United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/3rd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 40


March 2, 1795
Chap. ⅩⅬ.—An Act relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers have been, or may hereafter be erected and fixed.

Cession of jurisdiction of places for lighthouses, &c. with reservation of execution of process sufficient.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That where cessions have been, or hereafter may be made, by any state, of the jurisdiction of places where lighthouses, beacons, buoys or public piers have been erected and fixed, or may, by law, be provided to be erected or fixed, with reservation, that process civil and criminal, issuing under the authority of such state, may be executed and served therein, such cessions shall be deemed sufficient, under the laws of the United States providing for the supporting or erecting of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.

Such reservation to be implied, where not expressly made.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That where any state hath made, or shall make a cession of jurisdiction, for the purposes aforesaid, without reservation, all process civil and criminal, issuing under the authority of such state, or the United States, may be served and executed within the places, the jurisdiction of which has been so ceded, in the same manner, as if no such cession had been made.

Approved, March 2, 1795.