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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1883
([1883])

Indian legislation passed during the second session of the Forty-seventh Congress,   pp. 184-191 PDF (3.2 MB)


Page 184

INDIAN LEGISLATION PASSED DURING THE SECOND SESSION 
OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. 
PUBLIC ACTS. 
[PUBLIc-No. 7.] 
CHAP. 13. AN ACT to provide for holding a term of the District Court of the
United 
States at Wichita, Kansas, and for other purposes. [Vol. 22, p. 400.] 
District courts Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United 
U. S., Kansasand States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall
be one term of 
Texas; term at the United States district court for the district of Kansas
held at Wich- 
Wichita, Kansas. ita in each year, on the first Monday of September, from
and after the 
passage of this act; but no cause, action, or proceedings shall be tried
or 
considered in the court herein provided.for unless by consent of all the
parties thereto, or order of the court, except as otherwise hereinafter 
provided. The clerk, marshal and district attorney for said district of 
Kansas shall perform the duties pertaining to their offices respectively
for said court, and the clerk and marshal shall appoint a deputy to re- 
side and keep their offices at Wichita, who, in the absence of the prin-
cipals shall do and perform all the duties appertaining to their said of-
fices respectively. But the city or county authorities shall provide a 
suitable building, without expense to the Unite$ States, in which to 
hold said court. 
SEc. 2. That all that part of the Indian Territory lying north of the 
Canadian river and east of Texas and the one hundreth meridian not 
set apart and occupied by the Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole Indian 
tiibes shall, from and after the passage of this act, be annexed to and 
constitute a part of the United States judicial district of Kansas; and 
the United States district courts at Wichita and Fort Scott, in the Dis-
trict of Kansas, shall have exclusive original jurisdiction of all offenses
committed within the limits of the territory hereby annexed to said dis-
trict of Kansas against any of the laws of the United States now or that
may hereafter be operative therein. 
Northern dis-  SEC. 3.-That all that portion of the Indian Territory not
annexed to 
trict Texas, en the district of Kansas by this act, and not set apart and
occupied by 
larged.      the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole Indian
tribes, 
shall, from and after the passage of this act, be annexed to and consti-
tute a part of the United States judicial district known as the northern
U. S. court, district of Texas; and the United States district court at Graham,
in 
Graham, Texas, said northern district of Texas, shall have exclusive original
jurisdiction 
to have jurisdic- of all offenses committed within the limits of the territory
hereby an- 
tion.         nexed to said northern district of Texas against any of the
laws of the 
United States now or that may hereafter be operative therein. 
SEC. 4.-That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to af- 
fect in any manner any action or proceeding now pending in the circuit 
or district court tor the western district of Arkansas, nor the execution
of any process relating thereto; nor shall anything in this act be con- 
strued to give to said district courts of Kansas and Texas, respectively,
any greater jurisdiction in that part of said Indian Territory so as afore-
said annexed, respectively, to said district of Kansas and said northern
district of Texas than might heretofore have been lawfully exercised 
Treaty rights therein by the western district of Arkansas; nor shall anything
in this 
preserved,    act contained be construed to violate or impair in any respect
any treaty 
provision whatever. 
Approved, January 6, 1883. 
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