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that said person or persons, having charge of, or being employed upon, or being interested in, any vessel or vessels thus driven ashore upon any of the coasts of this State, and from which any Chinese or Mongolians shall be landed, shall immediately thereafter use all due diligence in their power to cause each and all of said Chinese or Mongolians to be immediately reshipped, or in other ways conveyed from within the borders of this state, which fact shall also be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Court, or the Judge having the hearing of the same. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act, to cause the same to be translated into the Chinese language, and shall cause one thousand copies of the same to be published in said language, for distribution among the Chinese residents in this State, and the sum of five hundred dollars is hereby set apart, out of any funds in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to defray the cost of said translation, publication and distribution; and it shall also be the duty of the Secretary of State to furnish a translated copy of this Act to each of the Commercial Agents of the United States in the ports of China.

No. 55. CH. CCCXVI, p. 302. An Act amendatory of, and supplementary to, an Act entitled “ An Act amendatory of an Act to provide for the protection of Foreigners, and to define their Liabilities and Privileges,” passed March 13, 1853 and May 13, 1854; approved March 5, 1857. (Approved April 26, 1858.) No person, not a citizen of the United States, or who shall not have declared his intention to become such prior to the passage of this Act, according to law, (California Indians excepted,) shall be allowed to take gold from the mines of this State, or hold a mining claim therein, unless he shall first procure and pay a license therefor, as hereinafter provided. Any person or company hiring foreigners, or interested with them as partners, or renting, or on shares, or in any manner connected with any foreigner or foreigners, in working, or in possession of any mining ground in this State, shall be held liable for the amount of license of each and every foreigner with whom such person or company is so connected or interested. All mining ground worked or possessed, all improvements, all tools and machinery used in working such ground, by said person or company, shall be subject to sale for the payment of said license tax, in the manner provided in Section 7 of this Act. The Collectors shall have power to require any person or company, believed to be indebted to, or to have money, gold dust, or property of any kind, belonging to, or in which any such foreigner is interested, in his or their possession, or under his or their control, to answer, under oath, as to such indebtedness, or the possession of such mɔney, gold dust, or other property. In case a party is indebted, or has possession or control of any moneys, gold dust, or other property, as aforesaid, of such foreigner or foreigners, he may collect from such party the amount of such license, and may require the delivery of such money, gold dust, or property, as aforesaid, and in all cases the receipt of the Collector to said party shall be a complete bar to any demand made against such party or his legal representative, for the amounts of money, gold dust, or property embraced therein. Any person or company hiring foreigners to work in the mines of this State, shall be liable for the amount of the licenses for each person so employed.

No. 56. CH. CCCXIX, p. 305. An Act to amend Section One of an Act entitled "An Act to provide Revenue for the Support of the Gwernment of this State, from a Tax to be levied and collected from Foreign and Inland Bills, and other Matters,” approved April 29, 1857. (Approved April 26, 1858.) Sec. 1. The following duty or stamp tax is hereby imposed on every sheet or piece of paper, parchment, or other material upon which may be written, printed, en graved or lithographed, or other means of designation, on either of the following described in struments, to wit: any bill of lading, contract, agreement, or obligation for the transportation or conveyance from any point or place in this State, to any point or place without the limits of this State, of any sum, amount, or quantity of gold or silver coin, in whole or in part, gold dust, or gold or silver in bars or other form, by, or between any person or persons, firm or firms, corporation or corporations, or other associations, either as principal, or agent, or attorney, or consignee or consignor, to wit: For ono hundred dollars, thirty cents; and all sums over one hundred dollars, a stamp tax or duty of one-fifth of one per cent. upon the amount or value thereof-the payment whereof to be included in the bill of lading, contract or agreement, or obligation, for the transportation

or conveyance thereof, as in this section provided, having attached thereto, or stamped thereon, a stamp or stamps, expressing in value the amount of such tax duty; any license to practice, or certificate of admission, of any attorney-at-law, granted by any Court in this State, ten dollars; any policy of insurance, contract, or instrument in the nature thereof, upon any house, factory, machinery, ship, steamer, or vessel of any description; any goods, wares or merchandise, or furniture, or any life insurance, if to run for one year or more, one-half of the duty levied on bills of lading, as herein provided; if for nine months, and not more than twelve months, three-fourths of the rates last above established; if for six months and not over nine months, one-half of the above established rates; if for three months and not over six months, one-fourth of the above established rates; any receipt for the payment for, or any contract, certificate, or memorandum, or remuneration, relative to the purchase of passage from this State to another place out of the limits thereof, upon any vessel or steamship: if for a first class passage, six dollars; and if for a second class passage, four dollars; and if for a steerage passage, two dollars; provided, that nothing in. this Act shall be construed to affect in any way, the official drafts or shipments of treasure at the offices of the United States or of this State.

No. 57. CH. CCCXXXIV, p. 317. An Act supplementary and amendatory to an Act entitled An Act for the Incorporating of Railroad Companies,” passed April 22, 1853, and to the several Acts amendatory and supplementary thereto. (Approved April 26, 1858.) It is hereby declared lawful for railroad companies or corporations, already incorporated under the general Railroad Act, passed April 22, 1853, or under any amendatory Acts of such general Act, to reincorporate and avail themselves of the Act passed April 11th, 1857, and the Act passed April 14, 1856, by filing, with the Secretary of State, new articles of association, subscribed by two-thirds in numbers, and also in amount, of the stockholders and stock issued by such company, previous to the time that such new articles may be adopted ; provided, there is indorsed upon the said new articles, or attached thereto, an affidavit made by the Secretary of the company that he is the acting Secretary of such company, and that the names of two-thirds in numbers and amount of said stockholders and stock, issued previous to such new articles being adopted, are subscribed to said new articles of association, at the date of such affidavit, which such affidavit shall be made before the County Clerk of the county in which the office of the Secretary of the company may be located.

No. 58. CH. CCCXXXV, p. 318. An Act to provide for the sale of the Sixteenth and Thirty-sixth Sections of Land donated to this State for School Purposes, by Act of Congress, passed March 3, A. D. 1853. (Approved April 26, 1858.) In all Congressional Townships in which there are fifteen white householders, the Board of Supervisors of the county shall have the right to sell the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections of land donated by Congress to this State for school purposes, or such land as has been, or may be, selected in lieu thereof; upon a petition of a majority of such householders, the Board of Supervisors of the county in which such land, or the greater portion thereof is situated, shall make an order, a copy of which shall be furnished the Sheriff, directing him to expose said lands for sale to the highest bidder, at the Court-House door, during a regular term of the District Court, at not less than two dollars per acre, having first given three months' notice, in some newspaper published in the county, and posted notices of such sale at three of the most public places in the township, describing the land, where situated, when and where to be sold; and if no newspaper be published in the county, by posting up like notices in the county, and three more in the Townships, as above named, for the same length of time; said lands to be sold in lots not less than forty, nor more than one hundred and sixty acres, unless in cases hereinafter provided for. Unsold land, if the Board of Supervisors deem it proper, shall be offered for sale once in each year. Whenever the inhabitants of any Congressional township may, by any law of Congress, acquire the right to relinquish their sixteenth or thirty-sixth sections, and select other lands in lieu thereof, upon any of the unoccupied agricultural lands of this State, a majority of the voters of the township shall make known their intention to relinquish to the Board of Supervisors of the county, and said Board shall authorize the Commissioner of Common Schools of the county to make the selections, who shall conform, in all respects, to the law of Congress, giving the right, and if said lands be located in any other county, they shall be sold or managed as herein provided for the sale or management of the sixteenth or thirty-sixth sections proper; the Commissioners shall certify to the Locating Agent of his Land District, the sections or parts of sections, township and range of the lands relinquished, and the same of the lands selected in lieu thereof, together with the cause of the relinquishment of said lands, and by what county the lands are relinquished, and in what county selected in lieu thereof, and request said Agent to make the location in the proper Land Office; and when the Governor of the State shall be notified of the approval of said location by the General Government, he shall cause the same to be certified to the Board of Supervisors of the county for which such location was made. In case the sixteenth or thirty-sixth section be in the vicinity of a town or city, it shall be lawful, on the petition of two-thirds of the legal voters of the township in which the same is situated, for the Board of Supervisors to make an order, authorizing the Trustees of Common Schools of such township to cause such sixteenth or thirty-sixth section to be laid off in lots of a less size than forty acres, and to lay out such streets and alleys and roads, and to appropriate such portion thereof as they may deem necessary for sites for school-houses, churches and pleasuregrounds, and order the Sheriff to sell the lots, as hereinbefore directed. In all cases where the sixteenth or thirty-sixth sections were settled upon and improved, before the survey was made, the owner or owners of the same may purchase said land at two dollars and fifty cents per acre, either by paying the money or giving bonds, as hereinafter provided for; provided, the authorities interested shall prefer the money to making another location. The purchaser shall, in all cases, give bond, with good and approved security, to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, payable five years after date to the county, for the use of the inhabitants of the township to which the land belonged, bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, from date until paid, which bond shall be returned to the Board of Supervisors of the proper county, and by them deposited in the office of the Treasurer of the county, and a duplicate thereof with the County Auditor. Purchasers, at the time of sale, may pay the purchase-money, and be entitled to the patent therefor, as soon as the same can be made out, and the cash received shall be loaned out and secured, as herein provided. The interest on the bonds shall be paid semi-annually to the County Treasurer, which interest, in case a school is organized and kept according to law, in the township, shall be subject to the order of the Superintendent of Common Schools for the county. But if no school is kept according to law, then said interest to be loaned out by the Treasurer, secured by unincumbered real estate of at least treble the value of the money so loaned, in manner to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, which approval shall be entered in the minutes of their proceedings. The Board of Supervisors shall cause to be made out and certified to the Surveyor-General an abstract of all lands sold for their county, as sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections, as also an abstract of all lands relinquished and lands selected in lieu thereof, and when the purchase-money, together with all interest due thereon, is paid, the Board of Supervisors shall make and certify, to the Secretary of State, a statement, showing the tracts of land for which payment has been made; and on the receipt thereof the Governor shall make patents therefor, and forward the same to the Board of Supervisors of the proper county, to be by them delivered to the persons entitled thereto. At the time of the sale, the Sheriff shall make and deliver to the purchaser, a certificate of purchase, describing the land sold, the number of acres, and the amount of purchase-money, and the manner in which payment is received ; and such certificate, after full payment has been made, shall entitle the purchaser to a patent for the land. The Board of Supervisors may exact additional security when they deem any bond for the purchase of land under this Act insufficient, and upon failure to give such additional security, the contract shall be deemed void, and the Board of Supervisors shall forth with proceed to collect the amount due on account of such sale, as if no time had been given for the payment thereof; provided, that said lands shall always be subject to a lien for the purchase-money, and the interest thereon, until the whole amount thereof is fully paid. The Sheriffs of the respective counties in which any lands may be selected, in lieu of those relinquished, shall sell such lands under the same regulations as

are prescribed in the preceding sections of this Act. Said lands to be sold, however, only upon the order of the Board of Supervisors of the county for which the land is selected, and when said Sheriff has sold the same, according to the order, he shall take a bond, payable to the county, for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the township for which the land was selected, with good and sufficient security, approved by the Board of Supervisors in the county where the land is situated, and transmit the same to the Board of Supervisors of the county to which it properly belongs. In all cases where lands are selected and located in the Land Office of the district, the Surveyor-General shall immediately, upon notice of such approval of such location, by the General Government, make out and certify to the Recorders of each county, a certificate, showing the particular description of the land, by section, township and range, the number of section, township and range, and the county for which they were selected, which certificate shall be recorded by the Recorder of such county, and a certified copy thereof shall be evidence in any court of record. If any person shall, after the United States' surveys have been made, commit waste, trespass, or other injury, upon any school lands in this State, or upon any improvements thereon, the person so offending shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. All civil officers, upon information, upon oath, or upon their own knowledge, shall cause any person committing any of the offenses mentioned in the preceding section, to be brought before them by like process, as in criminal cases, and to enter recognizance for their appearance at the Court of Sessions of the county, on the first day of the next term thereafter, and in default of recognizance, commit such person to the county jail, until the next torm of the Court of Sessions. All fines, penalties and forfeitures, accruing under the provisions of this Act, shall be paid into the Treasury of the county, for the use of the inhabitants of the township to which the land belonged, on which waste or trespass was committed. All moneys arising from the sale of land, under the provisions of this Act, shall be set apart as a permanent School Fund, and the interest thereof only appropriated for the support and maintenance of Common Schools in the township to which the land belonged, from the sale of which the money accrued. The District Attorneys, within their respective counties, shall prosecute all suits for the recovery of moneys due on contracts made in pursuance of tho provisions of this Act. The Sheriff, Treasurer and Recorder shall receive such compensation for services as may be allowed by the Board of Supervisors. Former Acts, providing for the selection of school lands, or for the erection of public buildings, or so much thereof as relates to the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections of lands, approved May 5, 1855, is hereby repealed ; provided, that all selections of land made under that Act are hereby made valid and binding:

No. 59. CH.CCCXLI, p. 326. An Act to amend an Act entitled An Act to provide for the Incorporation of Railroad Companies,” passed April 22, 1853, and an Act amendatory thereof, passed April, 14, 1856. (Approved April 26, 1858.) Sec. 11. As soon as practicable, not exceeding six months after such capital stock shall have been subscribed, the Commissioners to receive subscriptions thereto, shall distribute the same as aforesaid, shall appoint a time and place for a meeting of the stockholders to choose directors, select newspapers for the publication of notices, and transact other business. Such meeting shall be held in one of the counties in or through which said railroad is proposed to be constructed, and notice thereof shall be given by said Commissioners by public notice, to be published not less than twenty days previous thereto, in two or more newspapers published in said counties into or through which the said road is to run, if there are newspapers published in either of said counties, if not, in two or more newspapers published in the next adjoining counties. Not less than five nor more than thirteen directors shall be chosen at such meeting by ballot, and by a majority of the votes of the stockholders being present in person or by proxy; and every stockholder present, in person or by proxy, at such election, or at any subsequent election of directors, shall be entitled to give one vote for every share of stock which he shall have owned for thirty days next preceding such election ; but no stockholder shall vote at any such election upon any stock, except such stock as he shall have owned for such thirty days. No person shall be a director unless he shall be a stockholder owning such stock absolutely in his own right, and qualified to vote for directors at the election at which he shall be chosen. At least three of the directors shall, at the time of their election, be resi

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dents of either one of the said counties, in or through which the said railroad shall run. The directors thus chosen shall be directors for one year, and until others are duly elected in their places. The Commissioners mentioned in the last preceding section, shall be inspectors of the first election of directors, shall openly count the votes and declare the result; and shall within thirty days thereafter, file a certificate thereof, subscribed by them or a majority of them in the office of the Secretary of State, and in the office of the clerk of each county in or through which such railroad shall be proposed to be constructed, and shall also deliver to the Treasurer of said company all moneys received by such Commissioners on subscription to such capital stock not already paid over to the Treasurer. And they shall also deliver to the directors declared by them to be elected, all books and papers relating to such subscription or belonging to said company, in possession of said Commissioners. Subsequent elections shall be held annually at such time and place, in one of the counties into or through which such railroad shall pass, as shall be directed by the by-laws of the company. In case it shall happen, at any time, that an election of directors shall not be made on the day designated by the by-laws of said coinpany, when it ought to have been made, the company for that reason shall not be dissolved, if within ninety days thereafter they shall hold an election for directors in such manner as shall be provided by such by-laws. At all meetings of the stockholders, when two-thirds of all the shares that may have been previously subscribed, are represented in person or by proxy, those so representing the same shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Should the Commissioners fail to perform their several duties as set forth in this and the foregoing sections, said Commissioners or any of them, may be removed by the Board of Directors, who may elect others in their places by a two-thirds' vote of said board, notice of the meeting for such purpose having been first given by the Secretary of the company, not less than ten days previous thereto, in one or more of the newspapers provided for in Section five of the Act to which this is amendatory.

No. 60. CH. CCCXLVIII, p. 330. An Act making Appropriations for the support of the Civil Government of the State, for the tenth fiscal year, commencing on the 1st day of July, A. D., 1858, and ending on the 30th day of June, A. D., 1859, inclusive. (Approved April 26, 1858.) The following sums of money are hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the support of the civil government of the State for the tenth fiscal year, commencing on the 1st day of July, A. D. 1858, and ending on the 30th day of June, A. D. 1859, inclusive: For salary of the Governor, six thousand dollars; for rent of Governor's office, six hundred dollars; for contingent expenses of the Governor's office, nine hundred dollars ; for special contingent fund of the Governor's office, five thousand dollars; for salary of Secretary of State, three thousand five hundred dollars; for pay of clerks in the office of the Secretary of State, seven thousand two hundred dollars; for postage for the office of Secretary of State, twelve hundred dollars ; for contingent expenses of the office of the Secretary of State, twelve hundred dollars; for salary of Controller, four thousand five hundred dollars; for salary of clerks in the Controller's office, nine thousand six hundred dollars; for eontingent expenses of the Controller's office, twenty-five hundred dollars; for expressage of the Controller's office, fifteen hundred dollars; for salary of Treasurer, three thousand five hundred dollars; for salary of clerks in the office of Treasurer of State, seven thousand two hundred dollars ; for contingent expenses of the office of the Treasurer of State, three thousand dollars; for salary of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, three thousand five hundred dollars ; for contingent expenses of the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, fifteen hundred dollars; for rent of office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, five hun. dred dollars ; for salary of Surveyor-General, two thousand dollars; for contingent expenses of the office of Surveyor-General, nine hundred dollars; for salary of draughtsman in the office of Surveyor-General, twenty-four hundred dollars; for rent of office of the SurveyorGeneral, eight hundred and forty dollars; for salary of Quartermaster-General, two thousand dollars ; for contingent expenses of the office of Quartermaster-General, three hundred and sixty dollars; for rent of office of Quartermaster-General and State Armory, twelve hundred dollars; for salary of Attorney-General, two thousand dollars; for pay of clerk in the office of the Attorney-General, one thousand dollars; for contingent expenses

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