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MINING DISTRICT OF GRASS VALLEY
Nevada County California I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Constitution of the Grass Valley Prospecting & Mining Company and a correct list of the members
BERTRAND JONES Sec. G V. P. & M 00 GRASS VALLEY August 7th, 1852. Entered in the book of the Township Recorder this tenth day of November 1852
JOHN DAY Township Recorder
NEVADA COUNTY.-SIERRA NEVADA HILL MINING DISTRICT.
At a meeting of miners of Sierra Nevada Hill convened for the purpose of making regulations and laws, for the government and security of the miners and claims thereon Orange I Dibble was chosen President and Alfred B. Dibble Secretary. David Wasson and Alfred B Dibble was appointed committee to draft and report regulations and laws and the Committee reported as follows.
ART. 1st. All that hill with its dips and rise in Grass Valley Township, situate between the tannery and the half-way house on the Nevada road, and about one mile north of Grass Valley on said road, shall be known as Sierra Nevada Hill.
2nd. All claims shall be numbered staked off, and recorded, and transfers of claims, shall be in writing witnessed and recorded in a book of Records.
3d. Any person who shall discover a Quartz Vein or lead on said Hill shall be entitled to have and hold a claim for the discovery of the vein and a claim for working it.
4th. Quartz claims shall be one hundred feet in length, with the depth dipand angles thereof and every such claim shall be staked off and numbered, and the claimarit's name and number written or printed thereon.
5th. Quartz claim owners shall work upon the said claims, or cause the same to be worked two days in thirty, and any claim that shall not have been worked in ninety days shall be deem'd abandoned and forfeited.
6th. When several claims are own'd by a company the work upon one of the claims of the company shall have the same effect as though the several claims were severally worked.
7th. No rock or dirt or other obstruction shall be thrown upon the claim or claims of another, without the consent of the owner or owners thereof
8th. Any person who shall not comply with, or who shall violate any of the foregoing laws shall forfeit his claim or claims and the same shall be deemed forfeited and abandoned.
A. B. DIBBLE Sec'y. Dated AUGUST 10th 1852
NEVADA COUNTY.-BLETHEN HILL MINING DISTRICT.
RULES AXD REGULATIONS. ART. 1st. This hill shall be known as Blethen Hill,
Art. 2nd. One hundred feet square shall constitute a claim, no claim shall be valid until duly in the office of the Recorder of Quartz claims for the township of Grass Valley and staked as in Article 4th which stake shall have upon it the number of the claim.
ART. 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 an absolute right, subject to the laws and regulations governing the same.
ART. 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 Art. 2nd.
ART. 5th. When a claim is transferred by sale or otherwise, the same shall be noted on the Books of the aforesaid Recorder, as in article 2d, and it shall be the duty of the owner, to give notice accordingly to the aforesaid Recorder of Quartz claims for the aforesaid township of Grass Valley.
ART. 6th. Any person being the holder of a claim on this hill, who shall commit a trespass by the removal of stakes, 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 judgement shall 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.
ART. 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 third shall be the Recorder.
ART. 8th. 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 the first day of Jan’y 1853, unless prevented by sickness or the weather.
Art. 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 this 21st day of August 1852.
STEPHEN BLETHEN Pres'dt,
NEVADA COUNTY.—MOUNT PLEASANT MINING DISTRIOT.
RULES & REGULATIONS.
NEVADA COUNTY.-CONSTITUTION HILL MINING DISTRIOT.
LOCATIONS & TRANSFERS.
Rules and regulations.
Art. 4th. A claim to be held must have four corner stakes with a fifth one in the centre with the name of the owner and the number of the claim upon it.
Art. 5th. Claims can be held without labor done, or tools left upon them for one year from this date twelfth day of Oct. 1852. Art. 6th. Claims must be recorded with the Recorder of Grass Valley, within ten days from the date of their location.
GRASS VALLEY Oct 12th 1852. Jumped & called Iowa Hill April 17th 1854
NEVADA COUNTY.-CEDAR HILL MINING DISTRICT.
Rules and regulations.
Art. 4th. Where a claim has been properly staked and numbered and recorded it can be held without any labor being done on it, or any tools left thereon until the first day of July 1852 Art. 5th. The recorder shall be allowed one dollar for Recording a claim, and fifty cents for a transfer.
Oct 17th 1852. At a meeting held this day the above laws were extended until the first day of July 1853. Entered this twenty third day of August 1852.
JOHN DAY Recorder.
NEVADA COUNTY.-WASHINGTON HILL MINING DISTRICT.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS. ARTICLE 1st. This Hill shall be called Washington Hill.
20. Any person may hold but one claim by location or occupation but any number by purchase, a claim shall be 100 feet square with a stake standing near the centre of said claims, with the number of said claim marked on said stake.
3d. When a claim is so staked and Recorded in the Book of the Grass Valley Township Recorder, it shall be held without tools or work being done on said claims until the fourth day of July 1853.
. 4th. All transfers shall be recorded in said Record Book.
At a meeting of the claim holders on said Hill this fifteenth day of November 1852, the above rules and Regulations were adopted at said meeting.
PETER KELLEY Chairman JOSEP T. BARBER Secy.
NEVADA COUNTY.-BOSTON HILL MINING DISTRICT.
LOCATIONS & TRANSFERS.
Rules and regulations.
ART. 4. The Claims must be staked and recorded, one stake at each end, and one stake at or near the centre, with the number and name of the owner.
At a meeting held this day on the hill J. Crosin in the chair, and I. Finot secretary the above rules were passed and accepted. GRASS VALLEY Nov 21st 1852.
FINOT Entered Nov 26th 1852.
NEVADA COUNTY.-NORTON'S HILL MINING DISTRICT.
CONSTITUTION AND LAWS. At a meeting of the claim holders of the Quartz Ledge known by the following name the annexed constitution and by laws were unanimously adopted.
ARTICLE 1st. This Company shall be known as the Norton Ledge Company.
3d. The location of each claim shall be designated by one stake driven in the centre of the claim or as near as can be with the initials of the name of the Ledge and the number written thereon.
4th. The company shall consist of sixteen claimants and no addition to the number of claimes shall be made without a two-thirds vote of the same in the affirmative
5th. These laws can be altered or amended by a vote of two thirds of the company at any meeting after dne notice having been given.
6th. These laws shall be recorded on the Township Records.
M. S. NORTON Presd
MAY 10 1854 The same constitution and laws adopted and the claims to be held until May 1 1855 without work. Resolution adopted by the Grass Valley Company
JOHN DAY, Recorder.
NEVADA COUNTY.-EMPIRE HILL NO. 1 MINING DISTRICT.
ARTICLE 1. A Recorder shall be appointed whose duty it shall be to keep a record of all claims taken up on this Hill.
2nd. The claim allowed each person upon this Hill shall be one Hundred feet square, on which there must be placed one stake on each corner and one stake in the centre with the owners name and number upon it.
Art. 3d. All claims taken up on this Hill must be duly recorded for which the Recorder shall receive one dollar and all claims sold or transferd must be entered on the books of the Recorder for the the Recorder shall be entitled to fifty cents.
4th. No person shall be entitled to more than one claim by occupancy but may hold as many as he may purchase by having the samo transferd. 5th, The claims on this Hill may be held without labor or tools until the first day of January 1853.
T. S. THOMPSON, Recorder.
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NEVADA COUNTY.-KOSKIUSKO (sic) HILL MINING DISTRICT. The following Laws and Regulations were unanimously adopted. ARTICLE 1st. This Ledge shall be known as Kosciusko Ledge. Art. 24. The company shall consist of twelve shares of one hundred feet each on the Ledge with its dips depths and angles
Art. 3d. All claims shall be held and transfers made agreeable to the Laws of the Nevada County Quartz Convention held at Nevada City Dec. 24th last. Art. 4th. These Laws shall be duly recorded on the Records by the Deputy Recorder at Grass Valley.
STILES Pres A. BOGGS, Sec. GRASS VALLEY January 1 1853
NEVADA COUNTY.-BEN FRANKLIN LEDGE MINING DISTRICT. ARTICLE. 1st. This Ledge shall be known as the Ben Franklin Ledge and shall be recorded as such in the Books of the Township Recorder.
ART. 2d. Claims on this Ledge shall be one hundred foet on the Ledge with all its dips depths and angles.
3d. All claims must be Recorded with in three days from date of their location, and to be properly staked must have one stake with the name of the owner, and number of the claim upon it in the centre, and two end stakes as near on the course of the ledge as may havo been ascertained.
4th. Claims on this ledge may be held for one year, from the discovery of the Ledge, say from the 28th of January 1853 to the 28th Jan'y 1854.
At a meeting of the claim holders held this day upon Ben Franklin Ledge the above Laws and regulations were unanimously adopted.
THO'S. S. TOMPSON, Sec. Jan 28th 1853.
NEVADA COUNTY.-JEFFERSON LEDGE MINING DISTRICT.
LOCATION & TRANSFERS.
Rules and regulations. ARTICLE 1st. This Ledge shall be known and recorded in the books of Grass Valley as the Jefferson Ledge. 20. 100 feet on the Ledge with all its dips, depths and angles shall constitute a full claim.
3d. Claims to be properly defined should have the owner's name upon the centre stake, which should be placed as near on the line of the Ledge as may have been ascertained.
4th. Claims in order to be held should be recorded within three days from time of location.
5th. One claim on this ledge can be held by location but any number by purchase Except the discoverer who shall be entitled to two claims.
6th. Claims on this ledge may be held one year without work being done on them, or tools being left upon the ground, say from 25th day of Feb’y 1853, to the 25th day of Feb'y 1854 At a meeting held by the claim owners the above Rules and Regulations were unanimously adopted.
HENRY BARRETT, Sec. BOSTON RAVINE Feb'y 25, 1853
NEVADA COUNTY.-PYRENEES HILL MINING DISTRICT.
B. DORDAN Chairman.
JOHN DAY Recorder.
RULES AND REGULATIONS.
NEVADA COUNTY-MADISON QUARTZ LEDGE & HILL MINING DISTRIOT. Agreeable to previous notice a meeting of Claim Holders was held on Madison Quartz Hill.
On motion of B B Layton and Seconded by J. R. Rusk, G. H. G. Stackhouse was called to the chair as president and J. R. Rush as Secretary
The object of the meeting being stated by the Chairman the following Preamble & Resolutions presented and adopted.
Preamble, Whereas the Book of Record of this Hill, has been lost or mislaid,
Resolved, That the Nevada County Mining Laws adopted in Convention at Art 3 Nevada City in Dec 1852 the same be adopted for the gorernment of this ‘hill.
Resolved, On motion of W Layton that this meeting do adjourn at 4.
G. W. G. STACKHOUSE Chairman
A DELANO Recorder
NEVADA COUNTY.-HOOSAO HILL MINING DISTRICT.
The constitution and by-laus. ART. 1st. This hill shall be known as Hoosac Hill. ART. 2. All claims shall be recorded in the Recorders Book at Grass Valley. Art. 3d. No claim shall be valid unless Recorded within ten days after location. 1th. All claims shall be held good for six months without work. 5th. Each claim shall contain hundred feet with all the dips and angles. 6th. Each claim shall have the owners name with the number on the stake. 7th. No man shall hold more than one claim without purchase. 8th. The discoverers are entitled to one claim. 9th. This company shall be known as the Munroe Company. W: COOK Sec.
JOHN SHAW President
NEVADA COUNTY.-RHODE ISLAND HILL MINING DISTRICT.
RULES & REGULATIONS. Art. 1st. The size of a claim shall be one hundred feet square, and shall be designated by four corner stakes and a fifth one to which shall bear the two first letters of the owner's name and the number of the claim.
ART. 2. Any person can hold one claim by occupancy and any number by purchase.
WM. COLEY Presdt. ROB'T CRANDALL Sec
NEVADA COUNTY.-SEBASTIPOOL LEDGE MINING DISTRICT.
GRASS VALLEY QUARTZ RECORD.
Miscellaneous notes. Albion Hill,-governed by the County Laws.
Oro Fino Hill, -governed by the County Laws. Ashville Hill,-same as at Cedar Hill.
Ohio Hill,-governed by the County Laws. Gold Hill No. 2.,-governed by the County Laws. Pine Hill Ledge,-governed by the County Laws. (1) Independence Ledge,- “ " 66 66 16
Quimbaugh Hill, Kentucky Fountain Ledge,-governed by the County Richmond Hill, Laws.
Squirrel Creek Hill, -- " Lewis Lead,-governed by the County Laws.
St. Louis Ledge-
Placer County, Dutch Flat.-No records to be found
The old mining laws are lost or destroyed.
Placer County, Forest Hill.-- The District is bounded on the North by Shirt-Tail Cañon, South by Middle Fork of the American River, East by Bath District, West by Todd's Valley & Yankee Jim's District. The mining laws have been burned.
Placer County, Iowa Hill.-The mining laws have not been in use, nor has organization been kept up since about 1865. The district is popularly supposed to comprise all the country from the North Fork of the American River to Shirt Tail Cañon and the head of El Dorado Cañon.
Butte County, Thompson's Flat District.- Organized in 1851. The books were lost in 1857. There has been no recorder since.
Butte County, Bidwell's Bar District.-Organized in 1850 and reorganized in 1863. Original laws and records destroyed in fire of 1854. The second organization in 1863 was on account of the copper excitement. The laws passed at that time have also been lost.