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Sec. 4. No license issued under the provisions of this act shall be License not so construed as to allow the playing of the game

known as

66 French certain games. monte” or “Three card game,” or the game known as Loop” or

String game," or the game known as “Thimbles,” or the game known as " Lottery,” which are hereby expressly prohibited under the penalty mentioned in the first section of this act. The provisions of this act shall not extend to, or in any way affect, the games of billiards and ten-pins. Sec. 5. This act shall not be so construed as to affect or in any Further license

fee may be levied. manner invalidate the powers of municipal bodies, held by virtue of any legal charter, to assess and collect any further license by virtue thereof.

Sec. 6. Three-fourths of all the moneys collected for licenses under Application of the provisions of this act shall be paid into the state treasury, in the for licenses. manner prescribed by law for the payment of other moneys by the treasurers of counties, and one-fourth thereof shall remain in the county treasury of the county in which the same may be collected, and be applied to the payment of the ordinary expenses of such county.

Sec. 7. In the county of San Francisco the treasurer of the city of Treasurer of, San Francisco shall perform the duties of the county treasurer as pro- San Francisco. vided by this act; said treasurer shall pay three-fourths of all moneys collected by him for licenses provided herein, into the treasury of the state, in the manner provided by law for the payment of moneys by county treasurers, and one-fourth thereof shall remain in the treasury of the city of San Francisco and be applied to the ordinary expenses of said city.

CHAPTER CLII.

AN ACT dividing the State into_Counties, and establishing the

Seats of Justice therein. [Passed April 25, 1851.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

seats of justice of counties.

SECTION 1. The following shall be the boundaries and seats of jus- Boundaries, and tice of the several counties of this state.

Sec. 2. County of San Diego. Commencing on the coast of the San Diogo. Pacific at San Mateo point and running thence in a direction so as to include the ranchos of Santa Margaurita and Lajuna Ternacala to the rancho of San Jacinto and along its northern line to the north

east corner, and from thence in a parallel line with the southern boundary with Mexico to the Colorado river; thence down the middle of the channel of said river, to its junction with the boundary line of Mexico; thence following the boundary line to the Pacific ocean, and three miles therein; thence in a north-westerly direction running parallel with the coast, to three miles due west from San Mateo point; thence east to the place of beginning. The seat of justice

shall be at San Diego. Los Angeles. Sec. 3. County of Los Angeles. Beginning on the coast of the

Pacific, at a point parallel with the northern boundary of the rancho, called Malaga; thence in a direction so as to include said rancho, to the north-west corner of the rancho, known as Triumpo, running on the northerly line of the same to the north-east corner; thence to the summit of the ridge of hills called Santa Susanna ; thence in a direct line to the rancho of Casteque and Lejon and along their northern line to the north-eastern corner, and from thence in a north-cast line to the eastern boundary of the state, and along said boundary line to the junction of the northern boundary of San Diego county with the Colorado; thence following said line to the Pacific Ocean, and three miles therein; thence in a north-westerly direction parallel with the coast to a point three miles from land, and opposite to the southern boundary of the rancho called Malaga;' and thence east to the place of beginning, including the islands of Santa Catalina and San Cle

ment. The seat of justice shall be at Los Angeles. (1) Boundaries and Sec. 4. County of Santa Barbara :-Beginning on the coast of the seat of justice of Santa Barbara. Pacific, at the mouth of the creek which divides that part of the

rancho of Guadalupe, called La Larga, from that part called Oso Flaco ; thence up the middle of said creek to its source; thence northeast to the summit of the Coast Range of mountains, the farm of Santa Maria, falling within Santa Barbara county; thence following the summit of said Coast Range to its intersection with the northwestern boundary of Los Angeles county; thence southwesterly, following the boundaries of Los Angeles county to the occan, and three miles therein; thence in a northwesterly direction, including the islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and all others in the same vicinity, to a point due west of the place of beginning ; thence to the place of beginning. The seat of justice shall be at Santa Barbara. (2)

(1) For act dividing Los Angeles county and creating San Bernardino county, see Stat. 1853, page 119.

(2) Amendment inserted from Stat. 1852, page 218.

Sec. 5. County of San Luis Obispo. Beginning at the junction San Luis Obispo. of the Monterey, or Salinas and Nacisniento rivers; thence up the Nacisniento ten miles, following the meanderings of said river; thence due west to the ocean, and three miles therein; thence in a southeasterly direction, parallel with the coast, to the northwest corner of Santa Barbara county; thence along the northern line of said county, to the northeast corner thereof, on the summit of the coast range; thence in a northwesterly direction, following the summit of the coast range to a point due east of the mouth of the Nacisniento river; thence west to the place of beginning. The seat of justice shall be at San Luis Obispo.

Sec. 6. County of Monterey Beginning at the mouth of Pagaro Monterey. river on the bay of Monterey, and running thence up the middle of said stream to its source in the small lake called San Felipe; thence along the northern and western banks of said lake to the creek San Felipe; thence on a line due east to the summit line of the coast range; thence along the summit of the coast range to the northeast corner of San Luis Obispo county; thence following the northern boundary of San Luis Obispo county to the Pacific ocean, and three miles therein; and thence parallel with the coast to the place of beginning. The seat of justice shall be at Monterey.

Sec. 7. County of Santa Cruz, Beginning in the ocean, three Santa Cruz. miles from land, at a point due west of the head of San Francisquito creek, and running due east to the summit of the Santa Cruz mountains; thence in a southeasterly direction along the summit of said mountains, to the Pajaro river ; thence along the middle of said river to the bay of Monterey, and three miles into the ocean; and thence in a northwesterly direction parallel with the coast, to the point of beginning. The ser.t of justice shall be at Santa Cruz.

Sec. 8. County of San Francisco. Beginning at low water mark San Francisco. on the north side of the entrance of the bay of San Francisco, and following the line of low water mark along the northern and interior coast of said bay to a point due north-west of Golden rock; thence due south-east to a point within three miles of high water mark of Contra Costa county; thence in a southerly direction, to a point three miles from, and opposite the mouth of Alameda creek; thence in a direct line, to the mouth of San Francisquito creek; thence up the middle of said creek, to its source in the Santa Cruz mountains ; thence due west to the ocean, and three miles therein ; thence in a north-westerly direction parallel with the coast, to a point opposite the mouth of the bay of San Francisco; and thence to the place of beginning; including the islands of Alcatraces, Yerba Buena, and the

Santa Clara.

Contra Costa county.

Rock islands, known as the Farrallones. The seat of justice shall be at the city of San Francisco.

Sec. 9. County of Santa Clara. Beginning at the mouth of Alameda creek, and running up the middle of said creek to its source in the coast range; thence in a south-easterly direction, following the summit of the coast range, to the north-east corner of Monterey county; thence in a westerly direction, following the northern boundary of Monterey county, to the south-east corner of Santa Cruz county; thence in a north-westerly direction, following the summit of the Santa Cruz mountains, to the head of San Francisquito creek; thence down the middle of said creek, to its mouth; and thence in a direct line, to the mouth of Alameda creek, which was the place of beginning. The seat of justice shall be at San José. (1)

Sec. 10. County of Contra Costa. Beginning at the mouth of Alameda creek, and running to the southeast corner of San Francisco county, to the golden rock; thence up the middle of the bay of San Pablo to the straits of Carquinez; thence up the middle of said straits and Suisun bay, to the mouth of the San Joaquin river; thence up the middle of San Joaquin river to the confluence of the west channel of the San Joaquin river, with the main San Joaquin river, as laid down in Gibbe's map; thence up the middle of said west channel to a point about ten miles below Moore and Rhodes's ranch, at a bend where the said west channel running downward, takes a general course north; thence due south in a direct line to the summit of the Coast Range; thence to the head of Mocho creck, in a direct line; thence down the middle of said creek to its confluence with Alameda creek ; thence down the middle of said creek to the place of beginning; the seat of justice shall be at the town of Martinez. (2)

Sec. 11. County of Sacramento. Beginning at a point ten miles due north of the American river, and running thence in an easterly direction to the junction of the north and south forks of said river; thence up the middle of the principal channel of the south fork to a point one mile above the head of Mormon Island, so as to include said island in Sacramento county; thence in a southerly direction to a point on the Cosumnes river, eight miles above the house of William Dayler ; thence due south to Dry creek; thence down the middle of said creek to its entrance into the Moquelumne river or into a large slough in the Tule marsh ; thence down the middle of said slough to

Sacramento

(1) For act dividing Santa Clara county and establishing the county of Alabama, see Stat. 1853, p. 56.

(2) Amendment inserted from Stat. 1852, p. 178.

its junction with San Joaquin river; thence down the middle of said river to the mouth of the Sacramento river at the head of Suisun bay; thence up the middle of the Sacramento to the mouth of Merritt's slough ; thence up the middle of said slough to its head ; thence up the middle of the Sacramento river to a point due west of the place of beginning; and thence east to the place of beginning. The seat of justice shall be at Sacramento city.

Sec. 12. County of San Joaquin. Beginning at the junction of San Joaquin. the San Joaquin river, and the large slough which is the outlet of the Moquelumne River and Dry creek; thence following up the middle of said slough to the mouth of Dry creek; thence up the middle of Dry creek to the southeast corner of Sacramento county; thence in a southerly direction to a point one mile north of Lewison's ranch; thence in a southeasterly direction to a point on the Stanislaus river, one mile north of Knight's ferry; thence down the middle of the Stanislaus river to its confluence with the San Joaquin river; thence due southwest to the summit of the Coast Range; thence in a northwesterly direction, following the summit of the said Coast Range, to the southeast corner of Contra Costa county; thence in a northerly direction, following the eastern boundary line of Contra Costa county, to a point on the west channel of the San Joaquin river, as laid down on Gibbe's map, about ten miles below Moore and Rhodes's ranch, at a bend where the said west channel, running downward, takes a general course north; thence down the middle of said west channel to its confluence with the main San Joaquin river; thence down the middle of the San Joaquin river to the place of beginning. The seat of justice shall be at the city of Stockton. (1)

Sec. 13. County of Calaveras. Beginning at the corner of Sacra- Calaveras. mento and San Joaquin counties; thence up the middle of Dry creek to its source; thence following the summit of the dividing ridge between Moquelumne and Cosumnes rivers ; thence due east to the state boundary line; thence in a south-easterly direction along the boundary line of the state to the parallel of thirty-eight degrees of north latitude; thence due west to the summit of the Sierra Nevada ; thence in a westerly direction along said summit to the north fork of the Stanislaus river; thence down the middle of the north fork of the Stanislaus river to a point one mile north of Knight's ferry; thence along the eastern boundary of San Joaquin county to the place of beginning. The county seat shall be at the town of Double Springs.

(1) Amendment inserted from Stat. 1852, p. 178. Lewison's ranch in this section is declared by statute to mean Lemon's ranch. See Stat. 1852, p. 180.

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