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In pursuance of notice, a miners' meeting was held at the house of Robt. Keruahau, on the fourth day of March, 1867, and James S. Mooney was called to the chair, and Robt. Kernahan was chosen Secretary.
On motion, they then proceeded to elect a Recorder.
James S. Mooney then received the majority of all the votes cast, and was duly elected Recorder for the ensuing year.
Ou motion, a committee of three, viz: T. J. Murphy, Henry Walker and Robert Kernahan vere appointed to examine the laws of the District. On motion, a recess of one hour was (hereby) giren said committee to examine said laws.
JAMES S. MOONEY, Chairman. ROBERT KERNAHAN, Secretary.
Report of committee.
Resolred, 1st. That all locations made hereafter on quartz lodges shall be by lineal measurement, avd fifty feet on each side of the ledge for workivg purposes.
Resolved, 21. That five days available work shall be done for each claim of two hundred feet, euch work to be perfonued within ninety days from date of location.
Resolved, 3.l. That sixty days' work, exclusive of the aforesaid tive, shall have to be performed each and every year from date of location, otherwise said claim shall be subject to re-location.
Resolved, 4th. That any law or laws heretofore enacted, coming in couflict with the laws of this date, are bereby declared ul and void. BODIE, March 4th, 1867.
T. J. MURPHY,
At a winers' meeting, held at the house of F. Swenson, in Bodie, ou Wednesday, the 13th day of November, A. D. 1807, pursuant to a call by the Recorder, posted in three public places in said District, for ten days previous thereto, J. S. Mooney was duly elected President, and E. B. Dickenson, Secretary.
The following resolutions were unavimously adopted:
Resolrod, 1st. That the annual meeting for the election of Recorder for this District be diereafter held on the first Saturday in July and that Jaines S. Mooney, the present Recorder, hold said office uutil his successor is elected and qualified.
Resolved, 2d. That Articles 15 and 16, passed at a miuers' meeting held Nor. 12th, 1902, bo and the same are hereby repealed.
litsoired, 3d. That Article 31 of the resolutions passed at a miners' meeting beld at this place, on the 4th day of March, A. D. 1267, LO and the same is hereby repealed.
Resolved, 4111. That all companies be required from and aitor this date, to perform availablo labor to the amount of ono hundred dollars upou their claim or claims each and every year. That in case said labor is not performed, then said clain or claims are enbject to re-location.
Pesolved, 5th. That all resolutious heretofore passed, coming in contlict with the foregoing, are hereby rv pealed.
J. S. MOONEY, President. E. B. DICKEXSON, Secretary.
BODIE MINING DISTRICT, December 30th, 1876. Pursuant to notice posted in three public places the Miners of Bodie Mining Distrirt met in the saloon of J. C. Smith at 7 pm., Dec. 30th, 1876.
Meeting was called to order by F. K. Bechtel, Recorder, and on motion of P. J. Kelly, Wm. Irwin, sr., was chosen Chairman and Silas B. Smith Secretary.
A motion was made and carried fixing the fee for recording a Mining Claim at five dollars. When no further business appearing the meeting adjourned sinc die.
WM. IRWIN, SR., Chairman. SILAS B. SMITH, Secretary.
CALAVERAS COUNTY.-SAN ANDREAS MINING DISTRICT.
MINERS' MEETING—AMENDMENT OF MINING LAWS.
The miners of San Andres have amended their mining laws as follows:
On motion, Article 16 was amended so as to read: Any person or company holding shaft or tunnel claims, that have been worked for one season or more, by shafts or shafts sunk to the ledge, and drifted out pay dirt, and have seepage water upon the lead or channel which must be taken out in order to work the claim, and which claims are not considered practicable of operations in consequence of suspended operations upon contiguous claims, may bo held over by renewal of record froin the 1st to 3d of July and September; provided, that no such claim shall be held orer in such a manner for more than one working season, consecutively.
BUTTE COUNTY.-CHEROKEE FLAT MINING DISTRICT.
LAWS OF 1861 & AMENDMENTS.
At a meeting of the miners at Cherokee Flat on the 19th of November 1861, the following Rules and Regulations were adopted for the government of the mining District.
1st. This mining District shall be called the Cherokee Flat District and bounded as follows, to wit, commenciug at the mouth of the West Branch of Feather River to Indian Flat, thence westerly along the ridge which divides the waters of Oregon Gulch and those flowing North into Featlier River to tho head of Saw Mill Ravino, thence down said ravine to tho mouth of the Hydraulic Flame Co's tunnel, thence North to the West Branch of Feather River, thence down said river to the place of beginning.
2d. The size of mining claims in this District shall not exceed one hundred feet square each.
4th. All claims shall be designated by dial stake or stone being set at each corner, except when several claims aru held by the same individual or company in a body, then a stake or stone at the out side corners shall be sufficient.
5th. All claims shall be recorded by the Recorder of this Mining District on the first day of June and December of each year, providing that after the first Record a renewal of the same shall be sufficient, and all claims not so recorded or renewed within ten days after the said first days of June and December of each year, the same shall be considered abandoned.
Cth. There shall be a Recorder elected by the miners of this District who shall hold his office until removed by the miners of the District.
7th. It shall be the duty of the Recorder to keep a book in which lic shall (1) Transcribe a correct copy of these rules and regulations.
(2) Correctly record all claims presented for record and renew the same when requested; for which he shall receive the following compensation, for all notices, containing not more than five claims one dollar and for each additional claim twenty cents-cach, a renewal being the samo as a record.
8th. Nothing herein contained sball be so construed as to impair any rights heretofore acquired, and all Rules & Regulations heretoforo adopted shall stand repealed on the taking effect of these.
9th. These rnlo and regulations shall take effect and be in force on the first day of December 1861.
We certify that the above rules and regulations are those adopted at an adjourned meeting of the miners of Cherokee District, held on the evening of the 19th of November A. D. 1861, at Weavers Saloon.
B. P. HUTCHINSOX, Chairman. JAMES A. EBY Secretary. CUEROKEE FLAT Nov. 19th 1861.
SAMUEL GLASS, l'ecorder, Amendments.
CHAMBERS HALL Cherokee Flat Sept 23rd 1871. Mr. R. C. Pulliain offered the following Resolutions which were adopted unanimously : (1) Resolred, That the Fourth and Fifth rules of Mining Rules and Regulations of Cherokee Flat District are hereby repealed.
(2) Resolred, That the following rule be adopted as the Fifth Rule : All claims shall bo recorded by the Recorder of this District from the first to the tenth days of Juno, each inclusive of each year, providing that after the first record a renewal of the same shall be suficient and all claims not so recorded or renewed within said time of each year, the same shall be considered vacant and subject to be located or pre-empted by any person or persons.
B. P. HUTCHINSOX, President. JOHN SLISSMAN, Secretary.
EL DORADO COUNTY.-SPANISH CAMP-AGRA MINING DISTRICT FORMERLY.
LOCAL MINING LAWS.
Adopted about Ap'l. 1862. We the Quartz Miners of the above mention District to meet to enact laws relative to the Quartz mines of said district Mr. Isaac N. Hitchcock Chairman, John Kearns secretary.
Resl. That this law includes all the Quartz of said District.
2 Resolved, that each miner claim 200 feet for his claim and a miner making Discovery of said ledyo bas tlo privelege of claiming 200 feet for said discovery or otherwise shard his 200 feet with those prospecting said claim.
3 Resolved that no miner can claim but one claim on said Ledge with exception of miner or company of miners that makes tho first discovery as is mentioned above.
4 Resolred, that there is to be expended on each claim to the amount of $100 in each year of 365 days unless in case of sickness and Baid miner must notify the Recorder of said District that he is unable to work his claim.
Resol that each miner has 30 days from the time of placing his notice on his claim before Recording said claim if not ho forfeit his claim.
Resol that Mr. W. E. Roibson be Recorder of said Quartz claiins in the Spanish Camp District
The above resolutions all unanimously adopted by this meeting held at Spanish Camp on the above mentioned day and date.
1st Location April 23rd 1862.
YUBA COUNTY.-EMPIRE MINING DISTRICT.
UNION RANCH, January 22, 1863. A Miners Meeting was called to order and George Moore esq was elected President, M Hatch as Secretary and R. J. Muray as Recorder.
ARTICLE 1st. It was Resolved that the District be known as the Empire Copper Mining District Commencing at Hutchings Ranch thence to Bear Rirer one milo below the Flouring Mill thence to the North West corner of the Zinc House Copper Mining District Thence along the line to the North cast corner to a Point Two Miles above Landers Bar thence down the Yuba River to the Pace or Point of beginning.
ARTICLE 2nd. There shall be a Recorder Elected who shall hold the office for the term of Twelve Months who shall be qualified before entering upon the duties of his office who shall take an oath to faithfully perform the duties of the Recorder then of which he shall record all claim, brought to him in this order of presentation keep tho Records in a suitable Book or Books for that purpose who shall Receive for each claim Recorded Twenty-Five cents and shall give to every person or persons a certificato naming in the certificate the Pago in the Records of which it is recorded
Article 34. All examinations of the Records must be made in the presence of the Recorder or his deputy
ARTICLE 4th. Notice of a claim or Location of Mining ground by any individual or by a Company on file in the Recorders office shall be deemed equivalent to a record of the same
ARTICLE 5th. Each claimant shall be entitled to hold by Location (200) two Hundred feet on any lodo in the district with all its dips angles spurs offshoots out crops depths widths variations and all Minerals and other valuables contained Therein The discoveror of any or locator on, a new Lead being entitled to one claim Extra for discovery
ARTICLE 6tlı. The Locator of any load or Lodge in this district shall be entitled, to, hold on cach side of the Ledge load or Lead Located by him or thein two Hundred and fifty feet any lateral veins Loads or Ledges Bearing Minerals therein the space of said two Hundred and fifty feet ou each side of the main lead shall be considered as claimed by and entirely belonging to the Locator or Locators of a Leilge and his or their assigns and parcel of the same mine
Article 7thi. It shall be the Privilidge of any Person or Persons or company when the vein ledge or lode of Mineral is not distinctly traceable on the surface to take up the gronnd they deen to-Prospect Stating on their notice the manner they intend to prospect the same
ARTICLE 8th. Every claim whether by individual or company shall be recorded withiu ten days after the date of Location
Article 9th. It shall be required of each company holding ground in this district to put fifty dollars worth of work on said ground in three months from the date of Recording
ARTICLE 1011. That when any company shall have done honest work to the amount of one Hundred dollars upon their claims and shall cause an entry-To be made upon the Records of this district said company shall be considered as Having acquired a vested right in said Ledge which shall have all the force an effect in Law an Eqnity as other real estate and property The Recorder shall have fifty ceats for such entries
ARTICLE 11th. The Recorder shall go upon the ground with any oue or Parties (lesiring to locate claims and shall be entitled to receive for such servico say for a company Locating ten or more names five dollars for each Location numbering less than ten names fifty cents each. Ameudment to said article 11th requiring the Recorder when requested to go with parties Locating ground for which he shall receive (30 cts) a mile from his office to the Ledge
ARTICLE 12th. It shall be the duty of all Recorders elected after the time of the adoption of the Laws to post or cause to be posted a notice of an Election of his Successor in three Public places within two months of the expiration of his term of office The Electiou to bo bield within two weeks of the Expiration of his term of office Amendment to said article 'That whenever any ten miners owning claims shall request the Election of another Recorder said Recorder shall put up notices of an election to be held within ten days of the Petition
ARTICLE 13th. No Person shall be allowed to vote after the adoption of these Laws and the election of officers at ang Subsequent election except such voters be an actual owner of a claim or claims in the district
ARTICLE 11th. Nothing in these Laws shall be so construcıl as to restrict any citizen of the United States from holding all the claims be way purchase
ARTICLE 15th. Any person or persons holding claims on ove lead or ledge shall be entitled to hold claims by location on other ledges that may be or shall have been discorered
ARTICLE 10th. This constitution Rules or Mining laws may be altered or amended by a tiro third vote of those attending a legally called meeting of the miners of this district
Amendment to said article Providing that the two thirds vote consist of fourteen or more
ARTICLE 17th. It shall be the duty of the Recorder at any time (10) that ten claim holders shall Petition to him in writing for the call of a miners meeting to change the Laws To post or cause to be posted in at least three conspicuous places notices of such meeting stating the time and place and object of such meeting
AQTICLE 18th. That when any company has put work to the amount of filty dollars said work shall hold said claim for one year
AMADOR COUNTY,-JAOKSON MINING DISTRIOT.
Proceedings of the first meeting of a Committee of Five held in Jackson, Amador County, State of California. Feb'y. 7th 1863—for the purpose of drawing up and defining the boundaries of a mining district in and for said Jackson and vicinity and drafting Laws for said district which committee of Five was appointed by the first Miners meeting which was held in the Court House in said Jackson Feb’y. 5th 1863 for the purpose of forming as above stated and organizing a Quartz, Copper and all other veins of metal Mining District. The above Committee to draw up Laws &c met for the first time Fehly, 7th 1863 and organized by electing J. G. White their chairman and Arthur Chambers their Secretary
ARTICLE I. This District shall be knovu as the “ Jackson Quartz and all other reins of Melal District," and is bounded as follows:
On the West by the East lines of the Mt. Echo and Newton Mining District on the South by the Mokelumne River; on the east by the east line of Township No. 1. of Amador Co. California to near the New York Ranch at a point whero the same crosses the Volcano and Ione City Road which is known as the Ridge Road, vorth by said road to the place of beginning.
ARTICLE II. A Recorder for said District shall bo clected by the voters of the District.
ARTICLE III. The Recorder of the District shall before he enters on the duties of his office, take an oath that he will keop a correct record of all meetings in and for this District and so enter them upou tho Records of the District which he shall keep for that purpose. He shall also keep a truo and correct record of all claims or records of claims in said district iu tho usual manuor of making and keeping such records of claims in said District noting tho day hour and minute of tiling such records and at whose request upon such filings as well as in said records—such recording shall date from the filing of the same. The Recorder shall receive twenty-five cents for each claim so filed and recorded. Such recorder shall hold his office for one year and until his successor is elected and qualificil.
Art. IV. The books of said Recorder shall be open at all times to the inspection of the claim-bolders of said District as rell also to all other persons.
Art. V. Persons can locate but one claim on auy ono lead in this District. All claims in this District shall be two hundred feet on and along said leads and five hundred feet wide-That is-two hundred and fifty feet on each side of the coutre of the lead. All claims located shall be for residents of the State of California.
ART. VI. Any person locating a claim in this District (or cause it to be done) shall post up a notice at both cuds of such claim stating the metes and bounds thereof the date of its location &c. When several claims are joivtly located a notice put op at carb end of such claims or company shall in like manner be posted and is sufficient for all such claims.
ARTICLE VII. (Repcaled May 22nd 1863.) All persons or partics so locating shall within cight days after locnting such claimurile trith the Recorder a description of all such claims or company stating the metes and bounds, date &c of the same.
ART. VII (as amended). A notice upon a claim shall hold the same for ten (lays only recording a claim shall hold the claim thirty days, after which time labor to the amount of two dollars per pronth for each two hundred feet munst be expeudled won the clainis by the company excepting the months of December Jaunary, Fobrnary and Marcb, during which time such labor shall not be required. Provided however when the sum of $20.00 shall have been expended lig auy company for each share of 201 feet much claims shall not be considered abandoned for the term of one year. Parties wishing to arail themselves of this provisiou must post a notice upon the claims claiming the exception and have the same recorded in the book of the Recorder of. the District. You-compliance with the provisions of this article shall be constracd as an abandonment by them of their claime. And for each succeeiling year thereafter the same amount of labor and other requirements shall be performed as for said first year.
Art. VIII. All meetings in this District for the regulation of alteration, amendments &c of the laws in this District shall be called by the Recorder giving public notice of teu days preceding all such meetings or by ten persons baring ininiug interests in this District giving such notice by putting up three notices in publie places in the District-one of which shall be at the Post office door or room in Jackson Cala.
All claims located hield and recorded in this district as per the foregoiriy Laws shall hold good for three months or nívety case is this district from the date of such Record.
All laws in this District shall take effect from and after the election and qualitication of the Recoriler of said District.
AMADOR COUNTY-PLYMOUTH (FORMERLY PUCKERVILLE) MINING DISTRICT.
At a regular meeting of the Copper and Quartz miners of Puckerville (Plymouth pow) District, Connty of Amador and State of California, held at Puckerville February 11th 1863.
AUSTIN HART. Chairman. B. F. RIGNTMEYER Sectary.
It was resolved that we the miners of this district do ordain and establish the following Rules By-laws and Regulativos amil mare adopted.
ARTICLE 1st 'This District shal be known as the Puckervillo Copper Mining Destrict and shal include all tho Corper wives withiu the following naned boundaries Commencing one-half mile above Hooper's Quartz Mill on Dry Creek thence in a Westerly dirertion to Doman's Ranch thence in a northerly Direction to Musick Dale, thence up the Cosumnes River to Bomans and Horenimes Bridge on Side River thence on Air Line to Wheeler's Flowering Bill on Indian Creak thence on Air Line to the place of Begiuiog.
ART. 2nd Any Person who is a Resudent of tho State of California may take up or Preempt one claim on Each Lodge ot 200 feet in length and Five hundred feet in Width and shal be entitled to folow the ledge throngh all its dips spires, and angles-Incluiling all its minerals tharo in contained
ART. 3rd All Persons competent and who shall claim in this Destrict shall within Ten days froin the time of location tile with the Recorder of said Destrict a Description of their claims individulo or in Company as the case may be.
Art. 4th Location sal be considered valed by placing Notices at the end of bis or their claims Posted couspiciously varing the names of the Claimants and Date.
Art. 5th It shall be required of each respected Company to perform one day's work in each month or equivalent to be expended on tko claim for each shareholder and in caso none performed of said requirements said Companies claims shall be considered abandoned and liabled to be located by other parties as if said claims had not been located.
Art. 6th It shall be the duty of the Recorder of the destuck to keep a book of Records for the purposes of recording individulos or companya' claims a cording to description thire of for fileing each description or companys the Recorder shall receive Twenty-five cents and for recording the same lie shal recive Twenty-five cents for each claim the date of filing shall be evadence of priority of claimes in all cases the recorder shall alow one full extry claim for the discoverer of every new Lode in this destrict he being entitled to the same for his discovery
Akr. 7th Every transfer of Claims to be valid aganst third parties shall be plast npon record in the Recorders office of the Destrict and the recorder shall be entitled to the sum of fifty cents for recording such transfer and giving a certificate of the same.
ART. 8th. All meetings of this Destrict shall be caled by the Recorder or by Twenty Persons whose papies shall be placed upon the Notices calling the nieeting their shall be at least five notices at different Public Plases thronghout Said District and one week at least eball elupse before the meeting shall be held.
ART. 9th. The turme of the recorder shall be six months from his election and he shall hold his office untill his successor is Elected.
After a companny shall have expended the sum of One hundred and Fifty Dollars to a full sbare on clainis of 200 feet they shall havo a good and valid title for the name for the Turme of two years.
Ant. I1th It shall be the duty of the Recorder of this District to enter said laws upon his books and Keep the same open to Publio inspection at all reasonable business hours.
Art. 12th No persons within the Boundrys of this Destrick shall hold more than one claim ou every one lead except by Purchase but this articol shall not include the first discoverer of any New Lode. By a vote at said meeting E. S. Potter was duly ellected Recorder for this Destrick.
AUSTIN HART Chairman. B. F. RIGHTMYER-Sectary
At a meeting of the Miners of Puckerville (Plymouth) and vicinity held pursuant to notice at the store of F. Sheaver on Saturday evening May 23rd 1863, for the purpose of enacting laws to gorern the different mining interests within the District-Austin Hart was called to the chair—and Jno. Jones appointed secretary
A committee of five was appointed by the chair to draft laws for the government of the District.
ART. 2nd Said District shall be bounded as follows: Commencing it a point on the South Fork of the “Cosumnes River" ono milo above the Forks and thence running on an air live until it strikes the Forks of Dry Creek thence ou an air line to the Forks of Dry Creek, thence on an air line to the Central House thence to Southwest corner of Domau's Ranch thence on w air line to tho Eastern bouwdry of opossum Bar District following maid lines to the Cosumnes River thence up said Riror following its South Bank to the forks thence up the South Fork of said river one mile to the place of beginving.
ART. 3rd Any person being a resident of this state may preempt one claiin on each of the Loules named in Art. 1st. of 200 feet on maid love by 500 feet in width including all dipu, Spurs, angles, cross and parallel leads within the aforenained bonndaries.
Art. 4th No persou shall be allowed to «laim locate more thau one claim on the same love in this District except the discoverer of a Jode who shall be eutitled to one claim extra for such discovery.
Art. 5th The boundaries of claims shall be established and defined by maintaining good and nutricicut boundary marks at either end or in the centre of each companie's claims and by recording a description of them in the District Recorder's Books, and by posting at either evd or in the centre of said claims a notice specifying each individual forniing said Company.
Art. 6th A notice upon a claim shall hold the same for ten days. The recording of a claim shall hold the same for thirty days after wlaich an equivalent of three Dollars per inouth for each two hundred feet must expended by the conipany excepting the months of December, January, February March during which time such labor shall not be required. Provided however that when the sum of seventy five Dollars in money or its oquivalent shall have been expended by any company for each share of two hundred feet. Such claims shall not be considered abandoned for one year-Parties wishing to avail themselves of this provision must post a notice upon their clains, claiming the excemption and have the same recorded in the Books of the Recorder of the District.
A non-compliance with the provisions of this article shall be construed as an abandonment by them of their claims.
ART. 7th Loles of Minerals that cannot be traced by croppings or other outward indications—such as gold-bearing Ochre's shall be considered abandoned until five days after water can be obtained to work the soil from off the ledge.
ART. Yth Placer rains shall be two hundred feet in length by one hundred feet in width to each claimant.
ART. 9th A recorder shall be elected in this district shall hold his office for the term of six months his residence shall be within the boundaries of this district and he shall be required to give at least one week's potice prior to the expiration of his term of office by posting at least three notices in three of the most public places within the District to till said vacancy. Said Recorder shall bo elected by ballot and a majority shall elect.
Art. 10th It shall be the duty of the Recorder of this district to keep a Record of all meetings and their proceedings and truly Record all claims in the order thoy are presented noting the day hour and minute of filing the same and his Books shall be open at all reasonable hours for inspection by all claimants in the District who may wish to examine the same free of charge.
The Recorder shall receive the sum of twelve and one-half cents for each claim for recording and all transfers of claims shall be recorded by the Recorder of the District, and shall receive for the same Fifty cents.
These Laws shall be in force from and after their adoption.
A. HART, Presit. JNO. JONES Sec'ty