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Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Yolo County, California

Monday March 9th A.D. 1853
Board opened its Session at 10 oclock

A.M.

Present
Supervisors [Large florish] I. B. Green,
William G. Brown,
Isaac Saverty
Charles H. Cooley
H. Griffith, Session Clerk[flourish end]
On motion of Charles H. Cooley, William G.
Brown was chosen Chairman.

Com- Claims

Charles H. Cooley and I. B. Green
appointed as a Committe[e] on Claims.
Isaac Sasuty and Charles H. Cooley were
appointed as a Committee on County Buildings.
Isaac Saverty was excused from further
attendance upon the Sitting of the Board to
day.
Gabriel F. Brown, I. B. Green and
Isaac Saverty were appointed a Committee
on Roads and Ferry's

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The Bill of I.W. Mysick Census Agent
for Yolo County for compensation for
services as Census Agent in this county
to wit Sixty four days taking census
and ten days copying presented and
referred to the Committe[e] on Claims.
The following Bills were also presented
and referred to the Committe[e] on Claims
to wit
Thoth Latham (Sheriffs fees) $124.40
H. Griffith (County Clerk) $500.-
John Van Arnam (Coroner's fees) $150.-
William Cleaseland (digging grave) $ 12.-
On Motion of Charles H. Cooley the County
clerk was directed procure all necessary
:Books for keeping a record of the proceedings
of this Board and to draw his order upon
the County Treasurer for the payment of the same
to be paid in cash.
Joshua B. Tufts and Jacob S. Sevis
presented an application for a license to
own a ferry across the Tule on the
was from Cache and Puta[h] Creeks
to Washington. referred to the Committe[e]
on Roads and ferry's
Board then adjourned to tomorrow
at 9 oclock A.M.

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Board of Supervisors Yolo County California
Tuesday March 8th A.D. 1853
Board met at 9 oclock A.M.pursuant
to adjournment present as yesterday
Gabriel F. Brown this day appeared
and took his seat as a member of the Board.
The Committe[e] on claims reported in favor of
allowing the Bill of John Van Arnam as
Coroner and of Thoth Sathasso for Sheriffs
fees in full. Also reported that the Bill of
William Cleaseland for digging grave be
reduced to Seven Dollars ($7.00) and so allowed
Also that the Bill of I.W. Mysick as Census Agent
be reduced to one Thousand Dollars and so
allowed also that the Bill of H. Griffth for
Services as County Clerk be laid over for further
consideration.
Committe[e] also reported advising that
the note of Decatue Stratton given to the Coroner
of Yolo County be placed in the hands of the
District Attorney for immediate collection.
The bill of Isaac Davis a associate
Justice was presented for $54.00
also the Bill of P. S. Edwards for
attorney fees $100.00
each referred to the Committe[e] on
claims
On Motion it was ordered that all Bills
coming before this Board be presented to the
Committe[e] on claims.

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On motion of Charles H. Cooley Bills referred
yesterday were taken up on this order
The Bill of I.W. Mysick being considered
Is ordered to be allowed to the intent of
one Thousand Dollars in full for Services
As Census Agent
Ordered that the Bill of Thoth Sathasso
for Sheriffs fees be allowed in full to wit

$126.00

Ordered that the Bill of H. Griffith County
Clerk be allowed to the extent of $400.00
Ordered that the Bill of John Van Arnam
Coroner be allowed to the amount of $150.00
Ordered that the Bill of William Cleaseland

for digging grave be allowed at $7.00

Ordered that the Note given by Decatue
Stratton to John Van Arnam Coroner
payable to Yolo County be placed in
the hands of the District Attorney for immediate
Collection.
The Petition of James Nor for a reduction
of taxes was presented and considered.
On Motion of Isaac Saverty it is ordered
that the [evaluation?] upon the [trast] of Board in
question be ordered to Ten Thousand Dollars.
Judge H. H. Hartley presented on behalf of
himself as late County Treasurer and also
on behalf of the present County Treasurer
Alex Chisholm an exhibit of the financial
affairs of Yolo County from its first
organization until the present time
Report received and ordered

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The Clerk do contract with Daily California
to publish the same and procure one hundred
copies of the paper provided the same can be done
at an expense not exceeding twenty five dollars.
Dr. Emo C. Taylor presented on behalf of himself
and wife a demand for the delivery of the
[popission ?] of the Town Hall, now used as a
Court House and offices.
Ordered to be laid on the table.
The Committe[e] on Roads and Ferry's was
instructed to report upon some feasible plan for
dividing the County into Road Districts. A[essignatiy]
the same.
On Motion of Charles H. Cooley. Gabriel F. Brown
was appointed a Committe[e] to report upon the expense
of procuring furniture necessary for the Court House.
Board then adjourned until tomorrow at
9 oclock A.M.


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Board of Supervisors Yolo County
March 9th A.D. 1853, 2 oclock P.M.
Board met present as Yesterday
Committe[e] on Claims reported the bill of Isaac
Davis as associate Justice as correct and
[recommand] that it be allowed in full. Also
the Bill of Phil. L. Edwards for Atty fees.
Committe[e] also reported to reject the bill of
Alex [initial] Chisholm County Treasurer for office
sent as not coming under the Jurisdiction
of this Board. And that the Bill of I.W.
Mynick as a[xxxxx] be continued for further
consideration to the next meeting of this Board.
It was then ordered that the bill of Isaac
Davis for $54.00 as associate Justice be
allowed in full.
Ordered that the Bill of Phil S. Edwards
for Attorney fees $100.00 be allowed in full.
Ordered that the Bill of Alex Chisholm for
Office work as County Treasurer be rejected
as not under the Jurisdiction of the Board.
Ordered that the Bill of I. W. Mynick a[??????]
for [Suppumental] [apip]ment be continued
till next Meeting for consideration.
Committee on Roads [??????] report in favor of
granting I.B. Tufts & Jacob S. Lewis a
renewal of their License a cross the Tule
on the west from Cache & Putah Creek to
Washington upon such time as the law
may direct.

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Committe[e] also reported in favor of dividing
the County into Road Districts.
Report of said Committe[e] coming under consideration
It is ordered that a renewal of their license do
issue to Misters I.B. Tufts and Jacob S. Lewis
across the Tule on the west from Cache and
Putah Creek to Washington under the same [????]
and [???????] as one established by the Court
of Sessions for last Year.
Ordered that the road leaving from Washington
twelve miles down the Sacramento River be
districted as follows to wit
From Harriet Street in the town of Washington to
the town line of William B. Brown[']s old claim
first district. H. Griffith to be [each?] Supervisor
From the said lower line of William B. Brown[']s
old claim to Babels Slough crossing the same [the]
[keo]nd district John Adamson to be Supervisor.
Ordered that H. Griffith be directed to purchase
three tables, four Benches, and twelve chairs for
the use of the Court Home, at a cost not to
exceed one hundred and twelve Dollars and
That he be authorized to draw on the County
Treasurer for the further cost of the same to be
paid in cash.
Ordered that the Bill of H. Griffith for 3 cords of
wood at $16.00 per cord be allowed.
Ordered that the Bill of H. Griffith for services as
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors be postponed
to the next meeting of this Board.

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Tresurer's Office
Ordered that the County Treasurer
be authorized to occupy a position of this
County Clerk's Office for the purpose of a Treasurer
Office, and that he be authorized to precure
furniture for the same at a cost of not
to exceed the sum of twenty five dollars
And that he charge the same in his af[fi]ce with
the County.
County Assessor
Ordered that the County Assessor
be and he heerby is requested to begin the
Assessment of this year taxes immediately
and to complete the same as speedily as
possible as delay herein will be seriously
detrimental to the County.
Ordered that the Auditor be ^[insertion mark] and hereby is directed to audit
all the Of[fi]ce allowed by this Board.
Ordered that the Auditor audit the Of[fi]ce of Isaac
Saverty Supervisor for attendance on the
Sessions of this Board 5 days 28.00
mileage twice 23.50
total $48.50
The following Accounts were then allowed and
ordered to be Audited ~
Charles H Cooley ~ 5 days Attendance Sup[erviso]r - 25.00
Mileage twice 1.00
total 26.00
William G. Brown 3 days Attendance $15.00
25 miles Mileage @ 25[cent sign] per mile 6.25
$21.25
Gabriel F. Browm 2 days attendance 10-
12 miles Mileage 3-
$13.00


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I. B. Green 3 days attendance $15.00
28 miles Mileage 7.00
$22.00
Ordered that William G Brown & Charles H. Cooley
be appointed a Special Committee to investigate
the affairs of the County & to report the same
within Sixty days.
Board Adjourned to Monday March 28th
A.D. 1853.
Supervisors [large bracket pointing to Supervisors] W G Brown Chairman
I.B. Greene
Chas. H. Cooley


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Board of Supervisors Yolo County
Board Met at 9 Oclock A.M.
Present
Supervisors [large flourish] Wm G. Brown
Chairman
Charles H. Cooley
I. B. Green
H. Griffith, County Clerk
B. F. Ankeny
Dist[rict]. Att[orne]y.[flourish end]
In re Count[y] Home[small flourish]
and offices[flourish end]
Ordered that the
District Attorney / It Appearing that
[?]he E.C. Taylor & Margaret Taylor his wife
have commenced a suit against this
Board for the [popepuse] of the Town Hall
now used as a Court House and Offices
be directed to defend the said Suit.
In re the compensations [flourish]
of the [Clerk?] Board
Supervisors[flourish end]
Ordered that the services of
the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors be paid
at the rate of five dollars per days
I. W. Mynick Assessor [flourish]
[Supplemental] assessment
Bill[flourish end]
I. W. Mynick
his Bill for service for Supplemental assessor
must [roll]

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I. W. Mynick [small flourish]
Census Agent[flourish end]
The matter of the Bill of
I. W. Mynick Census Agent for service being
on motion reconsidered.
Ordered that I. W. Mynick be
allowed sixteen Dollars per day for Seventy
four days . Services as Census Agent
Also further ordered that the Order making
this said Allowance be certified by the Clerk
to the Comptrollers of State.
In re the rate of Taxation [flourish]
for the Year A.D. 1853[flourish end]

Stub Tax 60 [in margin at a slant]

Ordered that the rate
of taxation for the year A.D. 1853 for County
purposes be and hereby is fixed at one
half of one per cent on each one hundred
dollars worth of Real or personal property
in this county.
In re the Roads of [flourish]
This (Yolo) County[flourish end]
Ordered that the Clerk of
this Board do issue and cause to be
Justice in Each of the Ju[risdi]cincts of this
county. Notices that upon the 1st Monday of
[???} A.20.1853 to list at A[??] May [time]
of this said Board the matter of County
Roads in this County at which time
the various roads in this County will be declared
County roads. Each District. defined and
Road Supervisors appointed when all jus[???]
interested may appear and attend to the
same.

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In re County Order [flourish]
No. 116
Ordered that the County
Treasurer be authorized to register County Warrant
upon his Register of County Warrants
for endorsement upon the Back of said
warrant to wit May 18th A.D. 1853
Board then Adjourned to the
1st Monday in June.
WG Brown Chairman
Chas. W. Cooley
I B Greene

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Board of Supervisors Yolo County
June 6th 1853
Board met at 1 Oclock PM
Present
Supervisors [flourish] Wm G. Brown
Isaac Saverty[flourish end]
H Griffith Co Clerk
Tho W Latham Ass[is]t[a]nt Sh[eri]ff
B. F. Ankeny Dist[rict] Att[orne]y
There being no quorum present Board
adjourned to tomorrow at 10 A.M.
Tuesday June 7th 1853
10 A.M. Board met
Present
Isaac Saverty[flourish] Supervisors
G. F. Brown[flourish end]
H. Griffith Clerk
Tho W. Lathan Ass[is]t[a]nt Sh[eri]ff
B. F. Ankeny Dist[rict]. Att[orne]y
No quorum Board adjourned till
tomorrow at 10 A.M.

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Wednesday June 8th 1853
Board met at 10 oclock
A.M.
Present W. N. Brooke
Isaac Saverty[flourish]Sup[ervisors]
G. F. Brown[flourish end]
H Griffith Clerk
W. N. Brooks appeared and [?????]d
his appointment by this Court of Sessions
as a member of the Board of
Supervisors.
Sworn & took his seat
W. N Brooks chosen chairman pro tem
In re [afec?][flourish]
presented[flourish end]
Is is ordered by the Board
that all accounts presented to this
Board for Allowance must specify
in detail the Services rendered or articles
furnished together with the dates of such
rendrance and also be verified by the
Affidavit of the party showing that the
Services have been duly rendered or the
articles furnished as therein charged and
that no compensation has been received
the same. Except that in the case of
[???]s or Officers of Court the Certificate
of the Clerk or presiding office to the
Ci[?????] of the same shall be deemed
Sufficient.

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Re Files of [flourish]
and Papers[flourish end]
It is ordered by the Board
that the County Clerk be authorized to
preside in a suitable manner for the filing
and presentation[?] of the official papers of
this State (more the [ast] known as this Legal notice
act) & that the same be a county charge.
In re the Ferry[flourish]
Across Lale Washington[flourish end]
Petition of Joshua
B. Tufts and Jacob L. Lewis for a renewal
of their Ferry License across Lake Washington
No person con[???]ing ordered that said
license be granted to the said applicant
to m[ister]s a Ferry across Lake Washington for
One year from the 1st day of June A.D.
1853 to the first day of June A.D. 1854
and to charge the same rates of [?????] as at
the Ferry across the Sacramento river at Washing-
ton
In re the Inquest[flourish]
on the Body of
John Vancott and
After therefor & burial[flourish end]
Ordered by the
Board that this account be referred back
to be made to confirm to the previous
order of this Board concerning accounts
presented.

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In re the petition[large flourish]
[???]ing that Harriet
Street may be declared
a county road from
the Ferry Landing to
Sixth Street as Laid out
On the map of the town of
Washington [flourish end]
It is ordered by
the Board of Supervisors of Yolo county
after considering the petition herein presented
and after hearing arguments for and against
that the Street laid out and known on
the plot of the Town of Washington Yolo
County as Harriet Street be and the
Home hereby is declared a county road
from the Ferry landing at the junction
of said street with Front Street in the
said town to Sixth Street as laid down
on said map or plot as aforesaid
thence down Sixth Street to the intersection
with Margaret Street as laid down on
said map as aforesaid.
It is also further ordered by the
Board that the Supervisor for the [?????]
road district do cause the same to
be assessed and such in as good a
condition for traveling as possible at the
earliest practicable time.

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