Mechanics' Bank of Alexandria v. Withers - 19 U.S. 106 (1821)
U.S. Supreme Court
Mechanics' Bank of Alexandria v. Withers, 19 U.S. 6 Wheat. 106 106 (1821)
Mechanics' Bank of Alexandria v. Withers
19 U.S. (6 Wheat.) 106
The Circuit Court for the District of Columbia has authority to adjourn to a distant day, and the adjourned session is considered as the same term.
Where the regular term began on the third Monday in April and the court continued to sit de die in diem until 16 May, when it adjourned to the fourth Monday of June, held that a defendant, against whom an office judgment had been entered on 16 May had a right under the laws and practice of Virginia to appear at the adjourned session and have the default set aside on giving special bail and pleading issuably.