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First Act of the Territorial Legislature, 1822

From: Acts of the Territorial Legislature and Acts of the Legislature, 1822-Present, Series S222

First Act of the Territorial Legislature, 1822


2. Be it further enacted, that, there shall be established two
Inferior Courts, to be called the circuit Court, and be composed of one
Judge each, who shall be appointed by the governor, and hold his office during
good behavior, subject however, to be removed by the Governor and Legis-
lative Council, or a majority thereof, and who before he enters upon the
duties hereafter assigned him, shall take an oath to support the Constitu-
tion of the United States, and faithfully execute the duties of his
office, without partiality, favour or affection.

3. Be it further enacted, that, the Inferior Courts so established,
shall exercise exclusive jurisdiction, over all sums above Twenty, and under
One Hundred Dollars, and appellate jurisdiction over, sums under Twenty
Dollars, and concurrent jurisdiction in all Civil Cases arising, under the
laws of this Territory over One Hundred Dollars, with the Superior Court,
both in law and equity—saving to all persons the right of appeal, or