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SEC. 7. Jurors-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. 8. Removal of suits.-In all cases of removal of suits from the courts of the State of Tennessee to the courts of the United States in the eastern district of Tennessee, such removal shall be to the courts of the United States 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 regulated 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. 9. Building provided by State or municipal authorities, -That each of the said courts shall be held in a building to be provided for that purpose by the State or municipal authorities, and without expense to the United States.
SEC. 10. Repeal.—This act shall be in force from and after the first day of July, A. D. 1880; and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Approved, June 11, 1880.
SEC. 548. [The Sta-e of Texas is divided into two districts, which shall be called the eastern and western districts of Texas. The eastern district includes the counties of Newton, Jasper, Jefferson, Orange, Tyler, Polk, Liberty, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, Austin, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Colorado, Wharton, Matagorda, Lavaca, Jackson, Calhoun, De Witt, Victoria, Goliad, Refugio, San Patrico, Nueces, Cameron, Starr, Webb, and Hidalgo, as they existed in eighteen hundred and fifty-two. The western district in. cludes the residue of said State.]
That part in italic has been repealed, and is substituted by Ch. 97. 21 Feb., 1857, c. 57, s. 1, v. 11, p. 164.
CHAP. 97.--An Act to create the northern judicial district of the State of
Texas, and to change the eastern and western judicial districts of said State, and to fix the time and places of holding courts in said districts. Texas-northern judicial district,--Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a judicial district is hereby created in the State of Texas, to be called the northern judicial district of said State, and the territory embraced in the following-named counties, as now constituted, shall compose said district, namely: Brazos, Robertson, Leon, Limestone, Freestone, Navarro, Ellis, Kauffman, Dallas, Rockwall, Hunt, Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Collin, Grayson, Cooke, Denton, Tarrant, Johnson, Hill, McLennan, Falls, Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Bosque, Comanche, Erath, Somerville, Hood, Parker, Palo Pinto, Jack, Wise, Montague, Clay, Archer, Wichita, Wilbarger, Hardeman, Knox, Baylor, Haskell, Throckmorton, Young, Stephens, Shackelford, Jones, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Brown, Coleman, Runnels, Greer, Nolan, Fisher, Stonewall, King, Cottle, Childress, Collingsworth, Wheeler, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Gray, Donley, Hall, Motley, Dickens, Kent, Scurry, Mitchell, Howard, Borden, Dawson, Gaines, Martin, Andrews, Garza, Crosby, Floyd, Briscoe, Armstrong, Carson, Hutchinson, Hansford, Sherman, Moore, Potter, Randall, Swisher, Hale, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Hockley, Lamb, Castro, Deaf Smith, Oldham, Hartley, Dallam, Palmer, Bayley, Cochran and Yoakum.
SEC. 2. Eastern judicial district.—That from and after the passage of this act, the territory embraced in the following-named counties, as now constituted, shall compose the eastern judicial district, namely: Matagorda, Wharton, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Colorado, Austin, Waller, Harris, Galveston, Chambers, Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Liberty, Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Madison, Trinity, Angelina, San Augustine, Sabine, Shelby, Nacogdoches, Cherokee, Houston, Anderson, Henderson, Smith, Rusk, Panola, Harrison, Gregg, Upshur, Wood, Van
zandt, Rains, Hopkins, Camp, Titus, Marion, Cass, Bowie, Franklin, Morris and Red River.
Sec. 3. Western judicial district.–That from and after the passage of this act, the territory embraced in the followingnamed counties, as now constituted, shall compose the western judicial district of said State, namely: Calhoun, Jackson, Victoria, Goliad, Refugio, Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, Duval, Encinal, Webb, La Salle, McMullen, Live Oak, De Witt, Lavaca, Gonzales, Wilson, Karnes, Atascosa, Frio, Dimmit, Zavala, Maverick, Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Fayette, Washington, Lee, Burleson, Milan, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Hays, Comal, Kendall, Blanco, Burnett, Llano, Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera, Edwards, Kimball, Mason, Menard, El Paso, Presidio, Tom Green, Crockett, Pecos, Concho, McCulloch, San Saba and Lampasas [and Aransas].
Sec. 4. Times and places for holding terms.—That the courts in the northern judicial district shall be held twice in each year, at Waco, Dallas, and at Graham, in Young county; and the courts in the eastern judicial district shall be held twice in each year, at Galveston, Tyler and Jefferson; and the courts in the western judicial district shall be held twice in each year, at Brownsville, San Antonio and Austin. The courts shall be held in the city of Waco on the first Mondays in April and October; in the city of Dallas, the first Mondays in Jude and December; in the town of Graham, Young county, on the first Mondays in February and August; in the city of Galveston, on the first Mondays in November and March; at the city of Tyler, on the second Mondays in January and May; at the city of Jefferson, on the second Mondays in February and September; at the city of Brownsville, on the first Mondays in January and July; at San Antonio, on the first Mondays in May and November; at Austin, on the first Mondays in February and August. And the district judge of each of said districts shall have power to fix adjourned terms at all of said places, so as to dispose of the whole of the business of said courts.
SEC. 5. Return of process. “That all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Brazos, Robertson, Leon, Limestone, Freestone, McLannan, Falls, Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Comanche, Erath, Hood, Bosque, Somerville, Hill, Brown, Coleman and Runnels shall be returned to Waco; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Navarro, Johnson, Ellis, Kaufman, Dallas, Rockwall, Hunt, Lamar, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Denton, Cooke, Montague, Wise, Tarrant, Parker, Delta and Clay shall be returned to Dallas; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Eastland, Stephens, Young, Archer, Wichita, Wilbarger, Baylor, Throckmorton, Shackelford, Callahan,Taylor, Jones, Haskell, Knox, Hardeman, Greer, Nolan, Mitchell, Howard, Martin, Andrews, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Stonewall, Kent, Garza, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum, Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Cottle, Motley, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Bayley, Palmer, Castro, Swisher, Brisco, Hall, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Armstrong, Deaf Smith, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Hutchinson, Hansford, Sherman, Moore, Hartley, Palo Pinto, Jack and Dallam shall be returned to Graham; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Jackson, Matagorda, Brazoria, Wharton, Colorado, Fort Bend, Austin, Harris, Galveston, Chambers, Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Grimes, Madison, Walker, San Jacinto, Polk, Tyler, Jasper and Newton shall be returned to Galveston; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Nacogdoches, Angelina, Trinity, Houston, Anderson, Cherokee, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Henderson, Vanzandt, Rains, Gregg and Wood shall be returned to Tyler; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Upshur, Harrison, Marion, Cass, Bowie, Red River, Titus, Camp, Hopkins, Mor. ris and Franklin shall be returned to Jefferson; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, Webb, Encinal, Duval, Nueces, San Patricio, Dimmit and Maverick shall be returned to Brownsville; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Calhoun, Refugio, Victoria, Goliad, Bee, Live Oak, Karnes, Dewitt, Lavaca, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atacosa, McMullen, Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Kerr, Edwards, Bandera, Medina, Frio, La Salle, Zavala, Uvalde, Kinney, Crockett, Tom Green, Pecos, Presidio and El Paso shall be returned to San Antonio; and all process issued against defendants residing in the counties of Fayette, Washington, Burleson, Milan, Williamson, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Blanco, Gillespie, Burnet, Llano, Mason, Kimball, Menard, Concho, McCulloch, San Saba and Lampasas shall be returned to Austin; and that all process issued against defendants residing in any county which may hereafter be created by law, shall be returned to the nearest place for holding court in the judicial district within which said county is formed.
Suits against more than one defendant.-And it there be more than one defendant, and they reside in different divisions of the district, the plaintiff may sue in either division and send duplicate writ or writs to the other defendants, on which the plaintiff or his attorney shall indorse that the writ thus sent is a copy of a writ sued out of a court of the proper division of the said district; and the said writs, when executed and returned into the office from which they issued, shall constitute one suit, and be proceeded in accordingly.
SEC. 6. Transfer of pending causes.-Actions or proceedings now pending at Brownsville, Austin, Galveston and Tyler, which, under this act, would be brought in some other district, may, on the application of either party, be transferred to the proper court of said district; and in case of such transfer, all papers and files therein, with copies of all journal