§51-3-8. Change of place or time of session by governor.
Whenever, by reason of the destruction of the building in
which the supreme court of appeals was held, or by reason of any
building in which any courts are appointed to be held being in the
possession of, or threatened by, a public enemy, or infected with
a contagious disease, it shall seem to the governor necessary, he
shall, by proclamation, appoint a place at which such courts shall
be held, so long as such reason may continue, and, when the
circumstances require it, may postpone the time for holding the
courts. A copy of such proclamation shall be sent to the clerk and
to each of the judges of any such court, and to the president of
any such county court.