Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
February 6, 1865

Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia
(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865)

Chap. 15. - An Act to authorize Suits in Lewis county in Cases heretofore cognizable in the Courts of Braxton county.

Passed February 6, 1865.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

1. Any action at law or suit in equity which, according to the one hundred and sixty-ninth chapter of the Code of Virginia, second edition, might be brought in the county of Braxton, may be hereafter brought in the county of Lewis; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect any provision of law for the limitation of actions or suits.

2. No jury shall be called or impannelled in any action or suit brought in the county of Lewis by virtue of this act, until and unless the plaintiff pay to the clerk of the court twelve dollars to defray jury costs; which sum the said clerk shall pay into the treasury of said county of Lewis; and if judgment be renedered for the plaintiff, shall tax the same in the costs to be recovered by him. If judgment be rendered against the plaintiff, no jury costs shall be taxed against him if he has paid the sum of twelve dollars to the clerk as aforesaid.

3. The act entitled "an act to authorize suits in Lewis county in cases heretofore cognizable in the courts of Braxton county," passed March first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, is hereby repealed.

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