United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/2nd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 20
Fees in courts of admiralty of maritime jurisdiction, established.
1796, ch. 11.
1799, ch. 19, sec. 3.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 first day of May next, there shall not be taxed or adjudged to any officer or other person, any greater or other fee or reward, for, or in respect of any service to be done or performed, in any of the district courts of the United States, in cases of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction, than such as is herein after specified; that is to say:
Of the attornies.Fees of the Counsellor or Attorney in the district court, in admiralty and maritime proceedings.
The stated fee for drawing and exhibiting libel, claim or answer in each cause, three dollars;
Drawing interrogatories, three dollars;
And all other services in any one cause, three dollars.
Fees of the clerks.Sec. 2. Fees of the clerk of the district court, in admiralty and maritime causes.
1799, ch. 19, sec. 3.For drawing every stipulation, process, monition or subpœna, for each sheet containing ninety words, fifteen cents.
And for engrossing each sheet, ten cents;
Entering the return of process, fifteen cents;
Filing every libel, claim, pleading, or other paper, six cents;
Copies of the pleadings, interrogatories, depositions and exhibits, when required, for each sheet of ninety words, ten cents;
Entering each proclamation, fifteen cents;
Entering each default, twelve cents;
Entering every rule of court, fifteen cents;
Examining each witness, and drawing his deposition, for each sheet containing ninety words, fifteen cents;
Certifying each exhibit or writing shown to a witness, at his examination, twenty-five cents;
Drawing every decree, or decretal order, for each sheet containing ninety words, fifteen cents;
And for entering the same in the minutes, for each sheet, as aforesaid, ten cents;
For drawing a record, or making a copy of the proceedings, for each sheet containing ninety words, fifteen cents;
But no pleading, deposition, exhibit, or other writing, to be inserted therein verbatim, or in hæc verba, shall be computed as any part of such draft.
Entering a record in the register, or engrossing or copying proceedings or records to be sealed or exemplified, for each sheet of ninety words, including all the pleadings, depositions, exhibits and writings inserted therein, ten cents;
Every certificate, twenty cents;
Entering return of appraisement or sales, for each sheet of ninety words, ten cents;
Affixing the seal to any paper, when required, twenty-five cents;
Drawing commission to examine witnesses, for each sheet containing ninety words, fifteen cents;
Fees of the clerks.And for engrossing the same, if on parchment, including the parchment, twenty cents;
And if on paper, for each sheet of ninety words, ten cents;
Swearing each witness in court, ten cents;
For every entry or writing not mentioned or described, such allowance shall be taxed, as for similar services, herein mentioned.
All money deposited in court, one and a quarter per cent.
Of the Marshals.Sec. 3. Fees of the marshal in the district court, in admiralty and maritime causes.
For summoning every witness or appraiser, fifteen cents;
Making each proclamation, fifteen cents;
Serving every capias, attachment or summons, one dollar and fifty cents;
Travelling each mile, going only, either to serve process, or subpœna witnesses, ten cents;
Custody fees of a vessel, for each day, one dollar and fifty cents;
Sales, for any sum under five hundred dollars, two and an half per cent.; and for any larger sum, one and a quarter per cent. upon the excess.
Allowance to attendants on supreme, circuit or district courts how to be ascertained.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there be allowed and taxed in the supreme, circuit and district courts of the United States, in favour of the parties obtaining judgments therein, such compensation for their travel and attendance, and for attornies and counsellors’ fees, except in the district courts in cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, as are allowed in the supreme or superior courts of the respective states.
Limitation of this act.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue and be in force for the term of one year, and from thence until the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer.
Approved, March 1, 1793.