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body or remains of a deceased person, without a permit therefor, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be punished by fine not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not less than thirty days, nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Nor shall it be lawful to receive such. body, bones, or remains on any vehicle, car, barge, boat, ship, bodies, etc. steamship, steamboat, or vessel, for transportation in or from this State, unless the permit to transport the same is first received, and is retained in evidence by the owner, driver, agent, superintendent, or master of the vehicle, car, or vessel. SEC. 4. Any person or persons who shall move or trans- Misdeport, or cause to be moved or transported, on or through the meanor. streets or highways of any city or town, or city and county, of this State, the body or remains of a deceased person, which shall have been disinterred or exhumed without a permit, as described in section two of this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be punishable as provided in section three of this Act.


SEC. 5. Any person who shall give information to secure Reward for the conviction of any person or persons for the violation of the provisions of this Act, shall be entitled to receive the sum of twenty-five dollars, to be paid from the fund collected from fines imposed and accruing under this Act.

SEC. 6. Nothing in this Act contained shall be taken to apply to the removal of the remains of deceased persons from one place of interment to another cemetery or place of interment within the same county; provided, that no permit shall be issued for the disinterment or removal of any body unless such body has been buried for two years.

SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect and be in force from the thirtieth day after its passage and approval.



CHAP. I.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7.
[Adopted December 11, 1877.]

This Memorial of the Legislature of the State of California, to the
Congress of the United States, respectfully represents :


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That in accordance with an Act of Congress, passed March Memorial to third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, authorizing the estab- Congress lishment of two Military Indian Reservations in the State of certain InCalifornia, President Pierce established one Indian Reserva- vations. tion at Klamath, on the sixteenth day of November, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-five. This reservation embraces a strip of territory one mile each side of the River Klamath, from the mouth thereof twenty miles up the stream. The Klamath Reservation contains some of the best timber lands in the State of California. Along the river bottom the soil is exceedingly rich, and there are some five or six thousand acres of land which are now available for agricultural purposes. The mouth of the Klamath River is navigable for vessels of light draft for several miles up the river. Salmon abound in the river, affording an excellent chance for the establishment of fisheries. There are only a few Indians, not numbering over thirty warriors, located within the boundaries of this reservation. The main tribe, the Requas, earn their livelihood, to a great extent, by working in the lumber yards and [on the] wharves at Crescent City, Del Norte County, a distance of twenty miles from this reservation, and do not cultivate or improve the soil in any particular. The Hoopa Indian Reservation is situated not more than twenty miles from the northeastern boundary of this Klamath Reservation, and is amply sufficient to accommodate the wants of all the Indians in the northwestern portion of the State of California. This memorial further represents that quite a number of white men are now, and have been for the last twenty-five years, located within the boundaries of said Klamath Reservation, and have accomplished valuable improvements; wherefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives in Congress requested, to use all honorable means to have the lands of

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