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At a meeting of the miners of Indian Spring Hill held on the first day of August 1853, it was unanimously
NEVADA COUNTY JEFFERSON HILL NO. 1 MINING DISTRIOT.
Art. 2d. Any person taking a claim on this Hill shall be entitled to Eighty feet square, on which there must be one stake at each corner and one stake in the centre with the owners name and number thereon.
ART. 3d. Every person taking a claim on this Hill must have the same duly Recorded for which the Recorder shall be entitled to one dollar.
ART. 4. No person shall be entitled to more than one claim by occupancy, but he may hold as many as he can purchase
Art. 5. Any claim sold or transfer'd must be so entered on the Books of the Recorder, and for which the Recorder shall be entitled to fifty cents.
Art. 6. All claims taken on this hill according to the above rules and regulations, may be held until the first day of May 1852, without labor or tools thereon.
H. I, MILLER Recorder. GRASS VALLEY Dec 16th 1851.
At a meeting of the claim holders of the above named Hill held on the first day of May last, it was
H. I. MILLER Pres.
H. I. MILLR, Pres.
At a meeting of the miners of Jefferson Hill held on the first day of Jan'y 1854 it was unanimously
NEVADA COUNTY.–MARY'S DIGGINGS MINING DISTRICT.
At a meeting of the Claim Holders of Mary's Diggings held at the house of James Walsh esqr Grass Valley Dec 31st 1851 T Wheeler was elected chairman and Joseph Wood worth was elected secretary
Whereupon Mr Lamarque moved and Mr Cronk Seconded that the laws of Gold Hill should be adopted, except that claims on Mary's Diggings should be sixty square
It was also moved by Dr Miller and seconded by Mr Cronk that the laws of Mary's Diggings be extended to the first day of January 1853.
It was also moved by Mr Cronk and seconded by Dr Miller that all claims shall be Re-recorded free of charge on or before the 20 day of Jan’y next in order to make them valid.
It was also moved by Dr Miller and seconded by Mr Lamarque that Jas. Woodworth be elected Recorder.
W. O. CROSSETT Chairman
JOHN DAY Recorder.
NEVADA COUNTY.-REBECOA'S HILL MINING DISTRICT. ARTICLE 1st. Claims on this Hill shall be one hundred feet along the course of the lodge with the dip breadth and angles. 2nd. One stake in the centre of each claim with the holders name and recorder's number. 3d. Fee for recording transfer fifty cents. 4th. The above rules having been complied with, claims will be held good until the first day of Jan’y 1853.
GRASS VALLEY, Jany 3d 1852. Transfered to the book of the Township Recorder this Eighteenth day of June 1852.
JOHN DAY, T. R.
At a meeting of claimants the laws of Rebecca's Hill, are hereby Extended until the first day of January 1854.
JOHN DAY Township Recorder. GRASS VALLEY, Dec 10th, 1852.
The laws for working claims on Rebecca's Hill are hereby extended till 1860
JOHN DAY Recorder
GRASS VALLEY, Dec 28th 1853.
NEVADA COUNTY.-WEEHAWKEN HILL MINING DISTRICT.
RULES AND REGULATIONS. ART. 1st. This Hill shall be called by the name of Weehawken Hill.
2nd. One hundred feet on the Ledge or vein together with all dips and angles shall constitute a claim, no claim shall be valid until duely recorded in a Book kept for that purpose by the Recorder of claims for the Township of Grass Valley & staked as provided in article fourth which stake shall have upon it the number of the claim
3rd. Any person entitled to hold a mining claim may hold one by location on this Hill, and as many more as he may purchase in absolute right, subject to the laws and regulations governing the same
4th. Each claim shall have a stake upon it as near the centre as possible, upon which shall be written or marked the number of the claim as provided in the last clause of article 2nd.
5th. When a claim is transferred by sale or otherwise the same shall be noted upon the Book of the Recorder of Claims for the Township of Grass Valley and it shall be the duty of the owner to give notice accordingly to the Recorder.
6th. Any person being the holder of a claim or claims on this Hill who shall commit a trespass by the removal of stakes or otherwise on the claim or claims of any other person shall forfeit all his rights on the Hill, but no one shall be deprived of his rights unless Judgment be rendered against him on due evidence as provided in the section and it shall be competent for a party to appeal to a Justice of the Peace.
7th. All disputes between claimants on this Hill with regard to claims and all cases of trespass, shall be referred to three arbitrators two of whom shall be practical miners one to be named by Each party and the Recorder shall be the third.
eth. That all holders of claims on this Hill may have reasonable time to prepare for properly working the same it shall not be necessary that work be done until January the first 1853 but thereafter work shall be done by Each owner of one or more claims as often as once in sixty days, unless prevented by sickness or the weather.
9th. All claims properly staked and recorded as provided in these regulations shall be held without its being necessary to place tools thereon But work done by a Company upon one claim shall prevent forfeiture of any.
Dated June 16th 1852.
JOHN DAY T Recorder
NEVADA COUNTY.-ROCKWELL HILL MINING DISTRICT.
LAWS. We the undersigned Claim Holders on this Hill subscribe to the following laws by which our claims on this Hill are to be governed.
1st. This hill shall be named and known as Rockwell Hill. 2d. No person shall hold more than one claim by location. 3d. No claim shall exceed one hundred feet square. 4th. Every claim not registered in the books of the Recorder within ten days after being taken up shall be liable to jump'd. 5th. All transfers shall be registered in the Books of the recorder.
6th. Each claim shall be worked at least one day during a period of at least sixty consecutive days, or otherwise be liable to be jumped Except a Company or Individual holding two or more claims, in which case it will be sufficient for said Company or individual to work one of their claims one day in each sixty consecutive days, but in case of sickness or being prevented from working said claim or claims by too much water, said claim or claims shall not be liable to be jump'd provided the same may be proved by at least one witness before the District Recorder
Signed by John Parker, Hughes, E. E. Cheeney Alexander Elder, A. H. Otis G. M. Sheridan John Hughes, G. C Jewell, J. P. Stone I. Slaght. The foregoing laws of Rockwell Hill are a true copy of the Original taken this 17th day of June 1852.
JOHN DAY District Recorder
NEVADA COUNTY.-BROOKLYN HILL MINING DISTRICT.
LAWS. ART. 1st. This hill shall be known as Brooklyn Hill. 2nd. One hundred feet along the ledge with all dips, depths and angles, shall constitute a claim. 3rd. An claims can be held for one year from the date of these laws withont work being done on them, say to the 22d June, 1852.
4th. Any person can hold one claim by location, and any number by purchase. 5th. Claims must have a centro stake, with number of claim & name of owner thereon. 6th. There must be a Recorder chosen whose duty it shall be to Record claims when requested. The above laws were passed at a meeting of Miners of Brooklyn Hill this twenty-second (220) June 1852. Received the second (20) day of July 1852 the above Laws of Brooklyn Hill at 104 o'clock a. m.
JOHN DAY Township Recorder
NEVADA COUNTY.--NEBOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT.
RULES AND REGULATIONS. Art. 1st. That this Hill shall be called Nebold Hill. 2nd. Resolved, that each claim shall be one hundred feet on the ledge with all the dips and angles. 3rd. Resolved, that the claims shall be designated by one stake with the name of the Company or persons holding claims on this Hin.
4th. Resolved, that P. I. Mahoney, Wm. Hagneon, D. L. Luddington, I. I. Ball, F. H. Ball, W. W. Ball, P. Slick, A. L. Hamilton shall be entitled to hold two claims each, as being the first discoverers of this Hill.
5th. Resolved, that the above names shall be entered on the Recorders book as a company and that the company be known as the Buffalo Mining Company.
6th. Resolved, that no claim shall be forfeited on account of work not being done until one year from this date. 7th. Resolved, that the above rules and regulations be recorded in the Town of Grass Valley, in the Township Recorder's office. A true copy. July 2d 1852 9 o'clock 30 m a. m.
JOHN DAY Township Recorder. Dated JUNE 22, 1852.
NEVADA COUNTY,-MOUNT OLIVET MINING DISTRICT.
REGULATIONS. At a meeting of claimants of said Mount held June 25th '52 the following rules and regulations were agreed to. ART. 1st. That this Hill be known by the name of Mount Olivet. 21. That one hundred feet square with the dips and angles to be considered a claim on said Hill. 3d. That each man be entitled to locate a claim of 100 feet square by staking with a centre stake with the number of said claim. 4th. Each and every claim shall be recorded in the Township Recorders book with the owners name and number of said claim. 5th. Any man may hold by purchase any number of claims on said Hill, if said claims are found Recorded in the Town Records. 6th. Any person purchasing claims as above specified shall have the transfer recorded on the Town records.
7th. Any man locating and recording a claim, or purchasing any number of claims, shall be allowed to hold the same for six months from the Recording the same without working them.
8th. If any difficulty in regard to the bounds of claims on said Hill shall arise, the same shall be referred to threo men to be chosen from the owners of claims on said Hill one to be chosen by Each party, the other by the two chosen
9th. Any person removing or pulling up stakes on said Hill, shall be subject to the penalty on the slide for the same offence. Signed June 25, 1852.
JOHN BROWN Chairman AND COLE Secy.
The Mount Olivet Mining Company's Claims commencing on the Southeast corner at Stake No. 1, it being fifty feet north of Stake No. 597 on the slides, running from Stake No. 1, 600 feet northerly to a stake No. 6, thence turning and running Easterly 500 feet to Stake No. 25, thence turning and running southerly 200 feet, then turning and running westerly 400 feet then turning and running southerly 200 feet thence turning and running westerly 200 feet to the first starting point, being staked by centre stakes and numbered from 1 to 26 being twenty six of 100 feet square.
JOHN BROWN Pres't GRASS VALLEY June 26, 1852.
NEVADA COUNTY.-UNION HILL NO. 2 MINING DISTRICT. Be it known that we the undersigned have this day formed ourselves into a company to be called the Union Quartz Mining Company and have located twenty claims of one hundred feet square each on Union Hill, staked and Recorded at the office of record Grass Valley
Claims commencing at the south and west corner, at a stake marked “Union" then running northerly four hundred feet to a stake marked “Union” N, then running East five hundred feet to a stake marked "Union ” E, then running south five hundred feet to a stake marked “Union" S, then running west five hundred feet to tho first mentioned stake being twenty claims of one hundred feet square.
REGULATIONS. At a meeting of the claimants on Union Hill Grass Valley on the 25th June the following rules and regulations were agreed to for the Government of said Hill.
Art. 1st. The name of said Hill to be Union Hill.
3d. That no man shall locate and hold more than one claim on said in his own name.
8th. Any man pulling up or removing stakes on said Hill, upon conviction of the same, shall forfeit his claims on said Hill, if any and if not a claimant, shall be punished a agreeably to the laws of Grass Valley for such offence.
JOHN BOUNE Chairman. CHARLES BROWN Sec'y GRASS VALLEY June 25th 1852.
NEVADA COUNTY.-BUFFALO HILL MINING DISTRICT.
LAWS. Art. 1st. A Recorder shall be chosen whose duty it shall be to keep a correct Record of all claims, for which he shall receive ono dollar and fifty cents for every transsfer made.
2d. One hundred feet along the ledge including all its dips and angles shall constitute a claim. Each claimant shall be entitled to one claim by occupancy and any number by purchace
3rd. Each claim shall have at least five stakes upon it, one at each corner and the fifth in or near the contre with the name of the claimant and the number thereof.
4th. Every transfer must be made known to the Recorder, and the same transfered upon his Book.
WILLIAM ALLEN Recorder. Transfered to the Book of the Township Recorder this fifteenth day of June 1852.
JOHN DAY T. R. At a meeting of the claimants on Buffalo Hill, held this 28th day of June 1852, the above laws were Extended until the first day of January 1853.
JOHN DAY Township Recorder.
NEVADA COUNTY,-CALEDONIA HILL MINING DISTRICT.
CALEDONIA HILL LAWS. ARTICLE 1st. This Hill shall be called by the name of Caladonia Hill.
2nd. One hundred feet square on this Hill together with all the dips and and angles on the Run of the Ledge shall constituto a claim. No claim shall be valid untill duly Recorded, in a Book kept for that purpose, by the Recorder of Quartz claims for the Township of Grass Valley, and staked as provided in the article fifth (5th) which stake shall have upon it the number of the claim.
3rd. Any person entitled to hold a mining claim, may hold one by location, on this Hill, and as many as he may purchase in absolute right, subject to the laws and regulations governing the saine.
4th. Each claim shall have a stake upon it as near the centre as possible upon which shall be written the number of the claim as provided in article 2nd.
5th. When a claim is transferred by sale or otherwise, the same shall be noted upon the Book of the aforesaid Recorder as in Article 2nd, and it shall be the duty of the owner, to give notice accordingly to the Recorder.
6th. Any person being the holder of a claim, or claims on this Hill, who shall commit a trespass by the removal of stakes, or otherwise on the claim or claims of any other person, shall forfeit all his rights on the Hill, but no one shall be deprived of his right unless Judgment be rendered against him, on due evidence as provided in the next section, and it shall be competent for the party to appeal to a Justice of the Peace.
7th. All disputes between claimants on this Hill, with regard to their several claims, and all cases of trespass, shall be referred to three arbitrators, two of whom shall be practical miners, ono to be named by Each party, the third shall be the Recorder,
8th. That the holders on this may have reasonable time, to prepare for properly working the same, it shall not be necessary that work be done, until the 1st day of March 1853, but thereafter work shall be performed by each owner of one or more claims, as often as once in every sixty days unless prevented by sickness or the weather.
9th. All claims properly staked and Recorded, as provided in these regulations, shall be held without its being necessary to place tools thereon, but work done by a company upon one claim shall prevent forfeiture of any. Dated June 29th 1852.
J. H. WOODBURY Pres't. P. V. N. SMITH, Sec'y Entered this 30th day of June 1852.
JOHN DAY T. R.
NEVADA COUNTY-PEOKER'S HILL MINING DISTRICT.
RULES AND REGULATIONS.
ART. 4th. Any person can hold one claim by location, and any number by purchase
The above laws vere passed at a meeting of the miners of Peckers Hill this twenty-ninth day of June (29th) 1852
E. F. MORSE Prest GEORGE HALE Secy.
NEVADA COUNTY.–POPPYSQUASH HILL MINING DISTRICT.
LOCATION, JULY 2, 1852. At a meeting of the company held on this Hill June 30th 1852, the following resolutions were adopted 1st. That this hill shall be called Poppysquash Hill 2d. That one hundred feet
NEVADA COUNTY,-PIERCE'S LEDGE MINING DISTRICT. ARTICLE 1st. The Laws of Indiana Hill having Expired on the 1st of July 1852, and not having been renewed the said hill is now located under the name of Pierce's Ledge.
ART. 20. One hundred feet on the Ledge including all its dips and angles shall constitute a full claim.
Art. 4. To define the boundaries of a claim one stake shall be driven at or near the centre on the Ledge bearing the name of the owner and number.
ART. 5th. All claims located on this Ledge must be Recorded with the Township Recorder.
I. W. FISH Secy.
3d. There shall be elected by the members of the company on the first Saturday in July of each year, a President Secretary & Treasurer, to serve for the Ensuing year, and until their successors respectively are elected and qualified, it shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the stockholders; the Secretary shall keep accurate minutes of the doings of the stockholders at all meetings thereof and he shall be the Recorder of all diggings that may be discovered by the company, he shall also prepare all notices of meetings of the Stockholders. The Treasurer shall have charge of all monies paid in by the stockholders on assessments, and of all gold taken out of diggings, until the same can be divided.
4th. The President Secretary & Treasurer shall constitute a Board of Directors, to see that the orders of the stockholders are carried out. The Board may meet whenever the Exigencies of the work requires it, and shall pass upon accounts for work done, or material furnished for the use of the company, and, the President shall make his order, on the Treasurer for the same in favor of the person to whom it is due, and said order shall be countersigned by the Secretary, and registered in a book to be kept by him for that purpose.
5th. The Directors shall have power to Employ some Experienced miner to Superintend the work of prospecting (who shall also make a hand) at reasonable wages, and said foreman shall employ such number of hands as shall be directed by the Stockholders, by vote, but the Stockholders shall have power to discharge said foreman and hands, and also to regulate the price to be paid to them, to be done by vote, at a meeting thereof
6th. The company shall hold a regular meeting for the transaction of business on the evening of the first Saturday in every month, and may meet for the same purpose at any other time, npon the call of the President, or of five members of the company, the notice of the special meetings being posted at some conspicuous place, where the company are at that time prospecting and in one or more public places in Grass Valley.
7th. At the regular meeting of the company in Each month, an assessment shall be laid upon Each share for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the company, not to exceed in the aggregate, the amount necessary for prosecuting the work in hand, or that may be ordered by the Stockholders, until the next meeting, And the secretary shall submit a statement of the amount supposed to be necessary at each meeting of the Stockholders, and if the amount appropriated at any meeting shall not be sufficient to carry on the work as directed a meeting may be called and another appropriation made
8th. Any Stockholder failing to pay his assessment fortwo weeks after being notified by the Secretary that such assessment has been made shall forfeit his share to the company and the Treasurer shall sell the same at auction, giving three days notice thereof, and the balance remaining if any after paying the assessment shall be paid to the former owner of the share.
9th. Three days notice shall be given of all special meetings of the Stockholders
10th. The company shall have power to make all necessary by-laws and regulations, for the proper carrying out of the objects of the company, and also for the regulations of all diggings which they may strike.
11th. This constitution may be altered by a vote of two-thirds of the Stockholders present at a regular meeting, notice having been given in open meeting at least one month previous to the amendment being proposed.
12th. A Majority of the Stockholders shall be a quorum to transact business Adopted in open meeting July 14th 1852.
Bertram Jones, Sec, M. S. Norton Chairman, A. D. Morton, Wesley Averill, W. H. Bond J. B. Ferris, N. L. Gebhart H. H. Hilton, N. Whelan Abram Cole, Andrew Cole W. A. Lamb, J. B. Nutting, Andrew Holmes, Wm Randolph Capt Bowne, Jacob Fisher John Wingerton, William Rogers Thomas Stevenson