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acquitted, he was discharged at once. If he was convicted, he was held by the proper authorities in confinement or released on bail to await promulgation of sentence.
The record of proceedings was then made up and submitted to the Post Commander for approval. Upon his approval or the approval of the Commanding General, which was necessary in a certain class of cases, the proceedings were complete.
Under the order originally establishing the Provost Court an Army Officer and a citizen were associated with me.
The officer was afterwards relieved from duty at the Post and his place was filled by another citizen.
Although the information called for by the Assistant Commissioner seems to relate to criminal cases entirely, it may not be out of place to state the process followed in the prosecution of a suit for wages &c.
If an employer refused to settle fairly with his hands and would not make an exhibit of his accounts with them, a petition addressed to the Post Commander was drawn up in behalf of the freedmen reciting the cause of action and requesting that they receive such relief as might seem just and legal.  
These petitions having been referred to the Court, the suits were tried as in the ordinary civil courts and when