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woman does not, and for one year next preceeding the day of ac-Fact and names knowledgment, has not resided in this state, which fact, and the names of the witnesses by whom the same was proved, shall be recited in the certificate of acknowledgment.

CHAPTER XVIII.

AN ACT

Concerning Appeals in Certain Cases.

(Approved February 16, 1855.]

has been

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :
Section 1. When judgment has been rendered in any case by a

When judgment Justice of the Peace, against any organized county or incorporated rendered. city or town in this state, said city or town, or organized county, against which such judgment was rendered, may appeal therefrom to May appeal. the County Court of the proper county, by filing a notice of appeal Filing notice. with said Justice, and serving a copy thereof on the opposite party Serving notice. or his Attorney, within the time and in the manner as provided for appeals in other cases ; and said appeal shall be effectual for all pur- operate as a

Appeal poses, and shall operate as a supersedeas to any execution that has supersedeas. been, or may be issued on said judgment, without the filing of a bond bond or paying or the payment of costs to the Justice, by the said city or town or or-costs. ganized county, so appealing.

Sec. 2. The Mayor, Attorney, or Chief Officer of any city, or to have power District Attorney of any county, shall have power to give the notice to give botice. herein required to be given, and to perfect such appeal on behalf of their respective corporations.

Without filing

Certain officers

CHAPTER XIX.

AN ACT

To Compensate William Coates and Samuel R. Weed, for Re

porting the evidence in the Contested Election Case, between E. R. Galvin and Samuel McCurdy.

[Approved February 17, 1855.)

Fifty dollars appropriated. For services rendered.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows : Section 1. That the Controller of State be authorized to draw his warrants upon the Treasurer of State, in favor of William Coates and Samuel R. Weed, for the sum of fifty ($50) dollars each, payable out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for services rendered by them in the contested election case between E. R. Galvin and Samuel McCurdy.

CHAPTER XX.

AN ACT

To amend An Act concerning the Courts of Justice of this State

and Judicial Officers," passed May 19, 1853.

[Approved February 17, 1855.]

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 17
amended
Judge shall
reside in his
district.
Except 4th and
12th.

Sec. 1. Section seventeen of the Act entitled “ An Act concerning the Courts of Justice of this State, and Judicial Officers," passed May 19, 1853, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Section seventeen. Each Judge shall reside in his District, except that the Judge of the Fourth and Twelfth Judicial Districts may reside in any part of the county of San Francisco, and no person shall be eligible to the office of District Judge who shall not have been a citizen of the United States and a resident of this State for

and of the District, six months previous to his election.

Qualifications of
District Judge.

two years,

CHAPTER XXI.

AN ACT

Appropriating Money to Pay Postage.

(Approved February 21, 1855.]

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :

ated to pay

SECTION 1. That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be, and $2,500 approprithe same is hereby appropriated out of the first moneys that shall postage. come into the general fund of said State, for the payment of moneys due and to become due for postages on letters, papers and documents received at and transmitted from the Sacramento city post office.

Sec. 2. The funds above set apart shall be exclusively used for for the Senate the payment of postage for the Senate and Assembly during the and Assembly. present session, and also for the Governor, and heads of department of said State residing at Sacramento city.

CHAPTER XXII.

AN ACT

To authorize David N Darlinton, Isaiah Hanscom and others, to

build a Wharf in the County of Solano.

(Approved February 21, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The right to build and erect a wharf from the high Right to build

wharf at Vallejo. land at the foot of Georgia street, Vallejo, out to ten feet water at low tide in Napa Straits, with the use and occupancy of a strip of

Lands granted. overflowed land one hundred feet wide, from the high land to the end of the wharf, is hereby granted to said Darlinton, Hanscom, and such others as they may wish to associate with them, and their assigns, for the space of twenty years from the passage of this Act. The land [is] hereby granted, provided that it shall be used for none other Use defined. than wharf purposes during that time.

Sec. 2. The said Darlinton, Hanscom, and their associates or assigns, shall, within one year from the passage of this Act, con- To build wharf struct and build a wharf of sufficient dimensions to accommodate the

within one year.

To enlarge and commerce and trade of the city of Vallejo and its neighborhood, and keep in repair. shall from time to time as the business may require, enlarge said

wharf, and keep the same in good repair.
Wharfage
assessed by Sec. 3. The builders or owners of said wharf shall only be allowed
Supervisors.

to charge and collect such wharfage and tolls as the Board of Super-
visors of the county of Solano shall direct.

CHAPTER XXIII.

AN ACT

For the Relief of the State Insane Asylum.

[Passed March 1, 1855.]

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Warrant in favor SECTION 1. That the Controller of State be authorized to draw
Trustees Insane his warrant upon the Treasurer of State, in favor of the Trustees of
$8,500. the Insane Asylum, for the sum of eight thousand five hundred dol-

lars, payable out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appro-
priated, belonging to the Hospital Fund.

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CHAPTER XXIV.

AN ACT

To provide for the Payment of the Salary of W. H. Harvey, for

the term of time said Harvey may have served as County
Judge of the County of Tulare.

(Approved March 1, 1855 ]

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The County Auditor of the county of Tulare is hereby to pay salary

of W H. darvey. authorized to draw his warrant on the Treasurer of said county, in favor of W. H. Harvey, for his services as County Judge of said county, at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum, for the time said Harvey may have served as such County Judge, which warrant shall be paid in the same manner as other warrants drawn on the County Trcasurer.

CHAPTER XXV.

AN ACT

Firing the time of holding the several Courts authorized to be

held by the County Judge, in the County of Contra Costa.

(Approved March 1, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Courts all to

Section 1. The Courts authorized to be held by the County Judge, in the county of .Contra Costa, shall hereafter be held all at be held at the the same time, viz.: On the first Monday of February, May, August same time. and November.

Sec. 2. At said terms, the business pertaining to the Court of Gorrione Sessions shall first be disposed of, and after that the business of the Corinty Court County Court, and Probate Court, in such order as the Judge may court. determine.

Sec. 3. The records of each of said Courts shall be kept sepa- Records. rately, as required b'; law. Sec. 4. The County Judge of said county may call and bold

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Sessions

and Probate

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