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7. VESSELS OF WAR OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. - Oct., 1854. [The officers marked thus (*) have the rank of Commanders; thus (†), Lieutenants; the rest are Captains.]
Dolphin, Porpoise, Bainbridge, Perry,
50 New York,
1847 *W. W. Hunter,
1854 In ordinary,
22 Capt'd 1812, reb't 1836 Joel Abbot,
22 New York,
Steam Frigates.§ 6.
1837 *John Manning,
1848 In ordinary,
1814 Josiah Tatnall,
1836 In ordinary,
1853 +H. K. Stevens,
20 New York,
20 New York,
20 Charleston,S.C.,1 1799 *Edw. B. Boutwell,
1839 *Hugh Y. Purviance,
Rebuilding, 1841 *S. S. Lee,
1 Rebuilt at Norfolk, in 1831.
• § Under the act of the last session of Congress, authorizing the construction of six steam frigates, they are building as follows: the Merrimack at Boston; the Niagara at New York; the Wabash at Philadelphia; the Minnesota at Washington; the Roanoke and the Colorado at Norfolk; each to carry 50 guns.
Parke G. Howle,
1837 John K. Mitchell,
1826 †D. McDougal,
1813 *Robert G. Robb,
River La Plata.
V. THE MARINE CORPS.
THE Marine Corps has the organization of a brigade. The pay and allowances of the officers of the Marine Corps are similar to those of officers of the same grades in the infantry of the Army, except the adjutant and inspector, who have the same pay and allowances as the paymaster of the Marines; namely, about $2,800 per annum. The Marine Corps is subject to the laws and regulations of the Navy, except when detached for service with the Army by the order of the President of the United States. The head-quarters of the Corps are at Washington.*
+ Archibald Henderson, Colonel-Commandant.
Adjutant & Inspector.
* There are 13 Captains, 20 First Lieutenants, and 20 Second Lieutenants. The number of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates varies; it may average 1,100 men. † Brigadier-General by brevet. With the rank of Major. § With the rank of Captain.
Roger B. Taney,
VI. THE JUDICIARY.
Cooperstown, N. Y.,
Chief Justice, 1836, $5,000
Washington, D. C., Attorney-General, 1853,
The Supreme Court is held in the city of Washington, and has one session annually, commencing on the 1st Monday of December.
The United States are divided into the following nine Judicial Circuits, in each of which a Circuit Court is held twice every year, for each State within the Circuit, by a Justice of the Supreme Court, assigned to the Circuit, and by the District Judge of the State or District in which the Court sits. Presiding Judge. 1st Circuit, Maine, N. Hampshire, Mass., and R. I., Mr. Justice Curtis. 2d Vermont, Connecticut, and New York, Mr. Justice Nelson. New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Kentucky, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, and Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri, Mississippi and Arkansas,
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Mr. Justice Grier.
The States of Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and California have not yet been attached to any Circuit, but the District Courts have the power of Circuit Courts, and the District Judges act as Circuit Judges. There is a local Circuit Court held in the District of Columbia, by three judges specially appointed for that purpose. The Chief Justice of that Court sits also as District Judge of that District.
PLACES AND TIMES OF HOLDING THE CIRCUIT COURTS.*
Portland, 23d April and 23d September.
* For the Terms in the States not attached to any Circuit, see Terms of the District Courts in those States. For the Terms in the District of Columbia and the Territories, see post, Part III.
N. YORK, N. Dist.,
Tuesday in September.
N. YORK, S. Dist.,. New York, 1st Monday in April and 3d Monday in
October; and a special term for criminal cases and suits in equity on the last Monday in February. Albany, 3d Tuesday in October and 3d Tuesday in May;- Canandaigua, Tuesday next after 3d Monday in June.
VIRGINIA, W. Dist.,
GEORGIA, N. Dist.,
Boston, 15th May and 15th October.
Newport, 15th June ; — Providence, 15th November.
Trenton, 4th Tuesday in March and September.
Williamsport, 3d Monday in June and September.
Lewisburg, 1st Monday in August.
Raleigh, 1st Monday in June and last Monday in
Charleston, Wednesday preceding the 4th Monday in
Mobile, 2d Monday in April and 4th Monday in
Jackson, 1st Monday in May and November.
New Orleans, 4th Monday in April and 1st Monday in November.
Nashville, 1st Monday in March and September ;-
Frankfort, 3d Monday in May and October.
St. Louis, 1st Monday in April and (special) Oct.
*This court is held by the District Judge, with special authority to exercise the powers and jurisdiction of a Judge of the Circuit Court.
2 N. Hampshire, Matthew Harvey, Samuel Prentiss,
5 Rhode Island,
4 Massachusetts, Peleg Sprague,
9 New Jersey, Philemon Dickerson, E. Dist. John K. Kane, Pa. 11 W. Dist. Thomas Irwin, 12 Delaware, Willard Hall, 13 Maryland, Wm. F. Giles,
E. Dist. Jas. D. Hallyburton, Richmond,
SN. Dist. Isaac H. Bronson,
S. Dist. William Marvin,
128 29 Texas, 130 W.Dist. 31 Tenn. M. Dist. 32 E. Dist. 33 Kentucky, 34 Ohio,
35 Indiana, 36 Illinois,
37 Missouri, 38 Michigan,
E. Dist. W.Dist. N. Dist. 42 Iowa M. Dist. 43 S. Dist. 44 Wisconsin, N. Dist. S. Dist.
Samuel J.Gholson, Athens,
SE. Dist. Theo. H. McCaleb, N. Orleans,
W. H.Humphreys, Nashville,
Thomas B. Monroe,
* DISTRICT COURTS:-JUDGES, ATTORNEYS,
George F. Shepley, Portland,
Philadelphia, James C. Vandyke, Philadelphia,
George S. Owens, Savannah,
John S. Dyer,
Andrew G. Miller,
PLACES AND TIMES OF HOLDING THE DISTRICT COURTS.t
St. August'e, Chandler C. Yonge, Mariana,
Wiscasset, 1st Tuesday in September; Portland, 1st Tuesday in February and December; - Bangor, 4th Tuesday in June.
NEW HAMPSHIRE,. Portsmouth, 3d Tuesday in March and September; - Exeter, 3d Tuesday in June and December.
Wm. R. Hackley, Key West,
A. J. Requier,
* Corrected at the office of the Attorney-General, October 20, 1854. For the Judges, &c. of the Territories and District of Columbia, see the Territories, &c. respectively, post, Part III. † For the District of Columbia and the Territories see post, Part III.