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Of the Laborers in Mines, and in the works and establishments for the reduction

of the Metals.
1. Of the encouragement to be given to the working miners

2. Of the strokes or tallies to be made by the workinen


3. Of the payment of their wages .

4,5. Of leaving their wages entirely at their own disposal

6. Of the provisions supplied to them

7. Of the account to be delivered to and kept by each workman

8. Of increasing their pay occasionally

9. Of the supplies to the Indians .

· ib.

10. Of the different modes of paying workmen, and, in cases of payment by the

task, of the mode of paying any one who shall work beyond his task work

11. Of mixing together the ore delivered by any laborer as his share-work, and

that delivered as his task work, in certain cases, and the option allowed to

such laborer .

. ib.

12. Of the inspection of workinen going into or out of the mines


13. Of compelling idle persons and vagabonds to work in the mines

. ib.

14, 15. Of the regulation of the Meta, and the working companies allotted to

mines ; of their ceasing to work a mine in consequence of its being de-

serted, and of their becoming attached to it again on its re-establish-


76, 77

16. Of their working on the establishment to which they are attached, rather

than elsewhere

17. Of their alternate working in profitable and unprofitable mines, and of the

certificate necessary to enable them to work in other mines than those to

which they are attached .

18. Of workmen having contracted debts in a mine.

19. Of thefts committed by workmen

20. Of placing to work, workmen who have been imprisoned for debts or slight


21. Of workmen secreting metal

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Of the supply of Water and Provisions to the Mines.

1. Of the preservation of the springs, and the cleanliness of the conduit pipes 79

2. Of the carrying off water from the drains and washing places

3. Of the grazing places, and watering places for the cattle working the ma-


4. Of the exemption from tolls, of persons driving such eattle ,
5. Of regulating the price of provisions and clothing in the mining districts .
6. Of the privileges of persons carrying provisions to the miners
7. Of the territorial deputations visiting and inspecting the fountains, &c. ..
8. Of their inspecting the courses and beds of the rivers, and reporting thereon

to the Royal Courts, and of the visits of the deputies and surveyor twice

thereto annually, and of repairing any which may have occurred therein
9. Of keeping the roads in repair .
10. Of keeping in repair the private roads in the mining districts.
11. Of erecting bridges, and the expense thereof .
12. Of the mountains and woods in the neighborhood of mines
13. Of the delivery of wood by the cutters and carriers
14: Of keeping up the supply of timber

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15. Of veins of salt water, and veins of rock salt, and of the salt works conceded

to the Indians
16. Of the prices of articles necessary in the mines, and how to regulate them. ib.
17. Of the distribution of quicksilver
18. Of not intercepting the sellers of articles going to the mines


Of the persons who reduce Ores by agreement, and purchasers of the Metals.

1. Of buying and selling ores, and erecting establishments for reducing the


2. Of the place for purchasing the same, and the ticket to be received by the


3. Of the proceeding in case of any stolen metal,

4. Of the penalty of any person serving in the mines, who shall sell quicksil-

ver, gunpowder, &c. and on the person buying the same.

5. Of the territorial deputations regulating the proper dues to be taken for re-


6, 7. Of the highest price to be allowed for quicksilver, salt, chalk, &c. sold to

mine owners.

85, 86

8. Of the tickets to be given to owners of metal, particularizing the reducing

expenses, &c. .

9. Of paying the cost of reduction in money, except where there shall have

been an agreement to pay in bullion
10. Of the right on the part of owners or reducers to have a certain quantity of

the metal reduced for their satisfaction, until the establishment of an as-

say office
11. Of the right of owners to attend at the process of reduction,
12. Of the carriage due upon metals going from the mines to the establishments ib.
13. Of the punishment of mule-drivers stealing any such metal.


Of the Contractors for supplying Mines, and of the Dealers in the Metals.
1. Of the modes of paying mine suppliers, and of the signed contract between

owners and suppliers

2. Of the deliveries of the metal, where the supplier is paid by premium upon

the metals .

3. Of the per centage which may be received by the contractor, where the re

payment of the supplies is secured to him .
4. Of the supplies in money, bills, or goods
5. Of accidents to the supplies upon the road
6. Of the responsibility of the mine owner, and of the privileges of second

7. Of the mutual rights of the owner and supplier
8. Of the right of the mine-owner or proprietor of the metal to accidental dis-

coveries of gold among the silver
9. Of the capital supplied remaining invested during the 'continuance of the

partnership, when the contract is made in the way of partnership

10. Of the assaying the metals, and the deduction of the royal duty

11. Of the balance and scales, to be kept by the merchants of the mining dis-


12. Of the tools and utensils of miners
13. Of ascertaining the value of the metal by heating it
14. Of the interventor to be appointed by the contractor


15. Of contractors neglecting to pay the wages of workmen at the proper times 91
16. Of the penalties and punishments of persons obtaining supplies under pre-
tence of mining operations, and misapplying them

. 92
17. Of the punishment of persons presenting specimens as the produce of a

mine, and soliciting supplies on false pretences


Of the Fund col Bank of Supplies.

1. Reasons for creating a general Fund for the mines

2, 3. The management and custody of the monies raised for this purpose to be

under the control of the Royal Tribunal General

4. Of the appointment of a factor .

5. Of the mode of paying him, and the hail to be given by him for his conduct

6. Who to have the custody of the capital, and who of the goods

7. Of the account of the contents to be taken annually of the warehouses and


8. Of the account between the Royal Tribunal and the mine-owners who are

supplied by the Bank

9. Of the writing clerks to be appointed for these purposes .

10. Of the silver l'emitted by mine-owners to the Bank, and their duties in rela-

tion thereto

11. Of the salaries to be paid, and the accounts to be kept by the factor

12. Of the goods to be bought by him

13. Of the prices of goods delivered on account of the Bank in Mexico, and

the mining districts
14. Of the qualifications which must be submitted to the Royal Tribunal big

persons proposing for supplies

15. Of shewing no preference to minc-owners, except on the score of the

urgency of the case

16. Of the terms on which the supplies are to be furnished, and laying them

before the Royal Tribunal

17, 18. Of appointing interventors to mines supplied by the Bank, and of

their duties, .

19, Of the salary of such interventors, and of rewards and punishments to

them in certain cases

20. Of the preference to be shown to an individual supplyer in cases of com-

petition between any such person and the said banks ..


Of Surreyors for the operation of lines, and ihe reduction of the metals from ore.
1. Of the importance and necessity of appointing proper persons to superin-

tend the mines and establishments, and of the appointment and descrip-

tion of the mining professors, and surveyors of reduction
2. Of the instruments to be kept by the mining professor's
3. Or t'ie laboratories and machines for the surveyors of reduction
4. Of the certificates to be given by the mining professors to all persons desir-

ing to be employed in the mines
5. Of the certificates to be given by the surveyors of reduction to all persons

desiring to be employed in the reducing establishments :

6. Of persons passing from one mining district to another

6. Of the oath to be taken before the Royal Tribunal by the mining professors

and surveyors of reduction .

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8. Of the credit to be given to the said professors and surveyors in the deter-

mination of causes



9. Of the attendance of the said professors and surveyors upon the deputies

in their visits, and of their fees
19. Of the qualification of persons emplovnd in the mines, until the establish-

ment of the college of miners
11. Of the birch, parentage, education and manners of ihe raid professors and

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