randolph, Guilford, Rockingham, Stokes, Forsyth, Union, Anson, Caswell, Person, Alamance, Orange, Chatham, Moore, Clay, Cherokee, Swain, Macon, Jackson, Graham, Haywood, Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Keitchell, Watanga, Ashe, Alleghany, Caldwell, Burke, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, Surry, Tredell, Yadkin and Brown, and all the territory embraced

therein which may hereafter be erected into new counties. The eastern district includes the residue of the State.

4 June, 1872, c. 282, ss. 1, 3, v. 17, p. 215. CHAP. 322.- An Act to provide for the holding of terms of the district

and circuit courts of the United States at the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Terms of courts in western district of.-Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembbed, That additional terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States for the western district of North Carolina shall hereafter be held in the city of Charlotte, in said State, and that said terms shall commence respectively on the second Monday of June and the second Monday of December in each and every year, and shall continue until the business is disposed of.

That this act take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, June 19, 1878.

OHIO. SEC. 544. The State of Ohio is divided into two districts, which shall be called the northern and southern districts of Ohio. The southern district includes the counties of Belmont, Guernsey, Muskingum, Licking, Franklin, Madison, Champaign, Shelby and Mercer, as they existed February 10, 1855, with all the counties south of them. The northern district includes the residue of said State.

CHAP. 169.–An Act to provide for circuit and district courts of the

United States at Toledo, Ohio. Circuit and district courts at Toledo, Ohio-termsjuries.-Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a term of the circuit court and district court for the northern district of Ohio shall be held at Toledo, in said State, on the first Tuesday of the months of June and December in each year; and one grand jury and one petit jury only shall be summoned, and serve in both of said courts .

at each term thereof. And the existing provisions of law fixing the times of holding the district courts at Toledo are hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. Northern district divided.-Said northern district shall be, and hereby is, divided into two divisions, to be known as the eastern and the western division of the northern district of Ohio. The western division shall consist of twenty-four counties, to wit: Williams, Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert, Mercer, Auglaize, Allen, Putnam, Henry, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Union, Delaware, Marion, Wyandot, Seneca, Sandusky, Ottawa, Erie, and Huron; and the eastern division shall consist of the remaining counties in said district. But no additional clerk or marshal shall be appointed in said district.

SEC. 3. Suits, where to be brought-place of trial.All suits not of a local nature in the circuit and district courts, against a single defendant, inhabitant of such 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 such suits shall be tried at a term of the court held in the division where the suit is so brought.

Sec. 4. Offenses, where to be tried.-All offenses committed in either of the subdivisions shall be cognizable and indictable within said division.

Sec. 5. Transfer of pending causes.--Actions or proceedings now pending at Cleveland, in' said district, which would under this act be bronght in the western division of said district, may be transferred, by 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 Toledo; and the same shall be proceeded with in all respects as though it originally commenced in the western division.

SEC. 6. Jurors' residence-service of process.-All grand and petit jurors summoned for service in each division shall be residents of such division. All mesne and final process, subject to the provisions herein before contained, issued in either of said divisions, may be served and executed in either or both of the divisions.

SEC. 7. Taking effect of act.-This act shall be in force from and after the first day of September, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-eight. And all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, June 8, 1878.

CHAP. 18.-AN ACT to provide for circuit and district courts of the

United States at Columbus, Ohio, and transferring certain counties from

the northern to the southern district of said State. SEC. 1. United States circuit and district courts of Ohio.-Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, That the counties of Union, Delaware, Monroe, Knox, Coshocton, Harrison, and Jefferson, heretofore composing a part of the northern district of Ohio, be transferred to, and henceforth form a part of, the southern district of Ohio.

SEC. 2. Term held at Columbus.-A term of the circuit court and of the district court for the southern district of Ohio shall be held at Columbus in said State on the first Tuesday of the months of June and December in each year.

SEC. 3. Division of southern district into eastern and western divisions.-Said southern district shall be, and hereby is, divided into two divisions, to be known as the eastern and western divisions of the southern district of Ohio. The eastern division shall consist of twenty-nine counties, towit: Union, Delaware, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Fayette, Franklin, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Athens, Hocking, Fairfield, Licking, Perry, Muskingum, Morgan, Washington, Noble, Monroe, Belmont, and Guernsey; and the western division shall consist of the remaining counties in said district. But no additional clerk shall be appointed in said district.

SEC. 4. Suits-issues of fact.-All suits not of a local nature in the circuit and district courts against a single defendant, inhabitant of the 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 suit 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. Crimes, where cognizable-heretofore commenced.-All prosecutions for crimes or offenses hereafter committed in either of the subdivisions shall be cognizable within such division; and all prosecutions for crimes and offenses heretofore committed within either of said counties taken as aforesaid from the northern district, or committed in the southern district as heretofore constituted, shall be commenced and proceeded with as if this act had not been passed.

SEC. 6. Actions and proceedings pending at Cincinnati.-Actions or proceedings now pending at Cincinnati, in said district, which would under this act be brought in the eastern division of said district, may be transferred, by the consent of all the parties, to said eastern 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 Columbus; and the same shall be proceeded with in all respects as though it [had been] originally commenced in the eastern division.

SEC. 7. Jurors-process-service and execution.All grand and petit jurors summoned for service in such division shall be residents of such division. All mesne and final process subject to the provisions hereinbefore contained, issued in either of said divisions, may be served and executed in either or both of the divisions.

Sec. 8. Removal of suits from State courts.-In all cases of removals of suits from the courts of the State of

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