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LIBRARY OF THE
LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year of our Lord 1865,

By H. H. BANCROFT AND COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Northern District

of the State of California

PREFACE.

The object of the following work is, to present the statutory law of California in as convenient and at the same time as complete a form as possible. With these purposes in view, the alphabetical arrangement has been adopted; all the general acts relating to the same subject are grouped together, and very full references given to special and local laws.

The annual statutes consist of fifteen volumes, containing many conficting provisions, and an immense and complicated mass of special legislation. To eliminate from these the general laws in force at the present time, to arrange them under appropriate divisions, and to illustrate them by copious references, is—as may readily be imagined-a work of no little difficulty. It can hardly be expected that the following attempt to accomplish all this is entirely free from errors; but the endeavor has been to make it thoroughly correct, and it is believed that it will be found reliable and valuable. The statutes are taken directly from the session laws, published by authority of the State, and are reprinted here without change or alteration, excepting the obvious and necessary striking out of repealed sections, and insertion of amendments.

For the purposes of convenience and of elucidating the law by its history, the repealed acts are all referred to, and the most importan repealed sections, or their substance, given in foot-notes. Full references are also given, under the heads of the respective counties, to all the acts of a special and local nature; and the decisions of the Supreme Court, construing statutory provisions, will be found noted in the margin. In regard to paging and numbering, the method of giving both page and paragraph, and thus occasioning a double column of figures in the index

and a double system of reference, is deemed unnecessarily cumbersome. The plan has therefore been adopted of numbering the paragraphs from the beginning to the end of the work, and paging by them. By this means, a single column of figures is needed in the index, confusion is avoided, and reference much simplified.

There are numerous minor details, which might be adverted to; but as the work is peculiarly of a kind which must depend for its success upon its own merits, if any it have, of accuracy, intelligibility, and general convenience, it is submitted to the public without further remark, in the earnest hope that it may supply the great want, so universally felt throughout the State, of a good Digest.

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PARAGRAPA

COLUSA COUNTY

586

COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS.

587

COMMISSIONERS IN EQUITY

595

COMMON LAW .

599

STRICTS

601

CONSTABLE

607

CONTEMPTS AND TRESPASSES .

617

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

619

CONTROLLER OF STATE .

620

CONVEYANCES .

643

CORONER

723

CORPORATIONS.

I. CORPORATIONS IN GENERAL

746

II. INSURANCE COMPANIES

795

III. RAILROAD COMPANIES

826

IV. PLANK AND TURNPIKE ROADS

894

V. WAGON-ROAD COMPANIES

928

VI. MANUFACTURING, MINING, MERCANTILE, WHARFING, TRADE, BUSINESS AND COM-

MERCIAL CORPORATIONS, &c.

932

VII. WATER COMPANIES

964

VIII. CANAL COMPANIES

976

IX. MINING COMPANIES

981

X. TELEGRAPH COMPANIES .

993

XI. BRIDGE COMPANIES

1006

XII. RELIGIOUS, Social, BENEVOLENT, AND LEARNED ASSOCIATIONS

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1024

XIII. Odd Fellows', TEMPERANCE Halls, &c. .

1034

XIV. ORPHAN, FOUNDLING, CEMETERY, AND OTHER SOCIETIES

1039

XV. STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANIES

1046

XVI. RURAL CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

1060

XVII. HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATIONS

1072

XVIII. SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETIES

1097

XIX. LIBRARY AssocIATIONS

1125

COUNTIES.

I. COUNTY BOUNDARIES AND SEATS OF JUSTICE .

1141

II. REMOVAL OF SEATS OF JUSTICE

1189

III, CLAIMS AGAINST COUNTIES

1199

IV. SUITS BY OB AGAINST COUNTIES

1209

V. COUNTIES As STOCKHOLDERS IN RAILROAD COMPANIES

1214

COURTS OF JUSTICE AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS.

I. COURTS, JUDGES, AND JURISDIOTION

II. Court COMMISSIONERS

1270

III. POLICE JUDGE's COURT OF SAN FRANCISCO

1326

IV. JUDICIAL DISTRICTS

V. TERMS OF COURTS

1352

VI. TRANSFER OF CASES FROM OLD TO New OOURTS

CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

SUPPLEMENTAL ACTS

MISCELLANEOUS Aots

1574

ORIMINAL PRACTICE ACT

DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND

2291

DEATH BY WRONGFUL AOT

DEL NORTE COUNTY .

DESCENTS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

DISTANCES, LEGAL

2340

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