United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District)

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The U.S. District and Circuit Courts were established by the Judiciary Act of 1789. The Circuit Courts were given jurisdiction over cases involving foreign nationals or citizens of several states and equity suits where the matter in dispute exceeded $500. The Circuit Courts also heard appeals from the District Courts, which handled admiralty cases and bankruptcies under the national bankruptcy acts after 1800. Pennsylvania was divided into Eastern and Western Districts during 1801-1802 and after 1818. The Eastern District had appellate power for cases in both districts. The Circuit Courts were abolished effective Jan. 1, 1912, and their duties given to the District Courts.

From the description of Equity dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122503488

The U.S. District and Circuit Courts were established by the Judiciary Act of 1789. The District Courts were grouped into circuits, and a Circuit Court was to convene twice a year in each district. The District Courts had exclusive jurisdiction over civil cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction (including inland waterways), seizures on land, suits for penalties and forfeitures incurred under laws of the United States, and suits against consuls and vice consuls. The Circuit Courts heard appeals from the District Courts and had original jurisdiction in law and equity cases involving suits in excess of $500 in which the United States, an alien, or citizens of different states were parties. Pennsylvania was divided into Eastern and Western Districts during 1801-1802 and after 1818. The Eastern District had appellate power for cases in both districts. The Circuit Courts were abolished effective Jan. 1, 1912, and their duties given to the District Courts.

American admiralty law deals with registry, licensing, regulation, inspection, and seizure and forfeiture of vessels and cargo; also prizes, ransom, and military salvage; actions to recover ships; and maritime contracts and torts. Typical maritime contracts relate to charter parties; affreightment; the carriage of passengers and goods; maritime insurance; demurrage, pilotage, towage, lighterage, wharfage, and stowage, repairs, salvage, bottomry, and seamen's wages. Typical maritime torts involve collision, loss of or damage to cargo, and personal injury or ill usage between officers on the one hand and passengers or crew on the other.

From the description of Admiralty dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 741939221

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referencedIn McGranery, James P. (James Patrick), 1895-1962. James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery papers, 1909-1975 (bulk 1943-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1986. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Pullman Company. Public Relations Dept. Scrapbooks, 1940-1947. Newberry Library
referencedIn Latino Project (Philadelphia, Pa.). Series 2. Legal Case Files, 1962-1981. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library
creatorOf United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Equity dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Pullman Company. Law Dept. Court case records, 1878-1980 (bulk 1940-1980). Newberry Library
creatorOf Gary, Robert. [Collected documents in support of law suits concerning the effects of exposure to radiation on servicemen in the 1950's who were on active duty at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada.] The George Washington University Law Library, Jacob Burns Law Library
referencedIn Kane family collection, approximately 1835-1931 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery, 1909-1975, (bulk 1943-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Admiralty dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Penn Central Transportation Company. Penn Central Railroad reorganization proceedings. [manuscript]. 1970-1982. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Naturalization petitions, 1795-1966. National Archives Library, National Archives Records Administration
referencedIn Kane family collection, approximately 1835-1931 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Atlantic Ocean
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject
Merchants
Telegraph--History
Land speculation
Telegraph--Patents
Locomotives
Telegraph
Flour mills
Patent suits
Immigrants
Shipping
Citizenship
Gunstocks
Admiralty--Cases
Equity pleading and procedure
Lathes
Woodworking machinery
Patents
Naturalization
Occupation
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Immigration
Citizenship

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