By Larry D. Ball
Elected for two-year phrases, frontier sheriffs have been the relevant peace-keepers in counties that have been frequently greater than New England states. As officials of the courtroom, they defended settlers and guarded their estate from the ever present violence at the frontier. Their tasks ranged from monitoring down stagecoach robbers and serving courtroom warrants to locking up drunks and quelling household disputes.The fact in their task embraced such mandane tasks as being reformatory keepers, tax creditors, quarantine inspectors, court-appointed executioners, and dogcatchers.
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Only in recently created Grant and Colfax Counties did Anglos monopolize the office. This exercise of power nettled new arrivals. In November 1888, an Arizonan expressed disgust that Spanish prevailed in New Mexico courts even though English was the official language. " Even voting was done in this foreign languageboleto was used for ballotand successful Anglo candidates changed their names to the Spanish equivalent in order to win coveted votes. Perhaps this unknown observer had been a victim of this peculiar situation in New Mexico.
13 Within each county, the Americans established the traditional precinct system with its justices of the peace and constables. Precincts or townships were the building blocks of the county. While Kearny used the titles of alcalde and justice of the peace interchangeably, he curtailed the powers of this once powerful Mexican office. Yet, the justice of the peace remained the most influential official in the precinct, and this office soon became the subject of much lore and legend. The justice of the peace presided over the justice court.
However, he served the process of the first session of court in the capital, in December 1846. Redman's background is also obscure, although he engaged in the Santa Fe Trade. 8 Governor Bent filled the remaining shrievalties with Hispanos. These Spanish-speaking inhabitants, perhaps some 60,000 persons, presented the conquerors with a dilemma. While many of the wealthy, landed aristocracy were well educated and fully capable of serving in the new territorial government, Bent had some reason to doubt their loyalty.