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warrants for taxes.
CHAP. CI.—An Act for the relief of the County Treasurer of the
County of San Joaquin.
[Approved March 7, 1859.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. That the State Treasurer of the State of Califor- Controller's nia be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to receive from E. F. Jones, County Treasurer of the County of San Joaquin, in the next settlement of his accounts as Treasurer, the sum of three hundred and four dollars in warrants issued by the State Controller-the said warrants having been received by him, the said Treasurer of the County of San Joaquin, from his predecessor in offico, as a part of the sum of two thousand nine hundred and eighty-seven dollars received for swamp and overflowed land, and from the Sheriff, for State taxes, as follows: Warrant number nine hundred and sixty-seven, for the sum of one hundred dollars; warrant number nine hundred and seventy, for the sum of one hundred and four dollars, received from the Sheriff, for taxes; and warrant number seven hundred and fortyfive, for the sum of one hundred dollars, for swamp and overflowed lands.
SEC. 2. The Controller of the State of California is authorized Commissions and directed to allow the said E. F. Jones, County Treasurer, aforesaid, in the next settlement of his accounts, the sum of eighty-nine dollars and sixty-one cents, as commission due the said E. F. Jones, and his predecessor, S. H. Brooks, on the amount paid to the State Treasurer of the State of California in Controller's warrants, and on which no commission was allowed.
CHAP. CII.-An Act to authorize the Mayor of the City of Benicia
to enter into an Agreement with S. C. Ilustings for an exchange of certain Property, for School Purposes.
[Approved March 7, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. All that certain tract of land in said City of Be- Property in nicia, known upon the map of said City as Solano Square, front- exchange. ing six hundred feet on First street, six hundred feet on M street, six hundred feet on West Second street, and six hundred feet on N street, be, and the same is hereby, vacated as a public square, and the Mayor of said City is authorized to cede the same to Mother Mary Goemaire, and her associates, and their successors, of Saint Catharine's Academy, for the purpose of establishing a seminary of learning, according to agreement with S. C. Has
tings, and ordinance of the Council, approved by the Mayor, February eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.
SEC. 2. That the agreement between the said Mayor and S. of agreement C. Hastings, as set out in the ordinance referred to in the first
section of this Act, be, and the same is hereby, ratified and confirmed; Provided, that nothing in this Act, or in the ordinance or agreement herein referred to, shall be so construed as to, in any manner, authorize the permanent closing up or obstructing of any street in the City of Benicia.
CHAP. CIII.-An Act making Appropriations for the Salaries of the
Clerks in the State Land Office from the first day of February to the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fiftynine.
[Approved March 7, 1859.]
Assembly, do enact as follows:
The sum of fourteen hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the salaries of Clerks in the State Land Office, from the first day of February to the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and tifty-nine, inclusive.
Sec. 2. The Controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the Treasurer for the sum of fourteen hundred dollars, for the payment of Clerks in the State Land Office, not to exceed the sum of two hundred dollars per month to cach Clerk; Provided, that in no case shall the Controller issue warrants for a greater sum than fourteen hundred dollars for the five months provided for in the first section of this Act.
CHAP. CIV.-An Act amendatory of an Act entitled an Act con
cerning the office of Public Administrator in the Counties of Nevada, Sacramento, Monterey, and Amador, approved April fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-siz.
[Became a Law by operation of the Constitution, March 9, 1859.]
Assembly, do enact as follows :
to read as follows: Compensat'n Section one-The Public Administrator of the Counties of
Nevada, Sacramento, Monterey, Amador, and Yolo, shall hereafter be entitled to receive for his services the same fees as are allowed executors and administrators by an Act entitled an Act to regulate the settlement of the estate of deceased persons, passed May first, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.
[This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, (Sundays excepted,) and the Senate and Assembly being in session, it has become a law this ninth day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.
FERRIS FORMAN, Secretary of State.]
CHAP. CV.-An Act to fix the Time for the commencement of the
Terms of the District Court, County Courts, and Courts of Sessions, in the Counties of Sutter and Yuba.
[Approved March 10, 1859.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The terms of the District Court of the Tenth District Judicial District shall commence in the County of Yuba on the
Court. third Monday of January, April, July, and October; and in the County of Sutter on the second Monday of March, June, September, and December, in each year.
Sec. 2. The terms of the County Court in the County of County Yuba shall commence on the first Monday of January, April
, July, and October, and in the County of Sutter on the first Monday of March, June, September, and December, in each year.
Sec. 3. The terms of the Court of Sessions in the County of Court of Yuba shall commence on the third Monday of February, May, August, and November; and in the County of Sutter on the first Monday of January, April, July, and October, in each year. Sec. 4. All laws heretofore enacted, so far as they conflict
Repealing with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.
CHAP. CVI.–An Act to aid in the Erection of the “Washington
Monument," in the District of Columbia.
[Approved March 10, 1859.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. For the purpose of aiding in the erection of the $1,000 “Washington Monument," in the District of Columbia, the Con- donated. troller of State is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the General Fund for one thousand dollars, in favor of the Governor of the State of California, in the month of June of
Out of Gene. ral Fund.
each year, and the Treasurer of State is hereby authorized and required to pay the same, and the Governor shall transmit said amount to the Treasurer of the “Washington Monument Association," or to the proper officer or officers, to be applied to the erection of said monument.
Sec. 2. The sum of one thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the General Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes of this Act.
Sec. 3. The cost of exchange required to forward said amount shall be paid out of the fund for stationery, lights, fuel, etc., for the Legislature, upon the order of the Governor.
Cost of exchange.
CHAP. CVII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act supplementary to an Act to provide for Funding the Indebtedness of the County of Yuba," approved April twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.
[Approved March 11, 1859.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section one of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Section one- –The holders of any indebtedness against the County of Yuba, due or payable on or before the first day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, in warrants drawn by the County Auditor upon the County Treasurer, payable out of the General Fund or any special Fund of said County, shall be entitled to the privilege of having the same funded by the Funding Commissioner of said County, under the provisions of the above named Act, at any time prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.
CHAP. CVIII.-An Act to define the Boundaries and provide for the
Organization of Mendocino County.
[Approved March 11, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Mendocino County is bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the Pacific Ocean, three miles due west of the mouth of Gualale river, thence east to the middle of the mouth of said stream, and up the middle of the channel of said stream, two miles; thence in a direct line to the most northern
and highest peak or summit of the Redwood Mountain, immediately north of Cloverdale, and Oat Valley; thence due east to the western boundary of Napa County, on the summit of the Mayacmas Ridge; thence northerly, and easterly, along the west and north boundary of Napa County, to the western boundary of Colusa County; thence northerly along the western boundaries of the Counties of Colusa and Tebama, to a point on the line of the fifth standard north of the Mount Diablo meridian; thence along the said standard parallel due west, to a point in the Pacific Ocean three miles west from the shore; thence southerly, parallel with the coast, to the point of beginning.
SEC. 2. There shall be an election held for County Officers, Election for and the location of the Seat of Justice of Mendocino County, on the first Monday in May, one thousand eight hundred and fiftynine, at which election the qualitied voters of said County shall choose one County Judge, one District-Attorney, one County Clerk, who shall be ex officio County Recorder and Auditor, one Sheriff, one County Surveyor, one County Assessor, one Coroner, one County Treasurer, and three Supervisors.
Sec. 3. Joseph Knox, Flave Nally, Harry Beehtel, George Commiss'rs. Brown, and Jacob Heiser, are hereby appointed Commissioners to designate, provided they shall deem it necessary, additional precincts to those already established within the County of Mendocino for said election, and to appoint the Inspectors and Judges of Elections for the various Precincts of the County, to receive the returns, and issue certificates of election to the persons receiving the highest number of legal votes for the different offices, and to declare what place is the legally elected Countyseat. In all other respects, said election shall be conducted according to the laws now in force regulating elections in and for the State of California.
SEC. 4. Said Commissioners shall meet at Hall's House, in Powers and Cold Spring Valley, Ukiah Township, on the second Monday in duties. April. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and after having been duly sworn, by an officer competent to administer oaths, to well and truly perform their duties, shall designate Precincts, if, Precincts in their opinion others than those already established are neces- of election. sary, and appoint an Inspector and two Judges of Election, for each Precinct in the County. The Commissioners shall appoint
. one of their number as President, and one as Clerk, who shall keep a record of their proceedings, which record shall be deposited in the County Clerk's office, so soon as the Clerk shall have entered upon the discharge of his duties. A majority of said Commissioners shall at all times constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Sec. 5. The said Board of Commissioners shall, after designa- Give notice. ting the Precincts of the County, and appointing the Judges and Inspectors thereof, give notice of such Precincts, and oflicers of election, by notices posted at each of the Precincts, ten days previous to the day of election.
SEC. 6. Sealed returns from the officers of election of the several Precincts, may be delivered to any qualified member of the Board of Commissioners. Said Board shall meet at Cold Spring on the Monday subsequent to the day of election, and the