War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0857 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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its clerk, who shall hold his office at the pleasure of the court for which he shall have been appointed, and who shall also be the register in chancery, and shall keep his office at the place where the court may be held. Writs of error, bills of exception, and appeals shall be allowed in all cases from the final decision of said district courts to the supreme court, under such regulations as may be prescribed by law, but in no case removed to the supreme court shall trial by jury be allowed in said court. Writs of error and appeals from the final decision of said supreme court shall be allowed and may be taken to the Supreme Court of the Confederate States in the same manner and under the same regulations as from district courts of the Confederate States, when the value of the property or the amount in controversy, to be ascertained by the oath or affirmation of either party or other competent witness, shall exceed $1,000; except only that in all cases involving title to slaves the said writs of error or appeals shall be allowed and decided by the said Supreme Court without regard to the value of the matter, property, or title in controversy; and except, also, that a writ of error or appeal shall also be allowed to the Supreme Court of the Confederate States from the decision of said supreme court created by this act, or of any judge thereof, or of the district courts created by this act, or of any judge thereof, upon any writ of habeas corpus involving the question of personal freedom; and each of the said district courts shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction in all cases arising under the Constitution and laws of the Confederate States as is vested in the circuit and district courts of said Territory and the respective judges thereof shall and may grant writs of habeas corpus in all cases in which the same are granted by the judges of the Supreme Cederate States; and the first six days of every term of said courts shall be appropriated to the trial of causes arising under the said constitution and laws; and writs of error and appeals in all such cases shall be made to the supreme court of said Territory the same as in other cases. The said clerk shall receive in all cases the same fees which the clerks of the district courts of the present Territory of New Mexico receive for similar services until otherwise prescribed by law. The proceedings in all courts in said Territory shall be conducted in the English language. All probate judges in the said Territory shall be appointed by the Governor and all justices of the peace therein shall be appointed by the justices of the supreme court.

SEC. 11. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed an attorney for said Territory who shall continue in office for six years, unless sooner removed by the President, who shall receive an annual salary of $500, payable quarterly, and the same fees as the attorney-general of the present Territory of New Mexico. There shall also be a marshal for The Territory appointed, who shall hold his office for six years, unless sooner removed by the President, who shall hold his office for six years, unless sooner removed by the President, who shall execute all process issuing from the said courts when exercising their jurisdiction as district and circuit courts of the Confederate States; he shall perform the duties, be subject to the same regulation and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees as the marshal for the present Territory of New Mexico, and shall in addition be paid $200 annually as a compensation for extra services.

SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That the Governor, secretary, chief justice and associate justices, attorney, and marshal shall be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of Congress or the Senate,