||71 gress, to be performed by the whole three Judges/ yet he, owing to the quiet and peaceable demeanor of intelligent Constituents, has been able to perform them sticcessfully, and we are happy to say to our entire satisfaction. To perform these duties, he has been put to great trouble and expense, which under different circumstances he would not have incurred. To enable your honors to form a correct idea of the additional duties performed by him, we call your attention to facts of which we think you must have a general it' not a minute knowledge. With us California prices in relation to every thing necessary for the support of a family prevail, and for this reason, his salary is not sufficient for an honorable support Our most Northerly settlement is near the Oregon line, and our most Southerly one is near the rim of the Basin, a distance between the extremes of about three hundred and iifty miles. Along this line our most hardy and patriotic- constituents have formed compact settlements, in .such locations as in their opinion afforded the best means of self protection, and of obtaining the necessaries of life. Near one half of this distance is over a'country inhabited by none but Indians; for this reason it is very imprudent to travel alone, and even unsafe with a less number than four or six men; andit requires an outfit, with teams, provisions &c, for camp life. With teams, outfits, and servants he has traveled three times to the places of holding his courts, which to the nearest in the second District is about one hundred and forty miles; and to that in the third District, two hundred and sixty miles from this city. These things in the opinion of your memorialists deserve-the most favorable consideration of your honors. Your memorialists further suggest, that in their opinion the laborer is worthy of his hire, and that those who refuse to labor ought not "to eat the bread, nor wear the garments of the laborer;" and if one performs the labor of three, while the two »wantonly refuse to discharge their duties, he ought to have the hire of the three. Having confidence in your correct sense of justice, and deeming it but an act of justice to him. we send you this memorial, praying your honors to grant him the pay of the three Judges, or such other compensation as in your opinion justice may require. Approved Jan. 21st, 1853.