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Sec. 5. The State Geologist is hereby authorized to make such further explorations on the said tracts, and in the adjoining region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as may he necessary to enable him to prepare a full description and accurate statistical report of the same, and the same shall be published in connection with the reports of the Geological Survey.

Sec. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person wilfully to commit any trespass whatever upon said premises, cut down or carry off any wood, underwood, tree, or timber, or girdle or otherwise injure any tree or timber, or deface or injure any natural object, or set fire to any wood or grass upon said premises, or destroy or injure any bridge or structure of any kind, or other improvement that is or may be placed thereon. Any person committing either or any of sáid acts, without the express permission of said Commissioners, through said guardian, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Sec. 7. The sum of two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the eighteenth and nineteenth fiscal years out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay said guardian, and the incidental expenses of the Commissioners, and to be expended under the supervision of said Commissioners; provided, that not more that one half of said sum shall be expended during the eighteenth fiscal year,

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect immediately. (Chap. D.EXITI of the Statutes of California, passed at the 16th Session of the Legislature, 1865–6.)


Charges of Cruel Treatment of Inmates







DEPARTMENT OF STATE. I, H. L. Nichols, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the annexed is a true, full and correct copy of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41, now on file in my office.

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Witness my hand and the Great Seal of State, at office in Sacramento, California, the eleventh day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.



Secretary of State.

LEW B. HARRIS, Deputy.

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the State Hospital Committee of each House be and they are hereby directed, when they visit the State Reform School, to investigate and report upon the charge of cruelty and inhumanity preferred against the Superintendent of that institution by the Sacramento Union in its issue of November sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

Resolved, That the Committee be further instructed to investigate the charges of cruel treatment of inmates of the Industrial School, as presented by the Grand Jury of the County Court of San Francisco County for the term of last September, and published in the Evening Bulletin of November second, eighteen bundred and sixty-seven.

Resolved, Tbat, for the purposes of these investigations, the Committees are hereby authorized and empowered to send for persons and papers.


Speaker of the Assembly; WM. HOLDEN,

President of the Senate.

Adopted in Senate, with Assembly amendments, January twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.


Secretary of the Senate. Concurred in and amended in Assembly, January twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

WM. S. BYRNE, Assistant Clerk of Assembly.


In compliance with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41, the Hospital Joint Committee of the Senate and Assembly convened at Dr. Dean's office, in the City of San Francisco, February fiftcentb, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and bad under consideration the matter of complaint of cruelty practiced upon the "inmates of the Industrial School," as charged in the report of the Grand Jury of the County of San Francisco, and published in the Evening Bulletin of November second, eighteen bundred and sixty-seven.

Present, on the part of the Senate, Senators Teegarden, Johnson, Maclay, Perley and McDougall.

On the part of the Assembly, Assemblymen Warfield, Spencer, Oliver, Mattingly and Mardis

On motion of Mr. Warfield, Mr. Teegarden was chosen Chairman of the Joint Committee.

On motion of Mr. Maclay, Mr. Johnson was designated to conduct the examination on the part of the Committee.

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General Cobb, being sworn, was interrogated as follows:

Question-Do you know anything about the condition of the Industrial School on the twenty-fifth day of September last ?

Answer-Nothing in particular on that day, more than the general management.

Q:-Do you know what tbe condition of the wash-room was on that date?

A.—I do; judging from its general condition, which is alırays cleanly.

Q:-Ilow frequently did you visit the establishment before the twentyfifth day of September last, and after?

A.-Every Sunday, and sometimes during the week.

Q:- What was the condition of the institution when you made such visits ?

A.-It was as neat and tidy as it possibly could be under the circumstances, when taking into account the large number of inmates and the

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