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SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That said certifiTreasury cates or treasury notes shall be received in payment notes, of taxes and other moneys due the State, in any how re- fiscal year, whether they be due and redeemable

ceivable.

or not, and the certificates or notes which are made due and payable in the year 1863 and 1864, shall be placed in this respect, on an equal footing with those that are due, and payable in the year 1862, whether they were issued before or after the passage of this act, and the public officers of this State shall receive them in the manner now required by law, Provided, that nothing herein contained shall appply to the military tax imposed by the ordinance of the State Convention, adopted January 26th, 1861.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, November 29, 1861.

CHAPTER II.

AN ACT to change the time of holding the Probate Court of Hancock County.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That hereafter the regular term of holding the Probate Court of Hancock county, shall be the first Monday in December, March, June and September, in each and every

year.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect from and after the 1st day of February, 1862. Approved, November 23, 1861.

CHAPTER III.

AN ACT to legalize the Assessment Returne of Yazoo and
Sunflower Counties.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the return of the assessment of the lands in Yazoo and Sunflower counties for the year 1861, be held and taken as

legal and valid as if returned within the time prescribed by law.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect from and after its passage. Approved, November 23, 1861.

CHAPTER IV.

AN ACT further to relieve the evils occasioned by the burning of the Court House of Attala County.

WHEREAS, the Court House and the records, with the papers thereto appertaining, were destroyed by fire, on the 28th day of July, A. D. 1858, and whereas, copies of the records and final record of the Chancery Court of said county, and the record and judgment roll of the Circuit Court of said county, and also the records of the Probate Court, and of the Board of Police of said county, have been and are now being made out, copied, substituted and established, according to the statutes in that case made and provided, and according to the orders, judgments and decrees of said courts, therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That said record and final record of the Chancery Court of said County, and the record and judgment roll of the Circuit Court, the records of the Probate Court, and the records of the Board of Police of said county, made out, copied, substituted and established in manner as aforesaid, be and the same are hereby declared to be as valid, binding and effectual in all things and in all proceedings, as said original records might or could have been in case the same had not been destroyed by fire as aforesaid.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That all copies and transcripts of said records, made out, copied, substituted and established as aforesaid, being duly certified by the proper clerk, under his hand and seal of office, to be correct, shall be received as evidence, and be held as valid and binding in all suits, actions and other proceeding and matters, as though

said original records had not been destroyed in manner aforesaid; and for such copies and transcripts, the clerk issuing the same shall be entitled to such compensation as is provided for in other like cases.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts, coming in conflict with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed, and that this act be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, November 23, 1861.

CHAPTER V.

AN ACT to authorize the Governor of the State of Mississippi to accept volunteers for immediate service in support of the Confederate troops at Columbus, Kentucky, or elsewhere they may be needed.

WHEREAS, it appears from information commu. nicated to this Legislature that the enemy is ga-. thering in force near the Confederate troops at Columbus, Kentucky, whereby the safety of the latter is likely to become questionable, to guard against which, therefore,

SECTION. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of of the State of Mississippi, That the Governor be authorized and requested to issue his proclamation instanter, calling upon the patriotic men of Mississippi, who may be able to come with arms in their hands, as infantry or cavalry, to assemble without delay, at such places of rendezvous as he may designate by companies, or individuals, to the aggregate number of ten thousand men, in order that they may be organized at once as a portion of the volunteer militia of the State of Mississippi, to be sent as soon as organized, under such commanders as the Governor may designate, to the relief of the threatened post, there to remain for such time as emergencies may require; Provided that said troops shall not be required to remain in service longer than sixty days.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the troops mustered into the service, under this authority,

shall be entitled to the same pay (officers and men) as provided for by a law of Congress, for the compensation of Confederate troops for like services. The muster rolls to be made out, and returned to the office of the Adjutant General of the army of Mississippi, at Jackson, in the same manner as is provided by the law governing the muster rolls of the army of Mississippi, under the Convention ordinance.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, payable out of any money in the State treasury, not otherwise appropriated, be and the same is hereby set apart to the payment of the troops officers and men) responding to the call, embracing the outfit and maintetenance of the same; and the Auditor of Public accounts is hereby authorized and required to issue his warrants in such sums and at such times as the Governor may require in payment of the same.

SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That the Governor be and he is hereby clothed with full powers to do and perform all things necessary to carry out the. the objects and provisions of this act.

SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect from and after its passage. Approved, November 21, 1861.

CHAPTER VI.

AN ACT To reduce the fees of the Commissioners of the submerged lands of Perry county.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the Commissioners appointed by the Board of County Police of Perry county for the sale of the submerged lands, and their successors in office, shall hereafter receive for their services three per cent. upon all monies collected by them, by virtue of their office, and no

more.

SEC. 2 Be it further enacted, That all acts conflicting with this act be and the same is hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved, November 23, 1861.

District

CHAPTER VII.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to establish in the County of Warren an Inferior Court of Criminal Jurisdiction, approved February 1st, 1861.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legistature of the Attorney, State of Mississippi, That if, at any term of the how sup- said Criminal Court, the District Attorney of said plied. Court shall be absent, or unable to perform his duties, from sickness or otherwise, the Court shall have power to appoint some Attorney, to act for the State, in the place of the District Attorney, during the absence, or inability of the said District Attorney, and the person so appointed shall have full power to discharge all the duties of said office, during the absence or inability of the District Attorney; and shall receive a reasonable compensation for his services, to be allowed by the Court, and certified to the Auditor, who shall issue his warrant therefor; such allowance shall be deducted · from the salary of the said District Attorney, and shall not exceed the rate of compensation received by the District Attorney for the time engaged during the year.

Vacancy, SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That when a how filled vacancy shall occur by the death, resignation or otherwise of the Judge of said Criminal Court, or of the District Attorney of said Court, the unexpired term whereof shall not exceed one year, the same shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment, by the Governor, and when the unexpired term shall exceed one year, the Governor shall issue a writ requiring an election to be held at some time therein specified to fill the unexpired term, said time to be not less than thirty days; and the Governor shall make a temporary appointment to fill such vacancy until the person chosen at the election so ordered, shall be duly qualified;

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