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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by
J. S. BLACK,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.
JUDGES AND OFFICERS OF THE SUPREME COURT
AT DECEMBER TERM, 1861.
HON. ROGER B. TANEY, of Maryland.
HON. JAMES M. WAYNE, of Georgia.
HON. EDWARD BATES, of Missouri.
W. T. CARROLL, Esq., of Washington City.
W. H. LAMON, of Illinois.
At the commencement of the December term, 1861, there were three vacancies on the bench of the Supreme Court, occasioned by the deaths of Mr. Justice DANIEL and Mr. Justice MCLEAN, and by the resignation of Mr. Justice CAMPBELL.
During the term, the Honorable NOAH M. SWAYNE, of Ohio, was appointed to fill the place of the late Mr. Justice McLEAN.
The two other places continue to be vacant still.
During portions of this term Mr. Chief Justice TANEY, Mr. Justice CLIFFORD, and Mr. Justice CATRON were absent on account of illness. The last-named Judge did not sit at the argument or participate in the conferences on the cases of The New Philadelphia, Glasgow vs. Hortez, Crews vs. Burcham, United States vs. Babbit, United States vs. Coles, Transportation Co. vs. Fitzhugh, Rice vs. Railroad Co., Woods vs. Lawrence Co., O'Brien vs. Perry, Bryan vs. United States, and Johnson vs. Jones.
Mr. HOWARD, the late reporter, being a candidate for Governor of Maryland, resigned during the vacation, and at the beginning of the term Mr. BLACK, of Pennsylvania, was appointed by the court in his place.
ORDER ALLOTTING THE JUDGES AMONG THE SEVERAL CIRCUITS.
There having been an Associate Justice of this court appointed since its last session, it is ordered that the following allotment be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of said court among the circuits, agreeably to the act of Congress in such case made and provided; and that such allotment be entered of record, viz:
For the First Circuit, NATHAN CLIFFORD, Associate Justice.