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or companies belong, who shall report the result of the inspection to Report. the Inspector General within twenty days subsequent to such parade. The inspection of troops, as provided for in this section, shall take place immediately after the same have been reviewed. The Inspector General shall report annually, on the fifteenth day of December, the result of the inspection of each and every company, battalion, regiment or brigade, of volunteer militia in this State, setting forth the condition of the arms, accoutrements and dress of the officers and soldiers attached thereto. SEC. 46. All active members of uniformed volunteer companies Exemption

frum jury duty. of this State, mustered into service of the State, under the provisions of the laws thereof, shall be exempt from jury duty.

Sec. 47. An Act concerning the organization of the militia, Acts repoaled. passed April tenth, eighteen hundred and fifty ; and an Act concerning volunteer and independent companies, passed April fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty; and an Act authorizing the Governor to call out troops to defend our frontier, and providing for their pay and compensation, passed March seventeenth, eighteen hundred and fifty one; and an Act concerning the organization of the Militia, passed Vay first, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and all other Acts or parts of Acts conflicting with this Act, are hereby repealed ; provided, that Proviso. no claim or right that may have accrued under the Act authorizing the Governor to call out troops to defend our frontier, and providing for their pay and compensation, be affected by this repeal.

CHAPTER CXVI.

AN ACT

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To Legalize a Certified copy of Book “A” of Records of Sacramento

County.

(Approved April 25, 1855.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. From and after the last day of March, A. D. one thou-Copy of book sand eight hundred and fifty-five, the copy of book " A" of records

a legal record. used by Henry A. Schoolcraft, which copy was on the first day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, by John L. Craig, County Recorder of Sacramento county, under his seal of office certified to be a full, true and correct copy of such book shall be deemed a legal rècord; and all instruments therein and certified copies there. Copier from, shall have the same force and effect as other records and copies of therefrom. records of said cffice, recorded on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.three, at twelve o'clock M., and subsequent thereto.

CHAPTER CXVII.

AN ACT

To change the name of Edwin Clark Patt to Edwin Patt Clark.

(Approved April 25, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Name changed.

SECTION 1. That the name of Edwin Clark Patt be and the same is hereby changed to that of Edwin Patt Clark.

CHAPTER CXVIII.

AN ACT

To extend the time of commencing the Construction of Certain Rail

roads herein named.

[ Approved April 25, 1835.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Time oxtended.

The Marysville and Benicia National Rail Road Company, incorporated under the provisions of the general Act to provide for the incorporation of Rail Road Companies, passed April 28th, 1851, and the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road Company, incorporated under the provisions of the general Act to provide for the incorporation of Rail Road Companies, passed April 22d, 1853, are hereby authorized to extend the time, and the time is hereby extended, for commencing the construction of their respective Rail roads, and expending thereon five per cent. of the respective amounts of their capital stock subscribed, for one year from the passage of this Act, without rendering void their respective acts of incorporation as required by section forty-one of said Act, passed April 22d, 1853, and by section forty-five of the same Act; and by section thirty of said Act, passed April 28th, 1851.

CHAPTER CXIX.

AN ACT

To protect Owners of Growing Crops, Buildings and other Improve

ments in the Mining Districts of this State.

(Approved April 25, 1355.]1

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

be injured.

Mineral Lands.

Section 1. No person shall for mining purposes, destroy or in- Crops not to jure any growing crops of grain or garden vegetables growing upon the mineral lands of this State, nor undermine or injure any house, building improvement, or fruit trees, standing upon mineral lands and the property of another, except as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 2. Whenever any person, for mining purposes, shall desire Ocenps, to occupy or use any mineral lands of this State, then occupied by such growing crops of grain, garden vegetables, fruit trees, houses, buildings or other improvements, property of another, such person shall first give bond to the owner of the growing crop, building, fruit trees or other improvement, to be approved by a Justice of the Peace of the township, with two or more sufficient sureties, in a sum to be fixed by three disinterested citizens, householders of the township, one to be selected by the obligor, one by the obligee, and one by a Justice of the Peace of the township, conditional that the obligor shall pay to the obligee any and all damages which said obligee may sustain in consequence of the destruction by the obligor, or those in his employ, of the growing crops, fruit trees, improvements or buildings of the obligee; prorided, that the word improvements in this Proviso. Act shall be construed to mean any superstructure on said farm, ranch or garden, and nothing more.

SEC. 3. If any person or persons shall violate the provisions of Penalty. the first and second sections of this Act, he or they shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, nor less than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the County Jail of said county not exceeding three months, either or both, at the discretion of the Court ; provided, nothing in this Act shall prevent miners from working any mineral lands in the State, after the growing crops on the same are harvested.

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Proviso.

CHAPTER CXX.

AN ACT

To authorize the County Auditor of Nevada County to issue certain

Bonds.

(Approved April 25, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Bonds issued.

bonds.

Time of issue,

How issued.

Proviso.

Interest.

Bonds sold.

Proceeds

Section 1. The County Auditor of Nevada county is hereby authorized, upon the order of the Board of Supervisors of said county,

to issue the bonds of said county not exceeding thirty thousand dolPurpose of

lars in the aggregate, in the manner hereinafter provided, for the purpose of aiding said county in the erection of public buildings.

Sec. 2. Said bonds may be issued at such times in the opinion of

said Board of Supervisors as may be required for the construction Denomination. and completion of said county buildings, of the denomination of five

hundred, and one thousand dollars. They shall be issued by the

County Auditor upon the order of the Board of Supervisors and Countersigned. shall be countersigned by the Treasurer, and shall have the seal of

the county attached thereto; provided, that none of said bonds shall be made payable after the year eighteen hundred and sixty.

Sec. 3. Said bonds may bear a rate of interest not exceeding When payable twelve per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually at the county seat

of said county. When issued, said bonds may be sold or otherwise negotiated by the Board of Supervisors or some authorized agent appointed by said Board for that purpose, the proceeds of which

bonds shall only be used and applied for the purpose of erecting and applied.

completing said county buildings ; but none of said bonds shall be

sold at a discount of more than five per cent. When said bonds are Liability of so disposed of, the county of Nevada shall become liable for the pay. Nevada county. ment of the principal and interest of said bonds according to their

face.

Sec. 4. Said bonds shall be made payable out of the “ County payable.

Building Fund;" but if at any time when the interest or principal of Deficiency

said bonds shall become due, and there is not a sum sufficient in said County Building Fundto pay the same, then the Board of Supervisors may appropriate a sufficient sum out of the general fund of

said county to pay said interest or principal. Special tax. Sec. 5. The Board of Supervisors of said county is hereby au

thorized to levy and collect a special tax not to exceed one-fourth of one per cent. on the taxable property of said county for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, and the said tax, when

paid into the treasury, shall be kept separate from other funds, and Denomination is hereby denominated the “ County Building Fund." Should any of Tax.

of said fund remain in the Treasury after the payment of said bonds Surplus Tund. hereby authorized to be issued, the same shall be turned into the

general fund,

Discount.

Bonds made

of fund.

CHAPTER CXXI.

AN ACT

Making Appropriations to defray the ordinary Civil Expenses of the

Government of this State, from the first day of February, A. D. 1855, to the first day of February, A. D. 1856.

(Approved April 27, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Asscmbly, do enact as follows :

Controller.
Treasurer.

of State.

of Public

Controller's

Section 1. That the following sums be and the same are hereby Appropriations. appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, and to defray the civil expenses of the Government of this State from the first day of February, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-five to the first day of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-six : For compensation of the Governor of For Governor. this State, ten thousand dollars. For compensation of the Controller of State, four thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation of the Treasurer of State, four thousand five hundred dollars. For compen- Secretary sation of the Secretary of State, three thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, four Superintendent thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation of the Attorney. Instruction General, two thousand dollars. For compensation of the Surveyor-Attorney Genl. General, two thousand dollars. For compensation of the Quarter-Quartermaster

Surveyor master-General, two thousand dollars. For compensation of the General.

Private Sec'y Private Secretary of the Governor, twenty-five hundred dollars. For to Governor. compensation of the Clerks in the office of the Controller of State, Clerks. nine thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars. For compensation

Treasurer's of the Clerks in the office of the Treasurer of State, six thousand four Clerks.

Sec'y hundred and eighty dollars. For compensation of Clerks in the office of State's of the Secretary of State, nine thousand seven hundred and twenty Contingent dollars. For contingent expenses of the Governor's office, fifteen expenses. hundred dollars. For contingent expenses of the Controller of State's office, four thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of the Treasurer of State's office, three thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of the Secretary of State's ollice, three thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, one thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of the SurveyorGeneral's office, two thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of the Quartermaster-General's office, one thousand dollars. For iudex. Indexing, etc. ing and marginal noting laws and journals, three thousand dollars, For copying laws and journals, twelve hundred dollars. For contin. gent expenses of State Library, two thousand five hundred dollars, State Library. For rent of an armory and for cleaning, r«pairing and transportation Armory, etc. of State arms, one thousaor! dollars. For contingent expenses of the Attorney-General's ofire, twelve hundred dollars. For special con

Attorney tingent fund of the Executive department of State, to be used at the Governor's discretion of the Governor, five thousand dollars, "For compensation special fund,

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Clerks.

General.

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