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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
October 17, 1863


Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia
1863-1866

Chap. 73. – An act to alter the terms of the Circuit Courts and the Rules, in the First Circuit, after the year eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

Passed October 17, 1863.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

1. The commencement of the terms of the circuit courts in the several counties of the first circuit, after the thirty-first day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-three, instead of being as heretofore prescribed by law, shall be as follows: For the county of Ohio, on the first Tuesday of March, May, October and December; for the county of Marshall, on the first Tuesday of April, June, September and November; for the county of Hancock, on the third Tuesday of April , June, September and November; and for the county of Brooke, on the fourth Tuesday of April, the first Tuesday of July, and the fourth Tuesday of September and November.

2. After the end of the present year, rules shall be held in the clerks’ offices of the said circuit courts, as follows, instead of at the times heretofore prescribed by law: For the counties of Ohio and Marshall, on the last Tuesday of every month; for the county of Hancock, on the second Tuesday of every month; and for the county of Brooke, on the third Tuesday of every month; and the said rules may continue three days.

3. Special terms may be appointed and held in any county of the said circuit pursuant to the twenty-ninth, thirty-first, thirty-second and thirty-third sections of chapter one hundred and fifty-eight of the Code of Virginia, second edition.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1863

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