Chapter 2

WAGON ROADS DOWN THE CANYON?

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SEC. 6. If it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Board of Supervisors, from such report or from other testimony, that the said section of road had been well constructed, at least twelve feet wide, on solid ground, on an easy grade, with good and sufficient turnouts for wagons, in sight of each other along the whole length of it, then the said Board of Supervisors shall forthwith, by order, direct their Chairman, in conjunction with the Auditor and Treasurer of said county, who, for the purposes of this Act, in addition to their other duties as such officers, and their successors in office, shall constitute a Board of Commissioners to be styled the "Bond Commissioners" of said County, as such Bond Commissioners to issue bonds to the amount of five thousand dollars of a denomination not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars. The principal of said bonds shall be made payable on a specified day, to be named in said bowls, which day shall be ten years from the date of their issue. Said bonds shall draw interest at the rate of ten per Cent per annum from the date of their issue, and said interest shall be made payable on a specified day, to be named in coupons, and both the principal and interest shall be made payable in United States gold coin, at the office of the County Treasurer of Plumas County. Said bonds shall be signed by the Chairman of said Board of Supervisors, the Auditor, and Treasurer of said County, as such officers and ex officio Bond Commissioners, and when so signed shall be presented by the Chairman of said Board of Supervisors to the. Clerk of said county, who shall countersign the same, as such Clerk, in the presence of a quorum of such Board, at a meeting thereof, and it shall be the duty of said Board of Supervisors to cause the fact of such countersigning of said bonds to be entered in a book to be kept for that purpose, together with the number, date, and amount of each bond so countersigned by such Clerk, and it shall then be the duty of the Board of Supervisors to cause the seal of said county to be affixed to each bond, and appoint one of their number to deliver said bonds to the Quincy and Indian Valley Wagon Road Company, to whom the same shall be issued, who shall take a receipt from the Secretary of said wagon road company for the bonds so delivered by him, setting forth the number, dates, and amounts of the bonds so delivered, and report the same to the Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 7. Upon the completion of Section Two of the Quincy and Indian Valley Wagon Road, and upon the Board of Directors of said road company filing the notice and affidavit as required in section five of this Act, and upon its being proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Supervisors of said county, that Section Two of said road had been constructed as provided in section six of this Act, and upon its being further shown to the satisfaction of said Board of Supervisors that good and substantial bridges had been built across all streams on the line of said road necessary to be bridged, and that the whole of said road was then ready for the use of wagons, then the Board of Supervisors of Plumas County shall cause to be issued to the, Quincy and Indian Valley Wagon Road Company, precisely in all respects as provided in section six of this Act, bonds to the further amount of ten thousand dollars; the said bonds to be of the same denomination, bear the same rate of interest, principal and interest payable in the same length of time in gold coin of the United States of America, to be signed, countersigned, sealed with the county seal, registered, delivered, and receipted for, as provided in the foregoing section.

SEC. 8. The Quincy and La Porte Wagon Road, hereafter to be located upon the line described in section one of this Act, shall, for the purposes of this Act, when located, be divided into four sections, as follows: Section One shall consist of all that portion of said road commencing at the Town of Quincy, and running thence to the Middle Feather River, at or near Nelson's Point. Section Two shall consist of all that portion of said road commencing at the termini of Section One, and running thence to or opposite the mouth of Dickson Creek, and including all bridges necessary to be built on the line of said road across the said Feather River and across Nelson's Creek. Section Three shall commence at the termini of Section Two, and extend five miles up Dickson Creek on the line of the survey of said road. And Section Four shall consist of all that portion of said wagon road between the termini of Section Three and the boundary line between Sierra and Plumas Counties, where said road crosses said line.

SEC. 9. Upon the completion of each of the sections of the Quincy and La Porte Wagon Road, mentioned in section eight of this Act, the Board of Directors of said wagon road company shall file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Plumas a notice of such completion, together with their affidavit as to the actual cost of constructing each of such sections of road; and at the next meeting of the said Board of Supervisors thereafter, they shall appoint one of their number to examine and report, within ten days of such appointment, the manner in which each or either of such sections of road had been constructed.

SEC. 10. If it shall appear to the said Board of Supervisors, from the report aforesaid, or from other good and sufficient testimony, that either or all of said sections of the Quincy and La Porte Wagon Road had been well constructed, of at least twelve feet in width upon solid ground, on a reasonable and even grade, with good and sufficient turnouts for wagons in sight of each other along the whole length of the section or sections so completed, and that good and substantial bridges had been constructed across all streams on the line of said road necessary to be bridged, then the Board of Supervisors aforesaid shall by order direct the Bond Commissioners mentioned and provided for in section six of this Act to issue ,bonds to the amount of five thousand dollars for each of said sections of the Quincy and La Porte Wagon Road so completed as aforesaid; provided, that no bonds shall be issued for the building and completion of Section Four of said road, until all of the other sections of said road are completed, as provided in this Act.

SEC. 11. All bonds issued under the provisions of section ten of this Act shall be of a denomination not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars. The principal of said bonds shall be made payable on a specified day, to be named in said bonds, which day shall be fifteen years from the date of their issue. Said bonds shall draw interest at the rate of ten per cent per annum from the date of their issue as long as the same are outstanding and unpaid, and said interest shall be due and payable annually, and shall be made payable on a specified day to be named in coupons; both principal and interest to be paid in United States gold coin, at the office of the County Treasurer of Plumas County. Said bonds shall be signed, countersigned, registered, sealed with the county seal, and delivered to the Quincy and La Porte Wagon Road Company, to whom the said bonds shall be issued, in the same manner in all respects as provided in section six of this Act for signing, countersigning, registering, sealing and delivering certain bonds to the " Quincy and Indian Valley Wagon Road Company," and the same receipt shall be taken and reported to the Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 12. All of that portion of the Oroville and Bechworth Pass Wagon Road, located under the provisions of an Act passed at this session of the Legislature, entitled an Act to provide for the construction of a wagon road from the Town of Oroville, in the County of Butte, to Beckworth's Pass, in Plumas County, within the County of Plumas, below Nelson's Point, if the same shall be located on the Middle Feather River, or below the junction of Indian and Spanish Creeks, if the same shall be located on the North Fork of Feather River, shall be divided into sections of five miles each, commencing at Nelson's Point, if the said road be located on the Middle Feather River, or commencing at the junction of Spanish and Indian Creeks, if the same be located on the North Fork of Feather River, and running down the line of said road to the boundary line of Plumas County. Said sections shall be numbered One, Two, Three, Four, Five, etc., consecutively, commencing at Nelson's Point, or at the junction of Spanish and Indian Creeks aforesaid, as the case may be, and continuing to the boundary line of Plumas County.

SEC. 13. Upon the completion of any one of said sections of the "Oroville and Beckworth Pass Wagon Road," it shall be the duty of the Board of Directors of said wagon road company to file a notice of such completion with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Plumas County, giving the number of said section, together with their affidavit, setting forth the actual cost of constructing such section of road, and it shall be the duty of the said Board of Supervisors, at their next meeting thereafter, to proceed, as hereinbefore directed, to ascertain the manner in which said section of road had been constructed; and if it be shown to the satisfaction of the Board of Supervisors that such section or sections of road had been properly completed in all respects as hereinbefore required of the "Quincy and Indian Valley Wagon Road Company," and of the "Quincy and La Porte Wagon Road Company,” then the Board of Supervisors shall forthwith by order cause the Bond Commissioners of Plumas County, hereinbefore constituted and appointed, to issue to the "Oroville and Beckworth Pass Wagon Road Company" bonds to the amount of five thousand dollars for each section of said road so completed; provided, that not more than sixty-five thousand dollars shall be issued to said company; and, provided, further, that if there should not be as many as thirteen sections of said road between the points above designated, then the Board of Supervisors shall, upon the completion of all of said road from Nelson's Point, or from the junction of Spanish and Indian Creeks, as the case may be, to the county line, issue to the said Oroville and Beckworth Pass Wagon Road Company any balance of the sixty-five thousand dollars bonds then remaining unissued.

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