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days, at the expiration of which time, on or before it shall be recorded, by the District Clerk who shall issue a certificate of location if required

10th The miners of the District shall be citizens of the United States or who have declared their intention of becoming so 11th Each miner shall be entitled to one claim of each order by location on due representation

12th The representation of claims shall consist, in doing three days or ten dollars worth of work each month (or the full amount at one time) that will cover the working season, and posting notices as stated.

The time to commence representation of River claims, shall be from the 15th of May to the 15th of June
The time for Gulch and Bar claims shall be from the 15th of October to 1st of November

13th A Sluice head of water belongs primarily to the river and Gulches and shall not be diverted from them while claims are being worked therein

14th All disputes or differences in regard to claims shall be settled by arbitration 15th The recording of claims shall not be obligatory until the 1st of March 1879

16th A Clerk or Recorder shall be elected whose duties shall be to keep a book of these laws and record all claims presented for Record and issue Certificates of location when demanded.

On motion George D Elgin was elected recorder of the District The meeting then adjourned subject to call by notice of the Recorder

GEORGE D ELGIN Chairman STATE OF OREGON

County of Curry 88

I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the local laws of South fork Sixes Mining District as it appears on Record in my office

Witness my hand and seal this Nor-5th 1880 (SEAL)

WALTER SUTTAR County Clerk

JOSEPHINE COUNTY,-LOWER SILVER MINING DISTRIOT.

At a miners meeting held on Silver Creek below the falls, to form a Mining District on the 20th Dec 1878, formed and adopted the following.

This district shall be known as the Lower Silver Mining District, Bounded as follows. Commencing at the Mouth of Silver Creek and running up Stream to the falls, and likewise the North fork of Silver Creek, that puts into the Main Stream below the falls and opposite the upper bald hills. This District shall be governed by the Laws of Congress of 72 and that a claim or Twenty acres shall not be over one fourth of a milo long up and down the Stream, a man can hold but one claiın in this District. David Harris was elected Recorder,

CHARLES. BROWN, Chairman. DAVID, HARRIS Sec,

STATE OF OREGON

County of Josephine 88

I F. M. Nickerson County Clerk in and for said County do Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original By Laws of said Lower Silver Creek District as the same appears in my office & custody This 18th day of Nov A D 1880 (SEAL)

F. M. NICKERSON Co Clerk

COOS COUNTY-JOHNSON MINING DISTRICT.

LOCAL LAWS-MINING DISTRICT ON JOHNSONS CREEK. At a meeting of the miners on Johnson's creek for the purpose of organizing a Mining District pursuant to Notice, Thomas Green was chosen president, when the following was presented and adopted.

ARTICLE I. Johnson District to embrace all the the country drained by Johnsons creek and that part of the South Coquill river from the junction of Johnson's creek to the head of the Canon.

II. The dimension of a Mining Claim shall not exceed (400) four hundred feet
III. Claims shall be of three orders, Creek Bank and Gulch claims.

IV. Claims shall be represented by ($10) Ten Dollars worth of work from 10th day of May until 10th day of June, and by one day's work from the 10th day of June until the 1st day of October

V. River or creek claims shall embrace all grounds between high bed rock on each side
VI. Bank claims shall embrace all ground from the margin of the stream to the raise of the main mountain.
VII. Ditches and Water Rights shall conform with the US and State Laws
VIII. Any person discovering diggins in any gulch in the district shall be entitled to one claim for each discovery.
IX. No person or company shall be allowed more than one claim of each kind for each person in such Company at one time.
X No claim shall be forfeited by sickness or legal inability of claimant.

XI. None but Citizens of the United States or those having declared their intention of becomming Citizens shall hold claims in this District.

XII. All disputes in regard to claims to be settled by Arbitration in and by the miners of this District.
Received and Recorded June 8th AD 1870

ALEX STAUFF County Clerk.

STATE OF OREGON

County of Coos ss

I Alex Stauff, County Clerk and Recorder of said County hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing Copy of Mining Laws of Johnson District, with the Original as appears of Record in my Office. That it is a correct Transcript therefrom and of the whole of such Original.

And I further certify that I have made careful serch in my Office and am unable to find any other Local Law of Mining Districts on file or of Record in my Office.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal this 27th day of October A D 1880. (SEAL.]

ALEX STAUFF County Clerk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY.-WEST VOW CREEK MINING DISTRICT.

STATE OF OREGON
County of Douglas 88

WEST COW CREEK July 19" 1879 A miners meeting held on Cow Creek on the day above mentioned for the purpose of organizing a district and enacting laws & etc

Meeting called to order by JJ McCord, J A Kerkindall chosen chairman Pro tem Woodson Patterson chosen Clerk The following Resolutions were adopted

1st Resolved That the boundaries of this district shall be the following described lines towit—Commencing where the Rogue River trail crosses West Cow Creek, Thence running west to the summit of the mountain between Cow Creek and Coquille Thence following the summit of said mountain to Mt Boliver Thence east on the summit of the mountain between Cow Creek and Rogue River to the trail on cold spring, Thence North following the trail to place of beginning:

20 Resolved, That a bar claim in this district shall be one hundred yards long up and down the creek and run back to the foot hill, a creek claim shall be one hundred yards long up and down the creek across the bed of the creek on each side until the bed rock raises 5 feet a glulch claim shall be one hundred yards long and 25 yards on each side of the bed, A hill claim shall be one hundred yards front and run back to the summit

3d Resolved, That all persons mining or working bar claims in this district shall be entitled to tho privileges of dump into the creek along their bar

4th Resolved, That all claims and water rights located in this district shall be recorded with the recorder of this district within 15 days from posting notices

5th Resolved that all persons holding mining claims in this district shall represent their claim by one days work at least every 30 days

6th Resolved, That no chinamen hold a claim or work in this district
7th Resolved, That this district be known as by the name of West Cow Creek.

On motion Woodson Patterson was nominated and elected recorder for the period of twelve months or until his successor be elected

JA KERKINDALL Chairman WOODSON PATTERSON Secretary

Present at the meeting Zachariah Barnes, J J McCord B F, Belieu, TG Devins, J P. Davis M L Friend Recorded Aug 11" 1879

TR. SHERIDON Co. Clerle

JACKSON COUNTY-COYOTE MINING DISTRIOT.

SYNOPSIS OF COYOTE MINING LAWS.

Exceptional sections. Bth Creok Claims shall be represented from the 1st of Deo to the 1st of Juno. 6th Gulch Claims shall be represented from the 1st of Deo to the 1st April. 7th Bench or Flat claims shall be represented from the 1st of Dec to the 1st June. 8th One person can hold two claims by location provided they are not of the same class. 9th No person in this District shall sell his claim until ho shall have done work to the value of $5000 upon the same.

10th Any person leaving his claim for a period of ten days during the working period-unless in case of sickness-shall forfeit the same.

NOTE. The remaining part of these laws is about the same as those already noted (See laws of Steamboat District, Jackson Co.)

Deputy Clerk

UTAH.

SALT LAKE COUNTY.-WEST MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT.

BY-LAWS At a meeting of the Quartz Miners of West Mountain Quartz Mining District, held at Jordan Ward House, Salt Lake Valley, on the 17th day of September, 1863, the following By-laws were passed :

ARTICLE No. 1. This District shall include that portion of territory situated in the Territory of Utah, and bounded as follows: Commencing at the confluence of the river Jordan with Great Salt Lake, and running thence in a sontherly direction along the east bank of said river Jordan to its point of exhit from lake Utah; thence along the west margin of said lake Utah to the 40th degree of north latitude (Greenwich), to the 114th degree of West longitude (Greenwich); thence along said 114th of west longitude to the 41st degree of north latitude; thence along said 41st degree of north latitude to Great Salt Lake; thence along the margin of said lake in a south-easterly direction to the place of beginning.

Art. No. 2. The extent of a claim on any quartz lead or vein shall be two hundred feet to the claim, with all its dips, angles and variations.

Ant. No. 3. No person will be permitted to hold more than one claim by location on any one vein; by purchase can hold any number of shares.

Art. No. 4. All claims located must have a notice posted upon them, stating the number of shares and the probable course claimed, and also recorded in the books of the District Recorder within ten days after location.

Art. 5th. Each company must do one faithful day's work on their claims each month after the first day of April, 1864. A failure to do so, the claim will be jumpable; provided, however, that if the company are provented by local insurrection or rebellion from working, a failure to do so will not forfeit their claims.

Art. 6th. The discoverer of a vein of quartz containing gold, silver, copper, or other valuablo metals or minerals, will be entitled to locate two shares.

Art. 7th. There shall be a District Recorder elected from among the miners of the District, whose duty it shall be to record all claims presented for the purpose, giving the name of each location or owner, and receive as compensation a sum not exceeding one dollar per location or owner. His term of office shall be one year, or until his successor is chosen.

Art. 8th. These laws will apply to locations of claims or veins of coal, iron, or other metals or minerals in this District.

Archibald Gardner was elected District Recorder of West Mountain District for one year from the date above written.

ARCHIBALD GARDNER, President. G. W. GARLETON, Secretary. TERRITORY OF UTAH,

County of Salt Lake. 88.

I, Henry Thompson, Recorder of West Mountain Mining District, said county and Territory, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the mining laws of said District, passed by a meeting of miners of said District, September 17th, 1863, as appears of record in said District.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, at Bingham City, in said District, this 3d day of April, A. D., 1876. (SEAL.]

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder,

per J. T. MCKINNON, Deputy. TERRITORY OF UTAH,

County of Salt Lake, ss.

Henry Thompson, of lawful age, being by me first duly sworn, deposes and swears: I am the duly elected and qualified Recorder of the West Mountain District, situated mostly in Salt Lake County, Utah Territory; that I am, as such Recorder, the custodian of the books and records of the said Mining District; that the above and foregoing is a true, full and correct copy of the By-laws of the said West Mountain Mining District, as appears of record in my office, adopted on the 17th day of September, A. D., 1863, and in full force and effect from the said last mentioned date, till the 2d day of August, A. D., 1864.

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this the 10th day of April, A. D. 1876. (SEAL.]

LAWRENCE A. BROWN, Notary Public. At a meeting of the miners of the West Mountain Mining District, pursuant to call published in the Union Vidette, Geo. W. Chamberlin was called to the Chair, and J. M. Merrill was elected as Secretary,

On motion of H. M. May, the meeting was adjourned to meet at the provost Marshal's office at 4 o'clock p. m.

At an adjourned meeting of the miners of the West Mountain Mining District, held at the Provost Marshal office, on Tuesday, August 20, 1864, Mr. Thomas Snee was called to the Chair, and J. M. Merrill was appointed Secretary. The Chairman stated that the object of the meeting was for the purpose of amending and revising the laws of the said District.

A committee consisting of George W. Chamberlin, James W. Yoacham, H. M. May, Geo. M. Campbell, and R. F. Dusky, were appointed to revise and amend the said laws.

ARTICLE 1st. This District shall include that portion of territory situated in the Territory of Utah and bounded as follows: Commencing at the confluence of the river Jordan with Great Salt Lake, and running thence in a southerly direction along the east

bank of the said river, to its point of exhit from lake Utah ; thence along the west margin of said lake to the 40th degree of north latitude (Greenwich); thence along said 40th degree of north latitude to the eastern boundary of Tooole County; thence along said boundery to the Great Salt Lake, and from thence easterly to the place of beginning..

ART. 24. The extent of a claim on any mineral vein shall be two hundred (200) along the lode, with a width of one hundred (100) feet on each side of the lode, including all its dips, spurs, depths, widths, offshoots, outcroppings, or variations and all the minerals and other valuables therein contained, and priority of location shall determine the ownership of all cross or other leads traversing ground claimed under these laws. The discoverer and locator of a load shall entitled to one claim additional for discovery.

ART. 3d. No person shall hold more than one claim by location on any one vein. By purchase any number of claims may be held.

Art. 4th. It shall be the duty of the Recorder whenever application is made to him to record a claim, to go upon the ground, measure accurately said claim, and erect or cause to be erected, a mound of rocks at the point of discovery of said claim three feet in diameter and two feet high, with a stake in the center of suficient height above the mound for the notice to be posted thereon of said. claim. Said notice shall state particularly the distances and direction of said claim, for which recording and locating he shall receive the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) in the currency of the United States; also fifty cents (500) each, for all certificates furnished.

Art. 5th. The Recorder shall keep two series of books in one of which to record all locations, and in the other all transfers of claims in this District, to be styled Book A., B. and C. of Claims, and Book A., B. and C. of Transfers, in the latter of which he shall place on record all deeds of shares presented for that purpose, for which he will be entitled to receive a sum not exceeding one dollar ($1) in each case, and all such records, with the necessary revenue stamp affixed, shall be deemed legal ovidence of sale or ownership, as the case may be.

ART. 6th. Each company shall do one faithful day's work on their claim each month; on a failure to do so, such claim or claims shall be subject to relocation; provided, however, that should the company bo prevented from working by local insurrection or rebellion, their claims shall not be forfeited; and provided further, that no claim belonging to a soldier shall be subject to relocation until six months shall have elapsed after his discharge from the service of the United States, unless he shall sign an agreement or articles of incorporation to the contrary.

Art. 7th. When fifty cents per foot shall have been expended on the claims of any company, person or persons, on any one location claimed by any person or company, said claim shall be considered as real estate, and not subject to forfeitore except by actual abandonment.

Art. 8th. All claims shall be recorded within ten days after a notice of location shall have been posted thereon; but a notice filed for record in the Recorder's office shall be considered in all cases equivalent to a record.

Art. 9th. Locators on veins of coal or iron shall be entitled to five hundred (500) feet for each location, and five hundred (500) feet additional for discovery, and in all other respects shall be subject to and enjoy all the privileges and immunities of these laws.

ART. 10th. All voters at meetings to regulate mining interests shall be claim owners in this district.

Art. 11th. All meetings for the purpose of election or changing these laws must be called by posting written notices in at loast three public places in the District, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the Territory, said publication to be made by the Recorder in either case during at least twenty (20) days previous to such meeting, stating the object thereof.

Art. 12th. All examinations of records shall be made in the presence of the Recorder or his Depaty. When relieved tho Recorder shall turn over to his successor all books and papers pertaining to his office. He shall have a seal and attest all acknowledgements and certificates made by him; provided, that he may use his private seal until the proper seal of office shall be procuroi. On motion the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned.

THOS. SNEE, President. J. M. MERRILL, Secretary. TERRITORY OF UTAH,

County of Salt Lake. 88.

I, Henry Thompson, Recorder of West Mountain Mining District, said county and Territory, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the By-laws of said District, passed by a miners' meeting, August 2nd, 1864, as appears of record in said District.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, this 4th day of April, A. D., 1876. (SEAL)

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder,

per J. T. MCKINNON, Deputy. TERRITORY OP UTAH,

County of Salt Lake, 88.

Henry Thompson, of lawful age, being by me first duly sworn, deposes and swears: I am the duly elected and qualified Recorder of the West Mountain Mining District, situated in Salt Lake County, Utah Territory; that I am, as such Recorder, the custodian of the books and records of the said Mining District; that the above and foregoing is a true, full and correct copy of the By-laws of the said West Mountain Mining District, as appears of record in my office, amended and adopted on the 2nd day of August, A. D., 1864, and in full force and effect from the said last mentioned date, till the 17th day of December, A. D., 1864.

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this the 10th day of April, A. D. 1876. (SEAL.]

LAWRENCE A. BROWN, Notary Public.

BY-LAWS At a meeting of miners held at Messrs. Miller, Heaton & Co.'s mills pursuant to notice published in the Daily Vidette for Dec. 16th, 1864, on motion of M. S. Stickney, Dr. O. H. Oongar was elected chairman pro tem. On motion of A. Sackrider, M. S. Stickney was elected Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by the Chairman. Then, on motion of J. A. Weller, the meeting stood adjourned to meet at 8 A. M., Dec. 17th, 1864.

Dec 17th, 1864, meeting opened as to previous adjournment. On motion of J. A. Miller, Dr. O. H. Congar was unanimously elected as permanent Chairman of the meeting. Then, on motion of R. B. Chisholm, M. S. Stickney was elected as Secretary. The meeting was then opened by the Chairman stating the object of said meeting. Upon motion of A. D. Heaton, the laws, as revised August 20, 1864, were read. The meeting then proceeded to select a Committee consisting of five (5)—J, A. Miller, as Chairman, Dr. O. H. Congar, R. B. Chisholm, A. D. Heaton and Jas. Dixon as said Committee to consider the mining laws and report amendments which were reported and adopted, amending Article 4, Notice 6th, Article 11th, and striking out Article 7th. The above amendments were unanimously adopted.

The Recorder was instructed to obtain a new set of books in which to transfer all locations heretofore recorded, and retain the old set of books for reference. Then, upon motion, Wm. P. Clark was unanimously elected as Recorder of West Mountain Mining District. On motion, the meeting adjourned sine die.

Dr. O. H. CONGAR, Chairman. M. S. STICKNEY, Secretary.

ARTICLE 1st. This District shall include that portion of territory situated in the Territory of Utah and bounded as follows Commencing at the confluence of the river Jordan with Great Salt Lake, and running thence in a southerly direction along the east bank of said river, to its point of exit from lake Utah; thence along the west margin of said lake to the 40th degree of north latitude (Greenwich); thence along said 40th degree of north latitude to the eastern boundary of Tooele County; thence along said boundary to the Great Salt Lake, and from thence easterly to the place of beginning.

Art. 2d. The extent of a claim on any mineral vein shall be two hundred (200) feet along the lode with a width of one hundred (100) feet on each side of the lode, including all its dipe, spurs, depths, widths, off-shoots, outcroppings, variations and all the mineral and other valuables therein contained, and priority of location shall determine the ownership of all cross or other leads traversing ground claimed under these laws. The discoverer and locator of a lead shall be entitled to one claim additional for discovery. Not more than twenty-four hundred (2400) feet shall bo located on any one mineral lode which may be taken on either or both ends of the discovery claim; all other claims located on the same vein or lode shall be located as new discoveries

ART. 3d. No person shall hold more than one claim by location, on any one vein; by purchase any number of claims may be held.

Art. 4th. It shall be the duty of the Recorder whenever application is made to him to record a claim to go upon the ground, measure accurately said claim, and erect, or cause to be erected, a mound of rocks at the point of discovery of said claim three feet in diameter and two feet high, with a stake in the center of sufficient height above the mound for the notice to be posted thereon of said claim. Said notice shall state particularly the distances and directions of said claim, for which recording and locating he shall receive the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1 50) in the currency of the United States, also fifty cents each for all extra certificates furnished; and on the failure of the Recorder to perform such duty after receiving notice by writing or in person from any claimant, he not only forfeits his fees, but is subject to immediate removal from office.

Art. 5th. The Recorder shall keep two series of books, in one of which to record all locations and in the other all transfers of claims in this district, to be styled "Book A, B and C of Claims" and "Book A, B and C of Transfers”, in the latter of which he shall place on record all deeds of shares presented for that purpose, for which he will be entitled to receive a sum not exceeding one dollar ($1) in each case, and all such records with the necessary revenue stamps affixed shall be deemed legal evidence of sale or ownership, as the case may be.

Arr. 6th. Upon each location prescribed in Article 4, there shall be done fifty dollars' worth of work within six months from this date, or the date of location thereof, each individual claimant paying or working the pro rata amount of the requisite fifty dollars, or upon their failure to do so their claims to be subject to relocation. When the said amonnt of fifty dollars' worth of work shall have been done, the Recorder shall grant certificates of real estate or realty to each claimant who has complied with these laws; also upon all claims upon which the roquisite amount of work has already been done, the Recorder shall certify accordingly upon application of the clainant or claimants, provided, however, that should the claimants be prevented from working by local insurrection or rebellion, their claims shall not be forfeited, and provided, further, that no claim belonging to a soldier shall be subject to relacation until six months shall have elapsed after his discharge from the service of the United States, unless he shall sign an agreement or articles of incorporation to the contrary.

ART. 7th. All claims shall be recorded within ten days after a notice of location shall have been posted theroon; but a notice filed for record in the Recorder's office shall be considered in all cases equivalent to a record.

Art. 8th. Locators on veins of coal or iron shall be entitled to five hundred (500) foot for each location, and five hundred (500) feet additional for discovery, and in all other respects shall be subject to and enjoy all the privileges and immunities of these laws.

Art. 9th. All voters at meetings to regulate mining interests shall be claim owners in this district.

Art. 10th. All meetings for the purpose of election or changing these laws must be called by posting written notices in at least three public places in the District, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the Territory, nearest this mining District, said publication to be made by the Recorder or ten actual claim holders ; in either case during at least twenty (20) days previous to sach meeting, stating the object thereof.

Art. 11th. All examinations of records shall be made in the presence of the Recorder or his Deputy. When relieved the Recorder shall turn over to his successor all books and papers pertaining to his office. He shall have a seal and attest all acknowledgements and certificates made by him; provided, that he may use his private seal until the proper seal of office may be procured.

JOHN A. MILLER,

Chairman Committee on Revised Larcs and Amendments. BINGHAM KANYON, U. T., December 17th, 1864.

TERRITORY OF UTAIT,

County of Salt Lake. 88.

1, Henry Thompson, Recorder of West Mountain Mining District, said county and Territory, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the By-laws of said District, passed by a miners' meeting, December 17th, 1864, as appears of record in said District.

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