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THE GENEVA AWARD ACTS.
THE COURT OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF JUNE 5, 1882.
AN ACT re-establishing the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims,
and for the distribution of the unappropriated moneys of the Geneva award.
THE COURT OF COMMISSIONERS OF ALABAMA CLAIMS
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims created by chapter four hundred and fifty-nine of the laws of the Forty-third Congress is hereby re-established, in the manner and with the obligations, duties, and powers imposed and conferred by said chapter, except as changed or modified by this act.
CHAPTER FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE OF THE LAWS OF THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS.--This is the act approved June 23, 1874 (18 Stat. at Large, 245), entitled as follows :
An act for the creation of a court for the adjudication and disposition of certain moneys received into the Treasury under an award made by the tribunal of arbitration constituted by virtue of the first article of the treaty concluded at Washington the eighth of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-one, between the United States of America and the Queen of Great Britain.
Section one of the act of 1874 is as follows:
That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to nominate and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint five suitable persons, who shall constitute a court, to be known as the “ Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims." Each of the judges and other officers of said court shall take the oath of office prescribed by law to be taken by all officers of the United States. The President shall designate, by appointment, one of the said judges to be presiding judge of the court; and all vacancies which may occur in said court by reason of death, resignation, or inability, or refusal or neglect of any or either of said judges to discharge the duties of his position, shall be filled in the same manner as vacancies occurring in offices under the Constitution of the United States are filled.
Five suitable persons, who shall constitute a court. The court, as originally constituted, consisted of Hon. Hezekiah G. Wells, of Michigan; Martin Ryerson, of New Jersey ; Kenneth Rayner, of Mississippi; William A. Porter, of Pennsylvania; and Caleb Baldwin, of Iowa. These appointinents were made in June, 1874. Judge Ryerson did not take part in hearing causes in the court. He resigned in the winter of 1874–75, and soon after died. Hon. Harvey Jewell, of Massachusetts, was appointed to fill the vacancy February 26, 1875. Judge Baldwin died December 15, 1876, before the court had completed its work, but no appointment was made to fill the vacancy. The President designated
1 Judge Jewell died at Boston, December 8, 1881. His memory is held in great respect by all who came in contact with him as a judge of this court. From a long experience at the bar of a commercial city, he was enabled to bring to the bench a practical knowledge of the usages and customs of merchants, and an accurate and extensive acquaintance with maritime law that was of inestimable value both to the government and to suitors. The United States has seldom had a more faithful and efficient judicial officer.
The judges were thus summoned, upon two successive occasions, to mourn the loss of one of their number. With Judge Ryerson the bar had no opportunity for personal acquaintance, but his reputation bespoke for him an honorable distinction, had he been spared to enter upon this new judicial career. Judge Baldwin's death was felt as a personal loss by his associates, and not less by the bar, - and