1861—the day after the adoption of the provisional Constitution —was this:
That all the laws of the United States of America in force and in use in the Confederate States of America on the first day of November last, and not inconsistent with the Constitution of the Confederate States, be and the same are hereby continued in force until altered or repealed by the Congress.
Statutes at Large, Provisional Government, Confederate States of America, p. 27.
The next act, adopted on February 14, was one continuing in office until April 1 next ensuing all officers connected with the collection of customs and the assistant treasurers entrusted with the keeping of the moneys arising therefrom, who were engaged in the performance of such duties within any of the Confederate states, with the same powers and functions which they had been exercising under the government of the United States.
Statutes at Large, Provisional Government, Confederate States of America, pp. 27, 28.