The Resource U.S District Court Admiralty Judgments and Decrees

U.S District Court Admiralty Judgments and Decrees

Label
U.S District Court Admiralty Judgments and Decrees, 1803-1845
Title
U.S District Court Admiralty Judgments and Decrees
Inclusive dates
1803-1845
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
U.S. District Court Admiralty Judgments and Decrees, 1803-1845, are records of admiralty and maritime actions that came under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia. The cases pertain to libel in admiralty, debt, the collection of duties, and other maritime issues. Court records are comprised of citations, exhibits, such as bills of lading and accounts, depositions, orders, and decrees
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • The U.S. Constitution gave admiralty and maritime jurisdiction to the federal courts. Those few cases of admiralty jurisdiction not taken into the federal court system were given to the newly created state district courts. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia met at the courthouse in Alexandria, then a part of the District of Columbia.
  • Arlington County was originally named Alexandria County. It was formed from a portion of Fairfax County that Virginia in 1789 ceded to the federal government for use as the site of a new national capital. In 1801 the area officially became part of the District of Columbia, although Congress named it Alexandria County. By an act of 9 July 1846, Congress returned the county to Virginia, and the General Assembly extended the commonwealth's jurisdiction over the region effective 20 March 1847. By an act of assembly passed 16 March 1920, the county's name was changed to Arlington, the name of the Custis family mansion (the home of Robert E. Lee), which is located in the county.
Location of other archival material
See also the U.S. District Court Admiralty Record Books, 1801-1846, Arlington County (Va.) Reel 54.
Label
U.S District Court Admiralty Judgments and Decrees
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1.35
Immediate source of acquisition
These records were acquired in a transfer from Arlington County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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001629917
Type of unit
cu. ft. (3 boxes).

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