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To his Excellency the Governor of California, Sacramento City:
DEAR SIR: May I ask of you the favor to cause the inclosed to be ted in proper form, and at the proper time, to your Legislature ? presen Iam not aware that I am personally acquainted with any of its memgebers, else I would not trouble you. Respectfully; your obedient servant,
STOCKTON, April 5, 1882.
Messrs. Carle & Croly:
GENTS: At the request of Mr. Confer, we inclose the within which is a petition to the State Board of Examiners. Please paper, acknowledge receipt and oblige, yours, truly,
F. T. BALDWIN,
To the honorable the General Assembly of the State of California:
The petition of James Mackubin, of Ellicott City, Howard County,
First-That he has lately recovered, and now holds, in behalf of a for widow lady residing in the District of Columbia, from the estate of of Ann G. Wright, a maiden lady of the State of New York, who died some years ago, five coupons, Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, for sixty dollars each (off of War Loan Bond No. 62), of your State, payable, respectively, September 1, 1854, March 1, 1855, September 1, 1855, March 1, 1856, and September 1, 1856; also, a certificate dated Washington, om District of Columbia, September 1, 1856, of J. W. Denver and Samuel
By H. BUNLLY.
ELLICOTT CITY, MD., December 30, 1881.
Second-That these coupons bear upon their face a pledge of the 382. honor of your State for the payment thereof, as they severally matured,
to the bearer, in the city of New York, by your State Treasurer; and the money for which they were issued was loaned your State upon the faith of that pledge, and to enable her to suppress the inroads and aggressions upon her people and territory of a savage foe. Yet, for now nearly thirty years, that pledge stands unredeemed-the plighted faith and obligation of your State broken and dishonored. Third-That the fact that the General Government is bound for payment of these coupons cannot diminish or modify your primary obligation. On the contrary, it only makes the non-payment of them by your State the more unjust, inexcusable, and oppressive. Your petitioner, therefore, respectfully, but most earnestly, invokes you, in common justice to his client, as well as for the fair name and
B. Smith, Commissioners California War Debt, that coupon No. 5 of said bond has been given up by Ann G. Wright, the holder of the same, to the Secretary of War of the United States, and that there is unpaid thereon twenty dollars, being the interest from January 1, 1854, to March 1, 1854.
reputation of your Commonwealth, to make provision, without further delay, for the payment of this debt, with interest thereon from maturity until paid, and will ever pray, etc.
State of California, County of Sierra-ss.
I, John Scott, County Treasurer of Sierra County, State of Califor nia, hereby certify: That under and pursuant to an order made by the State Board of Equalization, bearing date of July 15, 1881, and made under the provisions of Section 3897 of the Political Code of this State, that upon October 1, 1881, pursuant to notice, I sold to George J. Graham, Peter Carmichael, William Donaldson, John Conroy, John M. Skinner, John K. Skinner, Thomas Hays, and John Laemy, for $581, the property described in said order, to wit: Posses sory right to 4,050 feet of gravel mining ground, situate at the head of Goodyear's Creek, on the east side of the creek, bounded west by Goodyear's Creek, south by the Spoleta and Fir Cap Companies' claims, and running under Fir Cap Mountain and five miles north of Monte Cristo, and known as the Shamrock Company's claims; also, water right of five inches, purchased from Beard & Freeman; also, all improvements on above claims. All of said property is situated in Sierra County, California.
I further certify that said sale was made according to law and said order; that the amount given above has been paid therefor, and that in the name of this State I have duly executed and delivered to said purchasing parties a deed for said property.
And I further certify that the following costs are reasonable and have been incurred herein:
County Treasurer of Sierra County, California. Dated November 3, 1881.
F. D. Soward, District Attorney of Sierra County, counsel fee
State of California, County of Sierra-ss.
F. D. Soward, W. B. Fish, and H. Strange, being duly sworn, say that they are respectively District Attorney, Sheriff, and County Clerk of said county, and were such officers when the within named items of indebtedness accrued; that the services enumerated in the within certificate as having been done by them were actually done by them respectively and for the purposes therein stated; that the
items therein stated are reasonable, are a just charge against this State, and that no part of any of them have been paid.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this fifth day of November, 1881. [SEAL.]
State of California,
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE STATE
To C. W. RAPP & Co.,
F. D. SOWARD.
As per certificate of W. W. Sheldon, indorsed and hereto
STANLEY A. SMITH,
The People of the State of California vs. The Gold Run Ditch and
This is to certify that W. W. Sheldon was called as a witness by the plaintiff in the above entitled action, and, as such witness, attended two (2) days and traveled twenty-three miles, and is entitled to compensation by the State. (See Section 15,297 of Statutes; Hittell.) Amount due, $8 60.
State of California:
Witness my hand and seal of Superior Court of Sacramento County, this twenty-ninth day of November, 1881.
THOMAS H. BERKEY, Clerk, By CHARLES M. COGLAN, Deputy.
MORMON ISLAND, SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA,
To THOMAS STEPHENSON,
To four days' services as a duly subpoenaed witness in the case
Twenty-five miles' travel, at twenty cents per mile..........
MORMON ISLAND, November 11, 1882.
To the members of the honorable Board of State Examiners:
GENTLEMEN: The following is a copy of a letter of the Hon. A. L. Hart, Attorney-General, which speaks for itself:
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE STATE
THOMAS STEPHENSON, Mormon Island:
DEAR SIR: I return herewith your demand for witness fees in the Gold Run case. In my opinion you should present it for allowance. either to the Board of Supervisors or to the State Board of Examiners. I cannot undertake to certify to the correctness of the claims of the many witnesses in the case.
Very respectfully, yours,
A. L. HART, Attorney-General,
On Monday, November 14, 1881, I was duly subpoenaed by the Sheriff of Sacramento County to be and appear in the city of Sacramento on the fifteenth day of November, 1881, at 10 A.M., as a witness on the part of The People vs. The Gold Run Ditch and Mining Company.
I obeyed the mandate of the Court, and was present at the opening of the case. Upon three different occasions I spoke to the ĥonorable Attorney-General, that if he desired my testimony to call me on the stand, as I was anxious to be home, as I had left a sick wife at home. I remained until Friday evening, and returning home, I filed my verified claim with the Supervisors for their action; and they have taken no action, or paid any attention to it. I am sorely in need, and the little amount due me as such witness would help me. You can have a host of references if needed. The Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court, Chas. Post, is the most handy in the Capitol building.
I have the honor to be, your humble servant,
To the honorable Board of Examiners of the State af California:
The petition of D. B. Woolf respectfully shows that heretofore, to wit: on the first day of April, A. D. 1878, the Legislature of said State passed an Act entitled "An Act authorizing and directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of California to make a general analytical index of all cases filed in the Supreme Court of this State from the organization thereof." (Statutes 1877-8, p. 1002.) "That said Act provided that the Clerk of said Court shall receive
State of California, City and County of San Francisco :
The undersigned, Judges of the Supreme Court of the State of California, hereby certify that a full and complete general analytical index of cases in this Court has been properly prepared by the Clerk of this Court pursuant to the provisions of the Act of the Legislature of this State, approved April 1, 1878, and that as compensation for his services in that behalf we are of opinion that the said Clerk should receive and be allowed the sum of five thousand ($5,000) S dollars.
Dated September 21, 1879.
and be allowed as full compensation for said work such sum or sums of money as may be recommended by the Judges of the Supreme Court, and approved by the State Board of Examiners, not exceeding the sum of five thousand dollars."
That your petitioner was Clerk of said Court at and after the time of the passage of said Act, and thereafter duly discharged the duty imposed on him by said Act. That he duly made application to the State Printer for the necessary paper, books, and presswork, and duly procured the same from said State Printer on which to make the said index so by said Act directed to be made, and duly made said index in all respects as was his duty to do under the provisions and terms of said Act.
And your petitioner further shows that afterwards, to wit: on the twenty-first day of September, 1879, the Judges of the Supreme Court made and certified as follows:
WM. T. WALLACE.
A. L. RHODES.
A. C. NILES.
E. W. McKINSTRY.
That afterwards, to wit: on the
"D. B. Woolf, Clerk of the Supreme Court, presents this demand upon the State of California for the sum of five thousand_($5,000) dollars, as provided in section two of an Act authorizing and directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of California to make a general analytical index of all cases filed in the Supreme Court of this State from the organization thereof.
"D. B. WOOLF.
"Clerk Supreme Court."
That thereafter, to wit: on the second day of October, 1879, your honorable Board allowed and approved the said claim for the full sum of five thousand dollars; whereupon your petitioner became and was entitled by reason of the law and the premises to have and receive of and from said State, under and by virtue of the provisions of said Act, the full sum of five thousand dollars. But your petitioner shows that your honorable Board, without warrant of law and without right, directed the Controller to draw his warrant in favor of