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Notice of clerk.

Part of Act repealed.

Sec. 6. The County Clerk of said county shall give at least thirty days' notice of such election ; which shall be posted up in at least three of the most public places in each election precinct in said county ; which notice shall state the manner of voting.

Sec. 7. So much of an Act entitled “ An Act to provide for the permanent location of the seats of justice (for the permanent location of seats of justice) of the several counties of this State, passed April eleventh, eighteen hundred and fifty, as conflicts with the provisions of this Act, is hereby repealed.

CHAPTER CCXXI.

AN ACT

Amendatory of an Act entitled An Act concerning County Judges,"

passed April 4th, 1854; and also an Act which passed April 25th, 1855, amendatory of the above recited Act.

(Approved May 7, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Sutter County.

SECTION 1. The County of Sutter is hereby excluded from the operations of an Act amendatory of an Act entitled “ An Act concerning County Judges," passed April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.

CHAPTER CCXXII.

AN ACT

To Fund the Debt of the County of Yolo and provide for the payment of the same, which accrued from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, to the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyfive.

(A pproved May 7, 1855.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :

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and Treasurer.

Section 1. In order to fund the debt of the County of Yolo which accrued from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, to the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and provide for the payment thereof, Clerk to preparo the County Clerk of said county shall cause to be prepared bonds to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars, in denominations of twenty, and interest. one hundred, and five hundred dollars each, bearing interest at the rate of seven per cent. per annum from the date of their issue. Said bonds shall be payable at the office of the County Tr asurer of said Where payable. County, on the fi st day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty. The interest accruing on said bonds shall be due and payable on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and annually thereafter, until the bonds issued under this Act are liquidated. Said bonds shall be signed by the County Judge, signed. countersigned by the County Recorder, and be indorsed by the County Treasurer, with the county seal thereon.

Sec. 2. The Auditor and Treasurer of said county shall examine Duty of Auditor the original book of record of warrants issued wi:hin the time mentioned in the first section of this Act, and fund all warrants legally issued and entered on said Auditor's book, and no others.

Sec. 3. The County Treasurer shall indorse the amount of inter- Indorsement of est paid on any bonds, and take a receipt for the same in a receipt book kept by him, from the holder thereof, giving the date thereof.

Sec. 4. The County Treasurer shall pay out of any money not pay for bonds. otherwise appropriated, all expenses the County Clerk may incur in having said bonds prepared, not exceeding one hundred dollars. SEC. 5. From and after the passage of this Act, all persons

Persons holding holding county warrants so legally issued shall, upon the presentation bonds. thereof to said Treasurer, receive in exchange therefor a bond or bonds of the County of Yolo, as provided for in this Act. The Treasurer shall indorse on the back of each bo:d or warrant re- Indorsement of deemed by him, date of redemption, from whom received, and keep a record of the same, giving the number, date and amount of the bond or warrant.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the County Judge and Auditor, Duty of County once in sixty days, to appear at the Treasurer's office and examine Judent and

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Auditor

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all bouds and warrarts redeemed, and cause the same to be registered and cancelled in such manner as to prevent their re-issue or circula

tion. Special tax.

Sec. 7. There shall be an additional tax of ten cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property, assessed and collected in the same manner as county taxes, [as] a special interest tax which shall be collected and paid over to the Couniy Treasurer in the same funds as required by the revenue law, which shall be kept separate from other funds and applied only to the interest on the bonds issued under this Act; provided, any surplus for any year shall be paid over into

the sinking fund h reinafter provided for. Sinking Fund. Sec. 8. The surplus interest fund, and any surplus in the County

Treasury of the County fund, on the first day of April, one thousand eight hund ed and fifty six, and annually thereafter, after paying the ordinary annual expenses of the county, shall constitute a Siuking Fund, and shall be set apart by the Treasurer to pay the principal and interest of said bonds, and the remainder, if any, shall be paid into the County Fund.

Sec. 9. If at any time five hundred dollars shall accumulate in the Sipking Fund, the County Treasurer shall advertise in some newspaper of the county, if any; and by posting notices one in each township in the county, and in some weekly paper published in the

City of Sacramento, for three weeks, for sealed proposals for the Duty of Treasur- redemption of said bonds. The Treasurer and County Judge shall er and Judge

open the sealed proposals, and shall pay the same; provided, they be not for more than par value; and provided further, when funds accumulate as aforesaid to pay the bonds issued under this Act, the Treasurer shall publish iu like manner, for four weeks, for the redemption of said outstanding bonds, after which time they shall not draw interest.

Sec. 10. A full account shall be kept of said Sinking Fund by Sinking Fund.

the Treasurer, open to inspection to all persons during office hours; and the Auditor and Treasurer shall exhibit their books containing any record or account required to be kept by this Act, on request of the Grand Jury, and cause a concise statement of the same to be published annually on the first of March.

Sec. 11. It shall not be lawful the County Treasurer to pay liquidate debt.

or liquidate any of the indebtedness of said county which accrued within the time mentioned in the first section of this Act, in any

other manner than provided for in this Act. Meaning of Sec. 12. Wherever the word bond or bonds occur in this Act, it bond or bonds.

shall be construed to mean bond or bonds issued under this Act.

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Unlawful to

CHAPTER CCXXIII.

AN ACT

To authorize Isaac E. Davis and A. P. Jordan, and such others as

they may associate with them, to construct a Wharf at Santa Cruz into the Bay of Monterey.

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 seventh day of May, A. D., 1855.

J. Wa DENVER, Secretary of State.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Isaac E. Davis and A. P. Jordan, and such others as they may associate with them, or their assigns, are authorized, at their own expense, to construct a wharf at the foot of Fremont Davis and others street in the town of Santa Cruz, running southerly into the bay of authorised, Monterey, three hundred feet.

Sec. 2. All the right, title and interest of the State of California in and to the overflowed land at the foot of said Fremont street, the width of the street, sixty feet, to the extent of three hundred feet Land released. into the bay, is hereby released to the said Isaac E. Davis and A. P. Jordan, and such others as they may associate with them, and their assigns, so long as the same shall be used for the purpose of a whart, and no longer.

Sec. 3. The said wharf shall be completed within three years from the passage of this Act.

Sec. 4. The said Isaac E. Davis and A. P. Jordan, and such Completion of others as they may associate with them, or their assigns, shall have power to collect such tolls and wharfage as shall be established by the Board of Supervisors. of Santa Cruz County, from and after its toll, etc. commencement until the expiration of twenty years ; such rates of Rates of toll. toll to be fixed annually by said Board of Supervisors; provided, that nothing in this Act shall be construed as granting wharf privileges exceeding twenty-three years from and after the passage of Proviso. this Act.

wharf.

Power to collect

CHAPTER COXXIV.

AN ACT

To provide for the Government of the State Prison.

(Approved May 7, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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How elected.
Term of office.

Proviso.

Chairman.

Oath.

Section 1. The government and supervision of the State Prison shall be vested in a Board of three Directors, to be elected by the Legislature in Joint Convention, whose term of office shall expire on the first day of January next. The members of the Board thus elected shall determine which of the number shall be Chairman thereof. There shall be elected at the next general election in this State, a Board of Directors consisting of three members, whose term of office shall continue three years from the first of January, A. D., eighteen hundred and fifty-six ; provided, however, that the three Directors elected at the said next general election, shall be so classified that one of their number shall go out of office on the first day of January of each year thereafter-which classification shall be made by lot under the supervision of the Governor and Secretary of State. There shall be an election for one Director at each general election succeeding that of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five, whose term of office shall continue for three years ; after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, the member of the Board of Directors having the then shortest term of office remaining to be served out shall be ex officio Chairman of said Board.

Sec. 2. Before entering upon the duties of his office, and within ten days after his election, each Director shall take the oath required by the Constitution, for the faithful performance of his official duty's, [duties) which oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and each Director shall give bond payable to the people of the State of California, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec 3. The Legislature shall have the power to remove any Director elected under the provisions of this Act, for misconduct or malversation in office, giving to such Director a copy of the charge against him, and an opportunity of being beard in his defense ; and shall have power to fill such vacancy.

Sec. 4. The Board of Directors shall hold their first meeting at the State Prison on the first Monday of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. They shall appoint one of their number President of the Board, one of their number Clerk, and one of their number Warden of the prison

Sec, 5. Each of the Board of Directors shall reside at the prison, visit the prisoners in their cells, and at their work, and examine and inquire into all matters connected with the government, discipline,

Bond.

Quorum.
Misconduct.

First meeting

Readence and duties.

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