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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.

BY-LAWS.

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.

On Motion,
Resolved, that these Laws bo filed in the Recorders Office in Grass Valley township.
On Motion the meeting adjourned.

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,
P. V. V. SMITH Sec'ty.

NEVADA COUNTY.—MOUNT PLEASANT MINING DISTRIOT.

RULES & REGULATIONS.
Art. 1st. Claim's shall be one h undred feet along the course of the ledge with all its dips and angles.
Art. 2d. Ono stake in the centre of Each claim with the holders name and recorders number
ART. 3. The above rules having been complied with, claims will be held good until the first day of June 1853.
Grass VALLEY Oct 11, 1852

NEVADA COUNTY.-CONSTITUTION HILL MINING DISTRIOT.

LOCATIONS & TRANSFERS.

Rules and regulations.
ART. 1st. This Hill shall be known and recorded in Grass Valley as the Constition IIill.
ART. 2nd. One Hundred foet square shall constituto a full claim.
ART. 3d. Any person can hold one claim by location and any number by purchase.

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.

LOCATIONS.

Rules and regulations.
Art. 1st. Resolved at a meeting held this day, that this hill shall be called “Cedar Hill”.
ART. 2d. That one hundred feet along the lead, with the dip and angles, shall constitute a full claim.'
ART. 3rd. Any person shall be allowed to hold one claim by location and any number by purchase.

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. 1st. This Hill shall be called Boston Hill.
2nd. One hundred feet square on the Ledge with all its dips and angles, shall constitute a full claim.
ART. 3. All claims may be held without work done until the first of May 1853.

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.

CROSIER

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.
20. One Hundred feet on the Ledge together with its dips depths and angles shall constitute a claim.

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.
7th. These claims shall hold good without being work'd or tools left on them till the first day of July 1853

M. S. NORTON Presd
JAMES M. CAMPBELL, Sec.
GRASS VALLEY Dec 9th 1852.

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.

LAWS,

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.

Notice.
At a meeting held pursuant to a call by the claim holders on Empire Hill, it was unanimously,
Resolved, To Extend the Rules & Regulations of said Hill for one year from the first day of January 1853.

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H. J. MILLER, Sec.
GRASS VALLEY Jan 1, 1853.
At a meeting of the miners of Empire Hill held on the first day of January 1854, it was unanimously,
Resolved, that the Laws of said Hill should be extended, and remain in full force until the first day of January 1857.
GRASS VALLEY Jan 1 1854

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.

(vide post.)

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.

LAWS.
ART. 1st. This hill shall shall be known as Pyrenees Hill.
ART. 20. One hundred feet along the Ledge with all its dips angles and variations shall constitute a full claim.
Art. 3d. Claims on this Hill may be held without work done or tools left thereon until the first day of May 1853.
Art. 4th. Each person is entitled to one claim by location and to any number by purchase.
Art. 5th. The Recorder of this Hill shall be Capt. John Day by a meeting of the Miners of the Above named Hill.

B. DORDAN Chairman.
J. FIQUIER Sec.
Entered this twenty third day of Sept. 1853

JOHN DAY Recorder.

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RULES AND REGULATIONS.
Art. 1st. This Ledge shall be known as Ione Ledge
ART. 2d. Claims on this Ledge shall be one hundred feet on the ledge with all its dips and angles.
ART. 3d. That the laws stand good for two years from this date.
By a meeting of the claim holders on the Hill August 24th 1854, the above laws were adopted.
GRASS VALLEY.

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,
ART. 1. Therefore Resolved, That the name of Madison Quartz Hill be continued
Resolred That each Claim shall be One Hundred feet square, that
Art. 2. Each claim shall have a centre stake with the name of Locator and number thereon.

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.
Grass Valley Township Aug 18 1855.

G. W. G. STACKHOUSE Chairman
J. R. Rush, Secretary.
• I certify the above to be a true copy
GRASS VALLEY Sept 13, 1855.

A DELANO Recorder

NEVADA COUNTY.-HOOSAO HILL MINING DISTRICT.

LOCATIONS.

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.
ART. 3. Each claim or claims shall be worked one bona fide day in ten and if not worked in thirty shall be forfeited.
Art. 4th. Any company holding any number of claims shall hold the whole number by working one.

WM. COLEY Presdt. ROB'T CRANDALL Sec

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NEVADA COUNTY.-SEBASTIPOOL LEDGE MINING DISTRICT.

LAWS.
ART. 1st. This ledge shall be called Sebastipool Ledge & certificates of claims headed accordingly
ART. 2d. One hundred feet on the Ledge with all the dips depths and angles shall constitute one full claim
Art. 3d. Holders of Claims on this Ledge shall be entitled to hold the same without work or tools until Jany 1st 1860.

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-
North Point Ledge, -"

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Texas Ledge,-
Oak Hill,-same as at Cedar Hill

Trenton Ledge,

Miscellaneous notes.
El Dorado County, Greenwood.-No written laws now in force. All locations have been made under the act of
May 10. 1872.

Placer County, Dutch Flat.-No records to be found
Placer County, Auburn.-

The old mining laws are lost or destroyed.
Placer County, Yankee Jim's.-Copies of the old mining laws are in existence, but are unobserved.
Placer County, Bath. The old mining laws are not to be found, and are in disuse.

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.

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