War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0455 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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and misdemeanors as is or may be in force in the said Choctaw and Chickasaw country, and to prevent the Choctaws and Chickasaws from being further harassed by judicial proceedings had in foreign courts and before juries not of the vicinage, the said country is hereby erected into and constituted a judicial district of the Confederate States to be called the Tush-ca-hom-ma district, for the special purposes and jurisdiction hereinafter provided; and there shall be created and semiannually held, within such district, at Boggy Depot, a district court of the Confederate States, with the powers of a circuit court so far as the same shall be necessary to carry out the provisions of this treaty, and with jurisdiction coextensive with the limits of such district in such matters, civil and criminal, to such extent and between such parties as may be prescribed by law and in conformity to the terms of this treaty.

ART. XXXIX. In addition to so much and such parts of the acts of Congress of the United States enacted to regulate trade and intercourse with Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers, as have been re-enacted and continued in force by the Confederate States, and as are not inconsistent with the provisions of this treaty, so much of the laws of the Confederate States as provides for the punishment of crimes amounting to felony at common law or by statute against the laws, authority, or treaties of the Confederate States, and over which the courts of the Confederate States have jurisdiction, including the counterfeiting the coin of the United States or of the Confederate States, or the securities of the Confederate States, and so much of said laws as provides for punishing violators of the neutrality laws, and resistance to the process of the Confederate States, and all the acts of the Provisional Congress providing for the common defense and welfare, so far as the same are not locally inapplicable, shall hereafter be in force in the Choctaw and Chickasaw country; and the said district court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to try, condemn, and punish offenders against any such laws, to adjudge and pronounce sentence, and cause execution thereof to be done in the same manner as is done in any other district courts of the Confederate States.

ART. XL. The said district court of the Confederate States of America for the district of Tush-ca-hom-ma shall also have the same admiralty jurisdiction as other district courts of the Confederate States; and jurisdiction in all civil suits for fines, penalties, and forfeitures of the Confederate States against any person or persons whatever residing or found within the district; and in all civil suits at law or in equity, when the matter in controversy is of greater value than $ 500, between a citizen or citizens of any State or States of the Confederate States, or any Territory of the same, or an alien or aliens and a citizen or citizens of the said district, or person or persons, residing therein; and the Confederate States will, by suitable enactments, provide for the appointment of a judge and other proper officers of the said court, and make all necessary enactments and regulations for the complete establishment and organization of the same and to give full effect to its proceedings and jurisdiction.

ART. XLI. The trial of all offenses, amounting to felony at common law or by statute, committed by an Indian of any one of the tribes or bands settled in the leased district aforesaid against the person or property of a member of the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation, or by one of the latter against the person or property of one of the former, shall be had in the district court of the Confederate States