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Know all men by these presents, that I,

aforesaid, do hereby constitute and appoint - - to be my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name to demand and receive from the secretary of war of the United States, a warrant for the quantity of land due me as aforesaid; and my said attorney is hereby fully authorized and empowered to constitute and appoint one or more substitutes or attorneys under him for the special purposes above expressed.

[Signed] Attest: Personally appeared the above-named

subscriber to' the foregoing declaration, and made oath to the same, and in my presence acknowledged the power of attorney thereto subjoined to be free act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned. Witness my hand and official seal.

C. D., Notary Public.

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was a notary public authorized to administer oaths and take acknowldgments, etc., in the state of at the above date, and that his name there subscribed appears to me to be bis usual signature, I have hereunto affixed the county seal and subscribed my name and quality, at this

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EXTRA PAY.
Form for obtaining the E.ctra Pay of Officers, Seamen and Marines, serving in the United States

Navy on the Pacific Coast.
COUNTY OP
I,
do solemnly swear that I am the identical

who served by that name on board the United States ship in the Pacific, on the coast of California and Mexico, from

to

and whose name is in the certificate of discharge, dated , signed by - which is herewith presented and surrendered I also solemnly swear that I am now - years of age; am a native of enlisted at on or about the

into the grade of - -; that my ship's number ; that my number on said ship was and that I performed my duty on board of said

I also solemnly swear that I have not made any previous or other application for extra pay due me

and I now make this application for extra pay that may be due me and further that I am now a resident of and am employed as

Sworn to and subscribed before me, a notary public in and for the state and county aforesaid, this day of — A. D. 18. And I hereby certify, that to my knowledge the statement of deponent, in regard to his residence and employment, is true, my knowledge of deponent being derived from

And I also certify that the above-named deponent appears to be about the age stated by him; that he is about

feet inches in hight; of - complexion, hair, and

eyes. STATE OF

COUNTY OF On this, the

day of

18—, before me, a notary public in and for the state and county aforesaid, duly qualified to administer oaths, personally appeared residing at

and employed as who are known to me as creditable witnesses, residing and employed as stated, and who being duly sworn, depose and say, that they reside and are employed as aforesaid; that they have a personal knowledge of

who signed the foregoing in their presence; and that he is the identical

who served on board the United States ship

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and who is named in the discharge dated signed by

which he affixed in their presence to this application, etc., of identity; that their knowledge of him was obtained

And they further depose that they have no interest in the claim of the said

for extra pay. Sworn to and subscribed, the day and year above written. Given under my hand and seal of office.

Notary Public STATE OF

COUNTY OF
Know all men by these presents, that I,

being entitled to extra pay under the act of congress, entitled "An Act making Appropriation for the Naval Service for the year ending June 30, 18—" approved 18–, amounting to dollars and cents, from

18-, to 184, on board the United States ship which served in the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of California and Mexico, since May 13, 1846, for and in consideration of the sum of dollars and - cents, to me in hand paid, do hereby appoint

my attorney, for me and in my name to demand and receive from the navy agent, at Washington, D. C., or other proper officer of the United States, the amount of extra pay herein-before recited, and to receipt therefor, hereby confirming all that my said attorney may lawfully do in the premises, as fully as if done by myself—with full power of substitution and revocation.

Signed and sealed in the presence of the undersigned, this day of A. D. 18

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On the day and year above stated, came before me - a -in and for the state and county aforesaid, an officer having authority to administer oaths and to take acknowledge ment of deeds, personally appeared

to whom I read and fully explained the foregoing power of attorney, and who signed and acknowledged the same in my presence to be his free act and deed. And I further certify, that at the time of taking such acknowledgment

, the power or warrant of attorney aforesaid, contained neither a blank, an interlineation, nor an alteration.

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[1.]

Acknowledgment of Deed. State of California, county of .: On this day of — A. D. person ally appeared before me, a notary public (or judge, or officer, as the case may be.] in and for the said county, A. B., known by me to be the person described in, and who executed the foregoing instrument, who acknowledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily, and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

[2.] Acknowledgment when grantor is unknown to Officer. State of California, county of : On this

day of - -, A. D. personally appeared before me, a notary public

, [or judge, or officer, as the case may be, ) in and for the said county, A. B., satisfactorily proved to me to be the person described in, and who executed the within conveyance, by the oath of C. D., a competent and creditable witness for that purpose, by me duly sworn, and he, the said A. B., acknowledged that he executed the same freely and voluntarily, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

( 3.)

Acknowledgment by Married Woman. Same as last, with the addition that it must be stated: “that she was made acquainted with the contents of the instrument, and acknowledged, on examination apart from and without the hearing of her husband, that she executed the same freely and voluntarily, without fear or compulsion, or undue influence of her husband, and that she does not wish to retract the execution of the same."

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Affirmation of Witness. You do solemnly affirm that the evidence you shall give in this issue (or matter,) pending between - and shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Assent to this affirmation shall be made by the answer, “I do."

[ 5. ] Authentication of Act passed over Veto of Governor. This bill having been returned by the governor, with his objections thereto, and, after recon. sideration, having passed both houses by the constitutional majority, it has become a law, this day of A. D.

C. D. Speaker of Assembly.

[ 6. ] Authentication of Act which has become a Law by erpiration of time. This bill having remained with the governor ten days, (Sundays excepted,) and the senato and assembly being in session, it has become a law, this

A. B. President of Senate.

day of — A. D.

A. B. Secretary of State.

day of

day of

[7.]

Bench Warrant on Indictment for Felony. County of The people of the State of California to any sheriff, constable, marshal or policeman in this state: An indictment having been found on the day of A. D. 184, in the court of sessions of county of -, charging C. D. with the crime of [designating it generally.) You are therefore commanded forthwith to arrest the above-named Č. D., and bring him before that court to answer the indictment; or if the court have adjourned for the term, that you deliver him into the custody of the sheriff of the county ofGiven under my hand with the seal of the court affixed, this the

A. D. 18– [Seal.] By order of the court.

E. F. clerk. [ 8. ]

Bench Warrant. County of The people of the state of California, to any sheriff, constable, marshal or policeman in this state: A presentment having been made, on the

day of 184, to the court of sessions of the county of , charging C. D. with the crime of [designating it generally,] you are therefore commanded forth with to arrest the above-named C. D. and take him before E. F. a magistrate of this county, or, in case of his absence or inability to act, before the nearest or most accessible magistrate in this county. Given under my band, with the seal of said court afixed, this

A. D. 184 By order of the court.

G. H. clerk. [ 9. ] Bench Warrant when Defendant is out on Bail. County of - The people of the state of California, to any sheriff, constable, marshal or policeman in this state: A. B. having been on the

day of

A. D. 184, duly convicted in the court of sessions, or the district court (as the case may be) of the county of

of the crime of [designating it generally.) You are therefore commanded forth with to arrest the above-named A. B. and bring him before that court for judgment, or if the court have adjourned for the term, that you deliver him into the custody of the sheriff of the county of Given under my hand, with the seal of said court affixed, this the

day of A. D. 184, By order of the court.

[Seal.]

E. F. clerk. [ 10.']

Commitment. County of The people of the state of California, to the sheriff of the county of An order having been this day made by me that A. B. be held to answer upon a charge of [stating briefly the nature of the offense, and as near as may be the time when, and the place where the same was committed,] you are commanded to receive him into your custody, and detain him until he be legally discharged. Dated this

day of

18–
[ 11. ]
Foreign Miner's License.

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TO BE RENEWED UPON EXPIRATION

No.

No.

COUNTY, (date.)
This certifies, that

OF TERM.
UPON EXPIRATION
TO BE RENEWED

OP TERM.

COUNTY, (date.)

has paid Four Dollars mining license, which entitles him to work in the mines one month.

has this
day paid the sheriff of

county, Four Dol-
lars, which entitles him to work in the mines of
this state for one month from date.
By Sheriff

Controller of State.

[ 12. ]

Indictment The people of the state of California against A. B., in the court of sessions in the county of

term A. D., 18%, A. B. is accused by the grand jury of the county of by this indictment, of the crime of (giving its legal appellation, such as murder, arson, manslaughter, or the like, as designating it as felony or misdemeanor] committed as follows:

The said A. B., on the day of — A. D. 18—, at the county of [stating the act or omission constituting the offense, in the manner prescribed by law.]

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Letters Testamentary. The state of California, county of The last will of A. B. deceased, a copy of which is hereto annexed, having been proved and recorded in the probate court of the county of

C. D., who is named therein, is hereby appointed executor. Witness, G. H., clerk of the probate court of the county of with the seal of the court affixed, the day of A. D., 18—. By order of the court. [Seal.)

G. H., clerk. [ 14 ]

Letters of Administration, The state of California, county of - C. D. is hereby appointed administrator of the estate of A. B., deceased.

Witness, G. H., clerk of the probate court of the county of with the seal of the court affixed, the

day of

, A. D., 18 By order of the court. (Seal.)

G. E., clerk. [ 15.]

Letters of Administration with Will annexed. The state of California, county of — The last will of A. B., deceased, a copy of which is hereto annexed, having been proved and recorded in the probate court of the county of

and there being no executor named in the will sor, as the case may be], C. D. is hereby appointed administrator, with the will annexed.

Witness, G. H., clerk of the probate court of the county of - with the seal of the court affixed, the day of

A. D., 18— By order of the court. (Seal.]

G. H., clerk. [ 16. ]

Oath of Foreman of Grand Jury. You, as foreman of the grand jury, shall diligently inquire into, and true presentment make, of all public offenses against the people of this state, committed or triable within this county, of which you shall have or can obtain legal evidence. You shall present no person through malice, hatred or ill-will, nor leave any unpresented through fear, favor or affection, or for any reward, or the promise or hope thereof; but in all your presentments you shall present the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, according to the best of your skill and understanding, so help you God.

[ 17. ]

Oath of other Grand Jurors. The same oath which your foreman has now taken before you on his part, you and each of you shall well and truly observe on your part, so help you God.

[ 18. ]

Oath of Ofice. I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be] that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the state of California, and that I will faithfully diso charge the duties of the office of according to the best of my ability.

[ 19. ]

Oath of Debtor Imprisoned on Civil Process. 1, — do solemnly swear that I have not any estate, real or personal, to the amount of fifty dollars, except such as is by law exempted from being taken in execution; and that I have not any other estate now conveyed or concealed, or in any way disposed of, with design to secure the same to my use, or to defraud my creditors, so help me God.

[ 20.]

Oath of Auctioneer, on Settlement. statement of all the goods, wares

, merchandise

, or other

species of personal property, which You solemnly swear, that the account now presented by you contains a true and correct

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you or the firm of which you are a member, or which any partner or clerk or agent of either yourself or of said firm, or any other person for you or for your firm, or by the knowledge, authority, consent, or on account of yourself, or of your firm, have sold, either at public auction or at private sale, during the month ending on the last day of 184, inclusive; and that no sales, other than those in this account stated, have been, during that time, made by you, or by your partners, agents or clerks, or by any other person, at your usual place of business, and that po sales, intended, or in any maner likely to avoid or prevent the collection of duties imposed on sales by auction have been made elsewhere, with your knowledge or consent, or with the knowledge or consent of your firm, or for the benefit of yourself, of your firm, or of any member of it; and you further swear, that during the time mentioned in this statement, you have, in all things, to the best of your knowledge and belief, conformed to all the laws regulating or licensing auctioneers, or imposing duty on sales at auction or by auctioneers.

( 21. ]

Oath of Jury in Civil Cases. You and each of you do solemnly'swear, that you will well and truly try the matter in issue between the plaintiff, and the ndant; and a true verdict render, according to the evidence.

[ 22. ]
Patent for School Lands.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA,

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day of

A. D.,

Know all men by these presents, whereas, A. B. is the holder of school land warrant num. ber -, issued under and by virtue of the act of the State of California, passed on the third day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, entitled "An Act to provide for the Disposal of the Five Hundred Thousand Acres of Land granted this State by Act of Con. gress;" and whereas, the said A. B. hath located the said warrant or warrants (as the case may be) upon the following described lands, and accepts the same in full satisfaction for said warrant, to wit: [here insert the description of land as contained in register's certificate.] Now, therefore, I., C. D., governor of the state of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, have given, granted, bargained and sold, and do by these presents give, grant, bargain and sell, unto the said A. B., all the above-described lands, to have and to hold unto him, the said A. B., his heirs and assigns forever, to and for his and their solo use, benefit and behoof, and for none other.

Witness my hand and the great seal of state, at this 18[Seal of State.]

A. B., Governor. Attest: C. D., Secretary of State.

[ 23. ]

Plea of Defendant in Criminal Action. The plea shall be entered in substantially the following form: 1. If the defendant plead guilty, "The defendant pleads that he is guilty of the offense charged in this indictment.” 2. If he plead not guilty, “The defendant pleads that he is not guilty of the offense charged in this indictment." 3. If he plead a former acquittal or conviction, "The defendant pleads that he has already been convicted (or acquitted as the case may be) of the offense charged in this in. dictment, by the judgment of the court of - [naming it,] rendered at [naming the place,] on the

day of

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Recognizance of Bail before Indictment. An order having been made on the

A. D. 18—, by A. B., justice of the county, (or as the case may be,] that C. D. be held to answer upon a charge of, [stating briefly the nature of the offense) upon which he has been duly admitted to bail, in the sum of dollars, we, E. F., and G. H., [stating their place of residence,] hereby undertake that the above-named C. D. shall appear and answer the charge above-mentioned, in whatever court it may be prosecuted, and shall at all times render himself amenable to the orders and process of the court, and if convicted shall appear for judgment and render himself in execution thereof, or if he fail to perform either of these conditions, that we will pay to the people of the state of California the sum of dollars [inserting the sum in which the defendant is admitted to bail.]

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