Appropriations for U.S. Marshalls

Submitted by Deborah Brown Musgrove

Fort Smith New Era
July 9, 1879

As was to have been expected, the failure of Congress to make appropriation for the fees of United States Marshals necessarily closes all criminal proceedings and all cases in which the compensation is paid out of the United States Treasury. The United States Court of Western Arkansas, having jurisdiction in the adjoining Indian Territory, and almost all cases of a criminal nature brought before the court originating in that part of Uncle Sam's dominions, the following circular from the office of the United States District Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Parties and witnesses in such cases will not be required to attend until Nov. 3, 1879.
Wm. H. H. Clayton
United States Attorney,
Western District of Arkansas