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Jackson County Commissioners' Journals 1861-63

Minutes of the governing body of Jackson County, Oregon. Transcribed by the indefatigable Mary Tsui.
   

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Jacksonville January 12th 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon met today in Special Session.
Present Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
D. N. Birdseye, Commissioner
and Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk
    The resignation of Thomas J. Gregory as Coroner of Jackson County, Oregon was presented and thereupon it was ordered by the Board that said resignation be and the same is hereby accepted.
    Ordered by the Board that S. E. May be and he is hereby appointed Coroner of Jackson County, Oregon, that he file his bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with James Clugage and B. F. Dowell as sureties and thereupon the Said S. E. May appears, accepts the appointment and files his bond and was duly sworn into Office.
    And the Board adjourn until the next regular term, the 4th Monday in January 1861.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge


December regular Session, A.D. 1860 [sic]
Monday Jan. 28th 1861
    The Board met today in Regular Session, present
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Fredk. Heber, Commissioner
David N. Birdseye [Commissioner]
William Hoffman, Clerk
    Now comes Sylvester Saltmarsh and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Sterlingville, which is allowed and his License assessed at twenty-five dollars.
    Now comes Harvey B. Oatman and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Eden, which is allowed and his license assessed at Twenty five dollars.
    Now at this day comes J. Q. Tabor and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Eden, which is allowed and his license assessed at Twenty-five dollars.
    Now at this day comes Louis Horne and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous Liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Jacksonville, which is allowed and his License assessed at Thirty dollars.
    Now comes W. G. T'Vault, Supervisor of District No. 21, and files his report and a/c for settlement by which it appears that he had worked a part of the hands in his District; that he had collected no money & performed six days services as such Supervisor from which is to be deducted his property tax, two days, leaving four days for which he is entitled to pay as such Supervisor; It is ordered by the Board that the said Supervisor be required to work the delinquent hands in his District for labor due in the year 1860.
    Ordered that W. G. T'Vault be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Now comes Alex. French, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, and files his report & account for settlement, by which it appears he had collected no money, that he had worked the hands in his district, that he had performed service as such Supervisor 10½ days from which is to be deducted 2½ days for his own labor & property tax, leaving him entitled to pay by the County for 8 days services. It further appears that the said Alexander French performed services upon a bridge in said District seventeen days over and above the eight days, for which he is entitled to a Certificate for said service as due from the said District.
    Ordered that Alexander French be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for services as Supervisor. Also the sum of Thirty-four dollars from said District.
    Now comes Cortez Myer, Supervisor of Road District No. 2, and files his report and account for settlement by which it appears that he had collected no money, that he had worked the hands except those returned delinquent below, that he makes no charge for services.
  Wallace Baldwin 1 day & .39
William Hurst 2 days
Saml. Laport 1.80
David E. Stearns 1.50
Wm. Smith 1 day .80
    Ordered that B. F. Dowell be released from illegal assessment of his property to the amount of Three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, the Board being satisfied of the illegality of said assessment and said assessment being made by the Assessor under Protest.
    The resignation of E. Emery as Justice of the Peace of Ashland Precinct was presented to  the Board and is accepted.
    Now comes Wm. Kahler, Supervisor of Road District No. 6, as prays to be excused from serving as Supervisor of said District on account of being the County Assessor and unable to attend to the business of Supervisor.
    It is ordered by the Board that said William Kahler be excused from serving as such Supervisor.
    Ordered that Andrew J. Coakley be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 6 in place of William Kahler.
    Now comes Wm. Hunter & applies to the Board for a Ferry license at the ferry known heretofore as Bethel's Ferry on Rogue River, which is allowed commencing from the 10th November A.D. 1860 for one year.
    A communication was presented from Governor Whitaker proposing to furnish this County with one Bronze Cannon with harness & fixtures complete, &c. on condition that the Board of County Commissioners will send for it at the expense of the County and be receipted for by them.
    It is ordered by the Board that said proposition be accepted and that the Governor be informed of the fact that said Cannon will be sent for as soon as the condition of the roads will permit.
    Now comes C. W. Savage and proposes to gravel the front and West side of the Court House Block the width of four feet and of a suitable depth at the rate of Nine dollars per one hundred feet in length, which proposition is accepted, the work to be completed by the 1st Monday in February next.
    Ordered that Anderson & Glenn be allowed the sum of Fifty-five dollars & fifty cents, Clothing for Paupers.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clk.
J. C. Tolman, Co. Judge


December Session 1860 [sic]
Tuesday, January 29th 1861
    The Board of Commissioners met pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    In consequence of the County Court being engaged in Civil business, the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge


Wednesday, January 30th 1861
    The Board met pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Now comes S. M. Wait, Supervisor of Road District No. 5, and files his account for settlement & report, by which it appears that he had worked a part of his hands, that he had overpaid on money recd. by him to the amt. of $2.81 which is due him from said District; that he served 4 days as Supervisor. The following persons are delinquent on road labor in said District, to wit:
  Frederick Heber 10.03
Wm. Justus 1.36
F. M. Plymale & Bros. 12.00
Jesse Robinson 9.60
Grunds Taylor 3.50
Wm. Wright 5.64
Isaac Taylor 2.00
Geo. H. C. Taylor 4.00
    Ordered that S. M. Wait be allowed Eight dollars for services as Supervisor of Road District No. 5 (provided his own services & tax has been deducted).
    Now comes Thos. Pyle, Supervisor of Road Dist. No. 8, and files his resignation for reasons set forth therein, which is accepted.
    Ordered that Thos. Pyle be allowed Eight dolls. for his services as Supervisor.
    Ordered that S. J. W. Smith be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 8, vice Thomas Pyle Resigned.
    Now comes Saml. Colver, Supervisor of District No. 3, and files his report and account for settlement by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District and that there are no funds in his hands.
    Ordered that Samuel Colver be allowed Eight dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Ordered that John C. Davenport be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 3
    Now at this day comes A. Lee and S. C. Taylor, two of the Viewers heretofore appointed to view & lay out a County road from Knutzen's Gulch to the Military road at a point where said Military road crosses the road leading from Jacksonville and present their Amended report which was read the first time yesterday and the second time today and said report is laid over until the next regular session for further action, said report is in the words & figures following, to wit:
"State of Oregon     )
County of Jackson  )   Report of Road viewers
    S. Clark Taylor, Allen Lee and Granville Naylor, appointed said viewers April Session, A.D. 1860 to view and lay out a County Road commencing at or near Knutzen's Claim in the Gulch known as Knutzen's Gulch, do make the following Report to the Commissioners Court of said County, July Term. Commencing at [a] Stake about 70 yards from the Old House west on the East side of the Gulch, thence down said Gulch to first crossing, thence down on the West side the Gulch crossing, over to East side of the same at or near the mouth of said Gulch, thence to Henry Amerman's S.E. corner and along Amerman's line to Tabor's Granary, thence [on a] S.W. Course to Bear Creek, Crossing the same about 120 yards below the old crossing at High banks, thence S.W. across the low land to a black oak tree blazed near the high land thence South along Amerman's East line to S.E. corner of claim Known as [the] Sisley Claim, thence W. along the South line of said claim to Anderson's lane and the residence of said Anderson, from thence following the Military road N.W. to where the same crosses or intersects the County road running from Jacksonville.
G. Naylor
A. Lee
S. C. Taylor
(Amendment)
    We, the undersigned viewers of the road herein reported, recommend the establishment of said road as it is both convenient and easily located.
A. Lee
S. C. Taylor
    The Petition of D. N. Birdseye & others for the Appointment of viewers to view and lay out a County road from "Jewett's Ferry and running on the South side of Rogue River to the western boundary line of the County" was presented and read, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the board that notices of the application for said appointment had been posted according to law and bond being filed,
    It is ordered by the Board that John Withers, Thomas Jewett, F. G. Birdseye be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for, that they meet at E. Magruder's J.P. on the 9th day of March, be qualified and proceed to discharge the duties of their appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at the April Session thereof next ensuing.
    Ordered by the Board that William Spicer be & he is hereby appointed Constable of the Precinct of Sterlingville.
    Ordered that Nicholas Young be & he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 9.
    Ordered that D. N. Birdseye be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for hire of team from Evans' Creek to Jacksonville for moving Insane man.
    Ordered that G. Magerle be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for traveling 70 miles & expenses bringing Insane man to Jacksonville.
    Ordered that L. Miller be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for Mileage (70 miles) & expenses bringing Insane man to Jacksonville.
    Ordered that D. N. Birdseye be allowed the sum of Nineteen dollars and twenty cents for services as Commissioner & Mileage up to & including the present Session.
    Ordered that A. C. Alberts be allowed the sum of Nine dollars for 3 mattresses furnished for Jail.
    Ordered that Burpee & Linn be allowed Seventy-Six dollars & Sixty-two cents for Coffins for Paupers and lumber, per bill to date.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of Seven dollars for vegetables &c. for Jail.
    Ordered that Patrick Fehely be allowed Two hundred and fifty-two dollars for boarding poor persons up to and including the 28th day of January 1861.
    Ordered that Fredk. Heber [be allowed] Five dollars for hauling poor persons to Fehely's.
    Ordered that C. C. Beekman be allowed the sum of Twenty-six dollars for tax receipts.
    Ordered that Dr. C. B. Brooks be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for Med. Att. & board of a Pauper from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11th inclusive.
    Now comes James Kilgore, Supervisor of Road District No. 10, and files his report and account for settlement by which it appears that all the labor due in his District had been performed; that he had collected twenty-three dollars and expended the same on the roads in said District; that he had performed services as such Supervisor fifteen days over and above his personal labor and property tax.
    Ordered that James Kilgore be allowed thirty dollars for services as Supervisor of District No. 10.
    Now comes O'Brien & McKay and apply for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Applegate, which is allowed and his license assessed at thirty dollars for six months to date from the commencement of the December Session.
    Ordered that Burrell B. Griffin be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for team hire for hauling coffin & dead man as per bill on file.
    Ordered that Morgan W. Davis be allowed the sum of Seventy-three 75/100 dollars for fees as Constable in criminal cases.
    Ordered that Burnett & Hartz be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for prosecuting John Chinaman.
    Ordered that Wm. Taylor be allowed the sum of Five dollars for potatoes furnish[ed] the Jail.
    Ordered that Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk, be allowed One hundred and Eighty-four 36/100 dollars for services as County Clerk & Stationery up to 25 January 1861.
    Ordered that James O'Meara be allowed the sum of Seventy dollars for printing blanks for Clerk's office $55.00, Advertising Pauper notice $10.00, Subscription to Sentinel $5.00, Making $70.00.
    Also the further sum of twenty-four dollars for advertising sale of School lands   24.00.
    Ordered that Dr. Charles B. Brooks be allowed the sum of Fifty dollars for Post Mortem Examination of the body of David Butterfield.
    Now at this time comes J. T. Williams and applies to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Sterlingville (Buncom) which is allowed and his license assessed at Ten dollars for Six months.
    Ordered that C. W. Savage be allowed the sum of Thirty-nine 60/100 dollars for graveling sidewalk at Court House Block. Also Eleven dollars for making Rack.
    Ordered that C. C. Beekman be allowed the sum of Seventeen Dollars in part payment of making crossings to Court House block.
    Ordered that N. Witt be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for building Jail Chimney.
    Ordered that M. V. Taylor be allowed the sum of Seven dollars and twenty cents Constable fees in Criminal cases.
    Ordered that Robert Wright be allowed the sum of One dollar and fifty cents Witness fees [in] Criminal case.
    Ordered that L. H. Paine be allowed the sum of one dollar & fifty cents witness fees in criminal case.
    Ordered that E. Emery be allowed the sum of Two dollars & forty-five cents.
    Ordered that Miller & Owen be allowed the sum of Five dollars & Seventy-five cents for Chairs for Jail.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for services as Jailer up to February 5th 1861.
    Ordered that E. C. Sessions be allowed the sum of Ten dollars & Seventy-five cents for clothing for Paupers, by order of Dr. McCully, County Agent.
    Ordered that Pat Donegan be allowed the sum of two dollars & fifty cents for Staples for Jail (bail for Bucket not allowe)].
    Ordered that Brunner & Bro. be allowed the sum of Fifty-seven dollars & Seventy cents for Articles furnished for Jail.
  Jail 44.70
Pauper 13.00
57.70
    Ordered that Jno. M. Drake be allowed the sum of Thirty-six dollars & forty-eight cents for beef furnished Jail.
    Ordered that B. F. Dowell be allowed the sum of One hundred & twenty dollars for Attorney's fees on Judgment, County Commissioners vs. Thomas Pyle, late Sheriff.
    Ordered that Love & Bilger be allowed the sum of Twenty-three dollars & fifty cents as per bill on file, supplies for Jail.
    Ordered that the License for the Ferry across Rogue River, Known as "Jewett's Ferry," shall be at the rate of twenty-five dollars per annum to date from the expiration of their last license.
    Ordered that the License for the Ferry across Rogue River heretofore known as "Bethel's Ferry" shall be at the rate of twenty-five dollars per annum to date from the time the present owner took possession of the said Ferry.
    Ordered by the Board that Frederick Heber be and he is hereby appointed Overseer of such poor persons as do not need medical attendance and he is hereby authorized to obtain the necessaries for their maintenance at the expense of the County; also that the said Frederick Heber be allowed for his services at the rate of Eight dollars per month and the further sum of Six dollars per month for house rent during the time he may have charge of such poor persons as do not need Medical Attendance as aforesaid.
    And the Board now adjourn until the next regular session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



Special Session March Term
Tuesday March 5th 1861
    The Board of Commissioners met today in Special Session, Present Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge, Frederick Heber, Commissioner, and William Hoffman, County Clerk.
    Now at this day comes the Sheriff and represents to the Board that one Stephen Moyle is not imprisoned in the County Jail since the 8th day of February last, on a fine and costs imposed by the Circuit Court, and it appearing to the Board that the said Stephen Moyle has no means whereby he can pay said fine and costs or either of them, It is therefore considered by the Board that It be certified to the Sheriff that said Stephen Moyle has no means to pay the fine & costs for which he stands committed and that the said Sheriff discharge the said Stephen Moyle from Custody.
    Ordered by the Board that the following be the boundaries of Road District No. 7--Commencing at Hunter's ferry on the North side of Rogue River thence up said River to the center of the Channel Sardine Creek, then up the center of said Creek to its source.
    Ordered that a Road District be established as follows, viz: Commencing at the West boundary of the County on the South side of Rogue River and running up to Galls Creek, said District to be designated as District No. 23.
    Ordered that Constantine Magruder be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23.
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of One hundred & Eighty dollars for boarding 3 Paupers up to 4th March inclusive.
    Ordered that W. G. T'Vault be allowed the sum of Ten dollars allowance for defending Stephen Moyle.
    Ordered that C. W. Savage be allowed Ten dollars and twenty-five cents for making Horse Rack for Court House, Lumber, Hauling, &c.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer.
    Ordered that Matthias Graser be allowed the sum of Twenty-one dollars for a box for Muskets and Table for Sheriff's Office.
    Ordered that J. O'Meara be allowed the sum of Twenty-one dollars for Printing tax notices.
    Ordered that Sachs Bro. be allowed the sum of Eleven dollars & fifty cents for Lamp & Oil for Jail.
    Ordered that Wingfield & Holmes be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for wood for Jail.
    Ordered that James Rutledge be allowed the sum of Four 20/100 dollars for Witness fees in Crim. case.
    Ordered that John Miller be allowed the sum of Two dollars & Seventy cents witness fees in Criml. Case.
    Ordered that Peter Boschey & John Weigand be allowed the sum of Five dollars for one load of wood for the Court House.
    Ordered that the Clerk issue Warrants to the Jurors and witnesses in Circuit Court Feb. Term 1861.
    Ordered that the following fees in criminal cases be allowed, to wit:

  State vs. Michael Matthews
Wm. Starkey J.P. 3.35
Wm. Spicer Constable 7.40
Paul Longendike 1.50 Otis Strickland 1.50
David McBride 1.50 Wm. Daily 1.50
J. H. Currier 1.50 John Wilson 1.50
  State vs. Thomas Burrup
Wm. Starkey J.P. 4.05
Wm. Spicer Constable 6.90
J. B. Hougham 1.00
David Kelsey 1.00
M. G. Fry 1.00
J. Ames 1.00
G. F. Krider 1.00
G. E. Baker 1.00
Samuel Chappell 1.50
Geo. Carmack 1.50
Levi Cline 1.50
    And the Board adjourned until the 1st Monday April ensuing.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & C.B.C. Com.



April Session A.D. 1861
Monday, April 1st 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met this morning in Regular session--
Present J. C. Tolman, County Judge
F. Heber, Commissioner
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
L. J. C. Duncan, Shff.
    Ordered that Louis F. Horne be allowed the sum of Forty-three dollars and fifty cents for meals furnished to Jurymen & also Room, fire & lights. Said Jury in the case of State vs. Straight.    $43.50.
    Now comes R. F. Montgomery and presents his resignation as Justice of the Peace for Butte Creek. Precinct, which is accepted to take effect when his successor shall be appointed & qualified.
    Ordered that Henry St. Clair be and he is hereby appointed Justice of the Peace for Butte Creek Precinct, in the place of R. F. Montgomery, resigned.
    Now comes E. Chaney and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than One quart in the Precinct of Dardanelles, which is allowed and his license assessed at twenty dollars for 6 months from this date until the 1st day of October ensuing.
    Ordered that Isaac Miller be and he is hereby appointed Constable of Dardanelles Precinct to serve until his successor is elected & qualified.
    Now at this day comes J. C. Broadwell and files his petition for the appointment of viewers to view and alter a certain County road passing through his premises, which said petition having been read and bond filed and approved by the Board, It is ordered that M. D. Sturgis, M. H. Drake and Lyman Chappell be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for in accordance with the Statute in such cases provided, that they meet on the 13th day of April or at some other day to be agreed upon by them, before Wm. Starkey, Esq., J.P., be qualified and proceed to discharge the duties of their appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at their regular Session in July.
    Now at this day comes Isaac Van Dorn, late Supervisor of Road District No. 4, and presents his account for settlement, by which it appears that he had performed services as supervisor Ten days from which is to be deducted two days for his personal tax and one day for property tax, leaving seven days for his services. It further appears that he expended for lumber for bridge Nine dollars and thirty-seven cents and for repairing scraper Two dollars and fifty cents, making the sum of Eleven dollars and Eighty-seven cents from which is to be deducted Seventy cents collected in cash, leaving balance due him from said District Eleven dollars and seventeen cents. The said Supervisor reports the following persons as delinquent:

  A. Davidson & Co. 5.33
Wm. M. Griffin 1.60
James Hamlin 9.95
A. T. Johnson 1.16
Jos. Pinkham Town District 4.89
Abram Tenbrook Town District 1.00
    Ordered that Isaac Van Dorn be allowed the sum of Fourteen dollars for services as Supervisor.    $14.00.
    Ordered that Jno. M. Drake be allowed the sum of Thirty-four dollars & twenty-Eight cents for Meat for Jail. $34.28.
    Ordered that A. B. Overbeck be allowed the sum of Fifteen dollars for Medical attendance on George Hamilton, insane person, also Twenty dollars and Sixty-three cents for materials & expense of a straitjacket for said Hamilton, Making together the sum of Thirty-five 63/100 dollars.    $35.63.
    Ordered that the following fees be allowed in the cause of the State of Oregon vs. John Senriet [Sinnott?] & others:

  Geo. M. Harris $13.20
    deduct overcharges     3.55 $9.65
Witness John W. Garr 1.70
       "       Eli Boon 1.70
    The claim of P. Cassidy laid over for bill of items.
    And the Board adjourn until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    Co. Judge



Tuesday morning April 2nd 1861
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment.
    Present the same as yesterday & also
D. N. Birdseye
    Now at this day comes James Sterling and files the petition of himself and others for the appointment of Viewers to view and lay out a County Road "commencing at a point in the road leading from Oregon to California north of and adjoining Wm. Rockfellow's House, thence diverging in a South westerly direction between said Rockfellow's house & barn to the East fork of Cottonwood Creek, thence down and along said creek following the old road or in the most suitable place for said road, till it connects with the road leading from Hungry Creek at or near the northern boundary of R. Cole's land or so far in the above named direction as may be necessary to reach the Oregon & California State line," and also praying "that so much of the road as lies south of Wm. Rockfellow's House heretofore known as the Territorial road of Oregon may be discontinued."
    And proof having been made to the satisfaction of the Board that notices had been duly posted and Bond having been filed as required by law,
    It is ordered by the Board that John M. McCall, William F. Songer and Giles Wells be and they are hereby appointed viewers, to view and lay out said proposed road, that they meet at the house of J. C. Tolman on the 20th day of April, 1861 to be qualified and that they proceed to the discharge of the duties of their appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at the next regular session thereof.
    It is further ordered that so much of said Petition as relates to vacating a part of the Territorial Road be and the same is postponed until the next Session of the Board.
    The Report of S. Clark Taylor, Allen Lee and Granville Naylor, viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County road "Commencing at or near Knutzen's Gulch and terminating at the Military road where the same intersects the road running from Jacksonville," coming up for final action and there being no petition for a review of said road or for damages or remonstrances against the establishment of said road,
    It is ordered by the Board that the said report of said viewers, as amended by them, be and the same is hereby confirmed and the said road as viewed be and the same is hereby established as a Public Highway and the Supervisors through whose Districts the said road passes or runs, are required to open the same and Keep it in good repair.
    Now at this day comes Giles Wells and Stephen Watson, two of the Viewers heretofore appointed to view and assess damages on the petition of James Hamlin for damages by reason of a County road passing through his land, and the said viewers having met at the office of the County Clerk on the 23rd day of March, 1861, and having been duly qualified as required by law, proceeded to discharge the duties of the appointment and report as follows, to wit:
"To the County Commissioners of Jackson County:
    Your viewers appointed to determine and assess how much less valuable the lands of James Hamlin would be by reason of a County Road running through them, have passed over the line of said road, according to the appointment of the County Court, dated Dec. 7th 1860, and are of the opinion the lands of James Hamlin would be rendered two hundred (200) dollars less valuable than they are at present.
Jackson County
March 23rd 1861
Giles Wells
Stephen Watson"
    Which said report being read, is in all things confirmed and thereupon It is ordered by the Board that inasmuch as the proposed road is of sufficient importance to the public, that the said damages so assessed and determined by the said Viewers, be allowed and that the said sum of Two hundred dollars be paid to the said James Hamlin, his heirs or legal representatives, by a Warrant on the County Treasury, to be issued by the County Clerk, on demand.
    And the said Giles Wells and Stephen Watson, two of the viewers heretofore appointed to  view and assess damages on the petition of M. N. Stearns for damages by reason of a County road passing through his land and the said viewers having met at the Office of the County Clerk on the 23rd day of March 1861, and having been duly qualified as required by law, proceeded to discharge the duties of their appointment and report as follows, to wit:
"To the County Commissioners of Jackson County,
    Your viewers appointed to determine and assess how much less valuable the lands of M. N. Stearns would be by reason of a county road running through them, have passed over the line of said road, according to an appointment of the County Court dated Dec. 7th 1860, and are of the opinion the lands would not be any less valuable by reason of said road running through the same.

Jackson County
March 23rd 1861
Giles Wells
Stephen Watson"
Which report being read is in all things confirmed.
    And the report of the viewers of the said County road coming up for final action and there being no other petition filed for damages prior to the second day of the present session and no petition for a review or remonstrance--
    It is ordered by the Board that the Report of James Kilgore and John S. Miller (two of the viewers heretofore appointed) made at the December Session 1860 of the Board, be and the same is in all things confirmed, and that the said road, mentioned in said report, be established as a public highway. It is further ordered that the Supervisors through whose Districts said road may run, be required to open the same according to law, and Keep the said road in good repair.
    Ordered that James Hamlin be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for Damages assessed on Account of County road passing through his land.
    Now at this day comes M. A. Elder and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous Liquors in quantities less than One quart in the Precinct of Jacksonville, which is allowed and his license assessed at the sum of Twenty-five dollars (6 months), to date from the 15th March 1861, at which time a deposit was made in the County Treasury.
    Ordered that Stephen Watson be allowed Six dollars for services as Road Viewer.    $6.00. 
    Ordered that Giles Wells be allowed Four dollars for services as Road viewer.    $4.00
    Ordered that A. B. Overbeck be allowed the sum of Two dollars & fifty cents for Chloride of Soda for Jail.    $2.50.
    Ordered that Tobias Lytle be allowed Eighteen dollars for services cleaning out Court House, &c. during last Term [of] Circuit Court.    $18.00.
    Ordered that J. A. Brunner & Brother be allowed the sum of Forty-five dollars and thirty-three cents for supplies for Jail.    $45.33.
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of One hundred and twenty dollars for Keeping 3 Paupers from March 4th 1861 to April 2nd 1861 inclusive.    $120.00.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jail Keeper from March 5th to April 5th inclusive 1 month.    $100.00.
    Ordered that H. Amy and A. H. Stone be allowed the sum of Forty-two dollars & fifty cents advanced payment upon a contract for hauling a Cannon from Salem to Jacksonville as per written contract on file.
    Ordered that Thomas H. Birch be allowed the sum of One hundred and twelve dollars for services rendered in taking care of George Hamilton, an insane person.
    Ordered that Tobias Lytle be allowed the sum of One hundred and five dollars for services rendered in taking care of George Hamilton, an insane person.
    Now at this day comes F. G. Birdseye and John F. Winter, two of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County road from Jewett's Ferry to the line between Jackson & Josephine Counties and present their report, which was read the first time today.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



Wednesday April 3rd 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Frederick Heber, Comr.
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    The Report of F. G. Birdseye and John F. Winters, two of the Viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County Road from Jewett's Ferry to the line between Jackson & Josephine Counties was read a second time today and is in the words and figures following, to wit:
"To the Commissioners of Jackson County:
    The undersigned, having been appointed by your honorable Board to view and lay out a County road, did, in accordance with our appointment, on this 12th day of March, A.D. 1861, after having been duly sworn according to law, met at Jewett's Ferry and proceeded to the discharge of our duty, by commencing at a stake on the Bank of the River, standing north from Jewett's House, about fifty yards from which stake, we run down the south side of the River, following very nearly the Road, as now traveled to a certain stake standing on the County line between this and Josephine County, and connecting with the County road of Josephine County at said Stake; the said stake stands about One hundred and fifty yards south of the Bank of the River between a large pine and white Oak tree. We viewed, blazed and hacked the line of the road at various distances on the most practicable and direct route impartially and to the best of our judgment. We deem it necessary the road should be established at once as there is likely to be a large amount of travel on it the coming summer and it will need some little repairing in a few places. There may also be claims taken and the road firmed up much to the detriment of the public. At present there are but two claims on the line of the road and it does not interfere with the improvements in the least on them.
    Therefore we strongly recommend to the Board the establishing of said road immediately.
F. G. Birdseye
John F. Winters
    And the said Report coming up for final action, and there being no remonstrance to the establishment of said road and no petition for damages being filed and the Board being satisfied that said road will be of public utility,
    It is ordered by the Court that the said report of the said viewers be in all things confirmed and that the said road as viewed and reported be and the same is hereby established as a public highway.
    It is further ordered that Supervisors through whose District said road may run be and they are required to open the same and Keep it in good repair.
    Now at this day comes W. C. Myer and represents to the Board that he had been illegally assessed and thereupon comes Wm. Kahler, Assessor, and admits an error in said Assessment, and the Board being satisfied in the premises, It is ordered by the Board that the said W. C. Myer be allowed a deduction of Twenty-one hundred dollars on his said assessment, and the said W. C. Myer having paid his taxes upon the whole of said assessment under protest, the County Clerk is authorized to issue a Warrant in favor of said Myer for the amt. of the taxes upon said amt. of $2100.
    Ordered by the Board that W. C. Myer be allowed the sum of Forty dollars for Boarding Mumford, a County charge.
    Ordered by the Board that F. G. Farris be allowed the sum of Seven dollars & fifty cents for Rock furnished for Jail Well.
    Ordered by the Board that Burpee & Linn be allowed the sum of Forty dollars for Coffin and hauling Pauper to graveyard.
    Ordered that Ernst Reinicke be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for digging grave for pauper.
    Ordered by the Board that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of Two hundred & thirteen 56/100 dollars ($213 56/100) County Clerk's fees, Stationery, Fuel, &c. up to date, but not including fees of the present Session.
    Now at this day comes J. P. Parker and files his affidavit setting forth that he had been illegally assessed in the sum of Five hundred dollars and the Board being satisfied that said assessment was illegal, It is ordered by the Board that the said sum of Five hundred dolls. be deducted from the assessment of said J. P. Parker.
    Now at this day comes Chas. Williams and McLaughlin & Klippel and file their affidavit, setting forth that their Quartz Mill had been assessed too high by the sum of Two thousand dollars, and after hearing testimony and being satisfied that a deduction from their assessment would be just, It is ordered by the Board that a deduction of Two thousand dollars be allowed on their said Assessment.
    Ordered that Fred G. Birdseye and John F. Winters be each allowed the sum of Two dollars as Road Viewers.
    Ordered by the Board that Frederick Heber be and he is hereby appointed Agent to contract for the furnishing of the Court Room, by having the sides plastered and the Ceiling ceiled with plank and painted and also having other parts of the room painted, as in his judgment may be necessary.
    It is further ordered that the County Clerk is hereby authorized to issue County Warrants to defray the expenses of finishing said Court Room, upon the requisition of said Frederick Heber and also for the expenses of an outbuilding in the jail yard & other incidental expenses, said Warrants not to exceed the sum of Five hundred dollars.
    And the Board now adjourns until Friday morning.
J. C. Tolman,
    County Judge



April Session
Friday, April 5th 1861
    Ordered that L. J. C. Duncan be and he is hereby allowed the sum of Two hundred and ninety-six dollars and thirty cents, Sheriff's fees.
    Now at this day come John E. Ross and presents the petition of himself and others praying for the vacation of "so much of the County road leading from the saw mill on Big Butte Creek to Jacksonville, Commencing at the South East corner of Mrs. Plymale's claim and running westward and terminating at the Lane between Ross & Hanley." Which petition being read and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that the notices of the presentation of said petition had been duly posted according to law, and there being no remonstrance filed against the vacation of said part of said road, It is ordered by the Board that the said petition be allowed and the prayer thereof granted and so much of said road as is mentioned in said petition be and the same is hereby vacated.
    Now comes L. J. C. Duncan, Sheriff, and presents his statement of delinquent taxes 1860, collected by him, as follows, to wit:
  Total amt. Taxes collected $8589.48
    of which there is
County Taxes $6436.73
State do. 1136.50
School do. 568.25
Hospital     448.00
$8589.48
    It is ordered by the Board that the Sheriff proceed to collect the remaining Delinquent taxes under the warrant heretofore issued to him and that he present his account for settlement at the next regular session of the Board, to be held on the first Monday in July ensuing.
    And the Board adjourned until the next regular session in course.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



Thursday, May 9th 1861
    The Board of Commissioners met in special Session this day, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
and Frederick Heber, Commissioner and
William Hoffman, Clerk
    It is ordered by the Board that the County Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to issue County Warrants in favor of Dr. A. B. Overbeck for not exceeding the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars of the Hospital fund ($250.00).
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer up to the 5th of May 1861.
    Ordered that Reed & Bergen be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for legal advice & retainer as per bill filed.
    Now comes Brown & Staples and apply to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Willow Creek, which is allowed and their license assessed at the rate of Twenty dollars for six months to date from the 13th day of February, at which time they made a deposit of $25.00.
    Now comes Andrew J. Coakley and files a petition & subscription for a Bridge across Bear Creek on the Land Claim of Haskel Amy and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that a Bridge at said point is necessary for the Public convenience, It is ordered by the board that a Bridge of the following dimensions be authorized to be built under the provisions of statute in such case made & provided, said Bridge to be about sixty feet in length and fourteen feet in width; Four stringers, Eight inches by Sixteen inches; the plank to be three inches thick, the stringers to be laid on mud sills on each end and supported by [a] substantial bent in the center and suitable railing on each side of said Bridge.
    Said bridge to be built of good sound timber and in a good substantial manner under the superintendence of Andrew J. Coakley, who is hereby appointed Commissioner for that purpose, and upon the completion of said Bridge to the satisfaction of said Commissioner, the contractor shall be entitled to a County Warrant on the Treasury for one half of the contract for building said bridge provided the amount of said contract shall not exceed the sum of Five hundred and thirty dollars; It [is] further ordered that the said Commissioner shall give at least ten days notice of the time and place of letting the contract for building said bridge at public outcry on the premises to the lowest bidder and provided that one half of said contract be subscribed by the citizens interested in the building [of] said bridge, which subscription shall be taken by the Contractor for one half of the contract on his own responsibility. And upon the delivery to the Board of the Certificate of the said Commissioner verified by his oath, that the said Bridge was fairly let and that a good and substantial bridge of the above dimensions had been completed and that the petitioners or subscribers had become responsible to the contractor for the money subscribed by them, then and on that case it is ordered by the Board that one half of the Contract for building said bridge, not exceeding the sum of Two hundred and sixty-five ($265.00) dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid by a Warrant on the County Treasury, upon the completion of said bridge and the filing of the Certificate of said Commission as aforesaid.
    Ordered that C. W. Savage be allowed ten dollars for 2 cords of Wood furnished the Jail.
    Ordered that Sewall Truax, Co. Surveyor, be and he is hereby authorized to survey the route of a County road from Jacksonville to the Territorial Road near Van Dyke's barn, as per the report of the viewers of same.
    Ordered that the following Witness fees be allowed in the Cause of the State against Hawkins Shelton and others, to wit:

  John P. Marks 5.50
Lyman Goodell 7.00
John Galpin 7.00
J. W. Riddle 7.00
Squire Griffin 5.50
Lafayette Gall 4.50
    Now comes E. C. Pelton and applies to the Board for a license to Keep a ferry across Rogue River at the point heretofore Kept by said Pelton and that his License be assessed at Ten dollars for one year.
    Ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed for Justices' and Constables' fees in Criminal cases before Chauncey Nye, Esq., to wit:
    Ordered that the following fees in Criminal cases before Chauncey Nye, J.P., be allowed:

  State vs. Robert Hadley
J. M. Sutton's fees as Constable 4.50
Chauncey Nye's fees as J.P. 1.75
State of Oregon vs. E. F. Newland
Dept. Shff. Tate's fees 7.90
Chauncey Nye J.P. fees 1.75
State vs. Thomas Scott
Dept. Shff. Tate's fees, arrest 1.50
Chauncey Nye J.P. fees 1.35
State vs. Fletcher Walling
Dept. Shff. Tate's fees, arrest 1.50
Chauncey Nye J.P. .85
State vs. Geo. Taylor
Charles Wright as Constable 7.80   to Jas. Esslinger
Chauncey Nye J.P. 3.55
    And the Board now adjourn until the next regular Session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & Pres. of Board


July Session 1861
Jacksonville July 1st 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County & State of Oregon met today in regular Session, Present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
F. Heber & D. N. Birdseye, Commissioners
William Hoffman, Clerk
    The following proceedings were had.
    The Report of Giles Wells, W. F. Songer and J. M. McCall, Viewers heretofore appointed to view and alter a part of the County Road leading from Rogue River Valley to California, was presented and read the first time today.
    Ordered that Narcisse N. Conoyer be allowed the sum of Seventy-six dollars for the arrest and Keeping of Thomas Greenwood from the 3rd to the 23rd day of September, 1858 & Guard.        $76.00.  
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for services as Jailer from May 5th 1861 to July 5th 1861 two months at $100. per month.        $200.00.
    Ordered that Bigham & Langell be allowed the sum of Twelve dollars for Hinges, Bolts, &c. for Gun House.                                                                    $12.00
    Also for Putting Irons on Prisoner     3.00
$15.00
    Ordered that Burpee & Linn be allowed the sum of Thirty-seven dollars and Eighty-five cents for Lumber &c. for Gun house.        $37.85
    Also Lumber & Labor on Court House 12 sq. @ ten dolls. per square.      $120.00
    Making together One hundred and fifty-seven 85/100 dollars, on which there had been issued a Warrant for One hundred dollars, leaving a balance due of       $57.85
    Ordered that A. Banhart be allowed the sum of Sixty-two dollars for Meals & Lodgings furnished Jurors at the June Term of the Circuit Court 1861.         $62.00
    Ordered that Denlinger & Hand be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for Blanks printed for the Courts.
    The Expenses of holding an Inquest on the body of William Caracter were presented and thereupon the Board ordered the same to be allowed on Condition that the property of the deceased was insufficient to pay his debts and said expenses, to wit:
    Jos. Bateman Coroner fees $  6.25
                        Constable fees 3.50
Jurors: B. P. Pott, Wm. Heeley, L. R. Cline, J. T. Williams,
And. McDaniel, J. F. Keith
    6.00
$15.75
    Now at this day comes H. St. Clair and files his resignation of his office as a Justice of the peace of Butte Creek Precinct, which being read was accepted by the Board.
    Now at this day comes Andrew J. Coakley, Bridge Commissioner heretofore appointed to superintend the building of a Bridge across Bear Creek on the Land claim of H. Amy, and files his certificate setting forth that said Bridge had been publicly and fairly let and the contract taken by C. M. Lockwood, he being the lowest bidder, for the sum of Three hundred and seventy-five dollars and that the said Contractor had secured subscriptions for one half of said amount, that said bridge had been substantially built out of good materials according to the stipulations of said contract.
    The premises considered,
    It is ordered by the Board that the said Bridge be received from said C. M. Lockwood, the Contractor, and It is further ordered that said C. M. Lockwood be allowed the sum of One hundred and eighty-seven 50/100 dollars by warrants on the County Treasury.
    Ordered that Andrew J. Coakley be allowed the sum of 
[omission] dollars for Services as Commissioner to superintend the building a Bridge across Bear Creek at H. Amy's. 
    Now at this day the County Judge proceeds to select from the Assessment Roll of the County the names of One hundred Persons to serve as Jurors, to wit:
    1.    Applegate, Lindsay
    2.    John H. Blake
    3.    Daniel Chapman
    4.    Patrick Dunn
    5.    Eber Emery
    6.    John P. Walker
    7.    Samuel Grubb
    8.    Lewis Hiatt
    9.    V. P. Comstock
  10.    Theodric Cameron
  11.    Jonathan Bozarth
  12.    William Bush
  13.    James W. Collins
  14.    Lewis Rees
  15.    Joseph Swingle
  16.    Peter Simon
  17.    Thomas F. Beall
  18.    Isaac Constant
  19.    James N. T. Miller
  20.    Robert A. Clark
  21.    Nicholas Cook
  22.    Samuel Laporte
  23.    James Bruce
  24.    James Esslinger
  25.    Benj. F. Miller
  26.    D. C. Livingston
  27.    Hawkins Shelton
  28.    Jacob Thompson
  29.    Benjamin Armstrong
  30.    Andrew Caris
  31.    Lyman Chappell
  32.    George W. Keeler
  33.    Peter S. Enyart
  34.    Eli K. Anderson
  35.    James V. Amerman
  36.    Addison Ball
  37.    Benjamin Blackburn
  38.    John Coleman
  39.    John H. Crawford
  40.    A. C. Alberts
  41.    Harvey E. Allen
  42.    Edward Bellinger
  43.    Peter Britt
  44.    John R. Tice
  45.    John W. Duncan
  46.    William A. Johnson
  47.    Robert Tenbrook
  48.    S. H. Todd
  49.    Haskel Amy
  50.    Davis Evans
  51.    Robert H. Casteel
  52.    Martin H. Drake
  53.    Aurelius G. Wilkins
  54.    Alexander Montgomery
  55.    John F. Winters
  56.    A. H. Stone
  57.    Clinton Schieffelin
  58.    Titus B. Willard
  59.    James T. Glenn
  60.    John D. Walker
  61.    Benjamin Haymond
  62.    Frederick Westgate
  63.    Issachar Williams
  64.    Lewis H. Zigler
  65.    William C. Ransom
  66.    William F. Songer
  67.    Thomas S. Ingram
  68.    J. W. Scofield
  69.    Samuel Dean
  70.    John E. Ross
  71.    Matthew R. Ish
  72.    Vincent Jones
  73.    James Carmack
  74.    Gilbert Middagh
  75.    Harrison B. Oatman
  76.    D. Hobart Taylor
  77.    G. W. Rosecrans
  78.    Thomas Wright
  79.    T. Smiley Harris
  80.    Samuel Phillips
  81.    Charles F. Jones
  82.    James Hoxie
  83.    Emerson E. Gore
  84.    Bennet Million
  85.    Matthew Liddell
  86.    Alexander H. Miller
  87.    Robert Addison
  88.    Rice Benson
  89.    Thomas H. Avery
  90.    John W. McKay
  91.    William Ray
  92.    James McDonough
  93.    Thomas Chavner
  94.    William Cogle
  95.    J. P. Parker
  96.    John Crisman
  97.    James Thornton
  98.    Thomas G. Deven
  99.    Jacob Evans
100.    Daniel Hopkins

State of Oregon      )
County of Jackson  )  ss.
    I, J. C. Tolman, County Judge, do certify that the foregoing is a true list of the names of One hundred persons selected by me to serve as Jurors in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson in accordance with the Statutes in such case made and provided.
    Witness my hand, July 1st, 1861
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge
    Ordered by the Board that the County Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to issue County Warrants in favor of Jurors and Witnesses in State Cases in attendance at the June Term of the Circuit Court.
    And the Board adjourn until Wednesday morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


Wednesday, July 3rd 1861
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present--the full Board.
    The report of Giles Wells, W. F. Songer and J. M. McCall, viewers heretofore appointed to view and alter a part of the County road leading from Rogue River Valley to California commencing near Wm. Rockfellow's and terminating at the boundary line between Oregon and California, was read a second time today, which report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    "To the Hon. Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon.
    "The undersigned appointed by you to view and lay out a certain County road commencing at the house of Wm. Rockfellow on the road leading from Oregon to California, thence running in a South West direction to the East fork of Cottonwood Creek &c. as described in your order to us, hearing date April 9th 1861, would beg leave to make the following Report:
    "After having been duly qualified by Hon. J. C. Tolman in compliance with your order, [we] proceeded on the 24th Inst. and made the following survey, viz:
    "Commencing at a pine stump marked M between the house and barn of William Rockfellow, thence in a South West direction to the East fork of Cottonwood Creek, down said Creek, following the present road to a point some four hundred yards from the place of beginning, at a bridge, thence crossing the Creek and following the road to a stake some three rods from the crossing of said Creek and marked as the termination of said road; it being according to the best information we could get the boundary line between Oregon & California.
    "The distance from the commencement to the terminus of the road is about one and a half miles. There is still a distance of about one half mile to intersect the Hungry Creek road; this, Mr. McCoy, one of the Supervisors of Siskiyou County, California, and who met us at this point, assured us would be declared a public highway by the Supervisors of said County at their first meeting.
    "It is our opinion that the distance of this road as compared with the old will not be increased, perhaps lessened, that the ground and soil is much better adapted to the construction of a road, being almost entirely free from that tenacious "sticky" nature which is so characteristic of the old road, and not so much obstructed by steep hills. We are therefore favorable to the establishment of the road, but would recommend that the old road be not vacated until the new one be made abundantly capable of accommodating all the travel, when it should be done immediately. All of which is respectfully submitted.
    April 25th, 1861
Giles Wells
W. F. Songer
J. M. McCall"
    Which said report, coming on to be heard, It is ordered by the Board that the said report be confirmed and that said road be established as a public highway and that the Supervisor in whose district said road lies be required to open the same and Keep it in good repair.
    It is furthermore ordered that the vacation of the old road be deferred until some future time.
    Ordered by the Board that a new road District be established out of a part of Road District No. One, Commencing at the South line of Section Nine (9) in Township Number Forty (40) South of Range number Two (2) East to the boundary line between Oregon and California; said District to be designated as Road District Number Twenty-four (24).
    Ordered that William Rockfellow be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 24.
    Ordered that Giles Wells, William F. Songer & John M. McCall be each allowed the sum of Four dollars for services as road Viewers.
    Ordered that the boundary lines between Road Districts No. 10 and No. 12 (Jacksonville) be as follows, The north line of Town plat of Jacksonville for the East and West line and running Westward parallel with the north line of said Town plat and for the line running Northward between said Districts, commencing at a point on the north boundary line of said Town plat, opposite the center of Block No. 22 of said Town plat of Jacksonville and running northward at equal distance between the two roads running from the Town of Jacksonville from said North boundary thereof, according to the Recorded plat of said Town in the County Clerk's office.
    Now comes C. C. Beekman, Supervisor of Road District No. 12, and presents his account for settlement for the year 1860, by which it appears that he had collected the sum of $574.34, and that he had expended the sum of $691.15, showing a balance due him from the District of $116.81.
    Supervisor also reports the following persons as delinquent for the present year, to wit:
Jos. K. Ackley    $5.15
Angus Brown    4.40
Joseph H. Davis    9.33
Ish & Bro.    23.45
W. G. T'Vault    1.65
McManus & Pawpaw    6.50
    Said Supervisor claims 12½ days service over and above his own labor and road tax.
    Ordered that C. C. Beekman be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for services as Supervisor of Road District No. 12.
    Ordered by the Board that Burpee & Linn be allowed the sum of Eighteen dollars and Sixty-four cents for Lumber furnished to the Supervisor of Road District No. 10, N. C. Dean.
    Ordered by the Board that John McCartney be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for making a Coffin for Mr. Hawkins.
    Now comes S. C. Taylor and presents the petition of himself and others for the appointment of Viewers to view and lay out a County road "commencing at the termination of a County road leading from Jacksonville in an east direction to the State road near Bear Creek and the Rev. Williams' north line, thence commencing and running East to Bear Creek and to intersect a road commencing at the Willamette Meridian near S. P. Taylor's and running West to Bear Creek near Rev. M. A. Williams," which petition being read and proof being made to the satisfaction of the Board that notices of said application having been posted according to law and Bond being filed, It is ordered by the Board that Michael Hanley, Levi A. Rice and Joseph Pinkham be and they are hereby appointed to view and lay out said road as prayed for; that they meet on the 23rd day of August ensuing at the Office of the County Clerk, be qualified and proceed to the discharge of their duties and report their proceedings to the Board at the next regular Session thereof.
    Ordered by the Board that the County Clerk is authorized [to] have one thousand Assessment Schedule[s] printed for the use of the County Assessor.
    Now comes Harvey B. Oatman and files his affidavit and petition praying that his license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Gasburg be extended for the term of three months for reasons set forth in said affidavit; the premises considered, It is ordered by the Board that the license of said Harvey B. Oatman be extended for the term of three months from and after the first day of July, instant.
    Now comes Geo. Long and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart, which is allowed and his license assessed at $25.00 dollars for ten months from 15th June 1861 extending to 15th April 1862.
    Now at this day Come McLaughlin & Klippel and apply to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Jacksonville at the Race Course near said Town, which is allowed and their license [be assessed] at Ten dollars for Six months.
    Now comes Chas. Milford and applies to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Buncom in Sterlingville Precinct, which is allowed and his license assessed at ten dollars for six months.
    Ordered that L. J. C. Duncan be allowed the sum of Two hundred and forty-one dollars for Sheriff's fees.
    Ordered that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Ninety-three dollars and Seventy cents for Deputy Sheriff's fees.
    Ordered that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of One hundred and Ninety-one dollars and Eighty-eight cents for Auditor's fees and Stationery.
    Now at this day comes John B. Wrisley and presents the Petition of himself and others for the appointment of Viewers to view and lay out a County road, commencing from Pelton's Ferry on Rogue River to the Bridge across Rogue River at or near J. B. White's, which being read and proof being made of the posting [of] notices according to law and bond being filed, It is ordered by the Board that Stephen Watson, Haskel Amy and James Stewart be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for, that they meet at the office of the Clerk of the County Court on the 23rd day of August ensuing, be sworn and proceed to the discharge of the duties of their appointment and that they report their proceedings to the Board at their next regular Session.
    Ordered that A. H. Stone and Haskel Amy be allowed an additional compensation of Ninety dollars for Hauling Cannon & fixtures from Salem.
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Three hundred and ten dollars for Keeping Paupers up to July 2nd 1861        $310.00
    Now at this day comes L. J. C. Duncan and presents to the Board his resignation of his Office as Sheriff of Jackson County, reserving the right to settle unfinished business in the same manner as the law would allow at the expiration of his term of office.
    The premises considered, It is ordered that said resignation be accepted to take effect upon the appointment of his successor and the filing and acceptance of his successor's bonds by the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that W. H. S. Hyde be and he is hereby appointed Sheriff of Jackson County, Oregon, to serve for the unexpired term of L. J. C. Duncan, resigned; that said W. H. S. Hyde file his bonds as required by Statute to be approved by the Board.
    Now comes S. Humphrey, Superintendent of Common Schools in Jackson County, and applies to the Board for an order to sell the following described tract of land, to wit:
    The North East quarter of the South East quarter of Section No. 9 in Township No. 38 South of Range Three East; the premises considered, It is ordered by the Board that the said Superintendent be and he is hereby authorized to sell the said above described tract of land; that said lands be offered at public auction at the Court House door in Jacksonville, to the highest bidder, on the 17th day of August A.D. 1861, at not less than two dollars per acre; One fourth of the purchase money to be paid in hand on the day of sale and the remainder in three equal annual payments, with interest thereon at the rate of ten percent per annum, to be secured by a Mortgage on the said land, at the expense of the purchaser.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until the 8th day of August, 1861.
J. C. Tolman
    Co. Judge


August 8th 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met this day pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
F. Heber, Commissioner
William Hoffman, Clerk
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Eighty dollars for boarding County paupers.
    Ordered that Herman Bloom be allowed the sum of Seventy-two 50/100 dollars for supplies for the Jail. Also Fifteen 25/100 [dollars for] articles furnished for Paupers on the orders of Dr. McCully, County Medical Agent.
    Ordered that David Linn be allowed the sum of One hundred & Sixty 50/100 dollars as follows:
Rent & Stationery        $102.50
Expense of sending State tax to Salem        58.00
    The Resignation of John Q. Tabor as Constable of Eden Precinct was presented to the Board and accepted.
    Ordered that Miller & Owen be allowed Eight dollars & Eighty-two cents for Nails for Gun House.
    Now comes W. H. S. Hyde and presents his official bond as Sheriff of Jackson County, Oregon, in the sum of Ten thousand dollars, with James T. Glenn, J. S. Burpee, A. M. Berry and W. W. Fowler as sureties, which bond is accepted and approved by the Board.
    Now comes S. Humphrey, Superintendent of Common Schools of Jackson County, and applies to the Board for an order to sell certain School land; in said County; the premises considered, It is ordered by the Board that the said S. Humphrey, Superintendent as aforesaid, be and he is hereby authorized to sell the East half of the South West quarter of section fifteen (15) in Township thirty-eight (38) South of Range Three (3) East; that said land be offered at public auction at the Court House door in Jacksonville to the highest bidder on Saturday, the 28th day of September, 1861, at not less than two dollars per acre, one fourth of the purchase money to be paid in cash on the day of sale and the remainder in three equal annual payments with interest at ten percent per annum by notes with approved security.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


September Session 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County and State of Oregon met in regular Session at the Office of the County Clerk on Monday, the 2nd day of September, A.D. 1861, at which were present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Frederick Heber
William Hoffman, Clerk
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum Sixty-four dollars for boarding 2 County Paupers four weeks up to the 3rd September at eight dollars per week each.        $64.00
    Now comes William Kahler and represents to the Board that it has not been possible for him to complete the assessment of the County so as to make his return at the present Session of the Board and prays for an extension of time in which to complete said Assessment. The premises considered, it is ordered by the Board that the said William Kahler have until the first Wednesday being the second day of October next to make his return of the Assessment of the County.
    And the Board adjourned until Wednesday the 4th Instant.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


September 4th 1861
    The Board met pursuant to adjournment; present the same as yesterday.
    Ordered that Denlinger and Hand be allowed the sum of One hundred and forty-one dollars for printing for County Offices.
    Ordered that U. S. Hayden be allowed the sum of Sixty-Nine dollars and seventy cents for Justice's fees in Criminal Cases.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for services as Jail Keeper from 5th July to 5th September 1861 inclusive.
    Now comes S. M. Wait and files his resignation as Supervisor of Road District No. 5, which is accordingly accepted.
    Ordered that R .B. Packard be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 5 in place of S. M. Wait, resigned.
    Ordered that the Clerk be authorized to receive from S. M. Wait as surety for Thos. Pyle the sum of $115.70 in County Warrants to be credited on the Judgment in favor of the County & against said Pyle & others.
    Ordered that the Costs in the cause of the State vs. Thomas Murray & others be paid by the County and that the Clerk issue warrants for the same as follows:
  Clerk $7.80
Sheriff 11.00
John Miller, Witness 2.20
    And the Board adjourned until the first Wednesday being the second day of October next.
    Now comes W. H. S. Hyde, Sheriff of Jackson County, and files his Bond for the Collection of Chinese tax in the sum of Ten thousand dollars with Dr. J. W. McCully and Alexander Martin as sureties, which said Bond is accepted and approved by Board.
    And the Board adjourn until the 2nd day of October, A.D. 1861.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


Wednesday October 2nd 1861
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County and State of Oregon met today pursuant to adjournment. Present:
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
Fred Heber & D. N. Birdseye, Commissioners
    The following proceedings were had:
    Ordered that M. R. Ish be allowed the sum of Sixty-one 02/100 dollars for meat furnished for Jail.
    Ordered that J. A. Brunner & Bro. be allowed the sum of Thirty-three dollars for articles furnished for the Jail and Three dollars for Candles per Sheriff, making the sum Thirty-six dollars.
    Ordered that E. Magruder Esq. be allowed Four dollars and Eighty cents J.P. fees in criminal cases.
    Ordered that Isaac Miller be allowed the sum of Seven dollars and Thirty cents for constable's fees in criminal case.
    Now comes Elijah Chaney and applies to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors at Willow Springs in Dardanelles Precinct which is allowed and his license assessed at Twenty dollars for six months from the 1st day of October, 1861.
    Ordered that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of One hundred and Seventy-two 08/100 dollars for Clerk's fees and Stationery for Courts & Offices.
  Clerk's fees $129.65
Stationery &c.     42.43
$172.08
    Ordered that A. B. Stroup be allowed the sum of Six dollars for blacksmithing for Jail.
    Whereas Wm. E. Hoskins did on the 31st day of May 1861 deposit in the County Treasury the sum of twenty-five dollars for the privilege of retailing spirituous liquors at Buncom and it appearing that said Hoskins had kept a grocery but for a few days and having applied to the Board to have a part of said money so deposited refunded to him, which appearing to be reasonable, It is ordered by the Board that the sum of Fifteen dollars be refunded to the said Hoskins and that the Clerk be authorized to issue a Warrant for the same.
    Now comes J. T. Williams and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Logtown, which is allowed and his license assessed at Ten dollars for six months from the [blank] day of 
[blank] A.D. 1861.
    A communication from the Board of Commissioners of Josephine County was presented to the Board in relation to the indebtedness of said County to Jackson County, proposing to make an arrangement with regard to said indebtedness. The Board having duly considered the matter do order as follows: that the County Clerk be authorized to inform the Board of Commissioners of Josephine County that the Commissioners of Jackson County are willing to receive the amount of interest due on the judgment as soon as the same can be levied and collected the present year by Josephine County, and that Josephine County will not be required to levy a special tax for the principal of said judgment until next year. 
    Now at this day comes Wm. Kahler, Assessor, pursuant to Notice published for the purpose of correcting assessments, and on his application the Board granted him time until tomorrow to present his Assessment Roll for the examination and acceptance of the Board.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clk.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


Thursday Morning, Oct. 3rd, 1861
    The Board of Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Ordered by the Board that S. Humphrey be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars, his Salary for one year up to the 7th day of Octo. 1861; also the further sum of Two hundred and Seventy dollars for extra services and Expenses incurred in locating lands &c. making together the sum of Three hundred & Seventy dollars, from which is to be deducted the sum of One hundred and twenty-five dollars heretofore advanced, leaving a balance of Two hundred and forty-five dollars due on his year's salary up to the 7th day of October, 1861.
    Ordered that the sum of Forty-five dollars be and hereby is appropriated for the purpose of procuring lumber to cover the Bridge across Dry Creek under the direction of Nicholas A. Young, Supervisor of Road District No. 9.
    Ordered by the Board that Henry R. Brown be and he is hereby appointed Justice of the peace of Butte Creek Precinct until his successor is elected and qualified.
    Ordered by the Board that Thomas Reames be and he is hereby appointed Constable in Eden Precinct until his successor is elected and qualified.
    Ordered by the Board that Morgan W. Davis be and he is allowed the sum of Fifty-six dollars for Constable's fees in Criminal Cases.
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for boarding Dr. Byrne two weeks.
    Ordered by the Board that William Spicer be allowed the sum of Forty-nine dollars and fifty-five cents for Constable's fees in Criminal Cases. Also the sum of Twenty-five dollars and twenty-five cents Constable's fees in criminal cases, making the sum of Seventy-four 80/100 dollars.
    Ordered that T. S. Pomeroy be allowed the sum of Five dollars for advertising Assessor's notice.
    Ordered that William Kahler be allowed the sum of Three hundred and Sixty dolls. for his services as Assessor and also the further sum of Seventy dollars for Extra Services making together the sum of Four hundred and thirty dollars ($430.00).
    Now comes S. Humphrey, Superintendent of Common Schools, and represents to the Board the propriety and necessity of offering the following tracts of land for sale, to wit: The N.W. ¼ of the S.W. ¼ of Sec. 10, T38S, R3 East. Also the West fractional half of Sec. 16, T37S, R2W, the last tract containing 169 11/100 acres.
    It is ordered by the Board that the said Superintendent be and he is hereby authorized to sell the above described lands; that the said lands be offered at public auction at the Court House Door in Jacksonville to the highest bidder on the 23rd day of November 1861, at not less than two dollars per acre, One fourth of the purchase money to be paid in cash on the day of sale and the remainder in three equal annual payments, with interest at ten percent per annum, to be secured by good and sufficient security.
    Now at this day comes William Kahler, Assessor of Jackson County, and presents the Assessment Roll of said County to the Board and after examination, the same is accepted by the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that the following rates of taxation be levied by the Board for the ensuing year, to wit:
For County tax    Nine Mills on the dollar
For State tax    Two Mills on the dollar
For School tax    One Mill on the dollar
For Hospital tax    $2 on each Poll
Also a Poll tax of $1 for County purposes   
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until next regular Session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


Monday, December 2nd 1861
    The Board of County Commissioners met today in Regular Session, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
D. C. Birdseye & Fred. Heber, Commissioners
And William Hoffman, Clerk
    The Petition of O. Jacobs & others was presented for the appointment of a Constable for Eden Precinct in the place of Thomas Reames, resigned, and recommending the appointment of Charles M. Bishop as a suitable person, whereupon It is ordered by the Board that the said Charles M. Bishop be and he is hereby appointed Constable in and for Eden Precinct.
    Ordered by the Board that the Peddler's license of E. P. Rand be extended to the term of three months from the date of his license without paying any additional sum for the same.
    Ordered that Sewell Truax be allowed the sum of Fifteen dollars for services, entering names of claim holders to Assessment Roll.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clock.
J. C. Tolman, Co. Judge
    & Pres. of the Board


Tuesday, December 3rd, 1861
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present Hon. J. C. Tolman, Judge, and D. N. Birdseye, Commissioner & F. Heber, Comr.
    Now comes James Miller, Supervisor of Road District No. 19 and files his account for settlement, showing the amount [of] labor performed in his District and also the amount of delinquency, being $71.51, which said delinquency is transferred to the successor of said James Miller.
    Ordered that James Miller be and he is allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars for 12½ days services as Supervisor of Road District No. 19, from which is to be deducted his own personal labor and property tax $5.30, leaving the balance due him of $19.70.
    Ordered by the Board that James Miller be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 19 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that Anderson & Glenn be allowed the sum of Thirty-one [and] 25/100 dollars as follows:
  Pauper account $12.50
Court House 16.00
Miscellaneous     2.75
$31.25
    Ordered that the following fees be allowed in the Cause of the State vs. C. H. Sherwood, viz:
  M. G. Kimball, J.P. $3.35
Isaac Knight, Sp. Consl. 3.90
Witnesses
Francis Fitnam 1.50
Wm. H. Bradley 1.50
John Hopkins 1.50
John W. McKay 1.50
Jos. A. Epperson 1.50
    Ordered that the following fees be allowed in the Cause of the State vs. Robert Wilson, viz:
  Chauncey Nye, J.P. $9.45
Hugh Kennedy, Consl. 8.00
Witnesses
James Goodall 2.40
James Pankey 2.20
J. W. Burns 1.00
Ira Kimball 2.20
John Edsal 2.40
Joab Rowe 2.00
Joseph Savage 2.20
John B. Wrisley 1.00
W. M. Stockton 2.20
B. F. Miller 2.20
Charles Wright 2.50
James Esslinger 2.50
    Ordered that the following fees be allowed in the Cause of the State vs. Z. Ronimus:
  Chauncey Nye, J.P. $1.25
F. M. Smith, Consl. 4.00
    Ordered that Denlinger & Hand be allowed the sum of Seven dollars & fifty cents for advertising notice of County Orders to be paid by the County Treasurer.
    Ordered that Jos. K. Ackley be allowed the sum of Seventy-two dollars for painting inside work of Court House per contract, from which is to be deducted $33 33/100 dollars allowed Grow & Crane for finishing said contract, the same having been left unfinished by said Jos. K. Ackley, leaving the balance due said Ackley or his assigns, Miller & Owen, Thirty-Eight 67/100 dollars ($38 67/100) in County warrants.
    Ordered that Grow & Crane be allowed the sum of Thirty-three 33/100 dollars for completing unfinished work of Jos. K. Ackley.
    Now comes Aaron Chambers, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, and files his report, by which it appears that the hands in his District have all performed the amount of labor due from them and well as for taxes & that the road is in good condition and claims nothing for his services.
    Ordered by the Board that Thomas F. Beall be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 11 for the ensuing year.
    Now comes Pittenger & Allen and applies to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in Ashland Precinct which is allowed and their license assessed at $12.50 for six months.
    Now comes C. Magruder, Supervisor of Road District No. 23, and files his report, by which it appears that he has worked all the hands in his District and also the property tax and claims nothing from the County for his services.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of Three hundred dollars, his Salary as Jailer from Sept. 6th to December 5th.        $300
    Ordered that Burpee & Linn be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for Gates & Hinges and hanging same for Court House Lot.        $20.00
    Ordered that Love & Bilger be allowed the sum of Fourteen 50/100 dollars for:

  Shff.'s. office 8.00
Jail     6.50
$14.50
    Ordered that Denlinger & Hand be allowed the sum of Sixty-one 50/100 dollars for advertising:
  School Lands $28.00
Assessor's Notice 7.50
400 Blank Subps. 20.00
Posters Co. Treasurer     6.00
$61.50
    Ordered that Charles C. Bodine be allowed the sum of Eight Dollars for attendance on J. J. Foster.        $8.00.
    Ordered that Tobias Lytle be allowed the sum of Eight Dollars for attendance on J. J. Foster.        $8.00
    Ordered that Wade & Morgan be allowed the sum of Sixty-six 75/100 Dollars for:
  Oil and Paint for Court House $39.25
Clothing for Paupers   27.50
$66.75
Add 10% for Agreement     6.68
$73.43
    Ordered that Herman Bloom be allowed the sum of Fifty-four 11/100 dollars for Jail Supplies.        $54.11
    Ordered that Jacob Wagner be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. Two for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that Allen Lee be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 3 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that John S. Herrin be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 4 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that Andrew Davison be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 5 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that John Watson be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 6 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that Lytle J. White be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 7 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that William Hunter be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of [Road] District No. 8 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that John M. Nichols be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 9 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that Nath. C. Dean be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 10 for the ensuing year.
    Now comes T. S. Pomeroy and files his affidavit representing that he had received a County Warrant in his own right No. 143 dated Oct. 22nd, 1861 for eleven dollars, which warrant he has lost or mislaid and applies to the Board for a new warrant to issue in lieu thereof; the premises considered, it is ordered by the Board that the Clerk be authorized to issue another warrant in lieu of the one alleged to have been lost and for the same amount.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clk.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & Pres. Bd.


Wednesday, December 4th 1861
    The Board of Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Now comes J. C. Broadwell, Supervisor of Road District No. 14 and presents his report, by which it appears that the labor in his District has all been performed in his district to the amt. of personal labor and taxes and makes no claim for services.
    Ordered by the Board that Road District No. 14 be so amended as to include the Bridge across the North fork of Applegate Creek on the Ranch of Hayden & Broadwell.
    Now at this day comes Jacob Broadwell, Supervisor of Road District No. 14, and files his petition representing to the Board that the bridge across the North fork of Applegate Creek has been washed away by the late freshet and proposing to the Board to rebuild a good substantial bridge 80 feet long & 16 feet wide by the labor of the hands in his District provided the Board will appropriate the sum of Eighty dollars towards procuring lumber for said bridge, &c.
    The premises considered, It is ordered by the Board that the said proposition be accepted by the Board and that the Clerk be authorized to issue a Warrant for Eighty dollars to said J. C. Broadwell for the purposes aforesaid.  
    Ordered by the Board that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Eighty 50/100 dollars for Boarding Mr. Hanley, a County Pauper, from Sept. 3rd to Dec. 3rd 1861--13 weeks from which deduct 1½ weeks in which said Hanley was in the Hospital, leaving 11½ weeks @ $7.00 per wk.        $80.50
    Now at this day comes A. J. Coakley, Supervisor of Road District No. 6, and presents his report by which it appears that he has worked the hands in his District except the amounts returned delinquent, and that he claims services for eight days as Supervisor, amounting sixteen dollars, from which is to be deducted balance of his own labor & property tax over & above team hire, amounting to Three dollars & forty-six cents, leaving balance due him for services of Twelve 44/100 dollars.
    The following persons are returned delinquent, to wit:
Gilbert Middagh    ½ day
William Kahler    ½ day
James Dawson    1 day
S. A. Mowder    2¾ days
    Ordered by the Board that Andrew J. Coakley be allowed the sum of Twelve 44/100 Dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Ordered that Andrew J. Coakley be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for services as Bridge Commissioner.
    Ordered that the Clerk be and he is authorized to issue County Warrants for Jurors and witnesses in attendance at the Circuit Court Oct. Term 1861.
    Ordered that Clugage & Drum be allowed Five dollars for Buggy hire as per bill.
    Now comes Seth Hall, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, and presents his report by which it appears that only a portion of the hands in his District had performed labor; a part of them having left the District. The following persons are delinquent, to wit:
John Crisman    $3.46 & 1 day personal labor
Stephen J. Henderson    6.76 & 2 days personal labor, from which is to be deducted 2 days' team, equal to 2 days personal labor
Asa Parker    1½ day
He claims services 9 days from which is to be deducted 2 days personal labor, leaving 7 days for his services.
    Ordered that Seth Hall be allowed Fourteen Dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Now comes W. G. T'Vault, Supervisor of Road District No. 21, and presents his report showing the amount of labor performed in his District, to wit:

  Total amt. of labor $266.01
Total No. of days' work 83½ days
    The following persons are returned delinquent:
  Joseph Burris $2.00 Thos. Chavner 23.25
Chas. Caldwell 2.00 Danl. Donelson 1.00
Davis Evans 1.00 D. Fisher 2.00
P. Groves 1.00 F. Jameson 2.00
E. Jamison 2.00 Perry Kimes 4.00
Kellogg 1.00 King 4.00
Lindley, J. C. 2.00 A. J. Long 5.76
Geo. Mitchell 4.00 John Penne 4.00
F. Willett 2.00 R. Williams 2nd 4.00
    Said [Supervisor] claims for ten days services over and above his property tax.
    Ordered by the Board that W. G. T'Vault be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Ordered by the Board that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Two hundred and Seventy-six 90/100 Dollars for Sheriff's fees.
    Ordered by the Board that J. M. Sutton be allowed the sum of Forty-five 90/100 Dollars for Deputy Sheriff's fees.
    Ordered by the Board that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of one hundred & ninety-nine 28/100 dollars for Clerk's fees & Stationery as follows:
  Clerk's fees $153.41
Stationery &c.     45.87
$199.28
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clock A.M.
J. C. Tolman
    Co. Judge & Pres. Board


Thursday, December 5th, 1861
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present the same as yesterday.
    Now comes S. P. Dean and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in Dardanelles Precinct, which is granted and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for Six months.
    Now comes John B. Wrisley, Supervisor of Road District No. 20, and presents his report, by which it appears that he has worked the hands in his district, that he has performed services to the amount of Twenty-four dollars and that his own personal labor and property tax amounts to $8.71 and that he collected from Joseph Satterfield $8.22 making together $16.93, leaving a balance of Seven dollars & Seven cents due him from the County. Said Supervisor returns as delinquent
William S. Bybee.        $2.53
    Ordered that John B. Wrisley be allowed Seven dollars and seven cents for services as Supervisor.
    Now comes N. C. Dean, Supervisor of Road District No. 10, and files his report, by which it appears that he had worked all the hands in his District, that he had expended all the money collected upon said roads in his District, amounting to $48.50, that there is due said Supervisor from said District the sum of Ten dollars and also for his Services as Supervisor to be paid by the County, the sum of Forty-six dollars. Said Supervisor returns no delinquents.
    Ordered that N. C. Dean be allowed the sum of Forty-six dollars for serving as Supervisor.
    Now comes A. V. Gillette, Supervisor of Road District No. 1 and files his report, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District for the amt. of the property tax and personal labor due in said District, that said Supervisor claims for his services the sum of Sixty dollars and for cash for lumber $4.00 Cash paid on Plow 7.71, making together the sum of $71.71, from which is to be deducted the sum of $9.96, leaving a balance of $61.75 due to the said Supervisor.
    Ordered by the Board that A. V. Gillette be allowed the sum of Sixty-one dollars and Seventy-five cents for services as Supervisor.
    Whereas C. H. Sherwood, an Insane person, was brought before the County Judge for examination and was lawfully committed to the Sheriff for safe Keeping on the 21st day of October 1861, and whereas afterwards in the vacation of the Board, the accruing Expenses of Keeping and maintaining said Insane person became great and no special funds on hand to meet the said expenditures as aforesaid, the Clerk of the Board issued County Warrants to the Amount of One hundred & Eighty dollars was issued to F. Yandell, Dept. Shff.--and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that the expenses attending the Keeping of said Sherwood, who was discharged Nov. 19th 1861, who was reasonably worth the sum of One hundred and Sixty dollars, which sum it is ordered by the Board be allowed to Freeman Yandell, Deputy Sheriff, and the balance of the County Warrants issued by the Clerk to said Freeman Yandell shall go as a credit on his salary as Jailer.        $160.00.
    Ordered that Frederick Heber be allowed the sum of Twelve dollars for services as agent for letting contract for painting Court House and &c.        $12.00
    Ordered by the Board that the boundaries of Road District No. 10 be altered as follows, commencing at the South line of the land claim of James Kilgore and thence with the road to Jewett's ferry, to the North line of the Huston Claim, embracing contiguous claims.
    Ordered by the Board that Joseph S. Burpee be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 12.
    Ordered by the Board that District No. 12 be altered as follows: to be extended on the road leading to the Willow Springs to the South line of the land claim of James Kilgore.
    Ordered that C. C.. Beekman, late Supervisor of Road District No. 12, have until the April Session of the Board to make his settlement as such Supervisor.
    Ordered by the Board that Thomas Wright be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 13.
    Ordered that Jacob C. Broadwell be & he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 14.
    Ordered that George Long, Senior, be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15.
    Ordered that W. W. Fowler be & he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 16.
    Ordered that Samuel Phillips be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 17.
    Ordered that William Contner be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 18.
    Ordered that James Miller be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 19.
    Ordered that B. F. Miller be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 20.
    Ordered that R. Williams be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 21.
    Ordered that Jerasny Crawford be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 22.
    Ordered that Frederick Rosenstock be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23.
    Ordered that Wm. H. Rockfellow be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 24 for the ensuing year.
    Now comes John C. Davenport, Supervisor of Road District No. 3, and files his report, showing that he had worked but a small portion of his hands in consequence of receiving his appointment, having received [it] too late in the season, and reporting those who have not worked. The said Supervisor claims nothing for his services. It is ordered that the Clk. report to the Supervisor of said District for the ensuing year the names of all persons reported as not having performed labor in said District during the past year.
    Now comes John S. Herrin, Supervisor of Road District No. 4, and files his report by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District excepting as noted delinquent below, and claims for his services 4 days over his own personal labor and property tax.
    Said Supervisor reports as delinquent:
    James Hamlin 1860 5 days
James Hamlin 1861 10 days
Isaac Van Dorn 1861 3½ days
Robinson Wright 1861 2 days
    Ordered that John S. Herrin be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 4 for the ensuing year.
    Ordered that John S. Herrin be allowed the sum of Eight Dollars for services as Supervisor of District No. 4.
    Now at this day comes John Latourette, Supervisor of Road District No. 22, showing the labor performed in his district and also showing a balance in favor of said Supervisor of Four dollars and fifty-four cents.
    The following named persons appear delinquent, to wit:
    Elisha Larson $3.00
Frank Matthews .50
Saml. Rhodes 1.29
Wm. Matthews--2 years 12.00
Ivory Bros.--3 years 8.76
John S. Miller 1.40
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. One for the ensuing year.
    Whereas the term of the contract entered into with Dr. A. B. Overbeck for Keeping sick and disabled poor persons of this County expires on the Eighth instant, notice was given by the Board that the sealed proposals would be received by the Board on this day for letting the contract to the lowest bidder for Keeping, boarding, clothing and medical and Surgical attention to all the sick and disabled indigent poor persons from the 8th day of December, instant, until the first day of July, A.D. 1862, according to the agreement and Specifications entered into by Dr. A. B. Overbeck and the Board of Commissioners on the Eighth day of December, A.D. 1860, as recorded in the Record of the proceedings of the Board on the 25th day of December, A.D. 1860. And in pursuance of said notice, Dr. A. B. Overbeck presented his proposal to take said contract for said term for the sum of Thirteen hundred & Ninety-seven 36/100 dollars; And Drs. Brooks & Thompson presented their proposal to take said contract for the sum of One thousand dollars for said term. And the said Brooks & Thompson having presented the lowest bid for said contract,
    It is ordered by the Board that the said proposal of the said Drs. Brooks & Thompson be and the same is accepted by the Board and the said Brooks & Thompson are required to enter into an agreement with the Board for the performance of said contract, to be specifically set forth therein and to embrace the same obligations as are mentioned and designated in the Agreement between Dr. A. B. Overbeck and the Board aforesaid. And the said Drs. Brooks & Thompson are further required to enter into bond with approved security for the faithful discharge of their obligations under said Agreement.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    Co. Judge & Pres. Bd.


Friday morning, December 6th 1861
The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Ogn. met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present the same as yesterday except F. Heber, absent.
    Ordered by the Board that Dr. G. W. Greer be and he is appointed County Medical Agent to determine at any and all times what poor persons are lawfully entitled to relief from the County and who of such poor persons need medicines or Medical or Surgical attendance and upon admitting any such persons for medical treatment &c. to the Hospital under the contract with Drs. Brooks & Thompson, that he furnish a certificate for such admission.
    Ordered by the Board that D. N. Birdseye be allowed the sum of Three dollars for services as County Commissioner for this day.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until Friday, January the 10th, 1862.
J. C. Tolman
    Co. Judge & Pres. Bd.

Agreement & Bond, Brooks & Thompson
To the Board of Commissioners, Jackson County, Ogn.
    Articles of Agreement made and entered into on this Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty-one, between Drs. C. B. Brooks and L. S. Thompson, partners practicing medicine &c. under the name and style of Brooks & Thompson of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon of the first part and the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County in the State of Oregon of the second part, Witnesseth that the said Brooks & Thompson, in consideration of the agreements of the said parties of the second part hereinafter set forth, do hereby covenant, promise and agree to and with the said parties of the second part, that they, the said Brooks & Thompson, shall and will at any and all times from the Eighth day of December, A.D. 1861, until the first day of July, A.D. 1862, receive, maintain and support all the sick and disabled poor persons of said Jackson County who may need medicines or medical attendance or treatment or surgical operations and who now are a County Charge or who hereafter may during said term become such, wherever in said Jackson County such person or persons may be and all persons mentioned in section six of an "Act relative to the support of the poor" passed January 23rd, 1854. And that they shall and will do and perform, bestow, provide and furnish for said poor persons good wholesome food & board, comfortable clothes, rooms, lodgings and the washing, nursing, medical and Surgical attendance and medicines which may be necessary or suitable to such persons respectively, And that they will administer all [cut off] medicines to and perform all requisite surgical operations upon, and attend and treat all such persons in the good, professional manner of skillful Physicians and Surgeons.
    It is mutually agreed and understood by the parties hereunto that this contract does not include or refer to the support of such poor persons being a County Charge as do not need medicines or medical or surgical attendance or treatment. And it is further mutually agreed and understood by the parties hereunto that the sick or disabled poor persons who need Medicine or Medical or surgical attendance or treatment, to whom this contract has reference, are such as shall be designated by some disinterested person having a knowledge of Medicine and surgery, who shall be appointed by the said parties of the second part, to act as their Agent in determining at any and all times what poor persons are lawfully entitled to relief from the County and who of such persons need medicines or medical or surgical treatment or attendance.
    And the said parties of the second part in Consideration of the premises aforesaid and for the further consideration that the said Brooks & Thompson do execute the bond hereunto attached, with such sureties as may be approved by the said Board of County Commissioners, do covenant, promise, and agree to and with the said Brooks & Thompson to pay them the sum of One thousand dollars in two equal quarter yearly payments, the last payment to be at the termination of this contract, to wit: Five hundred dollars on the eighth day of March, A.D. 1862 and Five hundred dollars on the 1st day of July, A.D. 1862, which payments are to be made in Cash to the amount of the Hospital tax collected during said term and of all moneys arising from the five percent of the fifteen percent of the Chinese tax mentioned in "an Act to provide for the maintenance of the poor and indigent sick in the several Counties of the State of Oregon," Approved October 19th 1860; And the remainder, if any, shall be paid to said Brooks & Thompson in County Warrants to be drawn upon the County Treasurer of said Jackson County.
     In witness whereof the said parties hereunto have set their hands and seals at Jacksonville this the day & year first hereinbefore written.
Chas. B. Brooks (seal)
L. S. Thompson (seal)
J. C. Tolman (seal)
    Co. Judge & Prest. Board
David N. Birdseye (seal)
    County Com.
Attest, William Hoffman, Clerk
Bond
    Know all men by these presents, that Brooks & Thompson, John Anderson, W. H. Anderson, John S. Love & John S. Drum of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon are held and firmly bound unto the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, State of Oregon, in the sum of Two thousand dollars lawful money of the United States, to be paid to the said Board of County Commissioners or their successors, to which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves and each of us our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated the 6th day of December, A.D. 1861.
    The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said Brooks & Thompson do faithfully, well and truly do and perform every thing and all things by [omission] covenanted, promised and agreed to be done or performed in the foregoing instrument in writing, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.
L. S. Thompson (seal)
Chas. B. Brooks (seal)
John Anderson (seal)
W. H. Anderson (seal)
John S. Love (seal)
Jno. S. Drum (seal)
Filed December 6th, 1861, at 11 O'Clk. A.M.
Recorded December 19th 1861
Wm. Hoffman
    County Clerk & Ex Off. Recorder,
    Jackson Co., Oregon


December 31st 1861
    Issued to Frederick Heber Warrant for Sixty-five 40/100 dollars for his fees as Commissioner up to this date.


(6th day of December Sess.)
Friday, January 10th 1862

    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon met today pursuant to adjournment. Present J. C. Tolman, Judge, Frederick Heber, Commissioner and Wm. Hoffman, Clerk.
    Now comes Sylvester Saltmarsh and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Sterlingville, which is allowed and his license assessed at ten dollars ($10.00) for 6 months.
    Ordered that J. H. Reed be allowed the sum of Ten dollars Atty.'s fees for trial of right of property, Commissioners versus Thomas Pyle.
    Ordered that A. Fisher & Bro. be allowed the sum of Twenty-Eight 75/100 for clothing furnished for Isaac Swinden (a crippled man).
    Ordered that Denlinger & Hand be allowed the sum of Forty-one 50/100 as follows:
  Advertising School lands $  9.50
Supervisor's notices (Blanks)   32.00
$41.50
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer Dec. 5th 1861 to Jan. 5th 1862.    $100.00.
    Ordered that Jeanne De Roboam be allowed the sum of Five dollars for boarding Jurors.    $5.00.
    Ordered that Wm. Hoffman be allowed Two hundred and Sixteen 50/100 dollars Auditor's fees & stationery including fees of present Session.
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be allowed the sum of Thirty-six dollars as follows:
10 days services as Supervisor in
  Repairing road & bridge in Dist No. 1 $20.00
800 feet plank for Bridge   16.00
$36.00
    Now comes A. V. Gillette, Sup. Dist. No. 1, and files his statement relative to the change of the County road in his district, which is approved by the Board and filed.
    Also filed a contract for right of way for said altered road and conveyance from Jesse Hiatt and Lewis Hiatt for the land on which said altered road runs, which is accepted by the Board and ordered to be recorded in the record of proceedings of the Board and is as follows, viz:
Conveyance.
    Be it known that for and in consideration of the sum of Forty dollars to us in hand paid by the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant and by these presents have granted to the aforesaid County Court, the privilege of locating a certain County road through our premises and declaring the same a public Highway, with as much force and effect as though the mode prescribed by the Statute in such cases had been fully carried out; And we hereby bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns forever, to abide by and carry out this grant.
    Description of said road as follows (to wit): Commencing at a point in the old road 200 yards below the old crossing of Neil Creek, thence Easterly to a Bridge across said creek immediately below the junction of two channels of said Creek, thence Southwesterly along the [blank] of the East channel, intersecting the Old road on the east side of a small pine tree; said road to be sixty feet wide.
    As witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 3rd day of January, 1862.
Jesse Hiatt (seal)
Lewis Hiatt (seal)
Signed in presence of A. V. Gillette
    Which said road, so altered or changed as specified in the above conveyance, is by the Board established as a Public Highway & Supervisors are required to Keep the same open and in good repair.
    Ordered that Jesse Hiatt and Lewis Hiatt be allowed the sum of Forty dollars for the privilege of altering or changing the County road on their land as per contract filed & Recorded    $40.00.
    Ordered that the following fees be allowed in the State vs. Henry Johnson & William Bird before Allen Lee, Justice of the peace.
  Allen Lee, J.P. $  5.70
T. Reames, Constable 13.00
C. Birdseye 24 miles & 1.50 $3.90
J. Sears 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
Mr. Bridles 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
N. W. Broadaway 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
Thomas Staples 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
M. Blackledge 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
J. Sullivan 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
E. Chaney 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
J. McMullen 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
John Killfellow, P. Gilfeather allowed 28 miles 1.50 3.90
J. L. Thompson 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
Robert Downey 24 miles & 1.50 3.90
    Whereas W. H. Rockfellow has been appointed Supervisor of District No. 24 for the ensuing year, and it appearing to the Board that the said W. H. Rockfellow intends to leave the State so that he cannot serve as such Supervisor, It is ordered that said appointment be rescinded.
    It is ordered by the Board that James M. Johnson be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 24 for the ensuing year.
    Now comes W. H. Rockfellow and presents his report as Supervisor of Road District No. 24 for the last year, by which it appears that he had worked all the hands in his District and that he claims nothing for his services as such Supervisor.
    Now comes J. R. White, Supervisor of Road District No. 7, by which it appears that he had worked a portion of his hands and that there were delinquent the following named persons and amounts set opposite their names:
  Said Supervisor claims for his Services $  6.00
and asks allowances for lumber     9.02
which is allowed by the Board. $15.03
Names of Delinquents
Frederick Moss .50
James Howard .32
L. F. Johnson 2.00
James McSherry 2.00
B. C. Montgomery 5.50
Alex. Montgomery 4.00
J. Neathammer .76
J. M. Ward 4.70
Henry McHaley 5.12
G. W. Robinson .53
John F. Winters 8.24
Frank Hammond 4.00
John Howard 4.00
David Courtney 4.00
    Ordered that J. R. White be allowed the sum of Fifteen 02/100 dollars as follows.
  Services as Supervisor $  6.00
Lumber     9.02
$15.02
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Thirty-three dollars for Keeping Pauper Hanley from Dec. 4th 1861 to January 10th 1862.    $33.00.
    Ordered that Solomon Humphrey be allowed the sum of One hundred & fifty dollars for services as Superintendent of Common Schools to be in full of his salary for the remainder of his term ending in June, A.D. 1862.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned without day.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


Special Session
Tuesday, March 4th 1862

    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met today in Special Session. Present Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge, David N. Birdseye, Commissioner and William Hoffman, Clerk.
    Now comes C. Schieffelin and presents to the Board a petition representing that there is a pressing necessity for the erection of a Bridge over a certain creek near the residence of D. N. Birdseye, 56 feet in length and proposing to build said bridge provided the Commissioners will appropriate one half the said sum toward the expenses of building said bridge.
    The premises considered, It is ordered by the Board that the sum of Forty dollars be and is hereby appropriated towards defraying the expenses of building said Bridge and that the Clerk be and is hereby authorized to issue a Warrant for said amount.
    Ordered by the Board that the Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to issue a Warrant for the sum of Thirty dollars to be appropriated for the use of a Bridge in Road District No. 1.
    Ordered that A. B. Overbeck be allowed the sum of Nineteen dollars for Coffin, $18 for Pauper & Turpentine $4.
    Now comes Jos. S. Burpee, Supervisor of Road District No. 12, and files his resignation on account of intended absence from the County, which is accepted by the Board.
    Ordered that Alexander Martin be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 12 for the present year.
    Now comes Frederick Rosenstock and presents his resignation as Supervisor of Road District No. 23, which is accepted.
    Ordered by the Board that A. G. Wilkins be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23 for the present year.
    And thereupon the Board adjourns until the next regular term in course.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge, Pres. Bd.


April Session 1862
    Be it remembered that at the regular session of the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, held on the seventh day of April, A.D. 1862, Present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Frederick Heber, Commissioner
William Hoffman, Clerk
    Whereas it appears to the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, from testimony duly presented before them that one John S. Hodgen is insane and not in a condition to be left alone or to take care of himself; and it further appearing that said John Hodgen, his parents or other relatives in this County have no means to support and take suitable care of the said insane person, and that the said John S. Hodgen is a resident of Linn County in this State, It is therefore ordered by the said Board of Commissioners that the Sheriff of this County be and he is hereby authorized and required to send the said John S. Hodgen, under the care of a suitable person, to the proper authorities of said Linn County. It is further ordered that the County Clerk ascertain and forward to the Clerk of Linn County, the amt. of the necessary expenses incurred by Jackson County in keeping said John S. Hodgen and also sending him to Linn County.
    And the Board adjourned until Wednesday morning at 9 O'Clk.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & Pres. Board


Wednesday Morning, April 9th 1862
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present J. C. Tolman, County Judge, Frederick Heber and D. N. Birdseye, Commissioners and Wm. Hoffman, Clerk.
    Now at this day comes William Hunter and applies to the Board for a License to Keep a ferry on Rogue River at the same point heretofore Kept as a Ferry by the said Wm. Hunter, whereupon it is ordered that the said application be granted for one year and that his license be assessed at Twenty-five dollars for One year.
    Ordered by the Board that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Forty-seven dollars for care and board of Crazy man.    $47.00.
    Ordered that Alex. Sifers be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for attending on Insane Man.    $10.00.
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed seventy-eight dollars for Keeping Hanley, a Pauper, 13 weeks to the 11th April 1862.    $78.00.
    Ordered by the Board that the following be the established rates of Ferriage at Wm. Hunter's Ferry across Rogue River, to wit:
  For
4 Horses or Mules and Wagon $1.00
2 Yoke of Oxen and Wagon 1.00
2 Horses or Mules and Wagon .75
1 Yoke or Oxen and Wagon .75
1 Horse and Buggy .50
1 Horse and Man .50
Footman .25
Each Pack Animal .12 ½
Each head of Cattle .10
Each head of Sheep or Hogs .05
    Now comes Kubli & Co. and apply to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors on Applegate, which is allowed, and their license assessed at Twenty dollars for Six months.
    Now at this day comes George Long and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart, on Applegate, which is allowed and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for six months from the 15th day of April, A.D. 1862. 
    Ordered that M. R. Ish be allowed the sum of Fifty-One 26/100 dollars for Beef &c. up to this date including beef for Crazy men.    $51.26.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed Three hundred Dollars for services as Jailer up to the 5th April 1862.    $300.00.
    Ordered that A. C. Alberts be allowed the sum of Seven dollars for Mattresses for Jail.
    Ordered by the Board that John Topper be transferred from District No. 11 to District No. 6.
    Now at this day comes R. E. Williams heretofore appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 21 and presents his resignation in consequence of intended absence from the County, whereupon it is ordered by the Board that the said resignation be accepted.
    Ordered by the Board that V. S. Ralls be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 21 in the place of R. E. Williams, resigned.
    Ordered that Brooks & Thompson be allowed the sum of Sixty dollars for board & nursing Phillips, a Pauper.
    Ordered that D. William Douthitt be allowed fifteen dollars for atty.'s fees in State vs. Louis B. Tupper.
    Now at this day come M. N. Stearns and H. S. Overbeck and file their petition praying for the appointment of viewers to alter and lay out a part of the road leading from Jacksonville to Gasburg, as follows:  "All that portion lying between the South West corner of H. Overbeck's field near the residence of Wm. Griffin and the South west corner of I. Vandoren's field some one fourth of a mile yearly west of the residence of the said Vandoren. Beginning at the aforesaid corner of H. Overbeck's field and running adjoining to and parallel with the fence of said field, to the North West corner of the Claim formerly owned by A. P. Stearns, decd., thence on the line between the claims of said Overbeck & said Stearns, deceased, to the south east corner of said Overbeck's claim (running wholly upon the land formerly owned by said Stearns, decd.) thence to the residence of J. Lacy, thence forming an angle & running in a direct line to the said south west corner of I. Vandoren's field where it will intersect with the present legal highway.
    Which petition being read and considered, It is ordered by the Board that Abram Tenbrook, John F. Gray and Joseph Satterfield be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and Alter said road as prayed for as nearly as circumstances will permit, that they meet at the office of the County Clerk on Saturday the 19th day of April (instant) be qualified and proceed to discharge the duties of their appointment and that they report their proceedings to the Board on Monday the 21st April (inst.).
    Ordered that D. N. Birdseye be allowed Twenty dollars on his fees as County Commissioner.
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be allowed the sum of Thirty-eight dollars for services as Supervisor of road District No. 1.
    Ordered that M. Mickelson be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for Iron & blacksmithing for Bridge in Dist. No. 1.
    Ordered that the Clerk of the Board be and he is hereby authorized to issue County Warrants to the amount of Four hundred dollars to be applied to the expenses of the transportation of Paupers and Insane Persons to their place of residence. 
    Whereas in vacation the Clerk of the Board issued the following County Warrants to defray the immediate and necessary expenses of Keeping Insane persons, to wit:
  Warrant No. 397 for $16.00 No. 400 $  5.00
Warrant No. 414 for   10.00 No. 415 10.00
Warrant No. 416 for  40.00 No. 420 30.00
Warrant No. 426 for   20.00 No. 428 40.00
Warrant No. 436 for   95.00
    The issuing of which said Warrants is confirmed by the Board.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until Monday the 21st of April 1862.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


April Session 1862
Monday April 21st 1862

    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Frederick Heber, David N. Birdseye, Commissioners
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Now come John F. Gray, Joseph Satterfield and Abram Tenbrook, viewers heretofore appointed to view and alter a part of the road from Jacksonville to Gasburg, and present their report as follows, to wit:
"State of Oregon, County of Jackson, ss
    We, the undersigned viewers appointed by the Board of Commissioners to view and alter a part of the road from Jacksonville to Gasburg as prayed for in the petition of M. N. Stearns and Henry S. Overbeck, respectfully report that in accordance with said appointment, said Viewers met on Saturday, the 19th of April, 1862, and proceeded to view said road as prayed for to be altered, to wit: "Commencing at the S.W. corner of Henry S. Overbeck's field near Wm. M. Griffin's residence and running parallel with and adjoining the fence Eastwardly to the Creek & crossing the Creek at an Ash tree & bunch of Willows, about 50 yards from the fence, thence to near John Lacy's residence to a stake, thence angling until it strikes the South West corner of Isaac Van Dorn's field where it will intersect the original laid out road again. We recommend the alteration as prayed for and in accordance with this report, said alteration is on equally good ground as the old road. The road as herein altered is now in good traveling condition.
John F. Gray
Joseph Satterfield
Abram Tenbrook"
Jacksonville, April 19th 1862
Subscribed & Sworn to before me this 19th April 1862
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    And the said report being read and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that the road as now proposed to be altered is on equally good ground with the old road and is now in good traveling condition,
    It is ordered by the Board that the said report be confirmed and that the road as altered be established as a public Highway and that so much of the old road as is hereby changed be and the same is hereby vacated.
    Now comes W. C. Myer, Supervisor of Road District No. 2, and presents his report as such Supervisor showing the amount of labor performed as well as the Delinquents, to wit:
  Henry Amerman 1 day & $5.94
James V. Amerman 3.29
D. P. Brittain 2 days & .90
W. Beeson 2 days & 5.20
Granville Naylor 2 days & 3.61
John Newhouse 2 days & 3.89
A. G. Rockfellow 2 days & 6.17
A. W. Sturgis 2 days & 6.50
William Smith 1.20
Isaac Woolen 2 days & 10.06
    Ordered by the Board that the Sheriff or Collector of Taxes be and he is authorized to deduct from the Assessment of John C. Davenport the sum of Forty-six hundred & thirty-seven dollars and that he assess Samuel Low with the Amount of his property which had been assessed in the name of John C. Davenport.
    Ordered that the sum of Four dollars & ten cents be refunded to Wm. McWillis to taxes remitted.
    Ordered that Road District No. 15 be so altered as to include the Ranch of M. H. Drake on Applegate.
    Ordered that George Long heretofore appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15 be and he is excused from serving as such Supervisor on account of bodily infirmities.
    Ordered that M. H. Drake be & he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15 in place of Geo. Long, excused.
    Ordered that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Nineteen dollars and eighty cents for Tax receipts from San Francisco.
    Ordered that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Two hundred and Seventeen 90/100 dollars for Sheriff's fees and sundries as per bill rendered
  Miscellaneous $10.50
Insane 9.00
    Ordered that John L. Badger [for?] use of Wm. Hoffman be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for 2 loads Wood for Jail.
    Ordered that H. W. Clayton, J.P., be allowed the following fees in Criminal cases:
  State vs. Wm. Condrey $5.15
State vs. Tupper 4.60
    (Board not allowed)
    Ordered that D. Chapman be allowed constable's fees in Criminal cases.
  State vs. Wm. Condrey $  4.90
State vs. Tupper   23.20
$28.20
    Now comes J. T. Jones and presents his resignation as Constable of Dardanelles Precinct, which is accepted by the Board.
    Ordered that the following fees be allowed on Inquest held on the body of P. Kimes:
  Coroner's fees
John N. Durham $7.75
Jurors
Samuel P. Dean 2.20
J. B. Gray 2.20
John Penne 2.40
John T. Doak 2.20
David Huston 2.20
John Miller 2.30
Constable's fees
W. H. Howard $.380
Witnesses
W. G. T'Vault 1.70
A. B. Morrill 1.70
Chas. Alexander 1.70
Chas. Low 1.70
David Peninger 1.70
    Ordered that Samuel E. May be and he is hereby allowed the sum of Forty-five 45/100 dollars for fees as Coroner in holding inquests on the following persons:
David Butterfield
Henry Shook
Mrs. Hinkle & children
O. P. Scott
J. A. Seymour
    Deduct $4.50 found by Coroner on the person of Shook, who was buried at expense of County.
    Now comes S. Humphrey, Superintendent of Common Schools, and presents a statement to the effect that he had, as such Superintendent, sold a forty acre tract of land to S. P. Henderson, on which he had received & paid to the County Treasurer one fourth of the purchase money, amounting to something over Sixty dollars; that a Note was executed by said Henderson for the balance of the purchase money, with J. S. Love surety and representing that said Henderson desired to forfeit the money paid & let the lands revert & that the note be canceled.
    The premises considered, it is considered and ordered by the Board that the said note be canceled and that the money paid by said Henderson be forfeited to the School fund and said land revert & be subject to be sold for the benefit of the School fund, as if no sale had been made to said Henderson.
    Ordered by the Board that the following named persons be and they are hereby appointed Judges of Election of the respective Precincts mentioned:
Ashland
Eber Emery, A. G. Fordyce & J. P. Walker
Eden
E. E. Chapin, Allen Lee & James Thornton
Sterlingville
Thos. H. Gilson, Geo. Yaudes & Reuben Saltmarsh
Jacksonville
Henry Judge, John Bilger & R. H. Haines
Applegate
Alexander Longwell, Saml. Davis & Wm. McNew
Butte Creek
Wm. Bush, Peter Simon & Levi Tinkham
Dardanelles
Wm. Kahler, V. S. Ralls & Lytle White
Perkinsville
Wm. Hunter, C. Schieffelin & Jas. McDonough
Star Gulch
Theo. Cameron, M. H. Drake, & Saml. Phillips
Manzanita
Isaac Constant, L. A. Rice & John Watson
Evans Creek
Jacob Evans, Miles Wakeman & George Magerle
Table Rock
Adam Barnes, John Sutton & William Wilson
Forest Creek
John McKee, Napoleon Baker & V. P. Comstock
Squaw Creek
Justus Wells, Angus B. Hopking & Dan. C. Ramey
Steamboat City
I. N. Knight, P. Burns, and J. J. Frye
    Ordered by the Board that the name of Squaw Lake Precinct be changed to Squaw Creek Precinct and that the Polls be opened at the house of Justus Wells.
    Ordered that a new election precinct be established at or near the Fowler Quartz lead, to be known as the Steamboat City Precinct, that the Polls be opened at the house of Jesse Smith.
    Ordered the place of holding the Election in Perkinsville Precinct be held at the house of Wm. Hunter, in consequence of the Destruction of the House of R. S. Jewett, where the Election was usually held heretofore.
    Ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed in Inquests held by the Coroner, to wit:
On the body of David Butterfield:
  P. Cassidy, Constable $7.20
Witnesses
J. B. Francis 1.60
H. Turner 1.60
B. Haymond 1.60
Lewis Martin 1.60
A. W. Tyler 1.60
D. Levins 1.60
Dr. C. B. Brooks 3.50
Jurors
Elijah Perry 3.50
V. S. Ralls 1.80
John Swinden 1.60
Isaac Miller 1.60
W. H. Greenwood 2.10
J. T. Jones 1.90
On the body of Henry Shook
  Morgan W. Davis, Constable $6.00
Witnesses
Gaddis Hopwood 1.60
Elizabeth Hopwood 1.60
James Hopwood 1.60
Dr. Jesse Robinson 1.60
Jurors
John B. Sifers 3.00
Max Muller 3.00
Eli Clawson 1.60
A. Bruns 3.00
Jeremiah McKay 3.00
N. Cook 1.60
Fees on Inquest on the bodies of Mrs. Hinkle and her two daughters.
  Constable J. T. Williams $3.10
Witnesses
Saml. Bowen 1.60
Jurors
John McKee 1.60
Samuel Bowen 1.60
Henry Sabin 1.60
Thomas Faris 1.60
Henry Gregg 1.60
George Long 1.60
Inquest on the body of O. P. Scott
  Constable James Esslinger $5.60
Witnesses
Lafayette Gall 1.60
E. Kimball 1.90
Jas. Savage 2.30
Jurors
J. B. Wrisley 2.70
E. Winsor 2.30
Hugh Kennedy 1.90
B. F. Miller 1.80
John Sutton 1.80
William Burke 1.90
Inquest on the body of Joseph A. Seymour
  Constable Wm. M. Hand $5.00
Witness
F. Strickland 2.40 1.90
Jurors
Richd. McCallister 2.00 1.50
James Carmack 2.00 1.50
Reuben Saltmarsh 2.40 1.90
F. M. Smith 2.40
Geo. Yaudes 2.40 1.90
Philip Gleave 2.00 1.50
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9:00 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


April Session, Tuesday April 22nd 1862
    The Board of Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment, Present
Frederick Heber and D. N. Birdseye, Commissioners, and
William Hoffman, Clerk
    Ordered by the Board that C. C. Beekman be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 12 in place of Alexander Martin, declined serving.
    Ordered that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for Poll Book Paper from San Francisco.
    Ordered that Herman Bloom be allowed the sum of One hundred & Seven dollars for Jail supplies and articles for insane Paupers.
    Ordered that T. R. Magruder be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23 in place of A. G. Wilkins, deceased.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until the 29th day of May 1862
D. N. Birdseye, County Com.
Frederick Heber


April Session
Thursday May 29th 1862

    The Board of Commissioners met today pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
David N. Birdseye, Comr.
Frederick Heber, Comr.
William Hoffman, Clerk
    Now comes Henry Carter and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart above the forks of Jackson Creek in Jacksonville Precinct, which is granted and his license assessed at fifteen dollars for 6 months.
    Now comes N. A. Young, Supervisor of Road District No. 9, and presents his report for settlement by which it appears that he had worked but a part of the hands in his District and that he had performed labor as such supervisor over & above his own personal labor & tax, five days, whereupon said report is accepted and the Clerk is required to furnish the Supervisor of said District with a list of the Delinquents.
    Ordered by the Board that N. A. Young be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for five days services as Supervisor of road district No. 9.
    Ordered by the Board that B. F. Dowell be allowed Fifty dollars for services as Prosecuting Attorney pro tem. in State cases before U. S. Hayden, Esq., J.P.    $50.00.
    Now comes A. D. Avery and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart on Jackson Creek, Jackson Co., Oregon & Jacksonville Precinct, which is allowed and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for 6 months.
    Ordered that the Warrants issued by the Clerk to Jurors at the February term 1862 are hereby confirmed, Also the Warrants issued by the Clerk in vacation to pay the necessary expenses of Insane persons are also confirmed.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for services as Jailer from April 5th 1862 to June 5th 1862.
    Now comes John McKee, late Supervisor of Road District No. 15, and presents his report and account for settlement by which it appears that he has worked the hands in his District and also the property tax that he has served as supervisor 8 days over and above his two days work and road tax. And that he also performed extra work on the road in his District six days amounting to twelve dollars and that he has on hand three 50/dollars which being deducted from the $12.00 leaves $8.50 due him from said District for which he is entitled to a certificate.
    Ordered that John McKee be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for services as Supervisor of R.D. No. 15 for 1861.
    Ordered that Herman Bloom be allowed the sum of Fifty-eight 45/dollars for supplies for Jail and insane men as follows:
  Insane $37.80
Jail   20.65
$58.45
    Now comes Samuel P. Dean and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in Dardanelles Precinct, which is allowed and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for six months from the 5th day of June ensuing.
    Ordered that P. F. McManus be allowed the sum of Fifty-eight 08/100 dollars for supplies furnished S. P. Taylor as Guardian of Sarah Barneburg, wife of Wm. Barneburg, an insane woman.    $58.08.
    Ordered that Dr. M. Caldwell be allowed the sum of Thirty dollars, Medical attendance on Mrs. Sarah Barneburg, an insane woman and wife of Wm. Barneburg & certified by S. P. Taylor, her guardian.    $30.00.
    Ordered that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Forty-two dollars for board of Hanley, a Pauper, from April 11th 1862 to May 30th 1862 inclusive.    $42.00.
    Now comes Jos. S. Burpee, late Supervisor of R.D. No. 12, by David Linn, his agent, and presents an account for building bridges over Jackson Creek, amounting to the sum of Eighty dollars & forty-two cents, the materials & labor for said bridges being furnished by Burpee & Linn, and that said Supervisor collected nothing to pay said expenses from the said District, therefore It is ordered that C. C. Beekman, his successor, pay to Burpee & Linn the said sum of $80.42 out of the funds belonging to said District which may come into his hands as Supervisor.
    Whereas at the July Session of the Board, A.D. 1861, a petition was presented by S. C. Taylor and others for the appointment of Viewers to view and lay out a certain County road "Commencing at the termination of a County road leading from Jacksonville in an easterly direction to the State road near Bear Creek or Rev. M. A. Williams' North line, there commencing and running east to Bear Creek and to intersect a road commencing at the Willamette Meridian near S. P. Taylor's and running West to Bear Creek near Rev. M. A. Williams."
    And whereas viewers were appointed at said July Session to view said road as prayed for, which said viewers failed to view said [omission] and to report thereon;
    It is therefore ordered by the Board that John S. Herrin, Irwin M. Smith and Benj. Stephens be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for, that they meet at Gasburg on the 28th day of June next, be sworn and proceed to discharge the duties of this appointment and report their proceedings at the next regular Session of the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that David N. Birdseye be allowed the sum of Nineteen dollars for services as County Commissioner up to the present term.
    Whereas at the March Session 1862 of this Board the sum of Forty dollars was appropriated towards the building a Bridge over a certain Creek near the residence of D. N. Birdseye, and now comes D. N. Birdseye and reports to the Board that the said Bridge has been built in a good and substantial manner.
    Ordered that Nicholas A. Young be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 9 in the place of J. M. Nichols.
    Ordered that John R. Tice be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 5 in the place of Andrew Davison.
    Now comes Wm. Contner, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, and files his petition for an appropriation to purchase lumber for the purpose of repairing the Bridge across Bear Creek near L. A. Rice's claim. The premises  considered, It is ordered by the Board that the sum of Twenty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for repairing said Bridge and that the Clerk be authorized to issue a Warrant for said sum.    $20.00. 
    Ordered that Frederick Heber be allowed the sum of Twenty-one dollars for services as County Commissioner up to this date.    $21.00.
    Ordered that S. Clark Taylor be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 22 in place of Jerasney Crawford.
    Ordered that Samuel P. Dean be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 10 in place of N. C. Dean.
    Ordered that Lyman Chappell be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 14 in place of J. C. Broadwell.
    Now comes Jacob Broadwell, Supervisor of Road District No. 14, and presents his account for settlement being about to leave the County, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District and also the property tax except Daniel Hopkins, Delinquent.    $4.16.
    Ordered that J. C. Broadwell be allowed the sum of Eight dollars and Sixty-nine cents for services as Supervisor.
    Ordered that Morgan W. Davis be allowed the sum of Fifteen dollars and forty-five cts. for Constable fees in State Cases, State vs. Vanfield & State vs. John Huber.    $15.45.
    Ordered that Wm. Hoffman be allowed the sum of Three hundred and Seven 68/100 Dollars for fees as County Clerk and for Stationery.
Stationery 76.23
Fees   231.45
$307.68
    Ordered that Six dollars be and is hereby appropriated to a Deaf mute and sick and the Clerk is hereby authorized to issue a warrant for the same.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until the next regular Session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & Ch. of the Bd.


July Session A.D. 1862
Monday July 7th 1862

    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon met today in regular Session--John S. Love and Abram Tenbrook, Commissioners-elect, appeared and having previously been sworn according to law, took their seats; J. C. Tolman, County Judge--absent.
    The following are the names selected by the County Judge to serve as Jurors for the ensuing year, being 100 names.
    1.    Hugh F. Barron
    2.    Wm. H. Jaquette
    3.    Wm. F. Songer
    4.    Minus Walker
    5.    Christian F. Blake
    6.    Asa G. Fordyce
    7.    Robert B. Hargadine
    8.    John Devlin
    9.    William Taylor
  10.    John P. Walker
  11.    W. Cortez Myer
  12.    Isaac Woolen
  13.    James Thornton
  14.    Granville Naylor
  15.    Henry Amerman
  16.    Woodford Reames
  17.    Patrick F. McManus
  18.    Ezra E. Chapin
  19.    Matthew H. Coleman
  20.    Obadiah D. Hoxie
  21.    John La Tourette
  22.    Benjamin Stephens
  23.    Q. N. Anderson
  24.    Thomas Aspinwall
  25.    Joseph A. Crain
  26.    R. B. Packard
  27.    John S. Miller
  28.    Thomas Constant
  29.    William H. Merriman
  30.    W. J. Plymale
  31.    Alexander French
  32.    Rowland Hall
  33.    Joseph E. Clark
  34.    Thomas McAndrew
  35.    Curtis Davenport
  36.    Miles H. Hill
  37.    Frederick Heber
  38.    Michael Hanley
  39.    Aaron Chambers
  40.    Henry S. Overbeck
  41.    John S. Lacy
  42.    Joseph H. Davis
  43.    Alexander M. Berry
  44.    Alexander Martin
  45.    L. J. C. Duncan
  46.    John Bilger
  47.    Nathaniel Langell
  48.    Frederick Frank
  49.    Joseph Pinkham
  50.    William Bybee
  51.    Robert Darling
  52.    David Linn
  53.    Geo. P. Funk
  54.    Geo. B. Dorris
  55.    Merritt Bellinger
  56.    Elijah Chaney
  57.    Robert C. Armstrong
  58.    Herman Bloom
  59.    John Neuber
  60.    Patrick Donegan
  61.    William Kahler
  62.    Andrew J. Coakley
  63.    David Peninger
  64.    S. D. Howard
  65.    Jackson Walker
  66.    Isaac Miller
  67.    Daniel F. Fisher
  68.    William Willson
  69.    Andrew S. Moon
  70.    James Wiles
  71.    Eleazar Kimball
  72.    David N. Birdseye
  73.    R. Spencer Jewett
  74.    Geo. V. Ingram
  75.    T. R. Magruder
  76.    Frederick G. Birdseye
  77.    David Dunlap
  78.    Francis Ball
  79.    Daniel R. Somers
  80.    John Seyferth
  81.    Henry R. Brown
  82.    James Tatum
  83.    Joseph Swingle
  84.    Philo Egan
  85.    Joseph B. Saltmarsh
  86.    William Robinson
  87.    Philip Gleave
  88.    Riley Phillips
  89.    George Yaudes
  90.    Henry Livingston
  91.    William P. Billups
  92.    Walter J. Matney
  93.    A. C. Alberts
  94.    Napoleon Baker
  95.    Kaspar Kubli
  96.    R. Benedict
  97.    John W. McKay
  98.    Martin H. Drake
  99.    William McNew
100.    Simon B. Hull
State of Oregon      )
County of Jackson  ) ss.
    I, J. C. Tolman, County Judge within and for said County, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete list of the names of One hundred persons selected by me from the Assessment Roll of said County, apportioned among the different sections of the County, and who were known or believed by me to be possessed of the qualifications prescribed by law as Jurors, said Jurors to serve during the term of One year from the date hereof.
    Witness my  hand this 7th day of July, A.D. 1862
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge
    Now comes J. T. Williams and applies to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Forest Creek, which is allowed and his license assessed at Ten dollars for Six months from the 1st July Instant.
    Ordered that J. T. Williams be allowed the sum of Ten dollars to be refunded of money deposited to sell liquors June 5th 1862.
    Ordered by the Board that Road District No. 8 be so changed as to commence at Hunter's Ferry on the North side of Rogue River and extend down said north side of Rogue River to the County line.
    Ordered that J. B. White be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 7 in the place of Lytle J. White, who has left the District.
    Ordered that Pat. J. Ryan be allowed the sum of Five dollars for 1 load of wood for the use of Crazy Paupers.
    Now comes Benjamin Stephens and presents the report of himself and I. M. Smith and J. S. Herrin, viewers heretofore appointed to view a certain County road therein mentioned, which report was read the first time today.
    Ordered that A.S. Moon be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 20 in place of B. F. Miller, not a resident of the District.
    Ordered that Samuel E. May be allowed the sum of Seven dollars and twenty-five cents for services as Coroner attending Inquest on a Spaniard.
    Ordered that James M. Sutton be allowed Seven dollars Constable fees, same as above.
    Ordered that the following persons be each allowed Two dollars & fifty cents services as Jurors holding inquest as above, viz:
  Henry Judge $2.50
J. H. Jenner 2.50
B. F. Miller 2.50
P. Ford 2.50
Eli Wray & [sic] 2.50
C. Thompson 2.50
    Ordered that John Bennett be allowed One dollar & Seventy cents Witness fees on Inquest held on Spaniard.
    Ordered that the Official bond of Emerson E. Gore as Public Administrator be in the sum of Ten thousand Dollars--$10,000.
    Ordered that the Official bond of Rev. M. A. Williams as Superintendent of Common schools be in the sum of Five thousand dollars ($5000).
    Ordered that the official bond of P. K. Lynch as Assessor be in the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1000).
    Ordered that the official bond of E. S. Morgan as County Treasurer be in the sum of Twenty thousand Dollars ($20,000).
    Ordered that the Official Bond of L. S. Thompson as Coroner be in the sum of Two thousand Dollars ($2000).
    Ordered that the Official bond of W. H. S. Hyde as Sheriff be Ten thousand dollars and also an additional bond for Collection of Chinese license of Ten thousand Dollars.
    Ordered that the official bond of Wm. Hoffman as County Clerk be in the sum of One thousand dollars ($1000).
    Ordered that the official bond of B. F. Myer as County Surveyor be in the sum of One thousand dollars ($1000).
    Now comes B. F. Myer and files his bond as County Surveyor in the sum of One thousand dollars ($1000.) with John S. Love and James T. Glenn as sureties, which is accepted and approved by the Board.
    Now comes Wm. Hoffman and files his bond as County Clerk in the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1000.) with C. C. Beekman and David Linn as sureties, which is accepted by the Board & approved.
    Ordered that Henry Denlinger be allowed the sum of Sixteen Dollars for printing 400 blank Subpoenas.
    Ordered by the Board that the following named persons each be allowed the sum of three dollars as Judges of Elections, viz:
  John Sutton 3.00
Adam Barnes 3.00
William Willson 3.00
Levi A. Rice 3.00
Isaac Constant 3.00
John Watson 3.00
James McDonough 3.00
C. Schieffelin 3.00
William Hunter 3.00
P. W. Stow 3.00
Levi Tinkham 3.00
T. L. Linksweiler 3.00
Jacob Evans 3.00
A. K. Williams 3.00
George Magerle 3.00
A. G. Fordyce 3.00
Eber Emery 3.00
John P. Walker 3.00
Wm. Oglesby 3.00
Wm. Kahler 3.00
V. S. Ralls 3.00
A. Longwell 3.00
Thomas Davis 3.00
Wm. McNew 3.00
J. J. Fryer 3.00
I. N. Knight 3.00
T. P. Burns 3.00
Allen Lee 3.00
James Thornton 3.00
V. P. Comstock 3.00
N. Baker 3.00
John McKee 3.00
D. C. Ramey 3.00
Justus Wells 3.00
A. B. Hopkins 3.00
Reuben Saltmarsh 3.00
Thomas H. Gilson 3.00
George Yaudes 3.00
Theodric Cameron 3.00
M. D. Sturgis 3.00
William Hoskins 3.00
R. Haines 3.00
John Bilger 3.00
Henry Judge 3.00
C. C. Chapin 3.00
    Ordered by the Board that the following named persons be each allowed the sum of Three dollars for services as Clerks of Election, viz:
  William Armpriest 3.00
James Esslinger 3.00
W. J. Plymale 3.00
Wm. H. Merriman 3.00
F. G. Birdseye 3.00
James Savage 3.00
Wm. H. Simpson 3.00
N. A. Young 3.00
Jesse Benefiel 3.00
J. T. Walker 3.00
R. B. Hargadine 3.00
Patrick Dunn 3.00
Chas. W. Kahler 3.00
F. M. Merrill 3.00
Edward Wilson 3.00
M. H. Kimball 3.00
John Taylor 3.00
S. H. Burnap 3.00
John Howell 3.00
Welborn Beeson 3.00
Levi Livingston 3.00
D. Y. Mears 3.00
Daniel Hopkins 3.00
J. A. Epperson 3.00
F. M. Strickland 3.00
Simon McCallister 3.00
Robert W. Dunlap 3.00
William A. Nichols 3.00
E. F. Russell 3.00
Silas J. Day 3.00
    Ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed their mileage fees as Messengers making returns of Election & also for fees as Canvassing Judges.
  Messengers
Reuben Saltmarsh 3.20
Daniel Hopkins 8.80
John McKee 1.60
E. E. Chapin 3.20
Nicholas A. Young 6.00
J. J. Fryer 12.00
Thomas Davis 4.80
Wm. Kahler 4.00
Eber Emery 6.80
Geo. Magerle 12.00
Theodric Cameron 4.00
C. Schieffelin 8.90
Levi A. Rice 2.00
William Willson 4.80
Canvassing Judges
U. S. Hayden, J.P. 2.20
Allen Lee, J.P. 3.60
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk 3.70
    Now at this day comes Joseph Satterfield and presents the Petition of himself and others for the appointment of viewers to view and lay out a County road commencing "at the end of the Lane near Henry Overbeck's dwelling house and running west on the line between William Griffin and Abram Tenbrook's land claims, thence westerly on the North side of the Dwelling house of Joseph H. Davis and through the land claims of Joseph H. Davis and Joseph Satterfield to the East line of the land claim of John Bigham and Arthur Langell thence on the nearest and best route to the Town of Jacksonville," which said petition being read and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that due notice of the application of said petition had been posted according to law, It is therefore ordered by the Board that M. N. Stearns, Frederick Heber and Joseph A. Crain be and they are hereby appointed viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for; that they meet at the office of the County Clerk on the [blank] day of [blank] to be sworn and proceed to discharge the duties of this appointment and report their proceedings at the September Session of the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the fees due them as Jurors and Witnesses in State cases at the June Term Circuit Court 1862, to wit:
  Benjamin F. Miller $10.40
James T. Glenn 10.20
Thomas H. Avery 10.40
John Chrisman 13.00
Daniel Hopkins 14.00
Thomas G. Deven 10.20
William Cogle 10.40
D. C. Livingston 16.00
Wm. C. Ransom 28.60
Lindsay Applegate 17.40
Hawkins Shelton 14.80
William Ray 12.20
Titus B. Willard 13.00
Walter J. Matney 9.00
Reuben Saltmarsh 9.60
J. F. Roberts 8.40
Simeon Smead 22.20
Samuel E. Johnson 9.60
Silas J. Day 22.40
L. E. Lathrop 7.20
Lester Truax 23.20
N. M. Broadway 22.40
W. W. French 22.40
Joseph H. Thorp 23.20
David W. Huston 22.40
Joseph Satterfield 20.50
George Crane 20.20
James S. Howard 20.20
George Brown 20.20
Samuel France 6.80
Witnesses
Kaspar Kubli State vs. Huber 8.40
Henry Stickweh State vs. Huber 9.20
Henry Stege State vs. Huber 9.00
John McKee State vs. Sagers 8.90
Walter J. Matney State vs. Sagers 9.50
Jesse East State vs. Sagers 6.80
Peter S. Enyart State vs. Sagers 11.20
Daniel Hopkins State vs. Sagers  2.20
Thomas Whitworth State vs. Sagers 9.00
Dennis Crawley State vs. Sagers 7.50
Howell Parker State vs. Sagers 8.60
John Buckley State vs. Sagers 9.20
Jacob Pence State vs. Sagers 11.20
Peyton Ford State vs. Sagers 8.60
William Cogle State vs. Sagers 8.60
Alfred Crocker State vs. Sagers 6.20
Oliver Benson State vs. Sagers 4.20
V. P. Comstock State vs. Sagers 9.00
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at Nine O'Clk.
John S. Love
Abram Tenbrook
    Commrs.


Tuesday Morning July 8th/62
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Ordered that Charles Pierce be allowed the sum of Twelve dollars & fifty cents attending on Crazy man.
    Now at this day comes B. Stephens and presents the report of himself, Irwin M. Smith and John S. Herrin, viewers heretofore appointed, which report being read the first time yesterday was read a second time today and is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    "We, the undersigned viewers appointed by the Hon. Board of Commissioners for the County of Jackson at their April Session, have proceeded as directed in said order, after being duly sworn; we have viewed & laid the road as follows, to wit:
    "Commencing at a stake where the Jacksonville [road] intersects the State road near Rev. M. A. Williams', thence east on the line between the land of James Hamlin and William Justus' farm, thence South on the line between Addison Ball and James Hamlin, thence to the South West corner of Addison Ball's farm or land owned by said Ball, thence East along the line between said Ball's land and the land of Rev. M. A. Williams to Bear Creek, where it intersects the road running past S. P. Taylor's land to the Willamette Meridian. And on examination of the land, we find it favorable for traveling, being smooth and no obstruction until it strikes the Creek, where banks are favorable for bridging or fording, and further believe it would conduce to the public good to locate and open said road. Given under our hands at Jackson County, June 28, A.D. 1862.
Benjamin Stephens
I. M. Smith
John S. Herrin"
    And forasmuch as petitions for damages have been presented to the board by Addison Ball and M. A. Williams, the further action of the Board upon said report of the said viewers is deferred.
    Ordered that Benjamin Stephens be allowed the sum of Four dollars for services as viewer of road and making report.
    Ordered that Irwin M. Smith be allowed the sum of Two dollars for services as Road viewer.
    Ordered that John S. Herrin be allowed the sum of Two dollars for services as Road viewer.
    Now at this day comes P. H. Lynch and files his official bond as County Assessor, with James T. Glenn and P. J. Ryan as sureties, which said bond is accepted by the Board & approved.
    Now at this day comes Addison Ball and presents his petition for damages on account of a County road having been laid out through his land on Bear Creek which said road was viewed and laid out by Benjamin Stephens, Irwin M. Smith and John S. Herrin, viewers appointed by the Board and the said petition of the said Addison Ball is in the words and figures following, to wit:
"To the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County,
    The undersigned petitioner would respectfully represent that a road has been laid out on the line of the land belonging to your petitioner and Rev. M. A. Williams; that to open said road will require from 1500 to 2000 rails; that said road will be of no advantage to your petitioner and therefore he prays for damages and asks that viewers may be appointed to assess the same. Respectfully submitted,
A. Ball
July 7th 1862."
    Which petition being read & considered, It is ordered that Benjamin Stephens, Irwin M. Smith and John S. Herrin be and they are hereby appointed viewers "to proceed and view said proposed road the whole distance through the premises of said Addison Ball and assess and determine how much less valuable such premises of the complainant would be rendered by the opening of said Road," that they meet at Gasburg on the 23rd of August, be sworn and proceed to discharge the duties of this appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at their Session in September ensuing.
    Now at this day comes Rev. M. A. Williams and presents his petition for damages on account of a County road having been laid out through his land on Bear Creek, which said road was viewed and laid out by Benjamin Stephens, Irwin M. Smith and John S. Herrin, viewers appointed by the Board and the petition of the said M. A. Williams is in the words & figures following, to wit:
"To the Hon. the Commissioners Court for Jackson County, July Term A.D. 1862.
    The undersigned M. A. Williams humbly showeth to this honorable Court that whereas a road is petitioned for by Clark Taylor and others to be laid out and opened, running through lands owned and occupied by me, lying on the East & West sides of Bear Creek, and inasmuch as the proposed road if opened will damage me to the amount of fencing out the same, therefore the undersigned prays your honorable body to instruct the viewers of said road to assess such damages as will be just and equitable to defray the expenses of fencing out the said road and as in duty bound will every pray.
M. A. Williams."
    Which petition being read and considered, It is ordered by the Board that Benjamin Stephens, Irwin M. Smith and John S. Herrin be and they are hereby appointed viewers "to proceed and view said proposed road the whole distance through the premises of the said M. A. Williams" and assess and determine how much less valuable such premises of the complainant would be rendered by the opening of said road."
    That they meet at Gasburg on the 23rd day of August, be sworn and proceed to discharge the duties of this appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at their session in September next.
    Ordered that Mathew R. Ish be allowed the sum of Sixty-four 17/100 dollars for beef for Jail and Crazy men.
  Crazy 34.53
Jail 29.64
    Whereas the term of the Contract entered into with Dr. L. S. Thompson for Keeping sick and disabled poor persons of this County expired on the first day of this month, Notice was given by the Board that sealed proposals would be received by the Board on this day for letting the Contract to the lowest bidder for Keeping, Clothing, boarding and Medical and surgical attention to all the sick and disabled indigent poor persons from the 8th day of July 1862, according to the agreement and specifications entered into by Dr. L. S. Thompson & Dr. C. B. Brooks on the 6th day of December 1861 and in pursuance of said notice, Dr. G. W. Greer presented his proposal to take said contract for the sum of Twenty-five hundred dollars per annum for the term of two years and Dr. L. S. Thompson presented his proposals to take said Contract for the sum of Twenty-four hundred dollars per annum for the term of two years; And the said Dr. L. S. Thompson having presented the lowest bid for said contract,
    It is ordered by the Board that the said proposal of the said Dr. L. S. Thompson be and the same is hereby accepted by the Board; and the said Dr. L. S. Thompson is required to enter into an agreement with the Board for the performance of said contract as specifically set forth therein and to embrace the same obligations as are mentioned and designated in the agreement between the said L. S. Thompson and Dr. C. B. Brooks, dated the sixth day of December, 1861, and recorded on this record on page 52 &c. and the Board. And the said Dr. L. S. Thompson is further required to enter into bond with approved security for the faithful discharge of his obligations under said agreement.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until Friday afternoon at 2 O'clock.
John S. Love
Abram Tenbrook
    Commrs.


Friday July 11th 1862
    The Board met pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on the 8th Inst., to wit:
J. S. Love & A. Tenbrook, Commrs.
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Now at this day comes Edward S. Morgan and presents to the Board his official Bond as County Treasurer in the sum of Twenty thousand dollars with James Kilgore, Jacob Wagner, Lindsay Applegate and L. A. Rice as sureties, which said bond is examined, accepted and approved by the Board.
    Now at this day comes M. A. Williams and presents to the Board his official bond as Superintendent of Common Schools, in the sum of Five thousand dollars, with Emerson E. Gore and S. D. Van Dyke as sureties, which said bond is examined, accepted and approved by the Board.
    Now at this day comes Emerson E. Gore and presents to the Board his official bond as Public Administrator in the sum of Ten thousand dollars with Addison Ball and Frederick Heber sureties, which said bond is examined, accepted and approved by the Board.
    Now at this day comes W. H. S. Hyde and presents to the Board his official bond, as Sheriff, with James T. Glenn & Jas. Clugage as sureties, in the sum of Ten thousand Dollars, which said bond is examined, accepted and approved by the Board.
    Also his official bond for collection of China taxes on China Licenses in the sum of Ten thousand dollars, with L. J. C. Duncan and Henry Judge as sureties, which said bond is examined, accepted and approved by the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that David Linn be allowed the sum of Sixty dollars for rent of Office & Twenty-five dollars for expenses on State Revenue, making together the sum of Eighty-five dollars.
  Misc. $60.00
Revenue 25.00
    Ordered that S. P. Taylor be allowed the sum of Six dollars for expenses incurred attending to the case of Mrs. Barneburg, insane.
    Ordered by the Board that Dr. G. W. Greer be and he is hereby appointed County Medical Agent to determine at any & all times what poor persons are lawfully entitled to relief from the County and who of such poor persons need medicine, or medical or surgical attendance and upon admitting any such persons for medical treatment, &c. to the Hospital under the Contract with Dr. L. S. Thompson, that he furnish a certificate for such admission.
    Now comes Dr. L. S. Thompson and files his official bond as County Coroner in the sum of Two thousand dollars, with John McLaughlin & A. H. Miller as sureties, which said bond is examined, accepted and approved by the Board.
    And thereupon the Board adjourn without day.
John S. Love
Abram Tenbrook
    Comrs.
Record of Agreement & Bond of L. S. Thompson & the Board of Commissioners
    Articles of Agreement made and entered into on this Eighth day of July in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & Sixty-two, between L. S. Thompson of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon of the first part and the Board of County Commissioners of the County and State aforesaid of the second part, Witnesseth: that the said L. S. Thompson, in consideration of the agreements of the said parties of the second part, that he, the said L. S. Thompson, shall and will at any and all times from the 8th day of July, A.D. 1862 until the 8th day of July, A.D. 1864, receive, maintain and support all the sick & disabled poor persons of said Jackson County, who may need medicines or medical attendance or treatment or surgical operations and who now are a County charge or who hereafter may, during said term, become such, wherever in said Jackson County such person or persons may be and all persons mentioned in section Six of "An Act relative to the support of the poor" passed January 23rd, 1854,
    And that he shall and will do and perform, bestow, provide, and furnish for said poor persons, good wholesome food and board, comfortable clothes, rooms, lodgings & the washing, nursing, medical and surgical attendance and medicines which may be necessary or suitable to such persons respectively, And that he will administer all needful medicines to and perform all requisite surgical operations upon and attend and treat all such persons in the good, professional manner of a skillful Physician and Surgeon.
    It is mutually agreed and understood by the parties hereunto that this contract does not include or refer to the support of such poor persons being a County charge as do not need medicines or medical or surgical attendance or treatment.
    And it is further mutually agreed and understood by the parties hereunto that the sick or disabled poor persons who need medicines or medical or surgical attendance or treatment, to whom this contract has reference, are such as shall be designated by some disinterested person having a Knowledge of medicine and surgery, who shall be appointed by the said parties of the second part to act as their agent in determining at any and all times what poor persons are lawfully entitled to relief from the County and who of such persons need medicines or medical or Surgical attendance or treatment.
    And the said parties of the second part, in consideration of the premises aforesaid, and for the further consideration that the said L. S. Thompson does execute the Bond hereunto attached with such sureties as may be approved by the said Board of County Commissioners, do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said L. S. Thompson to pay him the sum of Twenty-four hundred dollars per annum, in quarter yearly payments, which payments are to be made in Cash to the amount of the Hospital tax collected during said term and of all moneys arising from the five percent of the fifteen percent of the Chinese tax mentioned in An "Act to provide for the maintenance of the poor and indigent sick in the several Counties of the State of Oregon" Approved October 19th 1860, and the remainder if any shall be paid to said L. S. Thompson in County Warrants to be drawn upon the County Treasurer of said Jackson County.
    In witness whereof the said parties hereto have set their hands and seals at Jacksonville the day and year first hereinbefore written.
L. S. Thompson (seal)
John S. Love (seal)
Abram Tenbrook (seal)
County Commissioners"
Attest
Wm. Hoffman, Clk.
Bond.
    Know all men by these presents that we, L. S. Thompson, John S. Drum & John McLaughlin of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon are held and firmly bound unto the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, State of Oregon, in the sum of Nine thousand Dollars $9000 lawful money of the United States to be paid to the said Board of County Commissioners or their successors, to which payment well & truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves and each of us, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the 8th day of July, A.D. 1862.
    The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said L. S. Thompson do faithfully, well and truly do and perform everything and all things by him covenanted, promised and agreed to be done or performed in the foregoing Instrument of writing, then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Jno. S. Drum (seal)
John McLaughlin (seal)
Filed July 11th 1862
Recorded July 12th 1862
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk


Special Session
August 6th 1862

    The Board of Commissioners met today in Special Session, Present Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge, John S. Love and Abram Tenbrook, Commissioners, and Wm. Hoffman, Clerk.
    Now comes J. M. Sutton and presents his resignation as Constable of Jacksonville Precinct which is accepted by the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that Morgan W. Davis be and he is hereby appointed Constable of Jacksonville Precinct, in place of James M. Sutton, resigned.
    Ordered that John Drew be allowed the sum of Thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($37.50) for rent of house for Insane persons.
    Ordered that Freeman Yandell be allowed One hundred and Seventy-one dollars and forty cents, balance due him for services as Jailer up to the 5th of August 1862, as follows:
  Services from 5th June to 5th Aug. $200.00
Cr. By Pistol (Prisoner's) $15.00
    Bal. Cash for Jail fees   13.60     28.60
Balance due $171.40
    Ordered by the Board that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Three hundred & Eighty-six dollars and fifty cents for Sheriff's fees, up to date.    $386.50
    Ordered by the Board that Byron Cole be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 24 in place of James M. Johnson, left the District.
    Ordered by the Board that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Eighteen dollars for Board of Newbill, an insane person, and one day's services hunting said Newbill.    $18.00.
    Ordered by the Board that P. Fehely be allowed the sum of Fifty-seven 43/100 dollars for Board of Hanley from 31st May to August 6th 1862 inclusive.    $57.43.
    Ordered that Jesse East be allowed the sum of Six dollars and ten cents for Witness fees in State vs. Sagers before J.P. as certified.
    And the Board adjourned until the next regular Session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge


September 1st 1862
Monday, Sept. 1st 1862

    The Board of Commissioners met today in regular Session, Present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Abram Tenbrook, Commissioner
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Now comes Elijah Chaney and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Willow Springs, Dardanelles Precinct, which is granted and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for 6 months from the date hereof.
    Now at this day comes Thomas Chavner and files the petition of S. P. Dean and others praying for the appointment of viewers to view and lay out a certain County road, commencing at a point on the County road on the South side of Rogue River at or near the Hotel at Evansville, thence crossing T'Vault's Creek and by the most suitable route to Chavner's Bridge across Rogue River and thence to intersect the County Road on the north side of Rogue River there to terminate.
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that notices of the presentation of said petition had been posted according to law and bond having also been filed, It is therefore ordered by the Board that William Kahler, Gilbert Meddagh & Mr. Wilson of Blackwell be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for; that they meet on Saturday the 6th day of September 1862 or within 5 days thereafter at the office of Geo. M. Harris, a Justice of the peace, to be qualified and proceed to discharge the duty of their appointment and report their proceedings to this Board at its next regular Session.
    Now comes M. N. Stearns, F. Heber & Jos. A. Crain and present their report as viewers of a certain County road "from the mouth of the Lane near H. Overbeck's residence to Jacksonville" which said report was read the first time today.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until Wednesday morning at 9 O'Clk.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge

September 3rd 1862
    Ordered that Wm. Burke be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for ten Arm Chairs for Court House.


Wednesday September 3rd 1862
    The Board of Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on Monday last, to wit: Hon. J. C. Tolman and A. Tenbrook & Wm. Hoffman, Clerk.
    The report of M. N. Stearns, F. Heber and Joseph A. Crain, viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County road commencing at the mouth of the lane near the dwelling of H. Overbeck to the Town of Jacksonville, was read a second time today, which said report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
"Jacksonville, Aug. 25th 1862
To the Honorable Board of Commissioners of Jackson County:
    We, the undersigned viewers appointed by your honorable board at its Session in July last to view & lay out a County road from the mouth of the Lane near H. Overbeck's dwelling to the town of Jacksonville, beg leave to submit the following report, viz: Commencing at the mouth of the lane near the dwelling of H. Overbeck, thence West on the road between H. Overbeck's & A. Tenbrook's & Wm. Griffin's & A. Tenbrook's claims to the N.W. corner of Wm. Griffin's claim, thence S. of West through a part of A. Tenbrook's & J. H. Davis' claims, making the north line of the road to coincide with the S.W. corner of A. Tenbrook's claim, thence Westerly through J. H. Davis' claim to a very large black Oak standing upon the South line of the proposed road, thence in the same direction to the East line of J. Satterfield's farm, thence in nearly the same direction through the farm of Satterfield and leaving his dwelling about forty yards to the North of the proposed road, on to a stake on said Satterfield's West-line & about twenty-two yards south of the S.W. corner of Samuel Smith, Senr.'s Donation claim; thence through J. Bigham's & A. Langell's farm, Westerly, on a rise about 125 yards to a Black Oak notched and about 15 in. in diameter, thence still up the hill bearing a little S. of W. 140 yards to a black Oak notched and about 18 in. in diameter, on the point of the hill, thence bearing more south to the summit of the hill & between three Black Oak trees, two about six yards apart and blazed on the South side of the proposed road & one notched & forked near the ground upon the North side of the proposed road, thence in the same direction to a stake on the line between J. Bigham's & A. Langell's farm and H. Bellinger's claim, thence West on said line to the center of the County road leading from Jacksonville to Gasburg thence on said road to Jacksonville.
    We regard the above proposed road as of decided utility to [the] community; the ground over which it is to pass is good, and it can be opened with comparatively little labor. We therefore recommend the said proposed road be granted.
M. N. Stearns
Frederick Heber
Joseph A. Crain
    Viewers"
    Which said report being considered by the Board and there being no remonstrance, petition for damages or petition for review, It is therefore ordered by the Board that the said Report of said viewers be confirmed and that the said road be established as a public highway & the Supervisor of Roads in whose District said road lies is required to open the same and Keep it in good repair.
    Ordered by the Board that John Sutton and Eleazar Kimball be allowed the sum of Ninety-four dollars for Keeping & Boarding Joseph Chamberlain, an insane man, & bringing [him] to Jacksonville.    $94.00
    Ordered that Herman Bloom be allowed the sum of Twenty-six dollars & Fifty-Eight cents for Jail Supplies & Supplies of insane, to wit:
  Supplies for insane persons $13.75
Supplies for Jail   12.83
Total $26.58
    Ordered that J. M. Sutton be allowed the sum of Twelve dollars and fifty cents for Constable's fees in Criminal Cases.    $12.50.
    Ordered that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars, Jailer's fees, from 5th August to 5th September 1862.    $100.00.
    Ordered that Henry Denlinger be allowed the sum of Eighty dollars for printing assessment Schedule & Exhibit of Receipts & Expenditures.    $80.00.
    Ordered that U. S. Hayden be allowed the sum of Seventy-nine dollars & ninety-five cents for Justice's fees in Criminal cases.    $79.95.
    Ordered that M. N. Stearns be allowed the sum of Two Dollars ($2.00) for services as road viewer.
    Ordered that Frederick Heber be allowed the sum of Two dollars for services as road viewer.
    Ordered that Joseph A Crain be allowed the sum of Two dollars for services as road viewer.
    Ordered that S. P. Taylor, J.P., be allowed the sum of One dollar & Seventy-five cents fees in State vs. Bailey.
    Ordered that Charles M. Bishop be allowed the sum of thirteen 50/100 dollars, Constable fees, in State vs. Bailey.
    Ordered by the Board that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of Two hundred & Sixty-nine 18/100 Dollars for Clerk's fees & Stationery
  Clerk's fees $241.40
Stationery     27.78
$269.18
    The County Clerk of Josephine County has presented to the Board an account against the County for expenses incurred on the trial of Abel George on Change of Venue and also expenses incurred in the case of Saml. Hinkley, an insane person, amounting altogether to the sum of Seven hundred & twenty-nine 33/100 dollars, which account is held under advisement until the next term of this Court.
    Now comes C. C. Beekman, Supervisor of District No. 12, and presents his account for settlement, by which it appears that the total amount of property tax
and polls collected by him amount to the sum of $595.41
And that he has disbursed thesum of 595.00
Amount of delinquent taxes not collectable 50.00
that there were 34 days labor performed by taxpayers and 100 days by Kanakas & Chinamen. Said Supervisor reports the following delinquents:
Jos. H. Davis $11.47
Angus Brown 5.65
Mat. Graser 6.60
Kenney & Hamlin 13.50
W. G. T'Vault 5.70
L. H. Zigler 5.17
    Said Supervisor claims for his services over and above his property & poll tax 12½ days labor. All of which is allowed & approved.
    Ordered by the Court that C. C. Beekman be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for services as Supervisor.  
    Now comes Eber Emery and applies to the Board of Commissioners for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart, in Ashland Precinct, which is allowed and his License assessed at the sum of Ten dollars for six months.
    Now comes P. H. Lynch and represents to the Board that he has not been able to complete the assessment of the County by the time provided by law and asks for further time in which to complete said assessment.
    The premises considered, it is ordered by the Board that further time be granted to said P. H. Lynch, Assessor, to complete the assessment of the County until the 15th day of October next.
    And the Court adjourned until Wednesday the 15th day of October next.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



September Term 1862
October 15th 1862
    Be it remembered that on this day the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met today pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk
Abram Tenbrook, Commissioner
    Ordered by the Board that S. P. Taylor be allowed the sum of Four dollars & ten cents fees as J.P. in the State vs Billy Wilson.    $4.10
    Ordered by the Board that Samuel H. Claughton be allowed the sum of Thirteen dollars and Sixty cents for Constable's fees and expenses in the State vs Billy Wilson.    $13.60
    Ordered by the Board that Granville Naylor be allowed the sum of Forty-two dollars for Rent of House for Mrs. Sarah Barneburg.    42.00.
    Now comes Lafayette Johnson and applies to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Phoenix, which is allowed and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for Six months.
    Now comes Benjamin Stephens, Irwin M. Smith and John S. Herrin, viewers heretofore appointed to assess the damages upon the petitions of Addison Ball and Rev. M. A. Williams and file their report which is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    "We, the undersigned, having been appointed by the proper authority of the County of Jackson to view and assess the damage, if any, that would accrue to Addison Ball or the Rev. M. A. Williams in consequence of the laying out and opening of a certain road named in said order, did on the 23rd day of August 1862, after being duly sworn, proceed as directed to view the premises and after examination and the taking into deliberate consideration the whole matter, would respectfully report that we believe that Addison Ball is not entitled to damages in the premises and that Rev. M. A. Williams is not entitled to damages, as we believe his farm would not be rendered less in value by the opening of said Road.
I. M. Smith
John S. Herrin
Benjamin Stephens
Phoenix, Ogn. Sept. 3rd 1862."
    Which said report being read is confirmed.
    And thereupon the Report of the Viewers made to the Board on the 8th day of July 1862, came up for final action: on consideration whereof It is ordered by the Board that the report of the Viewers in favor of Opening the road therein mentioned be and the same is hereby confirmed and the said road is hereby declared to be a public highway and Supervisors through whose District said road may pass are required to open the same and Keep it in good repair.
    Ordered that Benjamin Stephens be allowed Two dollars for services as road viewer on damages.    $2.00.
    Ordered that I. M. Smith be allowed Two dollars for services as road viewer on damages.    $2.00.
    Ordered that John S. Herrin be allowed Two dollars for services as road viewer on damages.    $2.00.
    Now on this day comes Lewis Rees and presents the petition of himself and others, praying the Board for the appointment of Viewers to view & lay out a County road "commencing at the Big Butte Creek Saw Mill, from thence to the North West corner of L. Rees' claim, from thence on the nearest and best route to the Crossing of Little Butte Creek between Westgate's house and McDaniel's Mill in view of a Bridge and from thence on the nearest and best route to Hopwood's Mill, terminating at the west end of Beall & Bellinbrook's lane, intersecting with the road that leads from Jacksonville to Fort Lane."  Which Petition being read and proof being made to the satisfaction of the Board that notices had been duly made according to Law and Bond being filed by Lewis Rees and W. J. Allen, It is ordered by the Board that L. A. Rice, Aaron Chambers and Wm. H. Merriman be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road, that they meet on the [blank] day of 
[omission] at the house of Wm. H. Merriman, the said Rice & Chambers to be sworn to discharge their duties by the said Wm. H. Merriman, and the said Merriman to be sworn by one of the others of said viewers as provided by Statute and then proceed to discharge the duties of this appointment and report their proceedings at the December Session of the Board.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



October 16th 1862
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on yesterday.
    Now at this day comes P. H. Lynch, Assessor of Jackson County and presents to the Board the Roll of his assessment of said County for the year 1862 and the said Assessment Roll having been examined by the Board is hereby accepted by the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that the following rates of taxation be and are hereby levied on the taxable property of Jackson County for the year 1862, to wit:

County Tax 9 mills on the dollar
State Tax 2 mills on the dollar
School Tax 1 mill on the dollar
Also a Poll tax of two dollars for Hospital purposes
And a Poll tax of One dollar for County purposes
    Ordered that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer up to the 5th day of October 1862.
    Ordered that P. H. Lynch be allowed the sum of Six hundred & five dollars for services as Assessor of Jackson County.
121 days self & Deputy @ $5    $605.00
    And the Board adjourned until the Third day of November 1862.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



November Session A.D. 1862
Monday, Nov. 3rd 1862
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon, met today in pursuance of adjournment, present:
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John S. Love, Commissioner
    Now comes George Long and presents his application to the Board for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Applegate, which is allowed and his license assessed at Ten dollars for six months from the 15th day of October A.D. 1862.
    Now comes J. B. Saltmarsh and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Sterlingville, which is allowed and his license assessed at the rate of $20.00 for One year from the 25th day of September so as to cover the sum of $25 deposited by him with the County Treasurer.
    Ordered by the Board that the County Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to issue County Warrants for Jurors and Witnesses for the State at the October Term 1862 of the Circuit Court.
    Ordered by the Board that Thos. F. McManus be allowed the sum of Seven dollars for 200 lbs. Flour for Mrs. Barneburg, Insane.
    Ordered the M.R. Ish be allowed the sum of Nineteen 09/100 dollars for beef for Jail up to November 1st 1862.
    Ordered that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer up to November 5th 1862.
    Ordered by the Board that Edward Wilson be and he is hereby appointed a Justice of the Peace of said County for Applegate Precinct.
    Now comes Rev. M. A. Williams, Superintendent of Common Schools, and applies to the Board for an order to sell the following School Land, to wit: The North East quarter of Section 36 in Township No. 35 South of Range No. 3 West.
    It is ordered by the Board that the said Superintendent be and he is hereby allowed to proceed to sell the said tract of land after giving legal notice of the time and place of sale, that said Sale be at the Court House door in Jacksonville on the 31st day of January, 1863, at public Auction at not less than two dollars per acre, one fourth of the purchase money to be paid on the day of sale and the remainder in three equal annual payments with interest thereon at the rate of ten percent per annum on Notes with approved security. The said Superintendent is authorized to execute a Deed to the purchaser when purchase money is paid.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clk.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
    & Prest. Board of Com.



Tuesday Morning Nov. 4/62
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Now comes Rev. M. A. Williams by his agent, Wm. Hoffman, and represents to the Board that the County Assessor had assessed his real estate to the sum of Two thousand dollars, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that said assessment is disproportionate to the value of the interest of said Williams in said real estate, It is ordered that said assessment be reduced to the sum of One thousand dollars.
    Ordered that thirty dollars is hereby appropriated to the repair & building bridges on the road between the Rockfellow Ranch and the California State line in Road District No. [blank] under the control of Byron Cole, Supervisor of said Road District.
    In the matter of the claim of Josephine County for expenses incurred on the trial of Abel George, on a change of venue from this County to Josephine County, and also for expenses incurred in relation to Samuel Hinkley, an Insane person, It is ordered by the Board that the Clerk is instructed to answer the communication of the Board of Josephine County through their Clerk of the August 28th 1862, a copy of which answer will appear on file in this office.
    And the Board now adjourn until the next Session in Course.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge and
        Prest., Board of Com.


List of Jurors fees & State Witnesses fees
allowed by the Board, November 3rd 1862
Jurors
L. J. C. Duncan $10.20
Henry R. Brown 14.00
Jackson Walker 11.60
Geo. P. Funk 10.20
John Bilger 10.20
John S. Miller 11.20
W. T. Constant 11.00
Thomas McAndrew 16.20
Michael Hanley 16.50
John S. Lacey 16.60
W. J. Plymale 16.80
Joseph H. Davis 16.50
R. Benedict 14.80
David Linn 8.20
Granville Naylor 18.60
O. D. Hoxie 15.20
William Wilson 18.80
Henry Livingston 17.00
Geo. V. Ingram 16.00
Andrew J. Coakley 7.00
Samuel E. Johnson 13.60
Joseph Pinkham 12.50
Simeon Smead 12.30
Jesse Titus 12.20
A. H. Miller 12.20
John Goff 15.00
William Heely 13.60
Jeptha Davidson 5.60
Goodwin Adams 12.20
J. F. Kellogg 11.20
H. Hackett 8.20
Wm. C. Ransom 4.60
Horace L. Ish 4.20
John O'Brien 6.20
James R. Wade 4.20
Witnesses
H. P. Deskins 4.00
Wm. Kahler 3.60
C. W. Kahler 3.60
George Kahler 3.60
John Hodson 4.00
Simeon Smead 2.30
Alfred Carter 2.30
California John 2.30
John Bennett 2.30
Morgan W. Davis 2.20
Thomas Mitchell (certificate) 21.60
D. Wm. Douthitt 16.20
T. D. Jewett 21.60
Frank Oaks 21.60
R. S. Jewett 21.60
John O'Brien 18.00
James Hurd 8.60
Henry Myers 10.40
F. B. Sprague 11.00
Omer Saltmarsh (certificate) 11.00
John B. Roberts 11.40
Edward Merrifield 11.20
Aaron Green 13.20
Edwin Green 13.20
Noel White 11.00
John B. Sifers 6.20
Abram Bowman 7.60
Israel S. Jones 8.00
W. W. Fowler 4.00
Titus B. Willard 9.20
H. P. Deskins 10.40
Morris Mensor 2.20
Thomas Chavner 10.40
John McLaughlin 6.20
Charles Williams 8.20
Harvey Allen 2.20
James T. Glenn 2.20
Pat. McManus 2.20
David Linn 2.20
L. Sachs 2.20
A. H. Miller 2.20
L. S. Thompson 2.20
George P. Funk 2.20
Samuel Fox 6.20
William Hesse 2.20
Henry Klippel 6.20
William Boyer 4.20
John L. Badger 4.20
Addison Helms 2.20
John S. Drum 2.20
U. S. Hayden 2.20
Michael Hanley 2.20
John Grow 2.20
O. D. Hoxie 3.20
J. P. Parker 3.00
Irwin M. Smith 3.60


December Session 1862
Monday, Dec. 1st 1862
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met today in regular Session.
Present Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
A. Tenbrook and
John S. Love, Commissioners

And Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk
    Now comes John Watson, supervisor of Road District No. 6, and presents his account for settlement, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District except those who were absent and who are returned as delinquent. Also reports having collected $5.50 in Cash, which is paid over to the Clerk for the benefit of said District, said Supervisor claims nothing for extra services, all of which is approved by the Board.
Delinquents, Road District No. 6
  Haskel Amy 2 days work & tax $6.11
W. M. Hughes 2 days work & tax 2.35
S. D. Howard 2 days work & tax 1.76
Miller, John X. 2 days work & tax 4.61
    Now comes H. P. Deskins and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Evansville, Dardanelles Precinct, which is granted and his license assessed at the sum of Twenty-five dollars for One year from the 17th day of November 1862.
    Now comes James Miller, Supervisor of Road District No. 19 and presents his account for settlement, by which it appears that he has worked the hands in his District and also the property tax; that he had collected the sum of Nine dollars on property tax which sum he expended for labor on the roads in his District. Said Supervisor claims services for seven days over and above his own labor and taxes.
    Ordered by the Board that James Miller be allowed the sum of Fourteen dollars for services as Supervisor.    $14.00.
    Now comes William Bilger and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at or near the forks of Jackson Creek, which is allowed, and his license assessed at fifteen dollars for Six months.
    Now comes S. P. Dean and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Willow Springs, which is allowed and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for Six months from the 5th December 1862.
    Now comes M. H. Kimball & Co., and apply for license to sell spirituous (liquors) in quantities less than One quart at Jewett's quartz Mill, which is allowed and his license assessed at twenty dollars for one year from the 6th Dec. 1862. Deposit made Oc. 8th in the name of R. S. Jewett and after deducting $5 for Jewett's time, balance applied to Kimball's license.
    Now comes Andrew Stumpf and files his application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart near the forks of Jackson Creek, which is allowed and his license at twenty-five dollars for ten months from the 26th day of November 1862.
    Ordered that L. A. Rice be allowed Six dollars for services as Road Viewer.
    Ordered that Wm. H. Merriman be allowed Six dollars for services as road viewer.
    Now come L. A. Rice and Wm. H. Merriman, viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County road from the Saw mill on Big Butte Creek to Hopwood's Mill, file their report, which report is read the first time today.
    Now comes A. S. Moon, Supervisor of Road District No. 20, and presents his report, from which it appears that he had worked but a part of the hands in his District and showing the following delinquents; also that he had collected no money as Supervisor.
Delinquents
  J. M. Debenger 2 days & Tax 1.79 $5.79
J. B. Dickinson 1.02 1.02
C. Gall 1 day & Tax .20 2.20
J. Hanrahan 1 day & tax .46 2.46
E. Kimball 2.26
I. Kimball 1 day & Tax .62 2.62
J. Leslie 1 day & Tax .66 2.66
J. Pankey 2 days & Tax 1.12 5.12
E. C. Pelton 6.47 6.47
L. A. Smith 1 day & Tax .38 2.38
J. H. Smith 2 days & Tax .37 4.37
J. Savage 1.13 1.13
L. Goodell 3.35
J. A. Jackson .48
D. Johnson 1 day & Tax .10 2.10
L. Winton 1 day & Tax .20 2.20
J. Esslinger 2 days & Tax .34 4.34
Wm. Burke 1 day & Tax 2.51 4.51
J. H. Bledsoe .61 .61
C. Wright 1 day & Tax 2.00
G. Wilson 2 days & Tax 4.00
R. Hadley 2 days & Tax 4.00
R. Doggett 1 day & Tax .16 2.16
W. S. Gale 1 day & Tax 2.00
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clk. A.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge
        & Pres. Bd.



Tuesday, December 2nd 1862
    The Board met pursuant to adjournment; present the same as yesterday.
    The Report of L. A. Rice and Wm. H. Merriman, two of the viewers heretofore appointed to view & lay out a County road from the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek to Hopwood's Mill, was read a second time today, which report is as follows, to wit:
"To the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon:
    Your appointment to us as Road viewers made the 15th ult. directing us to view a certain route in order to [omission] the location of a road come to hand, we were sworn as directed on the 25th at Wm. H. Merriman's, J.P. and on the following Thursday rode over to the Big Butte Mill. On Friday 31st commenced the examination and make the report: Commenced at the Saw Mill on Big Butte, taking the old Road, ascended to the south for about one mile, leave the old road, turn to the right Keeping the present traveled road, descend to south west along the side of the Mountain to gap, down the gap (southerly) to the bed of Coral Creek, cross, ascend to quartz rock gulch, crossing several dry branches, leaving Harpole's Lick on the left and the old Harpole Cabin on the right, still following the present traveled road, cross over from the head of quartz rock gulch to the head of Reese Creek, following the road down the creek to near Rees' claim, then leaving the road (which turns to the left) strike straight across the point of a small hill to the northwest corner of said claim; at this place, trees are blazed; following a section (or Town surveyed) line to where the line strikes the road, thence following the road to the lane between Matthews and McDaniels to the road running up Little Butte, up the road to within about 100 yards of McDaniel's Mill; this point we designate as the place for a Bridge, following down the Creek on the South West side along the bank to the Westgate Lane; take the old road, follow the old road to the top of the Hill southwesterly of Charles Linkswalter's; then leave the old road and follow the newly traveled road to Hopwood's Mill, crossing the Creek, Race, $c. on the usually traveled route through the Lane between Hopwood & Constant, follow the road to the Lane between Beall & Bro. & Bellinbrook to the road leading from Jacksonville to Fort Lane. We give it as our opinion that the Road if located would be altogether practicable and of public utility. Respectfully submitted,
L. A. Rice
Wm. H. Merriman
    Viewers
Jackson Co., Ogn. Nov. 1862
P.S. Mr. Chambers did not attend.
P.S. The Country from the Mill to where the road leaves Reese Creek is hilly, if not mountainous timber, fir, pine, cedar, $c. from Reese Creek to the termination quite level, soil mostly granite.
L. A. Rice
Wm. H. Merriman"
Which report is accepted & confirmed & said road established as a Public Highway.
    Now comes Alexander French and presents the petition of himself and others, praying the Board to enlarge the Boundaries of Road District No. 18 so as to include the claim of L. A. Rice, Isaac Constant and others, which said petition being read is laid over until the next meeting of the Board.
    Now comes D. Wm. Douthill and presents his bill for services as Prosecuting Attorney before U. S. Hayden, J.P., and it appearing to the Board that the charges are not in accordance with the Statute, it is ordered by the Board the following sums be allowed said Douthill for his said services, to wit:
    Fees for prosecuting Billy Wilson for petty larceny, ten dollars, and also in the Habeas Corpus case five dollars, making $15.00 instead of $40.00 charges in his bill.
    Ordered by the Board that P. Fehely be allowed Seventy-five dollars on his bill for boarding Hanley, a Pauper.
    Ordered that the sum of twenty-five dollars be issued to John S. Love for the purpose of procuring clothing for Hanley, a Pauper.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & Pr. Bd.



Wednesday, December 3rd 1862
    The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present the same as yesterday.
    Whereas the following described land, heretofore taken as School Land, has reverted to the Government, and the said land having been sold by the Superintendent of Common Schools to J. C. Tolman, to wit:
The N.E. ¼ of N.W. ¼
N.W. ¼ of N.E. ¼ and
W. fl. ½ N.E. ¼ of N.E. ¼, Sec. 14, T. 39 S., R. 1 E.
Containing 94 34/100 acres, and the said J. C. Tolman having paid the one fourth of the purchase money amounting to Forty-seven 17/100 dollars & also executed his note for the sum of $141.51 and the Superintendent having certified that said land had reverted to the Government, It is therefore ordered by the Board that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to surrender said note to the said J. C. Tolman and also to refund to him the said sum of $47 17/100 out of any money that may come to his hands arising from the sale of School Lands.
    Ordered that H. Denlinger be allowed the sum of Thirty-two dollars for advertising & Printing up to Oct. 18th 1862.
    Ordered that David Linn be allowed the sum of Two dollars & seventy cents for lumber for Jail per Sutton.    $2.70.
    Ordered that David Linn be allowed the sum of One hundred and forty-nine 20/100 dollars for percentage on State taxes.    $149.20/100.
    Ordered that James Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer from Nov. [blank] to Dec. 5th 1862.    $100.00.
    Ordered that Frank Burtchel be allowed Twenty-one 50/100 dollars for meals for Jurors in Case of State vs. Williams.    $21.50.
    Ordered by the Board that Max Müller be allowed the sum of Eighty-Eight 15/100 for supplies for Jail up to 29th November 1862.    $88 15/100. 
    Ordered by the Board that Bradbury & Wade be allowed the sum of Thirty-four dollars for supplies furnished to Mrs. Barneburg, a County Charge.    $34.00
    Ordered by the Board that Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk, be allowed the sum of Four hundred & Sixty-four 99/100 dollars for Auditor's fees & Stationery for Courts and Offices.
  Clerk's fees $430.12
Stationery (3.49)     34.87
$464.99
    Whereas the County Clerk, under the belief that the law passed by the last legislature levying an additional State tax of One Mill and a poll tax of One dollar would be required, the same to be paid with the taxes of 1862, has added the same to the State taxes of 1862; and whereas said additional State tax is not required to be paid until 1863, Therefore It is ordered by the Board that the said tax of one Mill and poll tax of One dollar be added to the levy heretofore made for County purposes and that the same be collected as County tax, making the County tax ten mills on the dollar and a poll tax of two dollars for County purposes.
    Now at this day comes William Contner, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, and presents his report for settlement--by which it appears that said Supervisor had only worked a part of his hands and returns the following delinquents:

Alexander French 1 day & tax .76
Saml. M. Hall tax .51
Seth Hall tax .13
Stephen J. Henderson 2 days & tax .90
Samuel Laporte 1.13
Geo. W. Mace 1 day
Asa Parker 1 day & tax .91
    And the said Supervisor having heretofore received in County Warrants the sum of twenty dollars towards repairing a bridge in his District and not having used said Warrants for said repairs now surrenders the same to the Board and thereupon It is ordered that the said County Warrants remain in the hands of the Clerk for the purpose of being used for some future appropriation for repairs of Bridges.
    Ordered that William Contner be allowed the sum of Twenty-six dollars for serving as Supervisor of said District.    $26.00
    Now comes A. V. Gillette, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, and presents his report by which it appears that he has worked the hands in this District with the exception of those returned delinquent and claims for his services Thirty-eight dollars.
Delinquents
Daniel Chapman $1.85
J. P. Roberts Paid 2.42
John H. Taylor 4.38
E. F. Walker Paid 6.26
Minus Walker 4.23
Giles Wells Junior Paid $2.55 4.50
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be allowed the sum of Thirty-Eight dollars for services as Supervisor of Road District No. 1.    $38.00.
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be continued as Supervisor until the 2nd of January next.
    And the Board adjourned until the 2nd day of January next.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge &
        Prst. Board


Dec. Session
Jacksonville January 2nd 1863
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met today pursuant to adjournment; present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, Co. Judge
Abram Tenbrook & John S. Love, Commissioners, and
Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk
when the following proceedings were had.
    Now comes S. Clark Taylor, Supervisor of Road District No. 22, and files his report, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District, except those returned as delinquent in whole or in part, and that he had served as Supervisor over and above his own personal labor and property tax, two days and one half--for which he is entitled to receive pay.
Delinquents
Frank Matthews $  1.52
J. Crawford & Bro. 5.94
Wm. Matthews 12.00
P. Ivory & Brothers 8.26
    Ordered that S. Clark Taylor be allowed Five dollars for his services as Supervisor.
    Now comes T. R. Magruder, Supervisor of Road District No. 23, and files his report, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his district, except such as paid money instead of labor; that he had collected in cash $58.00 and that he had expended for repairing Bridges, etc. 50.00, leaving balance in his hands 8.00 belonging to said District.
    Also that he had served as supervisor five days over and above his personal labor and road tax for which he is entitled to pay.
    Ordered that T. R. Magruder be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for his services as Supervisor.    $10.00.
    Now at this day comes N. C. Dean, Supervisor of Road District No. 10, and files his report, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District except those returned delinquent; that he had collected money to the amount of Eighty-five 50/100 dollars and that he had expended in labor, etc. the sum of Eighty-eight 50/100 dollars, leaving three dollars due him from the District; that he had served as Supervisor over and above his personal labor and road tax twenty-seven days, for which he is entitled to pay.

Delinquents in Road District No. 10
James Kilgore 3 days or $6.00
Wm. T. Leever 1½ days or 3.00
    Ordered that N. C. Dean be allowed the sum of Fifty-four dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Now comes Wm. Kahler, Gilbert Middagh & Arthur Wilson, viewers of a County Road near Dardanelles on the South side of Rogue River across Chavner's Bridge to intersect the County road on the North side of Rogue River, present their report which was read a first time today.
    Now comes Jacob Wagner, Supervisor of Road District No. 2, and files his report by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District and that he claims nothing for his services.
    Ordered that Jacob Wagner, Supervisor, be allowed the sum of Nine dollars for lumber furnished for his District.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clock.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



Dec. Sess.
Saturday, January 3rd 1863
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present the same as yesterday.
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be allowed the sum of Twenty-two 75/100 for Lumber for bridges in Road District No. 1.    $22.75.
    Ordered that A. V. Gillette be allowed the sum of twelve dollars for services as Supervisor of Road District No. 1 up to Jany. 2nd 1863.    $12.00.
    Now comes D. M. Gault and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Logtown, which is allowed and his license assessed at ten dollars for six months.
    Now at this day comes Kaspar Kubli and applies for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Applegate which is granted and his license assessed at fifteen dollars for 6 months.
    Ordered that Wm. Kahler, Gilbert Middagh and Arthur Wilson be each allowed the sum of two dollars for services as road viewer.
    The report of Wm. Kahler, Gilbert Middagh and Arthur Wilson, viewers heretofore appointed to view a certain County road near Dardanelles and across Rogue River at Chavner's Bridge, to intersect a County Road on the North side of Rogue River, was read a second time today, and is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    "September 2nd 1862
    "We, the viewers appointed to view and lay out a County road in Dardanelles Precinct, from the County road on the South side of Rogue River to intersect the County road on the North side of Rogue River at the North end of Chavner's Bridge, beg leave to report as follows: We believe that the said route to be a good location for a road and a necessary one for the public travel; therefore, we proceeded to view and lay out a road as follows: Commenced at a Pine tree about 16 inches through, marked with two notches with an Ax standing on the South side of the County road (on the South side of R. River) about ¼ of a mile South East of the Town of Dardanelles, thence along the now traveled road to a point near the East corner of the Hotel at Dardanelles, thence North East along the now traveled road to the Bridge across Rogue River and to intersect the County road on the north side of said River. 
Wm. Kahler
Gilbert Middagh
Arthur Wilson"
Submitted & Sworn to before me this 2nd day of September, 1862
Geo. M. Harris, J.P.
    And there being no remonstrance to said road or petition for review or for damages, It is ordered by the Board that the said road be and the same is hereby established as a public highway and that same be Kept in good repair by the Supervisor of said District, and that the said report of said viewers be in all things confirmed.
    Now comes Allen Lee, Supervisor of Road District No. 3, and presents his Report for settlement of his account, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his district except those returned delinquent; that he had expended for lumber for bridges in said District the sum of Fifty-four 25/100 dollars and collected the sum of twenty-four dollars which was applied to said bill of lumber, leaving balance due said Supervisor on said lumber the sum of Thirty 25/100 dollars; Supervisor also claims for his services forty-two dollars for 21 days attendance as such Supervisor.

Delinquents in Road District No. 3
O. D. Hoxie Delinquent 3½ days $  7.00
Halleck, S. F. Delinquent 2 days 4.00
Low, John Delinquent 2 days 4.00
Oatman, Harvey B. Delinquent 5½ days 11.00
    Ordered that Allen Lee be allowed the sum of Thirty 25/100 dollars for lumber furnished for bridges in District No. 3.    $30.25.
    Ordered that Allen Lee be allowed the sum of Forty-two dollars for services as Supervisor.    $42.00.
    Now comes S. P. Taylor and presents to the Board his resignation as Justice of the Peace of Eden Precinct on account of failing health; upon consideration whereof, It is ordered by the Board that the said resignation be accepted.
    The Petition of S. P. Taylor, S. Colver and others for the appointment of Wm. Burhans as Justice of the Peace for Eden Precinct and also the Petition of E. E. Chapin and others for the appointment of Allen Lee to the same office were presented to the Board, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that a majority of the petitioners were in favor of the appointment of Wm. Burhans as Justice of the Peace in place of S. P. Taylor, resigned,
    It is therefore considered and ordered by the Board that William Burhans be and he is hereby appointed Justice of the Peace for Eden Precinct.
    Now comes John Williams and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Farmers Flat, Jacksonville Precinct, which is allowed and his license assessed at ten dollars for 6 months.
     Now comes John S. Herrin, Supervisor of Road District No. 4 and presents his report for settlement by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District except those returned delinquent; and that he served 5 days as Supervisor over and above his personal labor and property tax.
Delinquents
John Bowen $1.45
Samuel Bowen 2 days & 1.10
Wm. M. Griffin 2 days & 2.22
James Hamlin 2 days & 7.66
    Same 1860 5 days
    Same 1861 10 days
    Ordered that John S. Herrin be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for his services as Supervisor of Road District No. 4.    $10.00.
    Ordered that L. S. Thompson be allowed the sum of Seven dollars and fifty cents for fees as Coroner on inquest held on the body of Humphrey.    $7.50
    Ordered that Morgan W. Davis be allowed the sum of Two dollars and ninety cents for Constable's fees on inquest on the body of Humphrey.
    Ordered that the following Jurors be allowed fees on inquest on the body of Humphrey, to wit:

A. Helms $2.00
W. Boyce 2.00
James R. Poole 2.00
George Hanson 2.00
John X. Miller 2.00
John Pierson 2.00
Also Witnesses
John Pierson 1.50
John Atkinson 1.50
David Morris 1.50
Dr. G. W. Greer 1.50
    Ordered that Louis Horne be allowed the sum of Seventeen dollars for Meals for Jurors & Rooms & lights.    $17.00.
    Ordered that Jeanne De Roboam be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for Board, Room & Lodging for Crazy Frenchman & Keeper 1 Week    $25.00.
    Ordered that Granville Naylor be allowed the sum of Twelve 33/100 dollars for rent of House in Gasburg for Mrs. Barneburg (use of W. Hoffman).    $12.33.
    Ordered that Granville Naylor be allowed the sum of Four dollars and seventeen cents for rent as above.    4.17.
    Ordered that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Three hundred and ten & 10/100 dollars for fees as Sheriff.    $310.10 up to Nov. 1st 1862.
    E. D. Foudray is allowed by the Board the sum of Eight dollars and twenty-five cents for Bacon for Mrs. Barneburg. (Insane Pauper)    $8.25.
    Ordered that Allen Lee be and he is hereby allowed the sum of Eight dollars and Seventy-five cents for wood furnished to Mrs. Barneburg, insane Pauper.    $8.75.
    Ordered that Sachs Bros. be allowed the sum of Thirty-six dollars and thirty cents for bill of clothing for Hanley, a Pauper.    $36.30.
    Deduct amt. issued to J. S. Love for same.    $25.00
    Due    $11.30
    Ordered that William Hoffman be allowed the sum Sixty dollars and fifty cents for money advanced for Marriage Record, Licenses and Certificates.    $60.50.
    Ordered that the County Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to procure a suitable Record in which to record the Marriage certificates already recorded in  a small book and that he receive as a compensation twenty-five cents for each certificate.
    Ordered that Love & Bilger be allowed the sum of Twenty-One dollars and fifty cents for supplies for Jail &c.    $21.50.
    Ordered that Wintjen & Helms be allowed the sum of Fourteen dollars for Bread furnished the Jail.    $14.00.
    Ordered that Patrick Fehely be allowed the sum of Fifty-one dollars for boarding Hanley, a Pauper, up to the 4th January 1863.    $51.00.
    Ordered that David Linn be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for Coffin and digging Grave for Pauper.    $25.00.
    Now comes J. B. White, Supervisor of Road District No. 7, and presents his report for settlement, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District except those returned delinquent; that he had furnished Lumber for said District to the Amt. of Thirty dollars and Hauling for Team two days, ten dollars, which latter sum is due him from the District. Also claims 10 days services as Supervisor. It is therefore
    Ordered that J. B. White be allowed the sum of Thirty dollars for Lumber for Bridges in Road District No. 7.
    Ordered that J. B. White be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Ordered by the Court that the School Superintendent of this County be and he is authorized to advertise and offer for sale the following described tracts of land, to wit: The South East qr. Sec. 36, T. 35 S., R. 3 W., Sec. 16 T. 38 S., R. 1 West (except such part or portion on which there are valid claims) N ½ S. 36 T. 39 S. of R. 1 E. and that said lands be sold in forty-acre tracts or lots in accordance with the requirements of the Statute; that the terms of said sale be One-fourth cash in hand on the day of sale and the remainder to be secured by notes with approved security, said sale to be on the 14th day of March, A.D. 1863.
    And the Board adjourned until Monday morning, the 5th day of January, 1863.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



Dec. Sess.
Monday, January 5th 1863
    Now comes Thomas F. Beall, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, and presents his report for settlement, by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his district, that there are no delinquents and that he had no money on hand belonging to the said District; that he had served three days as Supervisor over and above his personal labor and property tax of himself & his Brother, for which he is entitled to compensation.
    Ordered that Thomas F. Beall be allowed the sum of Six dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Now comes R. L. Ferguson and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous Liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Dardanelles which is allowed and his License assessed at Fifteen dollars for six months.
    Now comes Samuel Phillips, Supervisor of Road District No. 17, and files his Report for settlement, by which it appears that he had performed labor as Supervisor over and above his personal labor & property tax two days, that he has in his hands money collected, ten dollars and eighty-nine cents, which is due said District.
    Ordered that Samuel Phillips be allowed the sum of Four dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Ordered that Louis Herling be allowed the sum of Two dollars and fifty cents for repairing Lock for Jail.
    Ordered that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer for 1 Month to the 5th January 1863.
    Ordered by the Board that the Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to issue to C. C. Beekman, as Agent for the County, a sum of Money in County Warrant not exceeding Five hundred dollars as a contingent fund to be used on Pauper account & for insane persons.
    Now at this day comes Wiley Packer and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Farmers Flat, Jacksonville Precinct, which is allowed and his license assessed at ten dollars for 6 months.
    Ordered that the several Road Districts in Jackson County be bounded and established as follows, to wit:
District No. 1.
    To include the North tier of Sections in Township No. 40 South of Range No. 2 East and all of Township No. 39 South of Range 2 East and all of Township No. 39 South or Range 2 East and Township No. 39 South of Range 1 East to the center of section No. 5.
District No. 2.
    The west half of Sections Nos. 5 & 6 in Township No. 39 South of Range No. 1 East and all of Township No. 38 South of Range No. 1 East and two tiers of sections off of the East side of Township No. 38 South of Range 1 West.
District No. 3.
    All of Township No. 38 South of Range 1 West, excepting the two tiers of sections on the east side of said township embraced in District No. 2 and also to include the center of Sec. No. 1 in Township No. 38 S. of Range 2 West.
District No. 4.
    Commences at the center of the east tier of sections in Township No. 38 S. of Range 2 West and includes the next three tiers of sections west and also includes the following claims H. & M. Bellinger, Joseph Satterfield, Jos. H. Davis, H. S. Overbeck, A. Tenbrook, J. Hargrove, J. S. Lacy, Isaac Vandorn and extending to and including Edward Bellinger's claims and west to the East line of the Corporation of Jacksonville.
District No. 5.
    Embraces the following claims: Rev. M. A. Williams, Wm. Wright, Wm. Justus, S. M. Wait, R. B. Packard, Mrs. Butler, Joseph Pinkham, Rev. John F. Gray, A. B. Overbeck, Frederick Heber and John R. Tice.
District No. 6.
    Commences at the North line of the Corporation of Jacksonville and extending Northwardly & Eastwardly and including the following claims, James R. Poole, Michael Hanley, Ish Bros., John R. Ross, Aaron Chambers--Beall & Bro., Angel's estate, and J. H. Billenbrock.
District No. 7.
    Embraces the following claims L.A. Rice, Jesse Robinson, Wm. H. Merriman, Plymale Bros., Isaac Constant, Thos. Hopwood, Wm. Contner, Alexander French, G. W. Mace, Saml. Hall, Seth Hall, John S. Miller and S. J. Henderson.
District No. 8.
    Commences at the North line of the Corporation of Jacksonville and includes the following claims James N. T. Miller, William Bybee, James Kilgore, Johnson & Elder, R. C. Armstrong, Granville Sears, W. T. Leever, N. C. Dean, T. B. Willard and Huston Claim.
District No. 9.
    Embraces all of Township No. 36 South of Range No. 2 West lying South of Rogue River.
District No. 10.
    Commences at the North line of the Huston claim (Willow Springs) and extends down Rogue River to the mouth of Galls Creek.
District No. 11.
    Commences at the Mouth of Galls Creek and extends down Rogue River on the South side to the west boundary of the County and also includes hands at and about Jewett's Quartz Mill.
District No. 12.
    Commences at the West boundary of the County on the North side of Rogue River and extends up Rogue River to Hunter's Ferry.
District No. 13.
    Extends from Hunter's Ferry on the North side of Rogue River, up said River to the center of Sardine Creek.
District No. 14.
    Embraces all of Township No. 36 South of R. No. 2 West, lying north of Rogue River and all that part of Township No. 36 South of R. 3 W. North of Rogue River and east of the center of Sardine Creek.
District No. 15.
    Embraces the four eastern tiers of Sections in Township No. 37 South of Range 1 West and Sections 1, 2, & 3 in Township No. 38 S. of Range 1 W.
District No. 16.
    Embraces all of Township No. 36 South of Range No. 1 West and claims North thereof.
District No. 17.
    East of the Meridian line between Township No. 35 & 36 South; also Antelope Creek and also the road leading to Big Butte Creek to a point at or near Griffin's ranch near the summit of the mountain.
District No. 18.
    From a point near the summit of the Mountain on the road leading to the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek and including Griffin's Ranch and extending to the said Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek.
District No. 19.
    Extends from the West boundary of the County and up Applegate on both sides to the West line of George Long's claim.
District No. 20.
    Extending from the west line and including George Long's claim up Applegate and including M. H. Drake's claim and also the Road towards Jacksonville to and including the claim of Charles Dumaille.
District No. 21.
    Includes all on the headwaters of the right and left hand forks of Jackson Creek, the head of Missouri Gulch and Poormans Creek on both sides to Dumaille's Ranch and also across to Kerr's (Berry) Ranch to the East line of the Corporation of Jacksonville.
District No. 22.
    Commencing at the intersection of the Palmer Creek and Sterlingville roads and terminating where the road intersects the Crescent City road near Bishop's Ranch; Also the road leading down Applegate to the Crescent City road and including the Bridge across the north fork of Applegate Creek on the ranch of U. S. Hayden excluding the claim of M. H. Drake from this District.
District No. 23.
    Commencing at the left hand fork of Applegate Creek and terminating at the headwaters of Sterling Creek so as to include Sterlingville and the claims of Staib & Graupner.
District No. 24.
    Commences at the mouth of Palmer Creek and terminates at the intersection of said Roads with the Sterlingville road.
District No. 25.
    Commences at the south line of Section 9 in Township No. 40 South of Range 2 East to the boundary Line between Oregon and California.
    Ordered by the Board that the following named Supervisors be and they are hereby appointed for the respective Road Districts named for the ensuing year.
District No.   1    C. F. Blake
District No.   2    Isaac Wagner
District No.   3    John G. Van Dyke
District No.   4    Jos. Satterfield
District No.   5    Fred. Heber
District No.   6    Michael Hanley
District No.   7    Wm. J. Allen
District No.   8    Titus B. Willard
District No.   9    Wm. Kahler
District No. 10    Jackson Walker
District No. 11    T. R. Magruder
District No. 12    William Hunter
District No. 13    J. B. White
District No. 14    A.S. Moon
District No. 15    J. LaTourette
District No. 16    Levi Tinkham
District No. 17    James Miller
District No. 18    John Stout
District No. 19    R. Benedict
District No. 20    M. H. Drake
District No. 21    Thos. Thompson
District No. 22    Justus Wells
District No. 23    Samuel Phillips
District No. 24    Thomas Wright
District No. 25    Byron Cole
    Now comes Stephen Cantrall and applies to the Board for a Peddler's License which is allowed and his license assessed at ten dollars for three months.
    Now comes Nicholas A. Young, Supervisor of Road District No. 9, and presents his report for settlement by which it appears that he has worked all the hands in his District and that he worked three days as supervisor of said District over & above his personal labor and property tax. Said Supervisor also returns a County Warrant for forty-five dollars heretofore issued to him for lumber for Bridge across Dry Creek, not having used the sum.
    Ordered that Nicholas A. Young be allowed Eight dollars for services as Supervisor.
    Now comes P. H. Lynch, Assessor of said County, and files his statement setting forth that a mistake had been made in the Schedule of the property assessed against Wintjen and Helms of Seven thousand One hundred dollars and also in the Schedule of the property assessed against John Neuber of three thousand four hundred dollars and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that the said errors occurred in adding the sum total in each case to the amount of the schedule, thus making a double assessment in each case and the said Wintjen & Helms having paid their taxes, It is ordered by the Board that the taxes to the amount of said error be refunded to said Wintjen & Helms and that a deduction of the amount of the error be made in the Assessment of the said John Neuber.
    Now comes John Hailey and applies to the Board for the renewal of his Ferry License across Rogue River from the 6th day of May, 1862, at which time the license of E. C. Pelton expired and it appearing to the Board that the said Hailey had been absent during the summer which prevented him from renewing said License, It is ordered by the Board that the said John Hailey be entitled to a Ferry License from the 6th day of May 1862 and that said license be at the rate of ten dollars per annum.
    Ordered by the Board that Rev. M. A. Williams, Superintendent of Common Schools, be and he is hereby authorized to offer the following School Lands for sale, to wit: The South East quarter of Section 36 in Township 35 South of Range 3 West; Also so much of section 16 in Township 38 S. of Range 1 W. not covered with valid claims to be sold in 40 acre lots. Also the north half of section 36 in Township 39 S. of Range One East, also to be sold in 40 acre Lots; said sales to be for Cash on hand on the day of sale for one-fourth of the purchase money and the remainder to be secured by Notes with approved security payable in three equal annual payments bearing interest from day of sale at ten percent per annum. And legal notice to be given of the time and place of sale.
    Now comes James Miller and presents the Petition of himself and others praying for an appropriation by the Board of One hundred and thirty-five dollars out of the County Treasury to aid in building a bridge across Little Butte Creek at James Miller's Ranch and also furnishing the specifications & plans of said Bridge and also proposing to provide the balance necessary to build said bridge according to the plan and specifications mentioned in said petition on consideration whereof, It is ordered by the Board that the said petition for said appropriation be granted on the following conditions:
    The said James Miller is hereby appointed Commissioner to advertise and let the building of said Bridge to the lowest bidder according to specifications, provided that the contractor shall take the subscriptions of the Citizens on his responsibility as a part of his pay for building said Bridge and when the said Bridge shall be completed according to the proposed plan in a good substantial manner to the satisfaction of the said Commissioner, who shall certify the same to the Board, then and in that case, the sum of One hundred and thirty-five dollars will be allowed by the Board towards the payment of said Bridge, in County Warrants on the Treasurer. 
Plan & Specifications.
    A double Bent on each shore planked deep and filled with rock. Span of 45 feet. 5 Stringers 10 by 14 inches at each end and 10 by 18 in the center; 5 Shore stringers on each shore 10 by 14 inches; Covered with 2 inch plank 12 feet long, strapped down & tied railing & bridged in the center.
Estimates.
Amt. of square Timbers 955 feet $114.60
Sawed lumber 96.00
Framing bridge 40.00
Felling Bents     20.00
$270.60
    Ordered that Wm. Kahler be allowed Two dollars for his services as road viewer.
    Ordered that Gilbert Middagh be allowed Two dollars for his services as road viewer.
    Ordered that Arthur Wilson be allowed Two dollars for his services as road viewer.
    And Court adjourned until the next regular session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



March Special Session
[March 2nd 1863]
    Be it remembered that on the second day of March, A.D. 1863, the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County & State of Oregon met in Special Session, Present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John S. Love & Abram Tenbrook, Commissioners
Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk
    Ordered by the Board that so much of the order made by the Board on the 3rd of January 1863 authorizing the Superintendent of Common Schools to advertise & sell the South East quarter of Section 36 in Township No. 35 South of Range No. 3 West, be and the same is hereby revoked.
    The revocation is made on the ground that James Leslie, the occupant of said Land, has filed his protest against the sale of the same until his claim for the same shall be decided upon before the proper Officer at Washington.
    Ordered by the Board that Isaac Skeeters be allowed the sum of Six dollars for services as Constable in trying to Arrest Henry Blecher, an insane person, for shooting Lewis Rees.    $6.00.
    Ordered that Alexander Martin be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for work on Jail door.    $10.00.
    Ordered that Louis Horne be allowed the sum of Fifteen dollars for refreshments for Jury.    $15.00.
    Ordered that John Orth be allowed the sum of Fifty-seven dollars and eighty-eight cents for Beef furnished for Jail.    $57.88.
    Ordered that J. M. Sutton be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for services as Jailer from January 5th to March 5th 1863.    $200.00. 
    Ordered by the Board that S. P. Taylor be allowed the sum of Four dollars for flour furnished Mrs. Sarah Barneburg and also the sum of Twenty dollars for services as Guardian of said Sarah Barneburg, an insane person.    $24.00.

    Ordered by the Board that Bradbury & Wade be allowed the sum of Sixty-five dollars and Ninety-five cents for supplies furnished Mrs. Sarah Barneburg, an insane person.    $65.95
    Ordered by the Board that Herman Bloom be allowed the sum of Thirty-nine dollars and Eighty-seven cents.    $39.87.

Jail supplies $32.37
Insane 7.50
    Ordered by the Board that Max Müller be allowed the sum of One hundred and One 12/100 dollars.
Jail supplies $82.62
Prisoner, Riley     18.50
$101.12
    Ordered that Robert G. Cook be allowed the sum of Five dollars for hauling Lumber and repairing bridge Herrins' Lane.
    And the Board [adjourned] to next regular Session.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



April Session A.D. 1863
    Be it remembered that on Monday, the 6th day of April, A.D. 1863, the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon met in regular Session, Present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John S. Love, Abram Tenbrook, Commissioners
And Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Now comes Lewis Levy and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in Forest Grove Precinct which is allowed and his license assessed at $15 dollars for 6 months from January 1st 1863.
    Now comes Thomas Curry and presents the petition of Thomas H. Fielder, George Magerle and others praying for the appointment of Viewers to view and lay out a County road "Commencing at the crossing of Wards Creek near the mouth and running from thence to Fielder's Ranch on Evans' Creek, thence to Montgomery's Ranch on Pleasant Creek, thence to Ditch Creek and thence up Ditch Creek crossing the Divide to Grave Creek and to the dividing line between Josephine and Jackson Counties" and proof having been made that notices had been posted of the presentation of said petition and bond having been filed according to law, It is therefore ordered by the Board that Fredk. Birdseye, John Breeden and T. R. Magruder be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for, that they meet at the house of E. Magruder, Esquire, J.P., on the [blank] day of 
[blank], be qualified and proceed to the discharge of the duties of this appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at its next regular Session to be held on the first Monday in July next.
    And the Board adjourn until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clock.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
    & Pres. Bd. of Co. Comm.



Tuesday morning, Apl. 7th 1863
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Ordered by the Board that Chauncey Nye be and he is hereby appointed a Justice of the peace for Table Rock Precinct, to serve until his successor is elected and qualified.
    Ordered by the Board that Sachs Bros. be allowed Six dollars & Seventy-five cts. for clothing, &c. for Insane man.    $6.75.
    Ordered that J. M. Sutton be allowed One hundred dollars for services as Jailer from March 5th to April 5th.
    Whereas on the 3rd day of January, 1863, of the December Session 1862, an order was made by the Board Authorizing the Superintendent of Common Schools to sell certain School lands, among others, the land in Sec. 16, T. 38 S., Range 1 West except so much thereof as may be covered by valid claims; and whereas a mistake was made in advertising said land, describing it as Section 36 instead of section 16, whereby the said Superintendent was prevented from offering the same for sale. And the said Superintendent comes and asks the Board to make an order for the sale of the lands in said Section Sixteen, T. 38 S., R. 1 W.
    On consideration whereof, It is ordered by the Board that the said Superintendent of Common Schools be and he is hereby authorized to sell the Lands in Section 16 in Township 38 S. of Range 1 W., that said land be sold in 40 acre lots as near as may be and that the terms of said sale be one fourth cash in hand and the remainder in three equal annual payments with interest at ten percent per annum to be secured by notes with approved security, that said sale be on the 30 day of May, A.D. 1863 at the Court house door in Jacksonville.
    Ordered that Mrs. A. M. Berry be allowed Ten dollars & Seventy-five cents for Milk for Jail for Months January, February & March.    $10.75.
    Ordered by the Board that Isaac Miller be allowed Three dollars & Twenty cents, Constable mileage in State vs. Williams.    $3.20.
    Ordered by the Board that Allen Lee be allowed the sum of Twenty-One 46/100 dollars for supplies for Mrs. Sarah Barneburg, an insane person.    $21.46.
    Ordered by the Board that Granville Naylor be allowed the sum of Eighteen dollars for rent of dwelling house for Mrs. Sarah Barneburg, an insane pauper.    $18.00.
    Ordered by the Board that R. G. Cook & Co. be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for digging Grave for Weinbach, a Pauper--the balance of said bill ($4.00) disallowed.    $8.00.
    Ordered by the Board that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Three hundred & Thirty-Eight 75/100 dollars Sheriff's fees.    $338.75. Less Murford $8.
    Ordered by the Board that David Linn be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for a Coffin for Richard Weinbach, a County Pauper.    $20.00.
    Ordered by the Board that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of Three hundred and Eighty-five 15/100 dollars for County Clerk's fees and Stationery, &c. for Courts & offices.
Clerk's fees $330.80
Stationery &c.     54.35
$385.15
    Now comes Byron Cole, Supervisor of Road District No. 24, and presents his account for settlement by which it appears that he had worked the hands in his District; that he had collected in money the sum of $32.75 and that he had expended the same amount for labor on said road.
    Ordered by the Board that the County Clerk be authorized to issue County Warrants in favor of the Jurors and States' Witnesses at the February Term of the Circuit Court 1863.
List of Jurors fees & Witnesses in State cases allowed
by the Board (February Term 1863)
Names Days Miles Dolls. Cts.
A. C. Alberts   5   2 19 29
Kaspar Kubli   5 24 12 40
Frederick Frank   5   2 10 20
James Tatum   5   2 10 20
Henry Amerman   5 16 11 60
Elezar Kimball   5 36 13 60
William Bybee     5    3 10 30
T. R. Magruder 10 34 23 40
Ezra E. Chapin   7 16 15 60
Walter J. Matney 10   9 20 90
Christian F.  Blake 10 40 24 00
James Wiles 10 40 24 00
Q. N. Anderson 10 14 21 40
Merrit Bellinger 10   4 20 40
Alexander Martin 10   2 20 20
Benjamin Stephens 10 13 21 30
James Thornton 10 22 22 20
Napoleon Baker 10 16 21 60
Isaac Woolen 10 20 22 00
Daniel R. Simmons   9 10 19 00
Simon B. Hull   7   2 14 20
Elijah Chaney 10 12 21 20
Joseph Pinkham 10   5 20 50
John P. Walker 10 36 23 60
George B. Dorris 10   2 20 20
John W. McKay 10 35 23 50
William Hesse   8   2 16 20
John Osborn   8   2 16 20
Isaac Tatum   8   2 16 20
Geo. H. Ish   8   2 16 20
William Hinkle   8   2 16 20
Peter Smith   1   2 2 20
Francis Sacket   1     2  2 20
Larkin McDaniel   1   2 2 20
Nicholas A. Young   1   2 2 20
J. Newlin   1   2 2 20
J. R. Hougham   1   2 2 20
Herman Helms   1   2 2 20
Henry R. Brown   1   2 2 20
A. M. Berry   1   2 2 20
T. L. Linksweiler   1   2 2 20
Levi Tinkham   1   2 2 20
E. H. Loftus   1   2 2 20
P. W. Stow   1   2 2 20
A. B. Morrill   1   2 2 20
Witnesses
State vs. Broadway:
John L. Thompson   1 12 3 20
E. Chaney   1   2 2 20
State vs. Levy:
W. J. Matney   4   9 8 90
W. J. Crosby   1 10 3 00
John McKee   1 10 3 00
W. P. Billups   1 10 3 00
State vs. Johnson:
E. E. Chapin   6 16 13 60
M. H. Coleman   4 16 9 60
Matthias Williams   5   6 10 60
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning [at] 9 O'c.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
    & Pret. B. Co. Com.


April Term 1863
Wednesday, April 8th 1863
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday.
    Ordered that Bradbury & Wade be allowed the sum of Forty-five 04/100 dollars for supplies for Mrs. Sarah Barneburg, an insane Pauper.    $45.04.
    Ordered by the Board that Morgan W. Davis be allowed the sum of Six dollars and fifty cents for Constable's fees.
    And the Board adjourned until Friday, the 8th day of May, 1863.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge & Pres.
        B. Co. Comm.


April Session 1863
Friday May 8th 1863
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson Co., Ogn., met today pursuant to adjournment; present John S. Love and Abram Tenbrook, Commissioners, and Wm. Hoffman, Clerk; Absent Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge.
    Ordered by the Board that J. G. Riddle, M.D. be allowed the sum of Eighty dollars $80.00 for Medical Attendance on D. E. Crawley (Insane).
    Ordered that Sachs Brothers be allowed the sum of Sixteen dollars for articles furnished for Mrs. Barneburg and Dennis E. Crawley (Insane).
Crawley $  5.50
Mrs. Barneburg   10.50
$16.00
    Add 10% 1.60
    Add 10% bill for       .67
$18.27
    Ordered by the Board that Patrick Fehely be allowed the sum of One hundred & Eight dollars for boarding Hanley, a Pauper, from January 4th to May 10th 1863 inclusive, being 18 weeks @ $6 per week    $108.00.
    Ordered that Goodwin Adams be allowed One hundred and ten dollars for attendance on Dennis E. Crawley (Insane)    $110.00. 
    Ordered that C. E. Tillett be allowed the sum of One hundred and eleven dollars for services attending D. E. Crawley (Insane).
    Ordered that Charles M. Bishop be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for bringing D. E. Crawley to Town.
    Ordered that C. C. Beekman be allowed the sum of Three hundred and fifty dollars Expenses of sending Mrs. Barneburg and D. E. Crawley to Insane Asylum.
Mrs. Barneburg $175.00
D. E. Crawley   175.00
$350.00
    Ordered that J. M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars from April 5 to May 5th 1863.    $100.00.
    Ordered that Wm. Hoffman be allowed Forty-five dollars for Blanks furnished for Office.    $45.00.
    Ordered that Henry Denlinger be allowed the sum of Thirty-nine dollars for Advertising as per bill.    $39.00.
    Now comes Wm. Hunter and applies to the Board for a License to Keep a Ferry at the place heretofore Kept by him on Rogue River, which is granted and his License assessed at ten dollars for one year from April 9th 1863.
    Now comes John Latourette, heretofore appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15, and represents to the Board that he is not now residing in the District and that he expects to be out of the District for some time and asks to be excused from serving as Supervisor of said District; upon consideration whereof the Board excuses said John Latourette from serving as such Supervisor the present season.
    Ordered by the Board that Amos Bluie be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15 in the place of John Latourette, resigned.
    Now comes C. F. Blake, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, and presents his account for settlement for the year 1863, by which it appears that he has worked his hands in his District excepting those returned delinquent, that he has collected in cash the sum of $13.50 and that he has paid out $3.50 and that he has served as Supervisor 7¾ days over and above his individual labor and property tax.
Delinquents returned by Supervisor Road District No. 1
Daniel Chapman 1 day
Richard Evans 1½ days
A. D. Helman 1¾ days
Isaac Hill 1¾ days
William H. Jaquette ½ days
Clifton Riley overpaid $1.24
    Ordered that C. F. Blake be allowed the sum of Five 25/100 dollars for services as Supervisor of Road District No. 1.    $5.25.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until tomorrow afternoon at 2 O'clk.
John S. Love
Abram Tenbrook


May 9th 1863
    The Board met pursuant to adjournment, present the same as yesterday, minutes read and approved.
    Now comes James Miller and presents the petition of [blank] and others, praying for the appointment of viewers to view and lay out a County road, commencing at a point on the County road leading to the Saw Mill on Big Butte, and terminating at Rancheria Prairie and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that said petition was signed by the requisite number of petitioners who are householders and proof being also made that notices of the application to the board for said viewers had been duly posted according to law and Bond being filed,
    It is therefore ordered by the Board that James Miller, Francis Ball and H. F. Miller be and they are hereby appointed Viewers to view and lay out said road as prayed for; that they meet at the house of James Miller on the 1st day of June, 1863, and proceed to the discharge of the duties of their appointment and report their proceedings to the Board at its July Session ensuing.
    Now comes Henry Scharfenberg and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at the right hand fork of Jackson Creek in Jacksonville Precinct which is granted and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for 6 months.
    And thereupon the Board adjourned until Wednesday the 3rd day of June next.
John S. Love
Abram Tenbrook
    Commissioners
    Ordered by the Board that S. P. Dean be authorized to have liquor license to sell liquors in quantities less than one quart at Willow Springs for 6 mos. from 5th June assessed at Fifteen dollars.


Wednesday June 3rd 1863
    The Board met today pursuant to adjournment, present Hon. J. C. Tolman, Judge, and Abram Tenbrook, Commissioner, and Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk.
    Now comes Daniel Lavenberg and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Phoenix, which was granted and his License assessed at Fifteen dollars for Six months from May 27th 1863.
    Ordered that L. S. Thompson, M.D. be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for Certificates of insanity of five persons.    $25.00
    Also the sum of Ten dollars for having a grave dug for a Pauper (McDonald).    $10.00.
    Ordered that J. M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for one month's services as Jailer to June 5th.    $100.00
    Now comes Charles R. Mulford and applies to the Board for a License to sell spirituous Liquors in quantities of less than one quart which is granted and his License assessed at Twelve 50/100 dollars for 6 months from 1st April 1863.    $12.50.
    Ordered that Wm. Bilger be allowed Liquor License from June 2nd 1863, six months, at fifteen dollars.
    Ordered that Grow & Crane be allowed the sum of Two dollars and fifty cents for putting lights in Jail.    $2.50.
    Ordered that L. S. Thompson, M.D. be allowed Six dollars and eighty cents, coroner's fees on Inquest on the body of John Mattez.    $6.80.
    Ordered that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Six dollars Sheriff's fees summoning Jurors on Inquest on the body of John Mattez. 
    Ordered that Joseph Laget be allowed the sum of One dollar & fifty cents witness fees on Inquest on the body of John Mattez.    $1.50..
    Ordered that Francois Laion be allowed the sum of One dollar and fifty cents Witness fees on inquest on the body of John Mattez.    $1.50.
    Ordered that the following Jurors on Inquest of John Mattez be allowed each two 80/100 dollars, to wit:
Samuel Fox two dollars 80/100
James R. Pool two dollars 80/100
O. C. Benson two dollars 80/100
Leonard Grim two dollars 80/100
John Dougherty two dollars 80/100
W. H. Parker two dollars 80/100
    Ordered that John Orth be allowed the sum of Thirty-two 70/100 dollars for Meat for Jail.    $32.70.
    Ordered that Max Müller be allowed the sum of Forty-two 75/100 dollars for Groceries, &c. for Jail.    $42.75. 
    Ordered that E. Cheney be entitled to Liquor License at Willow Springs, 6 months from 1st March.    $15.00.
    Now comes C. C. Beekman, Supervisor of Road District No. 12 (1862), and files his Statement for Settlement, showing that he had
collected $593.00
and amount expended   551.50
leaving balance in his hands of $  35.50
    And also that 91 days work had been performed (in addition to 51 days work by white persons) by Kanakas, Chinamen and Negroes. Said balance of $35.50 is credited on a former claim of said Beekman on said District. Delinquents not collectable.
    Said balance of $35.50 is credited on a former Claim of said Beekman on said District. Delinquents not collectable.
    Ordered that C. C. Beekman be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars for services as Supervisor.    $20.00.
    And the Board thereupon adjourned without day.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
    & Prest. B. Co. Comm.


Fees on Inquest on the body of John Mattez
    Received of E. E. Gore, Admr., $22.75 money found on the body of the Suicide, to be appropriated to the payment of fees, to wit:
L. S. Thompson Coroner $6.80
W. H. S. Hyde Shff. 6.00
Samuel Fox Juror 2.80
O C. Benson Juror 2.80
John Dougherty Juror 2.80
W. H. Parker Juror 2.80
James R. Pool Juror 2.80
Leonard Grim Juror 2.80
Jos. Laget Witness 1.50
Francis Laion Witness 1.50
    Jurors through Dougherty paid in coin. All others paid in County Warrants.


July Session A.D. 1863
July 6th 1863
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met in regular session today, present,
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John S. Love, Commissioner
Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk


July 7th 1863.
    Board met, same as yesterday.
    Ordered by the Board that Byron Cole be allowed the sum of Forty-three dollars, Expenses incurred in care and funeral expenses of an unknown person who died at his house.    $43.00.
    Ordered that Louis Herling be allowed the sum of Forty dollars for repairing County Safe.    $40.00.
    Ordered that A. C. Alberts be allowed the sum of Four dollars for Mattress.
    Ordered by the Board that the application of Kaspar Kubli for a License to retail spirituous liquors in less quantities than one quart at Applegate be allowed, and that his license be assessed at Fifteen dollars for Six months from the 3rd day of July, A.D. 1863.
    Ordered by the Board that the application of Eber Emery for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Ashland be allowed and that his license be assessed at Ten dollars for 6 months from the 3rd day of July 1863.
    Ordered that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars from June 5th to July 5th.    $100.00.
    The report of James Miller and H. F. Miller, two of the viewers appointed to view and lay out a County road from the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek to Rancheria Prairie, was presented and read the first time today.
    The Certificate of Completion of the bridge across little Butte Creek at James Miller's Ranch, as authorized by the Board at the December Session of the Board, was presented. And it appearing to the Board that the said Bridge has been built according to the specifications mentioned in the application for an appropriation towards the same; It is considered by the Board that the said Bridge be accepted by the Board from the contractor and that he be allowed the sum of One hundred and thirty-five dollars in County Warrants and that the County Clerk be authorized to issue Warrants on the County Treasury for said amount.
    Ordered that James Miller be and he is hereby allowed the sum of One hundred & thirty-five dollars as appropriation toward building the Bridge across Little Butte Creek.    $135.00.
    Now comes Rev. M. A. Williams, Superintendent of Common Schools, and files his report of his proceedings as such Superintendent for the first year of his official duties, which was read, accepted and ordered to be filed.
    Ordered by the Board that Rev. M. A. Williams be and he is hereby allowed the sum of Five hundred dollars for his Salary as Superintendent of Common Schools for the past year.
    The Report of F. G. Birdseye and J. H. Breeding, viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a road from the Crossing of Wards Creek up Evans Creek to the County line, was read the first time today.
    Ordered that John S. Love be and he is hereby appointed to superintend such alteration in the County Jail as to improve the ventilation of the prisoners' cells.
    Now comes John G. Van Dyke and presents the application of M. Caldwell and others for an appropriation towards building a Bridge across Bear Creek near Phoenix of the following dimensions and description to wit:
    3 bents in the Creek, of sufficient height to be above high water, with a Sill under each bent, thirty feet long sunk into the bed of the creek, the posts to be twelve inches square and cap 12 by 16 inches, and the bents to be well braced, the stringers to be 8 by 16 inches, 25 feet long, five to each span, resting on log abutments on each side of the creek up level with the top of the bents and on the bents being 20 stringers in all; the Bridge plank to be three inches thick and twelve feet long, a good railing to be on each side the whole length of the Bridge.
    And it appearing to the Board that said Bridge will cost about the sum of Four hundred dollars and that the sum of One hundred and Ninety-seven 50/100 dollars had been subscribed by Citizens towards the payment of said Bridge, It is ordered by the Board that the sum of Two hundred and twenty-five dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated towards the building of the said bridge, on the condition that the contractor for building said bridge shall take the said private subscriptions as part pay for building said Bridge, on his own responsibility. It is further ordered by the Board that Milton Lindley be and he is hereby appointed Commissioner to superintend the Construction of said Bridge in accordance with the foregoing specifications and after the said bridge shall have been completed according to the stipulations aforesaid, to the satisfaction of the said Commissioner, certified to the County Commissioners, then and in that case the said sum of two hundred and twenty-five dollars, hereby appropriated, shall be paid to the Contractor constructing said Bridge, by Warrants on the County Treasurer issued by the County Clerk.
    Ordered by the Court that Lindley & Hall be allowed the sum of Forty-seven dollars, to wit:
Pauper acct. $20.00
Miscellaneous acct.   27.00
$47.00
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge


Wednesday July 8th 1863
Board met pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
J. S. Love & Abram Tenbrook, Commissioners
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Ordered that Bradbury & Wade be allowed the sum of Thirty-seven 09/100 dollars for
supplies for Mrs. Barneburg $37.09
Also Sheeting for Thompson     1.25
$35.34
    Ordered that Linn & Hall be allowed the sum of Three dollars for safe for Jail.    $3.00.
    A Petition for a review of the County road leading from the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek to Jacksonville and also a remonstrance against said Petition came up before the Board and [there being] no proof that notices had posted nor bond filed as required by Statute, the Board could take no action upon the same.
    The application of Captain Ivan D. Applegate to the Board to provide for his military Co. an Armory, safe and suitable for the drill of squads of said Company and also for an Armorer to take charge of the same, was read. It is ordered by the Board that said Application and the matter pertaining to the same be referred to Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge, to ascertain the best method to accomplish the object of the application.
    Ordered by the Board that the County Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to issue Warrants on the County Treasurer to the Jurors and Witnesses in State Cases at the June Term, A.D. 1863.
    Ordered that W. H. S. Hyde be allowed the sum of Two hundred and Ninety-three dollars, Sheriff fees.    $293.00.
    Ordered that William Hoffman be allowed the sum of One hundred and Ninety-two 10/100 dollars for Clerk's fees and Stationery for Courts and Offices.    $192.10.

Stationery &c. $  44.75
Fees   147.35
$192.10
    The report of James Miller and H. F. Miller, two of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County Road from the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek to Rancheria Prairie, was read the second time today and there being no remonstrance, Petition for review or for damages filed, It is ordered by the Board that said report be confirmed and that said road be established as a public highway and that Supervisors through whose district the said road passes Keep the same in repair: which report is as follows:
    "Report of the view of the road to Rancheria Prairie: leaving the Mill road west of John Stought's House, thence East through his Lane to his East fence ½ mile, thence North East to the old trail from L. D. Lockwood's to Ball's Prairie, ½, thence East to Bear Canyon 2½ miles, thence North East crossing big Butte to the top of the bluff on the North side of said Creek 1 mile, thence East to Rancheria Prairie 5 miles, thence South East through said Prairie, crossing Rancheria Creek, about 250 yards west of the old ford on said Creek, thence to the foot of the Mountain on the old trail from this Valley to the Klamath Lake, 1¼, passing 150 yards west of where James Crow and Jon. Conger is buried. We report a good route for a Wagon road, no grade to exceed one in ten except about 40 yards rising the bluff on the north side of Butte; that grade is about one in eight; already on Butte, a few rock, some timber, some brush. We the undersigned report favorable route; said road can be opened for a small sum and believe it will be of great advantage to this Valley to have said road opened soon as it is a great stock Country and will be settled soon.
    This June the 4th, A.D. 1863
James Miller
H. F. Miller
    The distance is 10¾ miles."
    Ordered by the Board that James Miller be allowed eight dollars for services as Road viewer.    $8.00.
    Ordered that H. F. Miller be allowed Eight dollars for services as Road Viewer.    $8.00.
    The Report of F. G. Birdseye and J. H. Breeding, two of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County Road from the Crossing of Wards Creek on the north side of Rogue River to the County line, was read a second time today, and there being no remonstrance, Petition for a review or for damages filed, It is ordered by the Board that said report be confirmed and that said road be established as a public highway and that Supervisors through whose district the said road passes Keep the same in repair, which said report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    "To the Commissioners of Jackson County: We, the undersigned, having been appointed by your honorable Board to view and lay out a County road as called for in the petition of Fielder and others, did in accordance with our appointment on the 7th day of May, A.D. 1863, after having been duly sworn according to law, meet at the crossing of Wards Creek. After some consultation, we concluded to go over the proposed route to the County line, so as to form an idea of the Country to be able to lay the road on the best and most direct line as they came back. We were unable to find the County line, but from the map of the Country, we started from a point that cannot be far from it. Commencing at a white fir tree 12 inches in diameter standing on a fork of Grave Creek and run down the branch to the main Creek about ½ mile, thence down Grave Creek 4 miles, where we crossed the creek and came down the said Creek about 2 miles more. The Creek is very heavily timbered and most of the way with snow in places where we were there a foot deep.
    'There would have to be about one mile of heavy grading done on that part of the road.
    "The soil is very gravelly on the Creek and would make an excellent road, with few Gulches to cross. The point where we leave Grave Creek is said to be fifteen miles above where the old Territorial road crosses the Creek. The creek lays very high at this distance up it. From Grave Creek we came up a little branch to the summit of the Mountain between Grave Creek and Ditch Creek. The mountain on that side is a very easy grade and not very far to the summit. From the summit down to Ditch Creek, it is a pretty heavy hill and won't require a good deal of grading for a mile. From thence to the Canyon it is easily made. For two miles and a half down the Canyon, it is very heavy Timber and heavy grading most of the way. It is about seven miles from Grave Creek to the crossing of Ditch Creek below the Canyon. From the crossing of Ditch Creek, we came over a little hill with a natural grade to Montgomery's Ranch, three miles; thence to the crossing of Evans Creek two miles, thence down Evans Creek Six miles to the crossing of Wards Creek. We viewed and blazed the said road impartially on the most practicable and direct route, to the best of our judgment. We think this route would be eight or ten miles shorter to the Canyon than the old one with less mountains to cross as far as we went. The Cost of opening and making a good road would as we estimate it be Ten thousand dollars at the lowest estimate. We understand Hardy Elliff promises to make the road good from the Canyon to Grave Creek. The road would be a great advantage to the settlers on the route. We were five days in the discharge of our duty.
    "Respectfully submitted,
F. G. Birdseye
J. H. Breeding
    Viewers"
    Ordered by the Board that F. G. Birdseye be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for services as Road Viewer.
    Ordered by the Board that J. H. Breeding be allowed the sum of Ten dollars for services as Road viewer.
    Now come J. S. Doggett and James Leslie & file their petition, praying for the appointment of viewers to view and alter a part of the County road leading from Chavner's Bridge across Rogue River to Haley's Ferry, "the proposed alteration to commence at the old original crossing of Sams Creek and running thence on the old road a little north of East to the summit of a point of the Hill, thence to cross Rock Creek in front or near the dwelling of J. S. Doggett, there to terminate."
    Which petition being read and considered, It is ordered by the Board that Wm. Burke, Joab Rowe and [blank] Marshall be and they are hereby appointed viewers to view and alter said road as prayed for and that they report their proceeding to the Board.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



July 9th 1863
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present:
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John S. Love, Commissioner &
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Ordered by the Board that Matthew Liddell be allowed the sum of Eighty-nine dollars for boarding, clothing and taking care of poor, to wit: Milly, Mary and James Barneburg.
9 weeks to date $81.00
ten percent added     8.10
$89.10
    Now comes Frank Brown and files his Statement verified by his oath, setting forth that he was absent at the time that he was assessed by the County Assessor; that he was assessed to the Amount of two thousand dollars personal property and that he had no such property at the time and asks to be relieved from the payment of taxes on said amount.
    It is ordered by the Board that the Sheriff or Treasurer be authorized to deduct two thousand dollars from the Assessment of Frank Brown for the year 1862.
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow at 9 O'clk.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge


Friday morning July 10th 1863
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present the same as yesterday.
    Now comes P. H. Lynch and presents his resignation as County Assessor, which is accepted by the Board and the said P. H. Lynch is discharged from liability on his official Bond.
    Ordered by the Board that C. W. Savage be and he is hereby appointed County Assessor of Jackson County and that he file his bond with three or more sureties to be approved by the County Judge, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties according to law.
    And the Court adjourned until the 7th August 1863.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge

List of Jurors and witnesses at June Term 1863
of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson.
Days Mileage Dolls. Cts.
John Devlin 5 36 13 60
Aaron Chambers 5   6 10 60
Rezin B. Packard 5 12 11 20
Nathaniel Langell 5   2 10 20
Joseph A. Saltmarsh 5 16 11 60
John LaTourette 5 14 11 40
Wm. H. Jaquette 5 41 14 00
Matthew H. Coleman (dbl. mileage) 8 32 19 20
Minus Walker (dbl. mileage) 8 80 24 00
W. Cortes Myer (dbl. mileage) 8 56 21 60
Philo Egan (dbl. mileage) 8 32 19 20
Isaac Miller (dbl. mileage) 8 40 20 00
Woodford Reames (dbl. mileage) 8 40 20 00
George Yaudes (dbl. mileage) 8 32 19 20
Wm. F. Songer (dbl. mileage) 8 80 24 00
William Taylor (dbl. mileage) 8 88 24 80
Wm. McNew (dbl. mileage) 8 52 20 20
Robert C. Armstrong (dbl. mileage) 8 10 17 00
Fred. G. Birdseye (dbl. mileage) 8 60 22 00
David Peninger (dbl. mileage) 8 24 18 40
Henry S. Overbeck (dbl. mileage) 8 10 17 00
Asa G. Fordyce (dbl. mileage) 8 72 23 20
Wm. P. Billups (dbl. mileage) 8 16 17 60
Curtis Davenport (dbl. mileage) 8   4 16 40
A. M. Berry (dbl. mileage) 8   4 16 40
Joseph Single (dbl. mileage) 8 60 22 00
Philip Gleave (dbl. mileage) 8 60 22 00


July Session
Friday, August 7th 1863
    The Board of Commissioners met today pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
Abram Tenbrook & John S. Love, Commissioners, and
Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk,
the following proceedings were had:
    Ordered that Patrick Fehely be allowed the sum of Seventy-eight dollars for Boarding Mr. Hanley, a Pauper, from May 10th 1863 to August 10th 1863, 13 weeks @ $6.00, $78.00 Seventy-Eight dollars.
    Ordered that Mrs. Mary A. Berry be allowed the sum of Eighteen dollars for Milk furnished to the Jail up to the 1st of August 1863.    $18.00.  
    Ordered that Linn & Hall be allowed the sum of Thirty dollars for making Awning in front of the Clerk's Office.    $30.00.
    Ordered that J. M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for salary as jailer, 1 month to the 5th August 1863.
    The Bond of Charles W. Savage, as Assessor heretofore appointed by the Board, was presented with L. Sachs, John Bilger & Alex. Martin as sureties, said bond being in the sum of Three thousand dollars ($3000.00) which is approved by the County Judge.
    Now comes Wm. Burke, one of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and alter a part of the County road on the north side of Rogue River leading from Chavner's Bridge to Haley's Ferry, "commencing at the old Crossing of Sams Creek and running thence on the old road a little north of East to the summit of a point of the Hill, thence to cross Rock Creek in front or near the dwelling house of J. S. Doggett, then to terminate," and file the report of the viewers, which is as follows, to wit:
    "To the Honorable County Commissioners, We, the undersigned Reviewers of that portion of the road assigned us have reviewed the same and find it to be about four hundred yards nearer and can be made a more practicable route with much less work; two small bridges are required and a light grade for a short distance, then it will be a good winter and summer road, while the old route would only make a summer road. W. Burke, Joab Rowe, Nelson Marshall." 
    Which report being read, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that the proposed alteration of said road will be upon the land of the Petitioners and that said alteration will lessen the distance and be upon better ground than old road, It is therefore ordered by the Board that said Report be accepted and that said proposed alteration in said road be allowed and established as a public highway and that the Supervisor of the District in which said road runs be required to Keep the same open and in repair and that whenever the said Supervisor shall report said new road open for travel, that the old road shall then be considered as vacated.
    Whereas upon a settlement with C. C. Beekman, late Supervisor of Road District No. 12, made on the 3rd day of June, 1863, it appears that said District was indebted to said Supervisor in the sum of $81 31/100 and further, that from the representations of said Beekman, the Board are satisfied that the corporate authorities of the Town of Jacksonville who now control said District will not pay said indebtedness, except at the end of lawsuit, therefore to save the expense attending such suit, It is ordered that C. C. Beekman, late Supervisor, be allowed the sum of Eighty-one 31/100 dollars for money expended for labor and materials on the roads of said District.    $81.31.
    Whereas Joseph Burpee, former Supervisor of Road District No. 12, at the April Session 1862 presented a claim for materials and labor furnished for building bridges over Jackson Creek, said materials having been furnished by Burpee & Linn; It was ordered at said April Session, that the successor of Jos. Burpee should pay to said Burpee & Linn the said claim amounting to the sum of Eighty 42/100 dollars out of any money belonging to said District;
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that there were no funds in the hands of the Successor of said Jos. Burpee, to pay said indebtedness and that the Corporate authorities of Jacksonville have the Control of said District and that they refuse to pay said indebtedness except at the end of a lawsuit, therefore to save the expense attending such suit, It is ordered by the Board that Burpee & Linn or their assigns be allowed the said sum of Eighty 42/100 dollars by a warrant on the County Treasurer.    $80.42.
    Ordered that Lewis Levy be allowed the sum of Ten dollars by warrant on the County Treasury refunded on deposit made by him Jan. 1, 1863.
    Now at this day comes L. D. Lockwood and presents the petition of Wm. Bush and others for the appointment of viewers to review and alter a portion of the "County Road leading from Jacksonville to the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek, leaving said old road between Mr. James Tatum's and Mr. Bradley's or between Tatum and O'Neil, thence Crossing Antelope West of the Swingle place thence to Dry Creek, crossing it at the West point thence to Bear Creek by the Lupton Butte, crossing Bear Creek at the Hopwood Bridge, thence to Jacksonville."  And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that notices of the application of said Petitioners had been duly posted according to law and that Bond had been executed and filed as required by Statute, It is therefore ordered by the Board that Isaac Constant, John E. Ross and Robert Tenbrook be and they are hereby appointed to view said Road as designated in said petition as near as may be so as to secure the best and most eligible route for the same; that they meet at the Office of the County Clerk in Jacksonville on Monday, the 31st day of August, A.D. 1863, to be sworn and proceed to discharge the duties of their appointment and report their proceedings at the September term of this Board to commence on the first Monday of said Month.
    Ordered by the Board that County Warrant No. [blank] issued by the Clerk in favor of J. C. Tolman, County Judge, for Fifty dollars, be confirmed and allowed by the Board; said Warrant or the proceeds thereof were forwarded to Hawthorne & Loryea of the State Insane Asylum, to be applied to the Sisters of Charity for the expenses of Keeping the infant Child of Mrs. Sarah Barneburg, an insane person.
    Ordered by the Board, that William Bybee be allowed a Ferry License to Keep a Ferry across Rogue River at the point heretofore Kept as a Ferry by John Haley and that his License be ten dollars per annum.
    The following Statements were filed by W. H. S. Hyde of delinquent taxes for the year 1861:
Total and Delqt. taxes charged to Shff. $19,116.27
Cr. By Amt. paid Treasurer $14,814.33
Amt. retd. delqt. Aug. 6, 1863     4,301.94 $19,116.27
Delinquent taxes 1862
Total delinquent taxes chd. to Shff. $14,119.69
Cr. By paid Treasurer $11,025.64
Reduction by Co. Coms. & Poll Tax, Delqt. 79.70
Delq. retd. by Shff. Aug. 6/63     3,014.35 $14,119.69
    And the Board adjourned Sine die.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



September Session 1863
    Be it remembered that at a regular Session of the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, State of Oregon, begun and held at the office of the County Clerk in the Town of Jacksonville on Monday the 7th day of September, A.D. 1863, at which were present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John S. Love and A. Tenbrook, Commissioners and
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk,
the following proceedings were had:
    The Report of John E. Ross and Robert Tenbrook, two of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out or relocate a part of the road leading from Jacksonville to the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek, was presented and read the first time today.
    Ordered that John E. Ross be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for his services as Road viewer.    $8.00.
    Ordered that Robert Tenbrook be allowed Six dollars for his services as Road viewer.    $6.00
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.


Tuesday, Sept. 8th 1863
    The Board met this day pursuant to adjournment; present the same as yesterday.
    The report of John E. Ross and Robert Tenbrook, two of the viewers appointed to view and alter a part of the County road leading from Jacksonville to the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek, was read a second time today and is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    "To the Hon. the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon, We, the undersigned viewers, appointed by your honorable Board to relocate a part of the road running from Jacksonville to the Saw Mill on Big Butte Creek, would respectfully report as follows: that after being duly sworn according to law, we proceeded to discharge the duties of said appointment, viz: Commencing and leaving the old Road near the summit of the Hill east of O'Neil's house at a marked Oak tree blazed on the east and west sides with three nails, thence west following the old road to O'Neill's House, a marked Pine Tree, thence on the best ground across the North West corner of James Tatum's Ranch, to a marked lone oak tree, thence on the best ground to or near the north west corner of Swingle's fence, crossing Antelope Creek at or near an old Crossing of said Creek, thence on the best ground to Dry Creek, crossing said creek near an old dead pine tree southeast of Matney's House, thence following the gravelly ridge to the Lupton Butte, running on the South side of said Butte; thence to the east point of a skirt of timber Known as Cook's point and intersecting the now traveled road at the forks of said roads, and two oak trees marked; thence following said traveled road to a marked Pine tree; thence over the best ground to the Hopwood Bridge; thence on the now traveled road running between Constant & Hopwood, thence through the Lane between Beall & Bellinbrook to the North West corner of Beall's fence, making a square turn with Beall's fence and intersecting the now traveled road from Jacksonville to Fort Lane, thence along the next line of Beall's fence and also along the west line of fence of the Angel Ranch passing through Aaron Chambers' Lane, thence through the Lane between Ross & Hanley and following the road now traveled and laid out over the Hanley Butte to the north line of the Corporation of Jacksonville. We further report that the ground or soil over which we located said road is far less sticky than the road as heretofore traveled and consequently will be a better road; we also report that the road as located by us is considerably nearer to Jacksonville than the old road and recommend the alteration of the same.
    All of which is respectfully submitted,
John E. Ross
Robert Tenbrook
    September 7th 1863
    And there being no remonstrance presented, petition for damages filed and the Board being satisfied that said road will be of public utility and the report of the viewers being favorable to said alteration of said road, It is ordered by the Court that said report be confirmed and that said road be opened as altered and Kept in repair.
    Ordered by the Board that Mrs. Fehely be allowed the sum of 12 dollars for Two weeks board of Mr. Hanley.    $12.00, issued to F. Heber and this pays up to the time Mrs. Fehely took Hanley to board for his services.
    Ordered by the Board that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of One hundred dollars for services as Jailer from August 5th to September 5th 1863.    $100.00.
    Ordered that Henry Delinger be allowed the sum of One hundred and twenty-five dollars for printing blanks, advertising "Exhibit" &c.
    Ordered that Wm. Hoffman be allowed the sum of One hundred and Eighty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents for County Clerk's fees and Stationery.
Fees $152.15
Stationery     30.52
$182.67
Add on Stationery       7.63
$190.30
    Comes Henry Gragg and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Log Town which is granted and his license assessed at ten dollars for six months from the 10th September 1863.
    And the Board adjourned until the 1st day of October, A.D. 1863.
J. C. Tolman
    County Judge



October 1st 1863
    The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County met today pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge
John Love, Commissioner
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Now at this day comes C. W. Savage, County Assessor of Jackson County, and presents to the Board the Assessment Roll of said County for the year 1863, as made by him, and after examination of the said assessment Roll, the same is accepted by the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that C. W. Savage be allowed the sum of Seven hundred dollars being for:

140 days services as Assessor at five dollars per day $700.00
Amt. of Polls collected by him of   528.00
$172.00
     Ordered by the Board that the following rates of taxation be levied on the taxable property in this County for the ensuing year and also polls as designated, to wit:
For County purposes 11 Mills on the dollar
For State tax 3 Mills on the dollar
For School tax 1 Mill on the dollar
County Poll $1.00
State Poll $1.00
Military Poll $2.00
Hospital tax $2.00
    Now come Elijah Chaney and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Willow Springs, which is allowed and his license assessed at fifteen dollars for 6 months from the 1st day of September 1863.
    Now comes Joseph B. Saltmarsh and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Sterlingville Precinct, which is allowed and his assessment of license placed at ten dollars for 6 months or twenty dollars per annum from the 25th day of September 1863.
    Now comes H. Scharfenberg and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at the forks of Jackson Creek, which is allowed and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for 6 months from the 9th day of November 1863.
    And the Board adjourned without day.
J. C. Tolman, County
Judge & President of the Board

John S. Love, Co. Com.


October 15th 1863
Special Session
    The Board met today in Special Session. Present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge and
John S. Love, Commissioner and
Wm. Hoffman, County Clerk
    Now comes Charles R. Mulford and applies to the Board for a License to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Precinct of Star Gulch which is granted and his license assessed at twelve dollars and fifty cents in Legal tender notes or which may be paid in coin at ten dollars for 6 months from Oct. 1st 1863.
    Now comes H. P. Deskins and applies to the Board for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at Dardanelles Precinct which is granted and his license assessed at Fifteen dollars for 6 months from the 17th November 1863.
    And the Board adjourned.


November 4th 1863
Special Session
    The Board met today in Special Session, present
Hon. J. C. Tolman, County Judge and
John S. Love, Commissioner and
Wm. Hoffman, Clerk
    Ordered by the Board that James M. Sutton be allowed the sum of Two hundred dollars for services as Jailer from Sept. 5th to Nov. 5th 1863.    $200.00.
    And the Board adjourned.
J. C. Tolman, County Judge
    & Prest. B. Co. Com.




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