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Register of the San Joaquin County (Calif.) Account Book, 1850-1862
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Account Book,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1862
    Collection number: Mss126
    Creator: R. Coke Wood
    Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Joaquin County (Calif.) Account Book, Mss126, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    San Joaquin county was established in 1850 as one of the original counties of the state of California. The Court of Sessions, faced with a considerable indebtedness at the beginning of 1851, established the first property tax in San Joaquin county in May of that year. The amount of the tax was twenty-five cents on every one hundred dollars. The Court also initiated a poll tax of four dollars. The cost of running the county in 1851 was $36,063.60. The new taxes did not raise this amount and, in April 1852, the State authorized San Joaquin county to issue bonds to cover its indebtedness.

    Scope and Content

    This account book contains a record of at least some of the financial transactions of the county government during its earliest years. Because the pages are unnumbered, access to entries is provided by numbered streamers.