United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 12

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 1
United States Congress
Public Acts of the First Congress, 3rd Session, Chapter 12

March 2, 1791.
Chap. XII.—An Act giving effect to the laws of the United States within the state of Vermont.

Laws of the U. States extended to Vermont.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the third day of March next, all the laws of the United States, which are not locally inapplicable, ought to have, and shall have, the same force and effect within the state of Vermont, as elsewhere within the United States.

1789, ch. 20.And to the end that the act, intituled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” may be duly administered within the said state of Vermont,

Vermont to be a district and have a district court and judge.
Number and time of sessions,
Repealed 1802, ch. 31.
and where held.
1799, ch. 21.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said state shall be one district, to be denominated Vermont District; and there shall be a district court therein, to consist of one judge, who shall reside within the said district, and be called a district judge, and shall hold annually four sessions; the first to commence on the first Monday in May next, and the three other sessions progressively on the like Monday of every third calendar month afterwards. The said district court shall be held alternately at the towns of Rutland and Windsor, beginning at the first.

Annexed to the eastern circuit, and have a circuit court;Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said district shall be, and the same hereby is annexed to the eastern circuit. And there shall be held annually in the said district one circuit court; the first session shall commence on the seventeenth day of June next, and the subsequent sessions on the like day of June afterwards, except when any of the said days shall happen on a Sunday, and then the session shall commence on the day following;1796, ch. 34.
where held.
and the said sessions of the said circuit courts shall be held at the town of Bennington.

Compensation to the judge.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to the judge of the said district court the yearly compensation of eight hundred dollars, to commence from the time of his appointment, and to be paid quarter yearly at the treasury of the United States.

An enumeration of the inhabitants to be made.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all the regulations, provisions, directions, authorities, penalties, and other matters whatsoever, (except as herein afterwards is expressly provided) contained and expressed in and by the act, intituled 1790, ch. 2.An act providing for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” shall have the same force and effect within the said state of Vermont, as if the same were, in relation thereto, repeated and re-enacted in and by this present act.

Enumeration of inhabitants, when to commence.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the enumeration of the inhabitants of the said state shall commence on the first Monday of April next, and shall close within five calendar months thereafter.

Compensation to the marshal therefor.Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the marshal of the district of Vermont shall receive in full compensation for all the duties and services confided to, and enjoined upon him in and by this act in taking the enumeration aforesaid, two hundred dollars.

Duties on articles imported within said state how to be collected.
1790, ch. 35.
And that the act intituled “An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships and vessels,” may be carried into effect in the said state of Vermont:

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That for the due collection of the said duties, there shall be in the said state of Vermont one district; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at Allburgh on Lake Champlain,Port of entry and delivery. which shall be the only port of entry or delivery within the said district, of any goods, wares or merchandise, not the growth or manufacture of the United States.

1790, ch. 35, sec. 70.Provided nevertheless, That the exception contained in the sixty-ninth section of the act last above mentioned, relative to the district of Louisville, shall be and is hereby extended to the said port of Allburgh.

Approved, March 2, 1791.