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and of attorneys and counselors at law. Part II treats, first, of limitations of actions; and, second, of the general practice in Courts. Part III treats of special proceedings of a civil nature, such as writs of mandate and review, contesting elections, the enforcement of liens, eminent domain, and proceedings in Probate Courts. Part ÍV is devoted to evidence. The arrangement is admirable, and all the subjects are properly included and well treated.

The Title on Evidence is in part new, but in other respects the Commission have followed closely existing laws. A change has been made in the practice in relation to new trials, but we consider this a great improvement. In many instances, where the Supreme Court has pointed out defects in the practice, the defects have been cured. The Title on Eminent Domain is new and valuable.

We earnestly recommend the passage of the bill prepared by the Commission for a CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE.

We request your Excellency to transmit a copy of this to the Legislature. Respectfully submitted.

CHARLES A. TUTTLE,

SIDNEY L. JOHNSON. SACRAMENTO, February 26, 1872.

To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of California:

The Joint Committee on Revision, appointed by the Legislature to examine THE CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL and PENAL CODEs, beg leave to make the following report:

Your committee have carefully examined the bill for a CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, prepared by the Revision Commission and approved by Messrs. Tuttle and Johnson, the Advisory Board. This Code embodies, in a single volume, the laws of this State relative to Civil Procedure.

It bears every evidence of having been prepared with the greatest care.

The matter is arranged in a convenient form, easy of refer

The only material departure from our present law is in relation to the preparation of cases for appeal, or for hearing on motion for a new trial. For the cumbersome system of statements and counter statements, a system founded upon bills of exception has been adopted; the system adopted is contained in a few well-drawn sections, which stand out in marked and favorable contrast to the present law. Indeed, your committee feel confident that there is not a lawyer who has had any expe

ence.

rience in the practice but will say that this change alone, introducing certainty where all is uncertainty, is worth the whole cost of the revision.

After a careful examination, we give to this Code our unqualified approval and indorsement, and herewith report it to the Legislature and recommend its adoption.

W. W. PENDEGAST, Chairman,
✓ J. T. FARLEY,

JAMES VAN NESS,
A. COMTE, JR.,

Senate Committee.
C. G. W. FRENCH, Chairman,
F. E. SPENCER,

Assembly Committee.

We here, too, take the liberty of inserting the following dispatch, received by the Code Commission on the adoption of the Codes:

“ NEW YORK, March 18, 1872. “ All honor to you for your great work accomplished! It will be the boast of California that, first of English-speaking States, she set the example of written laws as the necessary com plement of a written Constitution for a free people.

“DAVID DUDLEY FIELD.”

In conclusion, wé sincerely hope that our labors may be of service to the profession.

CREED HAYMOND,

JOHN C. BURCH. SACRAMENTO, November 1, 1872.

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TERMS OF THE COURTS: SUPREME, DISTRICT, COUNTY, AND PROBATE.

SUPREME COURT: Second Monday in January, April, July, and October.

Districts

COUNTIES.

TERMS OF DISTRICT COURTS.

TERMS OF COUNTY COURTS

TERMS OF PROBATE COURTS.

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(S'n Luis Obispo First Monday in January, May, and September. First Mon.in Mar. Juno, Dec ; third Mo in Aug

.On days of County Court.
Santa Barbara. Third Monday in February, June, and Oct... First Monday in March, June, Sept., and Dec...

Same.
Ventura
First Monday in March, July, and November... First Monday in February, June, and October..

When necessity requires.
Butte

First Monday in March, second Monday in
July, and third Monday in Novembor. First Mon. Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov..

.On days of County Court.
Lassen
Second Monday in June and September First Monday in Feb.. May, Aug. and Nov..

Same.
Plumas
Fourth Monday in May and first Monday in Oct. First Monday in March, June, Sept., and Dec...

Same.
Tehama ..... Fourth Monday in October and January, and
first Monday in May.
First Mon. in Jan., Mar.. May, July Sept., Nov.

Same.
Alameda Third Monday in February, June. and Oct. First Mon. in Jan., April, July;d Mon. Set

Same
San Francisco ... Third Monday in April, August, and Decembor. First Mon. in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov. First Monday in every month.
San Francisco..... First Monday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
San Joaquin.... First Monday in February, May, August, and
third Monday in October..
First Mon. in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.

On days of County Court.
Stanislaus Second Monday in January, April, and Sept.. First Mon. in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. Nov.

Same,
Tuolumne First Monday in March and July, and third
Monday in November

First Monday in January, May, and Septemb'r ..... Fourth Monday in every month.
(Sacramento...

First Monday in February, April, June, August,
October, and December..
First Monday in January, April, July, and Oct.

..On days of County Court.
| Yolo
Third Monday in January, May and Septemb'r First Monday in January, April, July, and Oct.

Samne.
Lake..
Third Monday in April, second Monday in Nov. First Monday in January, April, July, and Oct.

..On days of County Court.
Marin

First Monday in March and July, and third
Monday in November
Third Monday in March, June, Sept., and Dec.

Same.
Mendocino.. Second Monday in April, third Monday in
July, and first Monday in November...... First Monday in March, June, Sept., and Dec...

Same.
Napa
First Monday in February, June, and October.. First Mon in Mar Sept., Dec.; 3d Mon. June...

Same. Solano.. Third Monday in January, May, and Sept. Third Monday in April, August, and Decembor.

Same. Sonoma

Third Monday in Fobruary, June, and October. First Monday in January, April, July, October. First Monday in every month.

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Del Norte Second Monday in May, August, and Nov. First Monday in April, July, and October......... ..***.. On days of County Court. 8th Humboldt. Second Monday in March, Juno, Sort, and Dec. First Mo. in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.

Samo.
Klamath ... Second Monday in April, July, and October. First Monday in April, July, and October....

Same.
Shasta... Second Monday in March, Juno, and Nov. First Monday in January, May, and September First Monday in altornato months.
Oth
Siskiyou Third Monday in January, May, and Septom.
ber; at Lake City, second Monday in July.. First Mon, in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sopt., Nov.!

On days of County Court.
Trinity
Second Monday in April, August, and Dec... First Mon in Jan., Mar., Mny, July, Sot Nov.

Samo.
Colusa..

First Monday in May, September, and Deo....w. Tbird Monday in Jan., April, July, and Oct. ..First Monday ia ovory month.
Sierra

Hirt Monday in April; second Monday in July:
fourth Monday in October

Third Mon. in Apr., Juno, Sept ; 2d Mon. Dec..
10th..

First Monday in overy month.
Sutter

Fourth Monday in February and Juno, and
tbird Monday in October
First Monday in Jan., April, July, and Oct...

Samo.
Yuba
Third Monday in January, May, and Sept. First Mon. in Jan, April, July; 2d Mon. Oct.

Samo.
Amador Second Monday in March, Juno, Sept., and Dec. First Monday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.

On days of County Court.
Calaveras.. Second Monday in Jan., April, July, and Oct... First Monday in March, Juno, Sopt., and Dec...
11th

Saine.
El Dorado Second Monday in February and May, and

third Monday in August and November... Second Monday in March, June, Sept., and Dec. Second Mon. in Jan., Apl., July, Oct.
12th San Francisco.... First Monday in January, April, July, and Oct
Fresno

Tbird Monday in January and May, and second
Monday in October
First Mon. in Jan , Mar.. May, July, Sept., Nos.

On days of County Court.
Mariposa First Monday in February, June, and October.. First Mon, in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.
15th

Same.
Merced
Fourth Monday in January, May, and Sept. First Mon. in Jan., Mar. May, July, Sept., Nov.

Same.
Tulare..

First Monday in January and May, and third
Monday in October ........
First Mon. in Jan., Mar , May, July, Sept., Nov.

Same.
Nevada

Second Monday in March, June, Sept , and Dec first Monday in Fcb., May, Aug, and Nov.
14th...

First Monday in every month.
Placer...
First Monday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. First Mon in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept , Nov.

On days of County Court.
Contra Costa. Third Tuesday in April, July, and November. First Monday in March, August, and Nov.......
15th.

On days of County Court.
San Francisco.. First Monday in March, June, Sopt., and Dec
Alpine
First Monday in April and October
First Monday in February, June, and October..

On days of County Court.
Inyo.....
First Monday in May and November

First Mon, in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept , Nov.
16th...

Same.
Korn........ Third Monday in May and Noyembor.
First Mon in Jan., Mar. May, July, Sept., Nov.

Same.
Mono,
Third Monday in April and October...
First Monday in January, May, and September

Same.
17th. Los Angeles. First Monday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. First Mon. in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.

On days of County Court.
| San Bernardino Second Monday in March, June, Sept, and Dec. First Mon. in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov. Fourth Monday in every month.
18th
San Diego Second Monday in Jan., April, July, and Oct. First Mon. in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.

On days of County Court.
15th... San Francisco.. Second Monday in April, August, and Dec.....
Santa Clara. First Monday in January, May, and September. Third Monday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.

First Monday in every month.
20th... Santa Cruz Second Monday in February, June, and Oct.. First Mon, in Jan., Mar., May July, Sept , Nov.

On days of County Court.
Monterey. Third Monday in March, July, and November.. First Monday in March, May, July, Sopt., Nov. First Monday in every month.

In the County of Siskiyou the law provides for a term of the County Court to be held at Lake City, second Monday in July (see Stats.
1871-2, p. 561); and in Nevada County, for terms of the Courts to be held at Truckee, in the discretion of the Judge.-See Stats. 1871-2, p.
700.

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