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AMENDMENTS TO THE ORGANIC ACT.

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seni !! ' ?rin SEC. 3. And be it further enacted; That section nine of judicial , the act to which this act is amendatory be altered so Power...? as to read as follows: Section 9. And be it further end is die acted, That the judicial power of said Territory shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts,' probate court."

Supremo courts, and justices of the peace. The supreme court shall consist of a chief justice and two associate justices, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum, and who shall hold a term at the seat of government of said Territory annually, and they shall hold their offices dui. ring the period of four years. The said Territory shall be divided into three judicial districts, and a district District court shall be held in each of said districts by one of the justices of the supreme court at such time and place as may be prescriced by law; and the said judges --' pts shall after their appointments, respectively réside in the districts which shall be assigned them. The jurisdiction of the several courts herein provided for both she afin ? appelate and original, and of justices of the peace, Justices or shall be 'as limited by law: Provided, That justices of the peace shall not have jurisdiction of any matter in controversy when the title or boundaries of land may be in dispute, or when the debt or sum claimed shall exceed three hundred dollars; and the said probate court shall not have jurisdiction of any matter in con troversy when the debt or sum claimed shall exceed the sum of two thousand dollars; and said supreme and district court shall have authority for redress of all into wrong's committed against the constitution and laws of the United States; and the said 'supreme, district; ? and probate court, respectively, shall possess chancery as well as common-law jurisdiction and authority for powers, the redress of all wrongs committed against the laws of said Territory, affecting persons or property. Each district court, or the judge thereof, shall appoint its Clerks. clerk, 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 exceptions aud appeals shall be allowed from the final decisions of said district and probate courts to the supreme court, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law; but in no case removed to the supreme court shall trial by mrialb jury be allowed in said court. The supreme court, or

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court for which he shall have been appointed. Writs poals. &c of error, ayd appeals from the final decisions of said prome court supreme court shall be allowed and may be taken to ted States. the supreme court of the United States, in the same

manner and under the same regulations as from the já circuit courts of the United 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 one thousand dollars; and each of said supreme and district courts, shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction in all cases arising under the constitution and laws of the United States as is vested in the circuit and district courts of the United States; and the said supreme and

district courts of said Territory, and the respective Habeas cor- judges thereof, shall and may grant writs, of habeas

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the judges of the United States in the District of Co, Precedence lumbia; and the first six days of every term of said

courts, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, shall be appropriated to the trial of causes arising under the şaid 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 such cases the same fees which the clerks of the district courts of Oregon Ter

ritory received for similar services. It is tot · Part of act ; SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions io Dakota. of sections one aud two of this act shall be applicable

to the Territory of Dakota, and shall have like effect as in the Territory of Colorado. .

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TERRITORY OF COLORADO,

SECRETARY'S OFFICE, I, SAMUEL H. ELBERT, Secretary of Colorado Territory, do hereby certify that I have delivered to BYERS & DAILY, Public Printers, true and correct copies of all LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS and MEMORIAL8, now on file in my office, passed at the Fourth Sessioņof the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado, begun and held at Golden City, on the 2nd day of January, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my a hand and affixed the great seal of the Territory of

Colorado. { L. S.

I Done at Denver, this 20th day of February, in

the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.

SAM. H. ELBERT, Secretary of Colorado Territory.

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MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE YEAR 1865, AND
TO PAY THE SALARY OF THE TERRITORIAL OFFICERS
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Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives

of Colorado Territory:

SEC, 1. That the following sums of money be, and Appropriathe same are hereby appropriated to the several funds hereinafter specified, to meet the current expenses of the Territory for the fiscal year commencing January first, A. D. 1865: For Legislative purposes, the sum lative. of twelve thousand dollars. For Territorial Officers, For Terri

torial offithe sum of three thousand dollars, and contingent cers, funds of the same, the sum of three hundred dollars. Contingent For general contingent fund, the sum of two thousand dollars. - Approved February 10th, 1866.

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BOND, APPROVED AUGUST 15TH, 1862.” AB Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory:

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Sec. 1. That all Bonds heretofore given by Clerks Cle of District Courts of this Territory in pursuance of court shall the provisions of the act to which this act is amenda- with Secretory, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the ritory.

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