SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. I. CH. 23. 1792.
mouth and Exeter alternately, beginning at the first.
district at Boston. I n Rhode Island district at Newport and Providence
alternately, beginning at the first.
In Connecticut district at Hartford
and New Haven alternately beginning at the last. And in New York
district at the city of New York only.
SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That at each session of the supreme court
of the United States, or as soon after as may be, the judges of the supreme supreme court
court attending at such session shall, in writing subscribed with their ~
names (which writing shall be lodged with the clerk of the supreme circuita they are
court and safely kept in his office), assign to the said judges respectively respectively to
the circuits which they are to attend at the ensuing sessions of the
circuit courts; which assignment shall be made in such manner that no
judge, unless by his own consent, shall have assigned to him any circuit
which he hath already attended, until the same hath been afterwards
attended by every other of the said judges. Provided always, That if
the public service or the convenience of the judges shall at any time, in
their opinion, require a d~fferent arrangement, the same may take place
with the consent of any four of the judges of the supreme court.(a)
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted. That the district court for the
district of Maine, which, by the act, intituled "An act to establish the Mane dlatnct,
judicial courts of the United States," is holden on the first Tuesday of
June, annually, at Portland, shall, from and after the passing of this act,
17'$, ch. 20*
be holden on the third Tuesday of June, annually, any thing in the act
aforesaid to the contrary notwithstanding: and all writs and recogni-
zances returnable, and suits and other proceedings, that were continued
to the district court for the district of Maine on the first Tuesday of sei.8;2.~h. 31,
June next, shall now be returnable and h