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Jacksonville Board of Trustees' Minutes
1860-1864

Minutes from Jacksonville, Oregon's first years as an incorporated town.


Board of Trustees
    Pursuant to notice duly given, the Board of Trustees met at the County Auditor's office on Monday, December 17th A.D. 1860 for the purpose of organizing.
    The following officers were duly sworn in.
    Recorder Henry Klippel. Trustees: William Hoffman, Benj. T. Davis, J. A. Brunner, John S. Love and Joseph Burpee. Marshal G. M. Banks. Street Commissioner C. C. Beekman.
    Whereupon the Board of Trustees proceeded to a permanent organization, which resulted in the election of William Hoffman, President.
    The President then announced to the Trustees that they were duly organized and ready for business.
    On motion the Recorder read the Act incorporating the Town of Jacksonville.
    On motion a committee of three consisting of Joseph Burpee, John S. Love and Henry Klippel was appointed to draft bylaws and ordinances, and report at the next meeting.
    On motion the Board of Trustees proceeded to affix the amount for bonds for the different respective officers, which resulted as follows. Recorder's bonds, five hundred dollars. Marshal's bonds, one thousand dollars. Treasurer's bonds, five thousand dollars. On motion the President is to set the next time of meeting.
    On motion adjourned until Saturday evening next at half past six o'clock P.M.
William Hoffman
    President
Henry Klippel, Recorder


    The Board of Trustees met at the County Auditor's office December 22nd A.D. 1860 pursuant to adjournment. Present a full Board. The minutes of the preceding meeting having been read and approved, the Board proceeded to the consideration of
Report of Committee on Ordinances
    On motion the report of [the] committee was accepted and committee discharged from further duty.
    On motion the Board proceeded to vote on ordinances which resulted in a unanimous adoption of the following ordinances--
Ordinance No. 1
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.: In accordance with the provision of Sec. 1st of the Act of Incorporation of the Town of Jacksonville, the corporate limits of Jacksonville are as follows, viz.: Commencing at the northwest corner of section thirty-two, in township thirty-seven south, range two west, running thence south forty chains, thence east sixty chains, thence north fifty-eight chains to the south boundary of the claim of James N. T. Miller, thence west sixty chains, thence south eighteen chains to the place of beginning. (Said boundaries embrace the Town of Jacksonville, and the lines accord with the true meridian.) Ordinances which may be passed hereafter shall, all and each of them, be strictly construed to apply to every portion of area within the foregoing limits included.
Ordinance No. 2
"Furious Riding or Driving"
    We people of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.: That no person shall ride or drive horses through the streets of Jacksonville at a faster pace or gait than an ordinary trot, under a penalty, upon conviction thereof, of a fine not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars, or at the discretion of the Court, sentence of confinement in the jail for not less than two nor more than ten days--the person or persons so offending to be proceeded against for fine and cost, or imprisonment, by the Marshal or by any special policeman before the Recorder's Court.
Ordinance No. 3
"Riding or Driving upon Sidewalks"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.: That, upon conviction before the Recorder's Court of any person or persons riding, driving, leading or fastening or tying horses, oxen, cows, mules or jacks upon any sidewalks now built or that shall be built hereafter with intent to use said walk as a public road for any purpose except for footmen, shall be fined in any sum not less than one dollar, and pay all damages incurred by such act.
Ordinance No. 4
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.:
"Theater, Concert and Circus License"
    That a tax of five dollars for exhibition, or twenty-five dollars per month, be laid upon all theaters and concerts, and ten dollars for each exhibition of any circus, whether the same be by day or night, and said tax to be collected by the Marshal previous to the commencement of the performance as of that day or night, or month, as the case may be, under penalty of fine not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars, to be enforced against the owner, proprietor, lessee and every adult performer who shall take part in such exhibition, before the payment of said tax, the Marshal paying the proceeds of the tax over to the Treasurer, reserving only the fees due himself, viz.: ten percent.
Ordinance No. 5
"Offenses Against the Public Peace"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.:
    That all riotous or disorderly conduct--fighting, drunkenness or other misconduct on the public streets of the Corporation, whether by day or night, or the offenses, when committed in any public house, barroom, saloon, billiard room, store, stable or any house open to the public for the transactions of business of any sort or kind, shall be, upon conviction before the Recorder, punished on behalf of the Corporation by a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars, with cost, or at the discretion of the Court, sentence to confinement in the jail not longer than ten days.
    The expressions "disorderly conduct" and "other misconduct," in this ordinance, shall be taken and construed to mean any act by which the peace and quiet of the Corporation is disturbed, or that of any neighborhood therein.
Ordinance No. 6
"On Keeping Swine"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.:
    Section 1. That there shall be and hereby is laid off and designated an extent, or area, at present including the business portion of Jacksonville bounded as follows, viz.: Beginning at the function of First and Pine streets, running thence with the north line of Pine Street to Third Street, thence with the east line of Third Street to A Street, thence with the south line of A Street to Fourth Street, thence with the east line of Fourth Street to C Street, thence with the south line of C Street to First Street, thence with the east line of First Street to the place of beginning. That within this area or business portion of this Corporation no hog or pig shall be kept or fed, under penalty of a fine not less than one dollar nor [more] than two per day for each hog or pig so kept to be recovered from the owner of said hogs or from the persons occupying the premises upon which hogs may be found.
    Section 2. Outside of the foregoing described area or business portion of Jacksonville, but within the limits of the Corporation hogs may be kept, subject to the following restrictions, viz.: That when any complaint shall be made to Board of Trustees, or the President thereof, that the keeping of swine by anyone is productive of nuisance, or injury to any neighbor of the same, the President shall have the same examined, and if he is satisfied that the charge is well founded, shall order the removal of the swine within the next twenty-four hours, under the same penalty as in section first, for any further.
    Section 3. No hog or pig shall be allowed to run at large in the public streets, or square, or trespass upon any garden, lot or enclosure, within the limits of the Corporation, under penalty of fine of two dollars and fifty cents, to be paid by the owner or person having the same in charge, to the Marshal, or to be collected in the following manner: If the owner or person in charge of the animals is not known, the Marshal or his deputy, alone, without collusion with others, shall take possession of all hogs or pigs so found as above forbidden, and the animals shall be considered in his possession from the moment he attempts to drive, or secure them, and he shall have them driven or conveyed to the Poundkeeper without the limits of Sec. 1, the Marshal giving with the custody of the animal or animals, a written or printed certificate, containing the date, the description of the animals, and the Marshal's signature--one such for every animal, without it is a sow with a litter of young pigs under a month old or thereabouts, which in judgment shall be decided by the Poundkeeper, and in that case shall only count for one animal, and the Poundkeeper, upon thus receiving the animal and certificate, shall give to the Marshal or deputy one dollar, which shall be retained by him as his fees in the case, the Poundkeeper shall place the said certificate on the post at the entrance of the Pound, and shall keep and feed the said hogs two days (unless they are previously claimed) at seventy-five cents per day--any fraction of the day in which they are put in, or the day in which they are claimed out, to be claimed as one day--and when so claimed, the owner shall pay first the amount of the fine (two dollars and fifty cents) to the Marshal and receive an order to the Poundkeeper, upon receipt of the Marshal's order, and the said payment shall deliver the same to the owner or proper claimant, and the Marshal shall pay the two dollars and fifty cents to the Treasurer, but if the hog or hogs thus taken and confined in the Pound for two days shall not be claimed in that time, they shall be sold at public auction to the highest bidder by the Poundkeeper, and from the proceeds he, the said Poundkeeper, shall retain the one dollar paid by him to the Marshal, and the one dollar and fifty cents due him for the keeping of the same for the two days elapsed, and the balance he shall pay over to the Treasurer, with the certificate of the Marshal given at first for the animal.
    Section 4. No dead hog, dog or larger animal shall be left unburied by the owner or person having had charge of the same, within the corporate limits, for more than twenty-four hours after death, under penalty of not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars for each such offense.
Ordinance No. 7
"Indian Encampments"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.: No Indian encampments, huts, wigwams or rancherias shall be permitted to remain or be erected within the limits of the Corporation. It shall be the duty of the Marshal or deputy to give them forty-eight hours' notice to remove. If any Indian or Indians hereafter violate this ordinance, and if they fail to obey after being duly notified, the Marshal then may command a posse of citizens to help him remove the offenders outside the limits of the Corporation. Every citizen of aforesaid Corporation who shall refuse to assist the Marshal upon being summoned shall upon conviction before the Recorder pay the penalty of fine not less than five nor more than ten dollars on behalf of the Corporation.
Ordinance No. 8
"To License Peddlers"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.: No peddler shall hereafter be permitted to vend, sell or retail, at private sale, any goods, wares or merchandise, within the limits of the Corporation, without first having obtained a license for that purpose from the Board of Trustees or the President thereof--the rate of license to be ten dollars per month, with five dollars and twenty-five cents added for Recorder's fees for issuing the same--and if any person or persons shall peddle any goods, wares or merchandise within the limits of the Corporation, without having first obtained a license for that purpose. Such person or persons so offending shall forfeit and pay sum [not] exceeding one hundred nor less than fifty dollars, upon conviction before the Recorder.
    Section 2. No person or persons applying for a license or permit shall be entitled to the same until he or they shall file with the Clerk of the Board of Trustees a receipt from the Town Treasurer for the amount ordered to be paid by such applicant or applicants, agreeable to the provisions of this ordinance.
Ordinance No. 9
"Duties of Officers"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, viz.: That where no fines are collected for breach of Town ordinances, there shall be no cost allowed to the Town Officers. All fines collected in the Recorder's Court shall be paid over every month to the Town Treasurer, and the receipt thereof shall be entered on the Recorder's Docket, which book shall thus be the voucher for all fines collected, and all payments thereof over to the Town Treasurer.
    That the Town Ordinances Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall be enforced and executed by the Marshal, Deputy Marshal, or by any Special Policeman; if by the latter he shall make the arrest and convey the accused to the jail, or before the Recorder, and the trial shall take place immediately, if in the daytime, or between the hours of 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. upon his producing to the Recorder his certificate of appointment as Special Policeman for a specified period of time not to exceed one week signed by the President of the Board of Trustees and certified to by the Recorder, and if fine is collected from the accused as the result of the trial, he shall be entitled to his cost, but if he arrest between the hours of 8 P.M. and 8 A.M. he shall turn the accused over to the Marshal, or deputy, for safekeeping, and on the trial of the same if fines are imposed, and collected, he shall be entitled to one half of the costs, the other half to the Marshal. If he neglect to make arrest for violation of these ordinances, he shall be discharged by the President, deducting from his payment the amount of fine thus lost. If the Marshal or his deputy neglect or refuse to make any arrest for violation of Ordinances Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, the President of the Board of Trustees shall institute suit against the Marshal and his securities in the name of the People of the Town of Jacksonville, for the amount of fine thus lost and cost of suit. If the Recorder refuses or neglects to make his settlement with the Town Treasurer as herein described paying over the amount of fines recovered, the President shall in like manner, as with the Marshal, institute suit against the Recorder and his securities on his bond.
    All the foregoing ordinances to take effect from and after their passing, with the exception of Ordinance No. 6, which is to take effect from and after January 1st A.D. 1860.
    The vote on the aforesaid ordinances was as follows. Yeas Joseph S. Burpee, Benj. T. Davis, John S. Love, J. A. Brunner, President. Nays "Blank."
    After which the Board approved of the following Officers' bonds. Treasurer, Marshal and Recorder's.
    On motion adjourned until Dec. 29th A.D. 1860
Wm. Hoffman, Prest.
Henry Klippel, Recorder

    Pursuant to adjournment the Board of Trustees met at the County Auditor's office December 29th A.D. 1860. Present: William Hoffman, Benj. T. Davis, J. A. Brunner. Absentees: John S. Love, Joseph S. Burpee. The minutes of the preceding meeting having been read and approved, the Board proceeded to the consideration of an appointee for the Pound.
    On motion, the President appointed G. W. Walker as Poundkeeper for the Corporation. On motion it was resolved that a committee of two consisting of Messrs. President and Recorder were nominated to draft ordinances pertaining to billiard and liquor licenses and report at the next meeting.
    On motion adjourned to meet again Saturday Jan. 5th A.D. 1861 at seven o'clock P.M.
William Hoffman
    President
Henry Klippel
    Recorder

    Pursuant to adjournment the Board of Trustees held a special meeting at the County Auditor's office January 5th A.D. 1861. President Hoffman in the chair. Present: J. A. Brunner, Joseph S. Burpee and John S. Love. Absent Benj. T. Davis. After the reading and adoption of minutes of the preceding meeting the Board proceeded to the consideration of:
    Report of Committee on Ordinances. On motion the report of [the] committee was accepted and committee discharged from further duty. On motion the Board proceeded to vote on the following ordinances.
Ordinance No. 10
"License to Sell Spirituous Liquors"
    Sec. 1. That no person shall be permitted to sell spirituous liquors in the corporate limits of Jacksonville, by less measure than one quart, without having obtained a license from the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville for that purpose; nevertheless, any person wishing to obtain license during the interval of the session of the Board of Trustees may deposit with the Treasurer of the town twenty-five dollars, and upon the deposit of the aforesaid amount the Treasurer shall give his receipt for the same, whereby said person so applying shall be permitted to sell spirituous liquors until the next regular session of the Board of Trustees, at which time the applicant may apply for license to said Board.
    Sec. 2. Every person applying for a license to sell spirituous liquors in less quantity than a quart within the limits of the Corporation shall pay into the town treasury such sum as the Board of Trustees may assess, not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars per annum, or at the same rate for a shorter period, provided that no license shall be granted for a shorter period than six months.
    Sec. 3. On the applicant producing to the Recorder of the town the receipt of the Town Treasurer for the payment of the sum fixed by the Board of Trustees, and upon paying one dollar and fifty cents as Recorder's fees for issuing the same, the Recorder shall issue him a license for the term his receipt may call for.
    Sec. 4. Every person applying for a license to sell spirituous liquors in less quantity than a quart before receiving the same shall execute to the Board of Trustees a bond in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, with two or more sufficient sureties, conditioned that he will keep an orderly house, and that he will not permit any unlawful gaming or riotous conduct in or about his house, and in case of a violation of the foregoing conditions by any person giving such bond, he shall be liable to pay a fine of not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars, for any such violation, the [same] to be for the use of the Corporation, to be recovered in an action before the Recorder.
    Sec. 5. If any person or persons shall barter, sell or dispose of in any manner any spirituous liquors, without having first obtained a license agreeably to the provision of this ordinance, [he] shall upon conviction thereof before the Recorder be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred nor less than fifty dollars, to go to the Corporation, and upon the failure to pay the fine so imposed shall be confined in the jail not to exceed twenty nor less than ten days.
    Sec. 6. And it is hereby made the duty of the Marshal, deputy and any officer of the Corporation, knowing of any violation of the possessions of this ordinance, to make complaint thereof to any officer having jurisdiction of the same, and the moneys collected on such judgment, except taxable costs, shall be paid to the Town Treasurer for the use of the Corporation, provided that this ordinance shall not apply to such persons as have taken out licenses from the Board of County Commissioners until such county licenses shall have expired.
    Sec. 7. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its publication by the Oregon Sentinel.
Ordinance No. 11
"To License Billiard Tables & Ball Alleys"
    Sec. 1. No person shall be permitted to keep a billiard table or ball alley within the corporate limits of the Town of Jacksonville, to let for hire, without obtaining a license from the Board of Trustees for that purpose.
    Sec. 2. Any person wishing to keep a ball alley (commonly called a ninepin alley), or alleys, provided they are all kept in the same room, shall pay into the town treasury the sum of fifty dollars per annum, and at the same rate for a shorter period; provided that no license shall be granted for a shorter period than six months. Upon the production of the receipt of the Treasurer by the applicant for the required sum to the Recorder, that officer shall issue said applicant a license for the term to which his receipt may entitle him.
    Sec. 3. Any person wishing to keep a billiard saloon, or billiard table or tables, providing all of said tables are kept in the same room, shall pay to the town treasury the sum of fifty dollars per annum, and at the same rate for a shorter period, provided that no license shall be granted for a shorter period than six months, and upon the applicant producing to the Recorder the receipt for the required sum, that officer shall issue said applicant a license for the term to which his receipt shall entitle him.
    Sec. 4. If any person shall violate the provisions of this ordinance he shall be liable to the penalties and in the same manner, as for violating Ordinance 10, and shall be subject to the same punishment, and all fines when collected shall be appropriated the same way, provided this ordinance shall not apply to such persons as have taken out licenses from the Board of County Commissioners, until such county licenses shall have expired.
    Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its publication by the Oregon Sentinel.
Ordinance No. 12
"Regular Sessions of Board"
    The regular sessions of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville shall be as follows, to wit, the third Tuesdays in the months of January, April, July and October.
Ordinance No. 13
    Sec. 1. That the owners and occupants of town lots on the following named streets be and they are hereby required to make or construct sidewalks with plank or gravel, of a width of not less than four feet, under the superintendence of the Street Commissioner, to wit: Commencing on California Street at its junction with Third Street and running eastwardly to 5th Street; also, commencing at the junction of California Street and 5th Street, and running northwardly with 5th Street, including the courthouse block; also, commencing at the junction of Main and 3rd streets and running northwardly with 3rd to D Street; also, commencing at the junction of California and 4th streets, and running thence northwardly with 4th to D Street; also, commencing at the junction of Pine and Oregon streets, and running thence northwardly with Oregon Street to D Street; also, commencing at the junction of 3rd and Main streets, and running thence westwardly with Main Street to the west line of V. Schutz' Brewery lot; also, commencing at the junction of Oregon and C streets, and running eastwardly to 5th Street.
    Sec. 2. Any person or persons neglecting to have such sidewalks made or constructed in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance for the space of thirty days after its publication it shall then be the duty of the Street Commissioner to have such sidewalks made or constructed at the expense of such person or persons so neglecting as aforesaid; and the expense incurred in making such sidewalks by said Street Commissioner to be recovered before the Recorder, together with cost of suit.
    Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its publication by the Oregon Sentinel.
    Which resulted in the unanimous adoption of the preceding ordinances by the following vote.
    Yeas Joseph S. Burpee, John S. Love, Benj. T. Davis, J. A. Brunner and Mr. President. Nays "none."
    On motion adjourned to meet again Jan. 12th, at the same hour and place.
Henry Klippel
    Recorder

    The Board of Trustees met pursuant to adjournment January 12th A.D. 1861 at the usual place of holding their meeting. President Wm. Hoffman in the chair. Members present J. A. Brunner, John S. Love, Benj. T. Davis, Joseph S. Burpee.
    The minutes of the preceding meeting having been read and approved, and no business being before the Board,
    On motion they adjourned until next Tuesday Jan. 15th at 2 o'clock P.M. at the courthouse.
Henry Klippel
    Recorder

    Pursuant to adjournment the Board of Trustees met at the courthouse Jan. 15 A.D. 1861 at 2 o'clock P.M. Present J. A. Brunner, Benj. T. Davis, Joseph S. Burpee, John S. Love. Absent William Hoffman.
    On motion Benj. T. Davis was chosen President pro tem.
    The minutes of preceding meeting were read and adopted.
    On motion Messrs. Benj. T. Davis and William Hoffman were appointed a committee to consult with the County Commissioners in reference to making the Corporation a separate road district and to negotiate for the use of the county jail for town purposes.
    On motion the Board proceeded to the consideration of the Hook & Ladder Company's petition. After reading the aforesaid petition it was moved the petition be tabled. Carried. No further business being before the Board, adjourned sine die.
Henry Klippel
    Recorder

Saturday evening March 2nd 1861
    The Board of Trustees met this evening at the County Clerk's office. Present William Hoffman, President of the Board, J. A. Brunner and John S. Love. Absent Benj. T. Davis, Joseph S. Burpee, Trustees, and Henry Klippel, Recorder.
    The following appointments were made by the Board--
"Judges of the Election"
R. F. Maury, Alexander Martin and James B. Little
Clerk of Election
E. C. Sessions and R. H. Haines
    Ordered that Recorder notify the above-named persons of their appointment.
    The petition of the Hook & Ladder Company was taken up and on motion was laid over until the next meeting of the Board.
    Adjourned until Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock.
Wm. Hoffman, Prest.
and acting Secretary

Tuesday Evening March 5th 1861
    The Board of Trustees met this evening at the County Clerk's office. Present William Hoffman, President of the Board, Benj. T. Davis and John S. Love. Absent J. A. Brunner and Joseph S. Burpee, Trustees.
    After the reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting the Board proceeded to canvass the vote of the election, which resulted in the election of the following named persons.
    "Trustees" Wm. Hoffman, Benj. T. Davis, John S. Love, J. A. Brunner and Joseph Burpee.
    "Recorder" U. S. Hayden.
    "Marshal" G. M. Banks.
    "Treasurer" James T. Glenn.
    Street Commissioner I. D. Haines.
    On motion adjourned until Saturday evening March 9th 1861.
Henry Klippel
    Recorder

Saturday Evening March 9th 1861
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees-elect for the Town of Jacksonville; present Wm. Hoffman, J. A. Brunner, B. T. Davis & Joseph Burpee, who severally subscribed their oaths of office as Trustee for the Town of Jacksonville for the ensuing year, and were duly qualified by U. S. Hayden, J.P.
    U. S. Hayden, Recorder-elect for the ensuing year of the Town of Jacksonville, subscribed the oath of office & was duly qualified.
    G. M. Banks, Marshal-elect present before the Board, subscribed the oath of office & was duly qualified.
    I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner-elect, subscribed the oath of office & was duly qualified.
    On motion William Hoffman Esq. was unanimously chosen President of the Board of Trustees for the ensuing year.
    The minutes of last meeting called for, read & approved.
    The petition of L. Horn, proprietor of the U.S. Hotel, praying to be allowed to keep a limited number of hogs upon his premises, was read, and on motion--Resolved, that L. Horn, proprietor of the U.S. Hotel, be allowed to keep upon his premises hogs, not to exceed four in number at any one time, and insofar exempted from the operation of the ordinance forbidding the keeping of some in the corporation of Jacksonville--and conditioned that the same be subject to abatement as a nuisance.
    The petition of John S. Drum & Henry Klippel, a committee on the part of the Jacksonville Hook & Ladder Company, was presented & read and on motion Resolved that the prayer of the petitioners be granted and that the Jacksonville Hook & Ladder Company be & are hereby constituted by this Board, as the Hook & Ladder Company for the Town of Jacksonville.
    On motion it was ordered that ten dollars a month from the first day of March inst. will be allowed the Recorder of Jacksonville to pay office rent, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
    Ordered that ($30) thirty dollars be appropriated for the relief of C. C. Beekman for construction of causeway across Jackson Creek on Oregon Street, the same to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
    No further business, the Board then adjourned to the first Monday of April next at 8 p.m.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Jacksonville, Wednesday evening, April 10th 1861
Meeting of the Board of Trustees
    Present Wm. Hoffman, Prest., J. A. Brunner, John S. Love (who subscribed the oath of office & was duly qualified) and Benj. T. Davis. The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    Bill of C. C. Beekman for lumber used in constructing crosswalks presented & allowed & ordered paid for the sum of $18.60.
    Jas. T. Glenn, Treasurer-elect, present, who subscribed the oath of office & was duly qualified--
    On motion T. G. Ferris was appointed Poundkeeper to the Corporation for the ensuing year.
    Ordered by the board, on application of Albert Barnhart, for license to sell liquor in less quantities than one quart for six month, within the Corporation, that license be granted, his license assessed at twenty-five dollars.
    Henry Huber comes and applied to the Board for a license to retail liquors in less quantities than one [quart], granted by the Board & license assessed at forty dollars.
    Max Muller comes and applied for a license to retail liquors in less quantities than one quart for six months within the Corporation, which is granted and his license assessed at forty dollars.
    Wintjen & Helms made application for a license to retail liquors in less quantities than one quart in the Corporation of Jacksonville. License granted for six months and assessed at forty dollars.
    Patrick Lynch made application for a license to sell liquors in less quantities than one quart for six months within the corporation. License granted by the Board and assessed at forty dollars.
    Klippel & McLaughlin made application for license in retail liquors in less quantities than one quart within the Corporation of Jacksonville for six months. License granted by the Board and assessed at fifty dollars.
    On motion, B. T. Davis was appointed a committee of one on subject of building and procuring site for station house and ordered to report at the next meeting of the Board.
    No further business. The Board adjourned to Saturday evening April 13th inst. at 8 P.M.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office April 13th 1861

Present Wm. Hoffman, Prest.
B. T. Davis, John S. Love, J. A. Brunner and Joseph Burpee
    Minutes of last meeting read & approved.
    B. T. Davis, to whom was referred the subject of procuring a site for & building a station house, reported verbally no progress, and he was continued, that committee to report at the next regular meeting of the Board.
    Joseph Weiland made application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in less quantities than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville--granted--and license assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    Freeman Yandell's bill for jail fees presented and allowed and ordered paid--amt. $6.00.
    Ordered by the Board that the Jacksonville Hook & Ladder Company be and are hereby required to report to the Board the name of each & every member of said company at the next regular meeting of the Board.
Town Road Tax
Ordinance 14
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows that a town road tax of one mill on the dollar be and is hereby levied upon the taxable property within the Town & Corporation of Jacksonville, and that the county assessment of the county be the basis for said tax thereon to be levied. Passed unanimously.
    On motion resolved that the Board adopt the town plat drawn by Sewell Truax as the plat of this Corporation, excepting so far as said plat comes in conflict with the old recorded plat for those lots that have already been enclosed. Passed unanimously.
    There being no further business before the meeting the Board adjourned.
    Arrest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Regular Meeting
Recorder's Office July 23rd 1861

    Present a full Board.
    Minutes of last meeting read & approved. The report of the Jacksonville Hook & Ladder Company, made in conformity to an order from the Board, received and ordered on file.
    B. T. Davis, committee to whom was referred the subject of procuring a lot for station house, reported verbally no further progress and was discharged from said committee.
    On motion of Mr. Davis, John S. Love was appointed and authorized to contract for and purchase of Mrs. Ganung a town lot in Jacksonville, and to pay three hundred dollars for said lot, and to draw the draft upon the Town Treasurer for that amount & report at the next meeting of the Board.
    Ordered by the Board that the tax levied at their April session be immediately assessed and collected.
    Ordered by the Board of Trustees that U. S. Hayden, Town Recorder, be and is hereby authorized to contract with Sewell Truax to make & execute for the use of the Town & Corporation a complete map of said town and the same to be paid for out of the town treasury.
    William Burke made application for license to sell spirituous liquors in Jacksonville in quantities less than one quart--granted--and license assessed at fifty dollars for six months.
    Mulford Martin made application for license to sell spirituous liquors in Jacksonville in quantities less than one quart--granted--and license assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    Lilly Sherwood made application for license to sell spirituous liquors in Jacksonville in quantities less than one quart--granted--and license assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    Jeanne DeRoboam made application for license to sell spirituous [liquors] in Jacksonville in quantities less than one quart--granted--and license assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    On motion the Board adjourned to Saturday evening July 27th instant at 8 o'clock P.M.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office July 27th 1861

    Meeting called to order by Wm. Hoffman, Prest. Present a full Board.
    The minutes of last meeting read and approved.
    John S. Love, who was appointed to negotiate for the purchase of a lot of Mrs. Ganung, reported verbally that lot No. [omission] can be purchased for the sum of three hundred dollars, and he was continued that committee, with authority from the Board to conclude the purchase & procure a deed for the same.
    Motion by Mr. Burpee that the Street Commissioner be instructed [to] cause a survey of a road to be made from the graveyard to Oregon Street on the most convenient grade--passed unanimously.
    On motion John S. Love and B. T. Davis were appointed a committee to obtain of J. N. T. Miller a deed for a lot of ground for a graveyard for the Corporation of Jacksonville.
Ordinance No. 15
"To License Auctioneers"
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows: No person shall be allowed to sell at public auction good or chattels, wares and merchandise within the corporate limit of the Town of Jacksonville, without first having obtained a license for that purpose from the Board of Trustees or the president thereof. The rate for license shall be twelve dollars and fifty cents for three months with one dollar & fifty cents for Recorder's fees for issuing the same. And it is further provided that any auctioneer so licensed shall be allowed for his commission on all sales for sums not exceeding five hundred dollars, five percent [blank] and over five hundred dollars, not exceeding one thousand dollars, three and one half percent, over one thousand dollars & over two and one half percent.
    Sec. II. Any person or persons who shall sell or offer for sale at public auction, within the corporate limits of Jacksonville without first having obtained a license for that purpose, such person or persons so offending shall upon conviction before the Recorder forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding the sum of twenty-five dollars, nor less than ten dollars. This ordinance to take effect from and after its publication.
    Yeas--Benjamin T. Davis, J. A. Brunner, Joseph Burpee, John S. Love & Wm. Hoffman, Prest. Nays--none.
    The Board then adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Special Meeting
Recorder's Office August 3rd 1861

    Present a full Board, William Hoffman, Prest.
    William Burke made application to the Board for a reduction of his assessment for a liquor license.
    Ordered by the Board that whereas William Burke was assessed fifty dollars for a liquor license for six months, that in lieu thereof he be assessed at thirty-five dollars.
    On motion I. D. Haines was unanimously appointed Assessor for the Town of Jacksonville with instructions that he be governed by the statute law regulating County Assessor.
    I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, submitted a diagram of road survey and the same was ordered to be received and filed in the Recorder's office for the use of the Corporation.
    Burpee & Linn presented a bill for lumber & work on bridge on California Street for one hundred & thirty-six dollars--allowed and ordered paid.
    On motion of John S. Love, the road survey No. 3 on diagram & survey presented by I. D. Haines, running from Oregon Street to the Cemetery, be adopted by the Board. Ayes--John S. Love, B. T. Davis, Joseph Burpee, J. A. Brunner, William Hoffman, Presdt. Nays--none.
    There being no further business before the Board, adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Special Meeting
Recorder's Office August 31st 1861

    Present a full Board.
    Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
    Burpee & Linn presented their claims for $14.80 error in former bill--allowed and ordered paid.
    William Hoffman presented his bill for services recording deed &c. for $5 and allowed and ordered paid.
    Ordered by the Board that the President of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville be and is hereby authorized to make out & file the declaratory statement of the Board of Trustees in the Land Office at Roseburg, for three fractions of land within the corporate limits of the Town of Jacksonville for the purpose of entering the same for the benefit of the said town.
    I. D. Haines, heretofore appointed Assessor for the Town of Jacksonville, presented the assessment roll of assessments made by Linn which is accepted by the Board.
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows: That a tax of one mill on the dollar be levied on the taxable property, real and personal, within the corporate limits of the said town, said tax to be based upon the assessment of property made by I. D. Haines. It is further ordered that the ordinance in relation to taxes for road purposes, passed on the 13th day of April 1861 be, and the same is, hereby repealed. Yeas--J. A. Brunner, B. T. Davis, John S. Love, Joseph Burpee & William Hoffman. Nays--none.
    Ordered by the Board that the Town Treasurer make out a tax list upon the assessment roll accepted by the Board, and proceed to collect said taxes as soon as practicable.
    Ordered by the Board that I. D. Haines be allowed thirty-five dollars ($35) for assessing and making assessment roll.
    On motion the Recorder of Jacksonville was appointed to draft an ordinance to create fire warden for Jacksonville, defining the duties of fire warden & report the same at the next meeting of the Board.
    No further business before the Board.
    Adjourned till Saturday evening Septr. 7th 1861.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Sept. 7th 1861

    Present Wm. Hoffman, Prest., and J. A. Brunner.
    No quorum being present, Board adjourned till Saturday evening next Sept. 14th.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Septr. 14th 1861.

    Present Wm. Hoffman, Presdt., J. A. Brunner, B. T. Davis, Jos. Burpee and John S. Love.
    Minutes of last meeting read & approved.
    I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, presented bill for expense fixing street for $38.00 with his voucher for the same. Allowed by the Board & ordered paid.
    Gazette printing bill, for printing Treasurer's notices, for $5 allowed by the Board.
    D. W. Douthitt's bill for attorney's fees presented for $75 taken under consideration by the Board, and on motion B. T. Davis and John S. Love were appointed a special committee to confer with D. W. Douthitt & get his bill reduced to some reasonable claim.
    Ordered by the Board [of] Trustees that Sewell Truax and I. D. Haines be and are hereby appointed a committee to survey and lay out certain streets within the limits of the Corporation so as to conform to plat of the Town of Jacksonville and that they report the same to the Board.
Ordinance No. 16
For the Appointment of Fire Warden, Their Duties &c.
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows, that two Fire Wardens be appointed for the Town of Jacksonville, to examine all dwellings, tenements or otherwise, within the Town Corporation wherein fires are used, or where candles, lamps or other lights are used, and it shall be the duty of the Fire Warden to examine all fireplaces, stoves, stove pipes, chimneys, ovens, flues and other apparatus wherein fires are used within this Corporation, and the said Fire Warden shall have power to prevent, remove or cause to be removed or secured any fireplace, stove, stove pipe, chimney, oven or other apparatus which may be dangerous in causing fire, and the said Fire Wardens shall notify such person or persons having dangerous or unsafe fireplaces, stove pipes or otherwise, to remove, alter and remedy the same within ten days from such notice, and any person refusing, failing or declining to remove, alter and remedy the same as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Fire Wardens to have such dangerous fireplace, stove, stove pipe, chimney or otherwise, removed, altered and remedied, as it shall be deemed necessary by the said Fire Wardens, and it is herein provided that the party so refusing & failing as aforementioned shall be liable to all the costs & expenses of such removal or alteration, so made, and they shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty [dollars] ($20) on complaint & conviction before the Recorder. Yeas--J. A. Brunner, B. T. Davis, Joseph Burpee, John S. Love and William Hoffman. Nays--none.
    On motion of B. T. Davis, David Linn and Robt. H. Haines were unanimously appointed Fire Wardens by the Board for the Town of Jacksonville.
    There being no further business before the Board, the Board adjourned to Saturday next Sept. 21st instant.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Sept. 21st 1861

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, J. A. Brunner, B. T. Davis, Jos. Burpee, John S. Love.
    Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
    B. T. Davis & John S. Love, a committee to whom was referred the claim of D. W. Douthitt, made verbal report that the same had been reduced to fifty dollars & recommend that it be allowed by the Board--and thereupon it was ordered by the Board that fifty dollars be & is hereby appropriated for the payment of D. W. Douthitt his bill for attorney fees, the same to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
    R. C. Kirby made application for a license to retail liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville for six months--granted by the Board and assessed at twenty-five dollars.
    James Casey made application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville for six months--granted by the Board & assessed at twenty-five dollars.
    On motion J. A. Brunner & John S. Love were appointed by the Board to obtain a plan suitable for station house, to be attached thereto a hook & ladder truck house & Recorder's office, & that they be & are hereby authorized to advertise for proposals for constructing a building the same & report proceedings to the Board at their next meeting for the further action of the Board.
    Ordered by the Board, on motion of B. T. Davis, that the street next to and north of E Street, running parallel to the same, be and is hereby denominated, and to be known hereafter as "Hoffman Street."
    Ordered by the Board that the Street Commissioner be authorized & instructed to open Fourth Street to intersect Hoffman St. and that Hoffman St. be opened to 5th and Oregon streets.
    There being no further business before the Board the Board adjourned to Saturday evening next, Sept. 28th.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Septr. 28th 1861

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, J. A. Brunner and John S. Love.
    John S. Love & J. A. Brunner, committee on buildings, presented their report, which was read & accepted, and the committee discharged. Report filed with the Recorder.
    No further business before the Board, the Board adjourned to Saturday evening next, October 5th.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Octr. 5, 1861

    Present William Hoffman & J. A. Brunner.
    No quorum being present, the Board adjourned to Saturday evening Oct. 21st 1861.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Oct. 21st 1861

    Present William Hoffman, President, & J. A. Brunner, John S. Love, Jos. Burpee.
    Minutes of two last meetings read and approved.
    Max Muller made application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville--granted by the Board and assessed at forty dollars for six months.
    Sentinel office printing bill of $9 for advertising Ordinance No. 15--presented to the Board--allowed & ordered paid.
    On motion the report of John S. Love & J. A. Brunner, committee, made at a previous meeting Sept. 28th ultimo was taken up for further consideration of the Board and the report was ordered to be spread upon the journal.
Report of Committee on Buildings &c.
    Plan and specifications for Recorder's office, station house & hook & ladder truck house.
     Main building for office and station rooms to be 16 feet wide by 32 ft. deep & 12 feet  high in the clear. To be a good substantial balloon frame, partition through the center same as the wall, one good four-panel door in partition, a chimney in the center with a fireplace in each room. The building to be weatherboarded with dressed lumber with square front and cornice, two windows and one door in front, the windows each 12 lights, with 10 by 14 glass, the door to be a good four-panel door--one good, heavy batten door and 12-light window in the back room, said window to have a heavy batten shutter to be hung on the inside and a bar of iron across the center, with locks for fastening. The floor of the main building to be tongue & grooved but not dressed, the front room to be boarded up six feet high all around the walls inside and clothed and the back room will be lined on the walls with two thicknesses of inch plank, and overhead with inch boards not dressed. A mantel board in each fireplace. The doors all to have good locks and hangings. One good coat of paint outside, all around, and a shingle roof, shingles to be laid five inches to the weather. Said buildings to be set on stone pillars. One table 3 by six feet square.
    Truck house is to be built alongside of main building with shed roof, said building to be 10 ft. wide and 32 feet deep, framed & weatherboarded same as main building, shingle roof same as main building, a rough floor of 1¼-inch boards--square front--with cornice and double-panel door, sufficiently wide to allow the truck wagon to pass in and out. One 12-light window in the back end. This building to have one coat of paint on the outside same as main building and set on stone pillars--a good lock with bolts on door.
    The contractor completes the building according to specifications in a good workmanlike manner. The contractors will be required to give bonds for the completion of said buildings according to specifications.
    Sept. 28, 1861    Respectfully submitted
J. A. Brunner
John S. Love, committee
    Your committee further report that they publicly advertised for proposals under the foregoing plan & specifications, and that they have received a proposal & bid from Burpee & Linn, no other being received by your committee, and the proposal of Burpee & Linn is herein attached as a part of this report.
J. A. Brunner
John S. Love, committee
    On motion it was ordered by the Board that the proposal made & recd. from Burpee & Linn for building station house, Recorder's office & hook & ladder truck house, be and the same is hereby accepted by the Board, and it is further ordered that the Recorder notify Burpee & Linn of the action of the Board & that the cause to be executed & filed in his office the articles of agreement between the parties thereto.
    Ordered by the Board that the Treasurer be required upon notice to return to the Recorder's office his assessment roll with the tax list & assessment made thereon, under the ordinance levying the tax of mill on the dollar and that he report the amount of taxes collected by him, with the list of the names of all delinquents with his certificate thereto.
    Ordered by the Board that G. M. Banks, Marshal, be and is hereby appointed & authorized to receive the assessment roll & delinquent tax list, and proceed to collect the said delinquent taxes with additional four percent on each assessment, and report to the Board.
    There being no further business before the Board, the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Regular Meeting
Recorder's Office Jany. 21st 1862

    Present Joseph Burpee and John S. Love--no quorum present--on motion adjourned to the 1st day of Feby. 1862 at 7 a.m.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office Feby. 1st 1862

    Present Joseph Burpee, J. A. Brunner & John S. Love.
    Joseph Burpee was chosen President pro tem. The minutes of the last meeting read & approved.
    I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, presented bill for money expended on streets & bridges & for the amount of $58.50 allowed and ordered paid.
    On motion of Mr. Love it was ordered that the Street Commissioner be instructed to expend no more money on work on county roads or bridges, unless expressly authorized by the Board.
    On motion William Hoffman Esq., Jos. Burpee & John S. Love were appointed a committee to examine a map of Jacksonville drawn and executed by Sewell Truax, with authority to receive & accept the same for the use of the Corporation, and to draw on the Town Treasurer for payment of the same.
    Thomas Sutton made application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville--granted--assessed at thirty-five dollars for six months.
    Max Muller made application for a billiard license--granted and assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    Wintjen & Helms made application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville--granted and assessed at forty dollars for six months, also for a billiard license--granted and assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    Pat Lynch made application for a license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the Town of Jacksonville for six months--granted and assessed at forty dollars.
    Henry Huber made application for a license to sell spirituous liquors in the town of Jacksonville for six months--granted and assessed at twenty-five dollars.
    John McLaughlin made application for a license to retail spirituous liquors in the Town of Jacksonville--granted by the Board & assessed at fifty dollars.
    On motion J. A. Brunner and John S. Love were appointed a committee to procure and rent any suitable building for a temporary station house for the use of the Corporation with authority to contract for fitting the same for said purposes.
    There being no further business before it, Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Special Meeting
Saturday Evening Mar. 1st 1862

    Present William Hoffman, Prest., and J. A. Brunner, Joseph Burpee & John S. Love.
    Minutes of last meeting read & approved.
    J. A. Brunner & John S. Love, committee who were appointed to procure for temporary use a building for station house, made verbal report that they had been unable to obtain a suitable place for station house. Report accepted & committee discharged.
    John S. Love & Wm. Hoffman, the committee appointed to examine map of the Town of Jacksonville &c., made the following report--
Report
    The committee appointed to examine and receive the map of the Town of Jacksonville report that they have examined said map and have accepted the same and recommend that an order be made allowing Sewell Truax the sum of sixty dollars for said map and the further sum of thirty dollars for making survey in said town.
    March 1st 1862, Signed
John S. Love
Wm. Hoffman, committee
    On motion the report of this committee was accepted and the committee discharged and it was ordered by the Board that the sum of ninety dollars be and is hereby appropriated for the payment of Sewell Truax as recommended by the committee in their report as aforesaid.
Inspectors of Election
    On motion Jerry Martin, John Anderson and James Drum were appointed inspectors of the election to be held on the first Tuesday, 4th day of March next.
    And for Clerk of Election Max Muller and Saml. Sachs were appointed.
    Ordered that the Recorder notify the Inspectors of Election and Clerk of their appointment.
    Henry Klippel appeared before the Board praying for reduction of assessment on liquor license.
    And on motion it was ordered by the Board that the liquor license issued & granted to McLaughlin & Klippel in lieu of $50 as assessed by the Board Feby. 1st 1862 the same be assessed at forty dollars for 6 months--also that Thomas Sutton's license assessment be reduced to the sum of $25 for six months, also that Pat Lynch's license assessment be reduced to $30 for six months.
    Application made for Charles Louzen for a license to retail spirituous liquor in quantities less than one quart in Jacksonville--granted, assessed at $25 for six months.
    No further business before the Board, the Board adjourned until March 4, 1862 at 7 o'clock P.M.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden   
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Tuesday Evening March 4th 1862

    The Board convened pursuant to adjournment.
    Present William Hoffman, Presdt. and John S. Love & J. A. Brunner.
    The minutes of last meeting read & approved.
    The yearly statement of the Town Treasurer was presented & laid before the Board, and upon examination of the same by the Board it was ordered that it be referred back to the Treasurer for correction.
    On motion it was ordered that G. M. Banks, Marshal, be allowed four percent on the total amount of taxes collected by him, and that the Recorder give him an order on the Treasurer for the amount.
    The election returns were laid before the Board, who publicly examined the same and declared the following persons duly elected officers for the Town of Jacksonville for the ensuing year.
William Hoffman
J. A. Brunner
John S. Drum
David Linn &
L. J. C. Duncan, Trustees
U. S. Hayden, Recorder
Jas. T. Glenn, Treasurer
John Carter, Marshal
I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner
    No further business before the Board, the Board adjourned until Saturday evening March 8th instant at 7 A.M. [sic].
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Meeting of the Board of Trustees-Elect
Jacksonville March 8th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, J. A. Brunner, John S. Drum, David Linn & L. J. C. Duncan, who severally subscribed the oath of office and were duly qualified as Trustees for the Town of Jacksonville for the ensuing year.
Officers-Elect
    Also present U. S. Hayden, Recorder, John Carter, Marshal, I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, who subscribed the oath of office and were duly qualified for their respective offices for the ensuing year.
    On motion Wm. Hoffman was unanimously elected President of the Board of Trustees.
    The President then declared the Board duly organized & ready for business.
    The minutes of the last meeting were called for & were read & approved. There being no further business before the Board--adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board Trustees
Regular Meeting
April 15th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman & David Linn.
    No quorum being present the Board adjourned to Saturday evening April 19th at 8 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Recorder's Office April 19th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, John S. Drum & David Linn.
    The minutes of last meeting read & approved. The bonds of the Recorder, Treasurer & Marshal were laid before [the] Board & on motion they were each approved and ordered to be filed by the Recorder.
    On motion the President of the Board appointed John S. Drum & David Linn to examine the Treasurer's account current of the past year and report their proceedings at the next regular meeting of the Board.
    David Linn, one of the contractors for building Recorder's office &c. reported verbally to the Board that the building was completed ready for their examination & reception.
    John S. Drum moved that whereas the Board present had examined the building & specified time for building the same, that the Board hereby formally accept the same, and the motion was carried unanimously.
    Ordered by the Board that the President of the Board issue warrants upon the Treasurer in favor of Burpee & Linn for the amount of seven hundred dollars.
    Wintjen & Helms made application for license to retail spirituous liquors in the Town Corporation in quantities less than one quart--granted by the Board & they were assessed at forty dollars for six months.
    Max Muller on application was licensed to retail liquors in quantities less than one quart for six months & assessed at forty dollars.
    Bill of John Carter, Marshal, for ten dollars for removing dead animal allowed & ordered to be paid.
    No further business before the Board--adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Special Meeting
June 24th 1862

    Present William Hoffman, President, & J. A. Brunner, David Linn & L. J. C. Duncan.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
    On motion the following resolution was passed unanimously by the board.
    Resolved that David Linn be employed to extend the truck house eight feet to the rear & also to arrange the doors of the same so as to give all the space the width of the said house will allow.
    Bill of M. H. Hill $8.50 for repairing bridge was presented to the Board and on motion allowed and ordered to be paid.
    I. D. Haines presented his claim for 20 days services as Street Commissioner; moved & seconded that I. D. Haines be allowed the sum of sixty dollars for services as Street Commissioner--passed and ordered to be paid.
    No further business, the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Regular Meeting
July 15th 1862

    Present William Hoffman, President, & John S. Drum, J. A. Brunner & David Linn.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
    John S. Drum & David Linn, committee appointed to examine Treasurer's accounts, were not ready to report & were continued that committee.
    David Linn presented bill one hundred and three dollars ($103.25) for making alterations on truck house &c. and for lumber furnished. On motion it was ordered by the Board that the same be allowed and placed on file.
    On motion licenses were granted to the following persons.
    Wintjen & Helms, billiard license for 6 mos. & assessed at twenty-five dollars
    Pat Lynch, liquor license for 6 mos. and assessed a thirty dollars
    Klippel & McLaughlin, billiard license for six months, assessed at ($25) twenty-five dollars and also for liquor license for six months and assessed at ($40) forty dollars for six months
    James Casey for liquor license for six months and assessed at twenty-five ($25) dollars
    Alfred Law, liquor license for six months and assessed at thirty dollars ($30)
    Max Muller, billiard license for six months and assessed at ($25) twenty-five dollars
    Henry Huber, liquor license for six months and assessed at ($25) twenty-five dollars
    Madam DeRoboam for liquor license and assessed at ($25) twenty-five dollars
    There being no further business before the Board, the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Special Meeting
Recorder's Office Septr. 16th 1862

    Present William Hoffman, President, and John S. Drum, L. J. C. Duncan & David Linn.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
    Application of Henry Breitbarth for license to retail spirituous liquors in Jacksonville--granted by the Board & the same assessed at fifty dollars for six months, also for a license to keep a billiard saloon in Jacksonville--granted by the Board & assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    On application of F. Burchell for a license to retail spirituous [liquors] in Jacksonville for six months, the license granted by the Board and assessed at twenty-five dollars.
    Ordered on motion that the President of the Board be and is hereby authorized to draw out of the town treasury the sum of one hundred & forty-two dollars, the same to be applied for the use and purpose of entering certain fractions of land lying within the Corporation of this Town, and the said sum of one hundred & forty-two dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the town treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose aforesaid.
    The subject of levying a tax for the purpose of purchasing a fire engine for the Corporation being under consideration, the same was disposed of under the appointment of John S. Drum and L. J. C. Duncan, a committee to take the subject under consideration & report at an adjourned meeting.
    On motion the Board adjourned to Saturday evening Sept. 20th instant.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Adjourned Meeting
Board of Trustees
Recorder's Office Sept. 20th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, and John S. Drum, L. J. C. Duncan & David Linn.
    Minutes of last meeting read & approved.
    The committee to whom was referred the subject of levying a tax for the purpose of procuring a fire engine made the following report. "We, the undersigned committee appointed to make inquiries about purchasing a fire engine, beg leave to report favorable to making the purchase of engine and necessary apparatus. And that we recommend a tax to be levied on all property in town limits, say 5 mill, or as much tax as would be necessary for such purchase, provided that there be an election of all taxpayers and that they vote favorably.
"John S. Drum
"L. J. C. Duncan, committee"
    And on motion the report was accepted and committee discharged.
    On motion of David Linn that the proposition to lay & levy a tax of 5 mills on the dollar on the taxable property within the Corporation for the special object of applying the proceeds of said tax to the purchase of a fire engine & apparatus be submitted to the legal voters of the Town and the voters should be by ballot "for tax" and "against tax" and that the Recorder give legal public notice of said election to be held. Motion carried. Yeas John S. Drum, David Linn, L. J. C. Duncan & William Hoffman. Nays none.
    On motion the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting Oct. 3rd 1862
    The President, Wm. Hoffman, then stated the object of the meeting on this evening was for the purpose of appointing the judges & clerks of an election to be held on the following day when, on motion, W. G. T'Vault, S. Humphrey and John McLaughlin were appointed judges, and A. E. Rogers & Alex Miller clerks of said election and ordered that the Recorder notify the said judges & clerks of election of their appointment.
    On motion adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting
Board of Trustees Octr. 4th 1862

    Present William Hoffman, President, L. J. C. Duncan, John S. Drum & David Linn.
    The returns of an election held this day were made to the Board.
    On motion the Board proceeded to canvass the election returns, which were declared to be duly made & returned.
    The result of the said election were declared as follows, on the proposition to levy a tax of 5 mills the votes were
"for tax" (28) twenty-eight votes
"against tax" (46) forty-six votes
    The President of the Board announced that the proposition to levy a tax of 5 mills on the dollar on the taxable property in Jacksonville for the purchase of a fire engine & apparatus was negation by a vote of 28 for & 46 against.
    On motion it was ordered that the judges and clerks of said election be allowed ($3) each for their services, and that the sum of fifteen [dollars] be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
    No further business before the Board, on motion adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Regular Meeting of the
Board of Trustees Octr. 21st 1862

    Present William Hoffman, President, and L. J. C. Duncan, David Linn & John S. Drum.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    On application of John Nolan for license to retail spirituous liquors in the Town of Jacksonville, the same granted and assessed at twenty-five dollars for six months.
    Wintjen & Helms made application for license to retail spirituous liquors--the same was granted & assessed at forty dollars for six months.
    Billiard license granted McLaughlin & Klippel & assessed at $25--six months.
    The President of the Board made a verbal statement that in accordance with the instructions of the Board, he had entered the vacant land within the limits of the Corporation at the Land Office at Roseburg, and that he had received the receipt of the Register of the Land Office for one hundred and forty-three 14/100 dollars for said land, being the fractional northwest corner of Section 32 in Township 37 South of Range 2 West, containing 114 55/100 acres.
    The President of the Board also presented a bill for preparing the necessary preemption papers, proofs and Land Office fees, amounting to the sum of twelve ($12) dollars, which was allowed by the Board and ordered to be paid.
    On motion it was ordered that Solomon Humphrey be allowed the sum of fifteen dollars for expenses incurred by him as agent of the Board in going to the Land Office at Roseburg to enter the vacant land within the limits of the Corporation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
    There being no further business before the Board, the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
Recorder

Special Meeting
Board of Trustees, Nov. 1st 1862

    Present William Hoffman, President, and L. J. C. Duncan, David Linn & John S. Drum.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    No business coming before the Board, on motion the Board adjourned to Tuesday evening next at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Adjourned Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees
Jacksonville Novr. 6th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, and L. J. C. Duncan, David Linn & John S. Drum.
    The Board went into a committee of the whole on the subject & matter of assessing & fixing the value of all lots and parts of lots occupied & claimed by parties prior to the preemption & purchase of the same by the Corporation, and the business relating thereto being unfinished [it] was laid over until the next meeting of the Board.
    On motion I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, was appointed to ascertain the amount of land claimed by the different parties now occupying [lands] within the lines owned & preempted by the Corporation and to report the names of such persons so holding & claiming said Town lands, with the separate amount so occupied & claimed--at the next meeting of the Board.
    On motion the Board adjourned until Thursday evening next at 7 o'clock P.M.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting
Jacksonville Nov. 13th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, and David Linn & John S. Drum.
    The minutes of last meeting read and approved.
    I. D. Haines being present before the Board made a report and diagram of lots, occupied & claimed, with descriptions of the same, with names of all persons holding & claiming within the lines of the Corporation preemption & entry.
    The Board then took up the unfinished business of assessing Town lots and without closing the same was continued for the further action of the Board.
    The President presented to the Board the petition of S. Sachs, Love & Bilger and others, praying that California St. may be graded & graveled. The petition, being read, was referred.
    On motion the Board adjourned until Tuesday evening next.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting Nov. 18th 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, & David Linn, L. J. C. Duncan & John S. Drum.
    The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting were dispensed with.
    The petition of S. Sachs, Love & Bilger and others, presented at the last meeting, praying to have California Street graded & graveled, was taken up, when John S. Drum moved that I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, be instructed to make an estimate of the probable cost & expense of grading, graveling and draining California Street from Oregon Street to the bridge on said California St. & that the Street Commissioner be further instructed to make such a grade as best to secure public convenience--and report at the next session of the Board--passed.
    The petition of I. D. Haines & forty-four others, representing the China wash house on Cala. Street to be a nuisance, & praying the Board to cause the same to [be] removed, was presented to the Board. On motion the petition was recd. & laid over for the present.
    On motion John S. Drum was appointed to draft an ordinance on nuisances & report the same at a subsequent meeting of the Board.
    On motion the Board adjourned to Tuesday evening next Novr. 25 at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Adjourned Meeting
Jacksonville Novr. 25th 1862

    The Board convened pursuant to adjournment. Present Wm. Hoffman, president, L. J. C. Duncan, John S. Drum & David Linn.
    The minutes of the last two meetings were read & approved.
Report of Committees
    John S. Drum, a committee appointed at the last meeting of the Board to draft an ordinance on nuisances, made his report. The same was accepted by the Board & committee discharged.
    I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, being present, made his report on the grading and graveling [of] California Street. The report was then read & on motion the same was accepted by the Board and committee discharged.
    The ordinance on nuisances reported by John S. Drum was taken up and after being amended was passed in the form as follows.
Ordinance No. 17
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows:
    Sec. I. That if any person shall be guilty of any public lewdness or indecency, whether by word or action, or shall expose himself or herself to public view in any indecent manner, within the Town of Jacksonville, or shall cause a false alarm of fire, or ring any bell or make any bonfire for the purpose of creating such false alarm, each & every person so offending shall, upon conviction before the Recorder, be punished by fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars and costs, or by imprisonment not exceeding ten days at the discretion of the Recorder.
    Sec. II. Any owner or occupant of premises on which there shall be any stagnant water or unwholesome substance, or other nuisance, or shall permit the same to pass or be thrown into the streets from such premises, and who shall after due notice from the Marshal suffer such nuisance as aforesaid to remain longer than necessary for the removal of the same, shall be liable, on conviction before the Recorder, in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars, and it shall be the duty of the Marshal to have such nuisance removed at the cost of the party so notified & failing to remove the same to be recorded before the Recorder with costs. This ordinance to take effect from and after its publication. Yeas L. J. C. Duncan, John S. Drum, David Linn & Wm. Hoffman. Nays none.
    On motion of John S. Drum, I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, was authorized to make out certain specifications for grading, graveling & draining California Street from its junction with Oregon Street to the bridge on California Street, and also to advertise and receive proposals for performing the contract for said work according to the specifications. Said specifications shall be for a convenient grade and for graveling the center of the streets six inches deep, running down to 4 inches graveling on the side of the street, and that the proposals & bids received shall be laid before the Board at their next meeting.
Unfinished Business
    In the matter of assessing & fixing the value of town lots, the subject was laid over till the next session of the Board.
    Board adjourned until Wednesday evening Dec. 3 at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees--Adjourned Meeting
Wednesday Dec. 3rd 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President, & L. J. C. Duncan & J. A. Brunner.
    The reading of the minutes dispensed with.
    The Board without transacting any business adjourned until tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting, Jacksonville
December 4th 1862

    Present a full Board.
    The minutes of the last and preceding meetings read and approved.
    The Street Commissioner, being present, verbally reported that he had advertised for proposals for grading & graveling California Street according to the instructions of the Board & the proposal & bids were laid before the Board & severally read.
    On motion of John S. Drum, the matter of grading & graveling California Street was indefinitely postponed.
    The unfinished business of assessing and fixing the prices of town lots embraced within the lines of the land preempted by the  Town was postponed for future action.
    On motion [the] Board adjourned to meet again on Thursday evening next at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees--Adjourned Meeting
Jacksonville Dec. 21st 1862

    Present Wm. Hoffman, President of the Board & David Linn, John S. Drum & L. J. C. Duncan.
    The minutes of the last meeting read and approved.
    The unfinished business of assessing lots and parcels of land embraced in the tract of land entered by the Town was taken up and it was ordered by the Board that whereas the Town of Jacksonville has entered in the U.S. Land Office that portion of land described as the fractional N.W. quarter of Section 32, Township 37 South of Range 2 West for the use of the Town and for the benefits of the occupants thereof, and in consideration of the premises, that the following assessments be and are hereby made against said party claimants & occupants, as an apportionment for the expenses of entering, surveying & conveying the same.
Claimants and Assessments
    A. C. Albert, claimant, assessed at ($10) ten dollars.
    Lilly Sherwood, claimant, assessed twenty dollars.
    Louis Herling
, claimant, assessed ($25) twenty-five dollars (2 deeds).
    J. A. Brunner & Bro. & others
, claimants, assessed ($10) ten dollars each lot.
    China house lot assessed at [blank].
    C. Davenport
, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Mrs. Fidler
, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    John Drew
, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    Spanish [sic]
, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    John Donegan
, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    P. J. Ryan
, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    J. W. Stearns
, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Maury & Davis (store lot)
assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    M. Brenan
, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    L. J. C. Duncan & wife
assessed ($30) thirty dollars (2 deeds).
    Overbeck lot assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Wintjen & Helms
, claimants, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    John Connelly
, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    and all lots south of Block 29, 50x100, each ($10) with deed. Arkansas Stable lot assessed at ($15) fifteen dollars. R. F. Maury, claimant, ($20) twenty dollars assessment.
    Benj. T. Davis
, claimant, assessed ($20) twenty dollars.
    Wetterer Brewery lot assessed the first 50 by 100 feet ($10) ten dollars, and ($5) five dollars for each additional 50 feet & fractions.
    E. G. Reiman land assessed ($10) ten dollars for the first 50x100 feet & ($5) five dollars for each additional feet & fractions.
    Sewell Truax
, claimant, assessed ($20) twenty dollars.
    M. J. Clark
, claimant, assessed ($20) twenty dollars.
    Cala. Stage Co.
, claimant, assessed ($20) twenty dollars.
    Wilhelm Smith
, claimant, assessed ($25) twenty-five dollars (with 2 deeds).
    John Weiss
, claimant, assessed ($30) thirty dollars.
    C. Ulrich, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    John S. Drum, claimant, assessed ($20) twenty dollars.
    J. B. Little
, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Peter Britt, claimant, assessed ($40) forty dollars.
    Turner & Ray, claimants, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    Alex Martin, claimant, assessed ($20) twenty dollars.
    Fisher & Mensor (stable lot)
assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Fisher (house lot) assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    Mensor (house lot) assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    Veit Schutz, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    Geo. Funk, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Ernest [sic], claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Dutch Saddler, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    H. Blecher (stable lot) assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    William Clark, claimant, assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    Mules lot assessed ($15) fifteen dollars.
    F. M. Brown, claimant, assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    Lot rear of the mules lot assessed ($10) ten dollars.
    and be it further ordered by the Board that the Town Recorder give public notice in the Oregon Sentinel & Intelligencer, newspapers published in Jacksonville, notifying all persons claiming & holding [a] lot or parcel of land embraced within said town land, that by paying their respective assessments, they can secure title deed, on application to the Town Recorder. It is intended that the several assessments shall include the expense of deeds and recording deeds, and the sum of ($5) five dollars is reserved out of each assessment for said purpose.
    Ordered on motion that the Street Commissioner be & is hereby authorized & directed to construct a footbridge on Jackson Creek on Oregon Street, near Mr. Kenny's house, at the expense of this Corporation, & that he report at the next meeting of the Board.
    On motion the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Regular Meeting
Board of Trustees
Jacksonville Tuesday Evening
January 20th 1863

    Present L. J. C. Duncan & John S. Drum. Absent William Hoffman, J. A. Brunner & David Linn.
    There being no quorum present, the Board adjourned to Monday evening February 9th 1863 at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Adjourned Meeting of the Regular Session
Jacksonville Monday Evening
February 9th 1863

    Present John S. Drum, David Linn & L. J. C. Duncan.
    The President of the Board being absent, John S. Drum was chosen President pro tem.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
    I. D. Haines, Street Commissioner, presented bids for one hundred & one ($101) dollars for construction & building footbridge &c. & the same being examined by the Board was allowed & ordered paid, also ordered on file.
    U. S. Hayden presented bill of seventeen 50/100 ($17.50) dollars paid for printing blank deeds and advertising Town Ordinance No. 16 (17). The same was allowed & ordered paid.
    The following licenses for retailing spirituous liquors in less quantities than one quart within the Corporation were granted by the Board.
    McL. & Klippel for six months assessed ($40) forty dollars.
    Wintjen & Helms
for six months and & assessed ($40) forty dollars.
    Henry Breitbarth
for six months & assessed ($40) forty dollars.
    Niles & Johnson
for six months & assessed ($40) forty dollars.
    Henry Huber
for six months & assessed ($25) twenty-five dollars.
    Andrew Stumpt
for six months & assessed ($25) twenty-five dollars.
    P. H. Lynch
for six months & assessed ($30) thirty dollars.
    William Burke
for six months & assessed ($30) thirty dollars.
Billiard Licenses Granted
    McLaughlin & Klippel billiard license for six months ($25).
    Wintjen & Helms
billiard license for six months ($25).
    Henry Breitbarth
billiard license for six months ($25).
    F. Burchell
billiard license for six months ($25).
    There being no further business before the Board the Board adjourned to meet again on Friday evening February 20th at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Jacksonville Friday Evening Feby. 20th 1863

    Present William Hoffman, President of the Board, David Linn & John S. Drum. Absent L. J. C. Duncan & J. A. Brunner.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    David Linn presented his bill for lumber for $17.50, furnished the Street Commissioner for the construction of bridge on Fourth Street. The same was audited by the Board and allowed and ordered paid.
Order for Annual Election
    Ordered by the Board that the annual election for town officers, five Trustees, a Recorder, Treasurer, a Marshal and a Street Commissioner, be held on the first Tuesday in March next, according to the Act of Incorporation, and that the Recorder give public notice of the same in the Oregon Sentinel newspaper. Polls to be opened at the Town Recorder's office.
    The following persons were appointed the Inspectors of said election
Robt. H. Haines
Max Muller &
Amos E. Rogers
    Ordered that the Recorder notify the Inspectors of Election of their appointment.
    There being no further business before the Board, on motion the Board adjourned to Tuesday evening March 3rd 1863 at 7 o'clock P.M.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees
Jacksonville March 3rd 1863

    Present William Hoffman, President of the Board, David Linn & John S. Drum.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    The President laid before the Board the certified copy of the amendment to the charter of the Town of Jacksonville--ordered on file.
    The Treasurer's account current for the period of 28th March 1862 to the 3rd of January 1863 was laid before the Board. Statement showing receipts $1108.24, expenditures $1047.37, leaving a balance in the hands of the Treasurer of $60.87. Ordered on file.
    The President made his annual report to the Board, which was adopted and placed on file.
Canvass of Election
    The returns of the annual election for officers of the Town of Jacksonville, held on the 3rd day of March instant, were laid before the Board, and after a public examination of the same, were declared as follows: Henry Judge, Max Muller, Wm. A. Owens, Henry Klippel and William Hess were declared duly elected Trustees.
    U. S. Hayden was elected Recorder.
    Jas. T. Glenn was elected Treasurer & G. M. Banks, having a plurality of votes, was elected Marshal.
    John Bilger was elected Street Commissioner.
    John S. Carter appeared before the Board and gave notice of his intention to contest the election of Marshal G. M. Banks. Notice ordered on file.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Recorder issue certificates of election to the officers elected, except to Marshal Banks.
    The Board then adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Minutes of the Meeting of the
Board of Trustees of Jacksonville
Wednesday Evening March 4th 1863

    The Board of Trustees-elect--Henry Klippel, Max Muller, Henry Judge, William Hess & William A. Owens--assembled at the Town Recorder's office and they severally signing the oath of office required by law were duly qualified and sworn by U. S. Hayden, Justice of the Peace, and were called to order by William Hess, when Henry Klippel was nominated and unanimously chosen President of the Board of Trustees for year next ensuing.
    The President then declared the Board duly organized & ready for business, when the following proceedings were had.
    The minutes of the last meeting were then read & approved.
    U. S. Hayden, Recorder-elect, having been duly sworn, filed his oath of office.
    James T. Glenn, having been duly sworn, filed his oath of office.
    John Bilger, Street Commissioner-elect, being present, signed the oath of office & was duly sworn.
    The report of William Hoffman, President, made at the last meeting of the Board of Trustees, was called up & read and referred.
    A supplemental report of the Town Treasurer was laid before the Board, showing a balance on hand January the 3rd 1863 of the sum of $184.00, mostly in legal tender notes. The report was acceptable, and ordered on file.
    Notice of J. S. Carter contesting the election of G. M. Banks, Marshal-elect, was called up and on motion the President of the Board was directed to fix the time & place for a special sitting of the Board to hear & determine the said contested election case. And thereupon the President appointed Friday next, March 6th, at one o'clock P.M., the meeting to be held at the Town Recorder's office. The names of W. G. T'Vault & B. F. Dowell were entered as attorneys on behalf of contestant Banks.
    On motion the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting
of the Board of Trustees
Jacksonville March 6th 1863

    The Board convened at the hour appointed.
    Present a full Board.
    The President laid before the Board a copy of a mandamus writ, directed to the Board of Trustees, when the same was read. William Hess then moved that an order be made directing the issuing of a certificate of election to G. M. Banks as Marshal-elect of Jacksonville for the year next ensuing--motion carried.
    J. Gaston Esq. appearing, attorney on behalf of J. S. Carter to contest the election of G. M. Banks, offered a motion in writing that the Board reconsider their vote ordering the certificate of election to G. M. Banks. Mr. Hess moved a reconsideration of said vote, motion carried. Yeas Henry Judge, W. A. Owens & Max Muller. Nays William Hess & the President, so the vote was reconsidered.
    Mr. Gaston on behalf of J. S. Carter offered a motion in writing that the Board order a certificate to John S. Carter of his election as Marshal of Jacksonville for the year next ensuing. The Board refused to entertain the motion and ordered that the parties proceed in the contested election case & declared that they were ready to hear & determine the same--T'Vault & Dowell, attorneys, appeared on behalf of G. M. Banks, and witnesses were introduced by both of the parties & were sworn and examined before the Board, and the case closed with the argument of the counsel.
    The Board after due consideration, on the motion of Max Muller, ordered that whereas G. M. Banks received a plurality of votes at the annual election, held the 3rd instant, for the office of Marshal for the year next ensuing, and there being no sufficient cause shown why he should not receive his certificate therefor, that a certificate of his election for Marshal for the Town of Jacksonville issue forthwith to the said G. M. Banks. Yeas Wm. Hess, Max Muller, W. A. Owens, Henry Judge & Mr. President. Nays none.
    U. S. Hayden, Recorder-elect.
    James T. Glenn, Treasurer-elect &
    G. M. Banks, Marshal-elect
    each filed their bonds, and the same were approved.
    Ordered on motion of Mr. Owens that three dollars per diem compensation be allowed A. E. Rogers, Max Muller and R. H. Haines, Inspectors, and I. W. Savage & Benj. Rowe, Clerk of the annual election held March the 3rd instant, and that the President draw warrants on the town treasury for the same.
    On motion the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Saturday Evening March 14th 1863

    The Board of Trustees convened pursuant to a call from the President of the Board.
    Present Henry Klippel, President of the Board, and William Hess, Max Muller, W. A. Owens, Henry Judge--a full Board.
    The minutes of the last & preceding meetings read & approved.
    Bill of W. G. T'Vault for $7.00 for publishing Corporation notices presented; allowed by the Board & ordered paid.
Ordinance [No. 18]
Defining Duties of St. Commissioners
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows: That the "Act to Regulate Roads," Oregon Statutes, approved October 20th 1860, commencing at Section 21 of said act, so far as the same refers to and defines the duties of road supervisors, shall govern & define the duties of the Street Commissioners of Jacksonville. Provided that the Street Commissioner shall make & present his accounts to the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville, at their December session in each year, provided further that the Street Commissioner shall execute to the Board of Trustees his bond, with sufficient sureties, in the sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned that he will faithfully account for and pay over according to law all money that may come into his hands by virtue of his office. Yeas Wm. Hess, W. A. Owens, Max Muller, Henry Judge and Mr. President. Nays none.
    On motion it was resolved that the Street Commissioner be and is hereby requested to have California Street surveyed for the purposes of establishing a grade, the survey to commence at Oregon Street, thence running east to the bridge (known as Beekman Bridge) and report the survey at the next meeting of the Board.
    Ordered on motion of Mr. Owens that the Street Commissioner be directed to open & work the road from Oregon Street to the cemetery as indicated upon the map & diagram made under the survey of I. D. Haines and reported to the Board of Trustees August 3rd 1861, running from a point on Oregon Street around & near the base of the hill and terminating at the gate of the cemetery and the same shall be designated as the Cemetery Road.
    On motion the President appointed Henry Judge, Max Muller & William Hess to draft an ordinance to tax & license dinner houses or places of public amusement and ordered that they report the same at the next meeting of the Board.
    On motion the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Jacksonville March 28th 1863

    President Henry Klippel, President of the Board, Max Muller, W. A. Owens and Henry Judge. Absent William Hess.
    The minutes of the preceding meeting read & approved.
    The committee appointed to draft & report an ordinance to regulate, tax or license houses of amusement laid before the Board a draft of the same, which was accepted & the committee discharged.
    John Bilger, Street Commissioner, appeared before the Board & verbally reported that he had in accordance with the instructions of the Board caused a survey to be made for the grade of California Street and submitted a map & survey of the same, made by Jas. S. Howard, surveyor.
    On motion resolved that the map and survey of California Street, made by Jas. S. Howard, establishing & fixing a grade for California Street, be and the same is hereby adopted by the Board and ordered that the same be filed by the Recorder. Yeas W. A. Owen, Max Muller, Henry Judge and Mr. President. Nays none.
Ordinance No. [omission]
Establishing the Grade of California St.
    The People of the Town of  Jacksonville do ordain as follows:
    That the grade for California Street, commencing at Oregon Street, and running from thence to Third Street, be & is hereby established & declared to be two (2) feet to one hundred running feet, and from Third Street to the "Beekman" Bridge to be a grade of one & eight tenths (1 8/10) feet to each hundred running feet, the same being intended to correspond with the grade fixed upon the map & survey of Jas. S. Howard adopted by the Board & on file.
    Yeas W. A. Owens, Henry Judge, Max Muller & Mr. President. Nays none.
    A petition was received from Jas. E Clark praying that Third Street may be opened and the same being read it was ordered on motion that the Street Commissioner be directed to open & remove obstructions from Third Street as soon as practicable.
    Henry Denlinger presented Sentinel printing bill for $21.00, laid over to the next regular meeting.
    The bill of Jas. S. Howard for survey and map of California Street for the amt. of $25 was presented to the Board.
    And on motion the same was allowed & ordered to be paid out of any money in the treasury not appropriated.
    The ordinance reported by the committee for taxing & license of houses of amusement was taken up and was passed in form as follows:
Ordinance No. [18]
To Tax and License Places of Amusement
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows:
    Sec. 1. That all houses or places opened for public amusements, where spirituous or malt liquors are disposed of, within the corporate limits of the Town of Jacksonville, shall be subject a tax of ten dollars ($10) per day, or night, or two hundred dollars ($200) per month. Said tax to be collected by the Marshal, as provided in Ordinance No. 4 for collecting theater, concert and circus license, and the Marshal's receipt for said tax shall be a license for such places of amusement, for the day, night or month as the case may be.
    Sec. 2. Houses & places of amusement shall be taken and construed to mean public dance houses, or what is commonly called "hurdy gurdy" amusements.
    Sec. 3. If any person or persons shall violate the provisions of this ordinance, by opening or keeping such places of amusement as aforesaid, without first having paid said tax or license therefor, he or they shall be liable, upon conviction thereof before the Town Recorder, to pay a fine of not less than twenty ($20) nor more than fifty (50) dollars, or imprisonment in the town station house, not less than five, nor more than ten days for each offense.
    Sec. 4. It is hereby made the duty of the Marshal, or any other officer of the Corporation, knowing of violations of this ordinance, to make complaint thereof to the Town Recorder, whose duty it shall be to proceed against the person or persons so offending, in the same manner as provided for violations of other town ordinances.
    This ordinance to be in force from and after its publication in the Oregon Sentinel. Yeas Henry Judge, W. A. Owens, Max Muller and Henry Klippel, President. Nays none.
    On motion the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Regular Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees
Tuesday Evening Jacksonville April 21st 1863

    The Board convened at the usual hour and there were present Henry Klippel, President of the Board, and Max Muller, Henry Judge & William Hess. Absent W. A. Owens.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
Bill Allowed
    The Sentinel printing bill for $21 presented at the previous meeting of the Board was on motion allowed & ordered paid.
Licenses
    J. D. Myer made application for license to retail spirituous liquors in Jacksonville. License granted and assessed thirty dollars ($30) for six months.
    Marshal Banks appeared & stated to the Board that the station house was not in a condition to confine prisoners therein & that the same required immediate attention.
Committee
    On motion the President appointed William Hess, Max Muller & Henry Judge a committee to examine into the present condition of the town station house with authority to cause such repairs & alterations to be made as the same may require.
    The matter of assessing land claimed by Mrs. Jane McCully, not heretofore assessed, came up before the Board and on motion the matter was referred to be taken up at some subsequent meeting of the Board.
    On motion the Board adjourned
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Board of Trustees--Special Meeting
Wednesday Evening April 29th 1863

    The Board convened pursuant to a special call from the President.
    There were present Henry Klippel, President of the Board, Max Muller & W. A. Owens--absent Wm. Hess & Henry Judge.
    Max Muller, one of the committee on station house, reported progress.
    The President then stated to the Board that the Street Commissioner had exhausted all the funds from the road tax and required the sum of two hundred & twenty-five dollars to aid in finishing the necessary work in progress upon the streets of the town.
    On motion of Mr. Owens--ordered the sum of two hundred & twenty-five dollars ($225) be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by the Street Commissioner upon the streets of the town, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
Appointment of Fire Wardens
    John S. Love & G. M. Banks were unanimously appointed fire wardens for the Town of Jacksonville for the year now ensuing.
    On motion the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Wednesday Evening June 27th 1863
 
   The Board convened at the usual hour at the special call of the President.
    There were present Henry Klippel, President of the Board, W. A. Owen, Henry Judge and Max Muller. Absent William Hess.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    The President then stated to the Board that the meeting was called for the special purpose of laying before the Board for their action the matter of deciding that lot & parcel of land claiming to be in the occupancy of Mrs. Jane McCully and to assess the same in conformity to the rule adopted by the Board of Trustees at their session December 20th 1862.
    I. D. Haines appeared before the Board on behalf of Mrs. Jane McCully & exhibited to the board a map & survey of the land claimed by Mrs. McCully & asked that the same may be assessed & that the Board grant a title deed to the said Jane McCully as the occupant of the said premises.
    The Board after due consideration of the subject & matter aforesaid ordered
    That whereas it has been made to appear to [the] satisfaction of this Board that a certain lot or parcel of land lying & being within that tract or parcel of land entered by the Town of Jacksonville in the U.S. Land Office and described as follows: (Beginning at a point on the south line of the Clugage claim 23.48 chains west of the southeast corner of said claim & running thence west 10.30 chains on Clugage's south line, to the east line of Third Street, thence S. 22°30' W. 8.08 chs., thence S. 67°30' E. 7.19 chs., thence S. 2°15' E. 6.50 chs., thence S. 35°45' E. 2.50 chs., thence S. 63° 0.60 chs. to south line of Corporation, thence East 11.04 chs. on the Corporation line, thence N. 8°45' W. 15.65 chs., thence N. 57°15' W. 4.56 chs., thence N. 28° W 1.00 chs. to the place of beginning, containing 26.29 acres, excepting and reserving from said tract of land so much thereof as is occupied by the California Stage Company and designated on the Corporation plat as the north half of block ch. 32, and also excepting and reserving from said tract all the street laid out on the same) is in the occupancy of the said Jane McCully, & that the said Jane McCully is entitled to a deed for the said tract of land from the Town of Jacksonville and that the said land be & is hereby assessed under the rule of the Board of Trustees referred to for the expenses of entering, surveying and conveying the same in the sum of one hundred dollars, and that a deed of conveyance immediately issue to Mrs. Jane McCully for said described premises upon the tender & payment of the said assessment of one hundred dollars. Yeas Henry Judge, W. A. Owens, Max Muller & the President. Nays none.
    On motion ordered by the Board that it be entered in the minutes of this meeting that I. D. Haines appeared before the Board as attorney for John W. McCully and lays before the Board of Trustees his power of attorney executed by the said J. W. McCully at Auburn, Oregon on the 23rd day of May 1863, giving the said I. D. Haines full power to act for the said J. W. McCully in all matters touching his interests in Jacksonville, Oregon & especially with reference to all rights & interests, he, the said J. W. McCully, may have in the foregoing described lot of land, with full power to the said Haines, by word or deed, to dispose of all & every [omission] of the same, and that the said I. D. Haines did in the name of John W. McCully waive all rights & claims if any there be, to the said tract of land mentioned & described.
    A communication was received & read inviting the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville to attend a proposed celebration of the coming 4th of July anniversary.
    Linn & Hall presented a bill for 75 dollars for altering & repairing station house.
    Also G. M. Banks presented [a] bill of $3.75 for ticks furnished for station house.
    Also A. C. Abbott presented bill for 10 dollars for mattresses for station house and on motion they were severally laid over to the next regular meeting of the Board.
    On motion the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting
Jacksonville Wednesday Evening July 15th 1863

    Present a full Board.
    The meeting was called to order by the President, when the minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    The President called the attention of the Board to the petition filed of W. W. Fowler and others, protesting against the issuing of deed to Jane McCully for certain land &c. and praying the Board to rescind the order previously made on the subject.
    I. D. Haines presented before the Board Jane McCully's written answer to the petition aforesaid, and same being read was placed on file.
    B. F. Dowell Esq. appeared for the petitioners & J. Gaston & I. D. Haines Esq. for the respondent & each addressed the Board on the subject matter of said petition & answer.
    On motion the Board unanimously refused to entertain the prayer of the petitioners.
    There being no further business before the Board, the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Regular Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees
Jacksonville Tuesday July 21st 1863

    The Board convened at 3 o'clock P.M.
    Present Henry Klippel, President of the Board & William Hess & Max Muller. Absent W. A. Owens & Henry Judge.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    The President laid before the Board his written communication accompanied & annexed thereto the second quarterly report of the Town Treasurer showing receipts into the town treasury since last report of $510.00 and expenditures $304.00 and balance on hand $369.62. The communication & report, being read, were accepted and ordered on file.
    The bill of Linn & Hall for 75 dollars coin, for work on station house, laid over from the last meeting, was taken up and allowed & ordered paid, and on motion of Mr. Hess it was ordered that inasmuch as the contract with Linn & Hall, for work on station house, was based on coin payment, or its equivalent, and there not being coin in the town treasury at this time sufficient to pay the amount of 75 dollars, that the sum of one hundred & five dollars in L.T. notes be & the same is hereby appropriated for that purpose and that warrants be drawn on the Town Treasurer in form of Linn & Hall for said sum appropriated.
    Bill of A. C. Albert for $10 coin for mattresses furnished station house laid over from the previous meeting was allowed & ordered paid in coin.
    Bill of G. M. Banks for $3.50 for lock furnished for station house, laid over from the previous meeting, was allowed & ordered paid in coin.
    On motion of Max Muller, resolved that a committee be appointed to employ a practical surveyor to run out the boundary lines of this Corporation, and to have permanent and substantial stakes placed in the ground at each corner, and also to have stakes driven along on the boundary lines as near together as shall be deemed necessary by the committee to make a definite and plainly marked boundary line of the Corporation limits, and further to have surveyed and laid out into blocks & lots, all of the present unsurveyed part of the Corporation premises, and to have the said surveyor finish and complete the present map of the Town of Jacksonville by marking & laying out the survey on the same into blocks & lots, with the regular numbers on each block & lot, to be done agreeably to & in conformity with the present map of the town. Passed unanimously.
    In pursuance of the foregoing resolution the President & William Hess were appointed the committee with instructions to have the survey made & map completed as soon as practical.
Licenses
    The following were granted & assessed as follows:
    Wintjen & Helms for liquor & billiard license for six months, assessed at 65 dollars.
    Klippel & McLaughlin for liquor & billiard
license for six months, assessed at 65 dollars.
    Henry Breitbarth for liquor & billiard
license for six months, assessed at 65 dollars.
    R. K. Myers for liquor
license for six months, assessed at 30 dollars.
    Louis Home [Howe? Herling?] for liquor
license for six months, assessed at 25 dollars.
    Henry Huber for liquor 
license for six months, assessed at 25 dollars.
    Bill of W. G. T'Vault for professional services of $5 allowed & ordered paid.
    No further business being before the Board, on motion the Board adjourned.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Regular Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees
Jacksonville Octr. 20th 1863

    The Board convened at the time & place appointed. There were present Henry Klippel, President of the Board & William Hess & Max Muller. Absent Henry Judge & William A. Owens.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
Report of Committee
    Henry Klippel & William Hess, committee, made a verbal report that in accordance with the resolution adopted at the last meeting of the Board they had contracted with Jas. S. Howard, a practical surveyor, for the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) compensation to survey & run out the boundary lines of the Corporation & to subdivide into blocks and lots all of that fraction of land entered by the Town not then blocked out & subdivided as aforesaid, and to run out the streets on the same, in conformity to the plat of the town, and also to define all lines & corners with stakes or stones and to plat the said surveys upon the town map & further reported that the work has been completed as per contract by the said Howard & accepted them & the matter was submitted for the final action of the Board.
    And on motion the report of the committee was accepted & the committee discharged.
    James S. Howard, surveyor, being present before the Board, submitted the map & plat of the Town, with his surveys platted thereon, and the same being examined by the Board, it was
    Resolved, that the map of the Town of Jacksonville being now completed by the additional survey of Jas. S. Howard, that the same
be and is hereby approved and adopted by the Board. Yeas William Hess, Max Muller and Mr. President. Nays none.
    Ordered on motion of Max Muller that compensation in the sum of two hundred dollars be allowed James S. Howard, surveyor, as per contract, and that the sum of 200 dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the town treasury not otherwise appropriated and that warranty be drawn on the Town Treasurer for said amount.
    Curtis Davenport came before the Board and stated to the Board that the extension of California Street beyond First Street in direct line as laid down on the town map included a part of his premises & prayed that the Board would fix the terminus of California Street at First Street, and vacate that portion of California Street upon the town map from First Street through to Main Street, leaving his, the said Davenport's, premises with his original boundary on Main Street South.
    The Board, on consideration of the prayer of Curtis Davenport,
    Resolved that the petition of Curtis Davenport be granted and that that part of California Street laid down upon the town map extending through First Street and beyond to Main Street be vacated & that the original line bounding on Main Street be established and that California [Street] terminate at First Street & the plat of the Town be made to conform thereto. Yeas Max Muller, William Hess & the President. Nays none.
Licenses
    On application the following licenses for retailing spirituous liquors were granted and assessed as follows.
    L. Levi for 6 mos. & assessed at 25 dollars for six months.
    Chas. Weisner for 6 months & assessed 25 dollars.
    G. W. Sleeper for 6 months and assessed at 25 dollars.
Bills Presented
    G. M. Banks presented bill for wood furnished Recorder's Office & station house for $8 coin and the same was allowed & ordered paid in coin.
    W. G. T'Vault presented bill of $10 for printing Marshal's blank receipts, the same being reduced to 7½ dollars & ordered paid.
Petition
    The petition of George Funk & others praying that a law may be passed taxing dogs was presented & read.
Committee
    On motion U. S. Hayden & Max Muller were appointed to consider the petition of George Funk & report an ordinance to tax and suppress dogs.
    On motion resolved that the session adjourn to meet again on Thursday evening October 29 instant at 7 o'clock.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Adjourned Regular Meeting
Recorder's Office Jacksonville Octr. 29th 1863

    The Board convened pursuant to the adjournment & was called to order by the President. Members present William Hess, Max Muller & Henry Judge. Absent W. A. Owens.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
Committee Reports
    Max Muller and U. S. Hayden, a committee appointed to draft and report an ordinance in relation to dogs, made their report, which was accepted and the committee discharged.
    The Board then proceeded to the consideration of the ordinance in relation to dogs and the ordinance was passed in form as follows.
Ordinance No. 19
In Relation to Dogs
    The People of the Town of Jacksonville do ordain as follows:
    Sec. I. That each and every dog owned or kept within the Corporation of the Town of Jacksonville shall be taxed each to the owner or keeper thereof, two dollars for every six months (excepting sluts, which shall be taxed two dollars and a half for every six months to the owner or keeper thereof).
    Sec. II. And every dog kept or harbored within the Corporation of Jacksonville shall wear at all times a leather or metallic collar around the neck, with the name of the owner or keeper in clear and legible letters, written, printed or engraved thereon. But no slut shall be allowed to run at large when in its heat.
    Sec. III And if any dog be found running at large within this Corporation, it shall be the duty of the Marshal, and lawful for any person to kill every such animal and the Marshal shall receive for every dog so killed by him the sum of two dollars, to be paid out of the town treasury upon his account being presented and audited by the Board of Trustees.
    Sec. IV. It shall be the duty of the Marshal to collect all taxes as aforesaid, and no tax shall be collected for less than six months, and the Marshal shall give his receipt for said tax when paid in the following form, to wit: Received of A. B. ------ dollars tax for six months (as the case may be) upon his the said A. B.'s dog or slut, called ------.
Jacksonville, Oregon, ------- 186--                                    Marshal.
    Sec. V. Any person owning or keeping any dog or slut within the Corporation refusing and neglecting to pay said tax as aforesaid shall be liable to a fine of not more than $5 nor less than $3 which may be recovered on complaint of the Marshal before the Town Recorder.
    Sec. VI. All taxes collected by virtue of the provisions of this ordinance, the Marshal deducting therefrom 25 percent of the amount for his fees, shall within thirty days after be paid over to the Town Treasurer for the use of the Town.
    This ordinance shall be in force tending from and after its publication.
    Yeas William Hess, Max Muller, Henry Judge & Mr. President. Nays none.
    On application the following licenses for retailing spirituous liquors were granted & assessed as follows, viz.:
    John D. Myers for 6 months & assessed at 25 dollars.
    Casey & Burns for 6 months & assessed at 25 dollars.
Committee
    On motion of Max Muller, the President of the Board, & the Recorder were appointed a committee & authorized [to] make out blank forms of application to be distributed to all occupants of land embraced within the Town entry and to cause 100 of said blank forms to be printed & be distributed as aforesaid.
    On motion the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Regular Meeting
Jacksonville Tuesday January 19th 1864

    The Board of Trustees convened in regular session at the hour of 7 o'clock P.M.
    Present Henry Klippel, President of the Board, & Max Muller & Henry Judge. Absent Wm. Hess and W. A. Owens.
    The minutes of the previous meeting were read & approved.
    The President laid before the board a communication received from the Hon. John Kelly, Register of the U.S. Land Office at Roseburg, and the same being recd. the following proceedings were held upon the subject matter of the said communication. Ordered that said communication be placed on file and that the Recorder enter the same in full upon the journal with the proceedings of this meeting, and also that the Recorder give written notice forthwith to J. Weiss and the legal representatives of J. J. Holman, now deceased, according to the requirement in the communication aforesaid.
    And it is further ordered that whereas it is required that a certified copy of the plat of Jacksonville be produced at the U.S. Land Office, on the first day of March next, that the members present constitute a committee for the purpose of consulting competent persons on the subject of furnishing a copy of the plat of Jacksonville, as aforesaid, and report proceedings at the next meeting of the Board.
    The Recorder notified the Board that under the direction of the President he had forwarded a written application to the Hon. S. E. May, Secretary of State, for a certified copy of the Act of Incorporation of the Town of Jacksonville.
    U. S. Hayden presented a claim for five dollars, paid W. G. T'Vault for bill printing Ordinance No. 19, and filed his voucher for the same claim allowed and ordered paid.
    The President recommended that a suitable book for a town record be procured, the present one being unfit for that purpose. And on motion ordered that the Recorder be directed to procure a suitable book for a town record and report bill on the Board.
    On motion resolved that the Board now adjourn until Tuesday evening next (January 26th) at 7 o'clock--carried. Adjourned accordingly.
    [Attest]
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Communication.
"To the President of the Board of Trustees
"of the Town of Jacksonville
    "Sir
        "In pursuance of instructions from the Hon. J. M. Edmonds, it becomes my duty to address you relative to the entry of the N.W. frac'l. ¼ of Sec. 32, T.37S., R.2W."
    "The commissioner's letter is as follows
    "The entry of the N.W. fr'l. ¼ of Sec. 32, T.37S., R.2W. by Wm. Hoffman, Prest. of the Board of Trustees of the 'Town of Jacksonville' for cash certificate No. 110, having been under examination in this office, is found to be informed, and is returned herewith for correction.
    "You will require the Trustees of Jacksonville through their President to appear before you and offer proof more fully showing that the land claimed by them is occupied for purposes of trade and commerce, and not for agriculture, and what portions of the land claimed are so occupied. You will require of them also a certified copy of the act incorporating the said town of Jacksonville and a certified copy of the plat of the town.
    "The records of this office show declaratory statements to have been filed on portions of this land by J. Weiss, on the 1st of May, 1858, claiming settlement on the 20th of Feb. of the same year, and by J. J. Holman, on the first of May, 1858, claiming settlement on the 1st of April preceding. This land being unoffered, you will require the Trustees to notify the parties named of the time when they will appear before you, for the purpose of offering the required proof, and should they appear you will permit them to offer testimony as to their respective rights to the land in question should they see fit so to do.
    "Therefore I hereby require you to appear at the Land Office at Roseburg, on the 1st day of March next, and 'offer proof more fully showing that the land claimed by the Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville is occupied for purposes of trade and commerce, and not for agriculture, and what portions of the land claimed are so occupied,' also that you present a 'certificate copy of the act incorporating the said town of Jacksonville, and a certified copy of the plat of the town,' and that, on the receipt of this communication you immediately give notice to the aforesaid J. Weiss and J. J. Holman to appear at this office at the time appointed above, and 'offer testimony as to their respective rights to the land in question, should they see fit so to do.'
"Respectfully yours
    "John Kelly
        "Register, Land Office
            "Roseburg, Oregon
                "January 11th 1864
"By J. H. Rogers, Clerk"

Adjourned Regular Meeting
Jacksonville Tuesday Evening Jany. 26th 1864

    The Board convened pursuant to the adjournment. Present Henry Klippel, President of the Board, Max Muller & Henry Judge. Absent Wm. Hess & W. A. Owens.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
    The committee appointed at the last meeting made verbal report that they had consulted with Mr. Carly & J. S. Howard, surveyor & draftsman, and the lowest offer for making a copy of the plat of Jacksonville was forty dollars by the said J. S. Howard and recommended that Mr. Howard be employed to draft a copy of the plat of Jacksonville. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.
    On motion ordered that the President be & is hereby authorized to contract with Jas. S. Howard, Deputy Surveyor, at the price of forty dollars to make a copy of the plat of Jacksonville for the use of the Corporation, and the sum of forty dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose aforesaid, to be drawn on the warrant of the President, after said plat is completed and delivered to the President.
    John Bilger, Street Commissioner, made his report to the Board showing receipts from all sources in the sum of $1405.80. Expenditures, including charge for his own services, total sum $1737.00, leaving a net balance against the Town of $331.00, stating that $156.00 of the balance had been disbursed in coin, and asked to be reimbursed.
    Report accepted and placed on file.
    On motion of Max Muller, ordered that the bill of the Street Commissioner be allowed and paid, and that in consideration of the circumstance of there being no coin in the town treasury that an equivalent be paid by adding one-third of the sum of $156.00 and that the sum of $383.00 be appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose aforesaid and that warrant be drawn on the Town Treasurer in favor of the Street Commissioner for said amount.
License
    On application the following licenses were granted and assessed as follows:
    Wintjen & Helms for liquor and billiard license $65.00. McLaughlin & Stiers for liquor & billiard license $65 for the term of six months and to Henry Breitbarth for liquor & billiard license for the term of six months $65.00, also to Geo. W. Rand for liquor license for the term of six months 25 dollars.
Bill Presented
    G. M. Banks, Marshal, presented bill for hauling dead animal of $2.50 allowed & ordered paid in coin.
    Bill of Sentinel office for $5 coin for printing Ordinance No. 19--allowed and ordered paid in coin.
    On motion ordered that the sum of 25 dollars be and is hereby appointed out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary to purchase a suitable book for a town record.
    Ordered that whereas the Town Treasurer has failed to make his report to this Board, that the Recorder be requested to notify said Town Treasurer to make his report to the next meeting of the Board.
    On motion resolved that the regular session do adjourn and that this Board meet in special session on Wednesday February 10th at 7 o'clock P.M. Carried.
    Adjourned accordingly.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder

Special Meeting
Jacksonville Feb. 10th 1864

    The Board of Trustees convened at the appointed [time].
    Present Henry Klippel, President, Max Muller & Henry Judge. Absent Wm. Hess & W. A. Owens.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.
    The Recorder laid before the Board a copy of the Act of Incorporation of Jacksonville with the act amendatory thereof, received from the Hon. Saml. E. May, Secretary of the State of Oregon, duly certified, and the same was accepted and it was ordered that the Recorder be directed to forward to the Hon. S. E. May his fee of ten dollars ($10).
    And the sum of ten 75/100 dollars be & is hereby appropriated for the purpose aforesaid and that the warrant be drawn in favor of the Recorder.
    The Recorder stated to the Board that in pursuance of their instructions, he had notified the Town Treasurer to make his report to this board and the same had been filed by the Treasurer and he now presented the said report to the Board.
    The Treasurer's report was then read & referred for examination.
Order for the Annual Election
    Ordered that the annual election for town officers--5 Trustees, a Recorder, a Treasurer, a Marshal and a Street Commissioner be held on the first Tuesday of March next, in accordance with the Act of Incorporation of Jacksonville, prescribing the term or holding the annual election.
    And that the Recorder give public notice of said election at least ten days previous thereto, and that the poll will be opened at the Town Recorder's office.
Inspectors of Election
    On motion the following persons were chosen Inspectors of the election
Curtis Davenport
Robt. Harris &
Ed. Hinde
Clerks:
Ben Rowe and
[blank] Buzan
    G. M. Banks presented bill for $16.25 for services, attendance on meetings of the Board & monies paid for sundries--allowed & ordered paid.
    On motion the Board adjourned sine die.
    Attest
U. S. Hayden
    Recorder
C. C. Beekman Papers Mss 916, Box 5, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
   

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