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proceeded to copy from the assessment roll of the said county, the names of thirty persons, to wit: A., B., C., D., &c., &c. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands, this day of A. D. - M. N., County Judge. O. P., County Clerk. R. S., Sheriff, &c. State of California, }
County of We, , county judge, 3. county clerk, and , sheriff of the county of - state of California, met at the chambers of the county judge, in on the day of A. D. , at o'clock, in pursuance of the
y --> order of the county judge and notices given by said sheriff, proceeded and placed in a box prepared by the county clerk, the names of the before-named thirty persons, each name being on a * piece or slip of paper. he said county clerk, in the presence of the county judge, and the said sheriff, drew from the box the names of twenty-four persons, to serve as trial jurors, until discharged, in the said court, to wit: A., B., C., D., E., F., &c., &c. In testimony whereof we have hereunto affixed our names,
this day of , A. D. - County Judge.
Order of Summoning a Grand Jury.
Court of Sessions of the County y Term, A. D. . Whereas the presiding judge of this court, before the present session of said court, did not deem it necessary that a grand jury should be summoned, and no petition signed by any of the electors of this county, asking that a grand jury should be summoned, was presented to said judge, and no grand jury was summoned for the present session of said court, either before or since the commencement of the said present session of said court, and no grand jury is now empanelled, And whereas, after the announcement of the session of said court, at the present term thereof, it now appears proper to the said judge of the said court, that a grand jury should be summoned, It is, therefore, ordered, by the direction of the presiding judge of this court, that a grand jury be summoned for the present term of said Court of Sessions, and that the sheriff of the county of , summon sixteen persons from the body of the county, and not from the bystanders, to appear before the
said Court of Sessions of the county of , at the court-room thereof, at &c. &c., on the day of , A. D. y at o'clock of said day, to form such grand jury, according to the statute in such case made and ... Dated, - M. N., County Judge. [L. S.] Attest, A. B., Clerk.
Order for Summoning a Trial Jury.
Court of Sessions of the
County of 5 Term. Whereas no trial jury has been ordered or summoned for the present term of this court, and by reason of certain
criminal cases being now at issue and undetermined in this court, which ought to be brought to trial without delay, it has become necessary during this term, that a trial jury should be empanelled, - *It is, therefore, ordered by this court, that the sheriff of the county of , do summon from the citizens of the said county, but not from the bystanders, &c., &c. [same as above]. [L. S.] M. N., County Judge. - - - Attest, A. B., Clerk.
Petition for Summoning a Grand Jury.
To the Honorable , Presiding Judge of the Court of
represents, that since the commencement of the present term of this court, certain indictments found in this court at the last term thereof, and transferred to the District Court of the judicial district, against divers persons, charging them with d. crime of murder, have been set aside by said court for insufficiency, and the cases have been ordered to be resubmitted to a grand jury of this county;
That it is important that the cases should be speedily investigated, as parties are now in the county jail of said county, under a commitment for said offences, and that there are other persons now confined in said jail upon charges of felony, whose cases require the immediate investigation of a grand jury.
herefore your petitioner prays that a grand jury may be
forthwith ordered to be summoned before this court for the purpose of transacting such business as may lawfully come before them.
Dated April 19th, 1856. A. B.,
State of California, County of A. B., district attorney of said county, being duly sworn, saith, that the facts stated in the foregoing petition are true. Sworn and subscribed before me this A. B. 19th day of April A. D. 1856. - M. N., County Clerk.
Order for Trial Jurors for San Francisco County.
In the District Court of the Twelfth Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco. Present, IIon. Edward Norton, judge. Wednesday, June 1st, A. D. 1859. Ordered, That forty-eight (48) jurors be drawn and summoned according to law, to serve as trial jurors of this court for the July term, A. D. 1859 next ensuing, and that they be and appear at the court-room of this court in the city-hall of the city and county of San Francisco, on Tuesday, the 5th day of July, A. D. 1859, at ten o'clock A. M. of that day. And it is further ordered, that William H. Tillinghast and Etting Mickle, citizens of said city and county, be and they are hereby appointed as witnesses to be present at the drawing of said jurors.
I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the order for trial jurors for the July term, A. D. 1859, as entered in the minutes. [L. S.] Attest my hand and the seal of said District Court, this • ** 1st day of June, 1859. WM. DUER, Clerk, By W. BARTLETT, Deputy Clerk.
Clerk's Certificate of Proceedings under foregoing Order.
State of California, ! City and County of San Francisco, ** , William Duer, county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, do hereby certify, that in pursuance of section W, of an act entitled “An Act to prescribe the Mode of drawing Grand Jurors and Trial Jurors, in the City and County of San Francisco,” approved, April 20, A. D. 1857, and in pursuance of an order of the District Court of the twelfth judicial district of the state of California, in and for the city and county of San Francisco, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, I did on the 2d day of June, A. D. 1859, request the attendance of Charles Doane, sheriff of the city and county of San Francisco, at my office, in the city-hall of said city and county of San Francisco, on said 2d day of June, 1859, at two o'clock, P. M., and was on said day then and there attended by Robert B. Wallace, a deputy sheriff, of said city and county, and William H. Tillinghast and Etting Mickle, the witnesses named in said order, and in the presence of said Robert B. Wallace, deputy sheriff aforesaid, and the said
- William H. Tillinghast and Etting Mickle, witnesses, I then and
there proceeded to draw by lot in the manner prescribed by law, the names of forty-eight persons, to serve as trial jurors during the July term, A. D. 1859, of said court, a list whereof is hereunto annexed. And I do further certify, that I delivered a list of the names of the persons so drawn, with their residences, to ë. sheriff, and returned a copy thereof to the said District Ourt. Attest my hand this 2d day of June, A. D. 1859. WILLIAM DUER, County Clerk. .
LIST OF NAMES DRAWN.
Order for Grand Jury, made before Term, for same County.
Court of Sessions of the
City and County of San Francisco,
It appearing necessary to me, M. C. Blake, presiding judge of the Court of Sessions of said city and county, that a grand jury should be summoned for the June term of said court, in the year of our Lord 1858, being the next term thereof, I do therefore hereby order the sheriff of said city and county to summon such grand . according to law, and that the same may be done, I do further order the county clerk of said city and county, to draw by lot, as by law required, the names of twenty-four persons qualified by law to serve as grand jurors, and to deliver a proper list of the persons so drawn, to the said sheriff, and I also name and appoint Milo Calkin and Charles R. Bond to be present as witnesses at such drawing ; and I also order that the persons summoned as grand jurors by virtue of this order, be in attend. ance on said court at the court-room thereof, in the city-hall in the said city and county, on Monday the 14th day of June, A. D. 1858, at the hour of two of the clock in the afternoon of that day.
Dated this fifth day of June, A. D. 1858. M. C. BLARE,
Presiding Judge of the Court of Sessions.
Sheriff's Return, as to Service of Wotice upon Jurors, drawn in o obedience to the foregoing Order.
Office of the Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco.
I hereby certify that I received the annexed order of the presiding judge of the Court of Sessions of the city and county of : San É. on the 7th day of June, 1858, and that I delivered said order on the same day, to the county clerk of said city and county of San Francisco, and that on the 9th day of June, 1858, William Duer, said county clerk, returned said order to me, with a list of twenty-four names thereunto annexed, together with his certificate that the names mentioned in said list were drawn in accordance with said order, and as prescribed by law; and I further certify, that I personally summoned the following named persons mentioned in said list, which is hereunto annexed, to appear and serve as grand jurors in accordance with said order, to wit: A., B., C., D., E., F., &c., and that I summoned the following named persons, mentioned in said list, to appear and serve as grand jurors in accordance with said order, by leaving a written notice at their places of business, not being able, after due search and inquiry, to find them or their residences, to wit: G., H., I., J., K., L., &c., &c., and that the following named persons, mentioned in said list, to wit: M., N., O., P., Q., R., &c., &c., cannot be found, after due search and inquiry in said city and county, and are not summoned. CHARLEs DoANE, Sheriff.
By D. W. C. Thompson, Deputy Sheriff. San Francisco, June 14th, 1858.
Order for Additional Grand Jurors—same County.
- State of California, | City and County of San Francisco. At a Court of Sessions of said city and county, held at the city-hall, in the city and county aforesaid, on the 14th day of June, A. D. 1858. Present: Hon. M. C. BLAKE, County Judge. S. A. HASTINGs, and S. P. BURNHAM, Whereas, of the persons summoned to act as grand jurors for the present June term, of the Court of Sessions of the city and county of San Francisco, in accordance with the order of the presiding o thereof, and required to be in attendance on said court on this day, only thirteen attending as so required, and of those so attending four being duly excused from serving, and it appearing to the court that a grand jury is now required, and .. the number of jurors requisite to complete such grand jury