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the line of Township Number One to the boundary line of the county; thence easterly along the said boundary line of the county to a point near the house of Robert Livermore; thence westerly, following the dividing ridge north of Tassajara valley to the summit of Monte Diablo; thence westerly to Walnut creek at a point on said creek at the bridge near John Nicholson's; thence down the creek to the place of beginning.

. Township Number Three.—Bounded on the west and south by Townships Numbers One and Two, and on the northeast by the boundary line of the county.

Township Number One.—These divisions remained undisturbed until February 9,1870, when the Board of Supervisors ordered that all that portion of Contra Costa county heretofore known as Township Number One, which lies easterly of a line commencing at a point on the north shore of the Straits of Carquinez where the line dividing the Pinole Rancho from the Rancho Canada del Hambre intersects the shore; thence running on said division line between said two ranchos, southeasterly, easterly, southerly and so on, following the line dividing said ranchos until it intersects the public road from Martinez to San Pablo; thence in a direct line to the bridge which spans a creek near the Rodeo Valley school-house; thence due south to Rodeo creek; thence up Rodeo creek to its source; thence due south to the line dividing Townships One and Two as heretofore .established, be and the same is hereby established as and declared to be Township Number One of Contra Costa county.*

Township Number Four.—And all that portion of said Township Number One, as heretofore established, lying westerly of said line, hereinbefore described, be and the same is hereby established as and declared to be Township Number Four of Contra Costa county .f

On May 8, 1872, yet another change in the boundaries of the townships took place.

Township Number One.—Commencing on the county line in Suisun Bay, on the township line, according to United States survey, between township three north, range one west, and township three north, range two west; thence running south to the northwest corner of section eighteen, township two north, range one west, on the northern boundary line of the Pacheco Grant; thence in a southeasterly direction along the boundary line of said grant to the most eastern boundary of the grant; thence south and southwesterly along the boundary line of said grant to its southern extremity; thence northwesterly along the boundary line of said grant to the northern extremity of the Rancho San Miguel; thence southwesterly along the line dividing the San Miguel and Pacheco Grants to Walnut creek; thence northwesterly one-half mile to the southern line of section two, township one north, range two west; thence due west on the southern line of sections two, three, four, five and six, same townships and range, to the eastern boundary of the Rancho la Bocha de la Canada de Pinole; thence south along said eastern boundary line two miles; thence west half a mile; thence south one mile to the northern boundary of the Rancho Acalanes; thence west along the southern boundary of the Rancho la Bocha de la Canada de Pinole to the southwestern corner; thence in a southwestern direction, crossing the summit of Rocky Mound to the Alameda county line; thence following the Contra Costa county line around to the place of beginning.

* This order was abrogated by tbe Board of Supervisors on February 6, 1371, but the Township was re-established on August 8th, following.

t This order was rescinded August 9,1871.

Township Number Two.—Commencing at the southern corner of Pacheco Rancho; thence south one mile to the middle of section twenty-one, township one north, range one west; thence east one mile; thence south two miles; thence east one mile; thence south half a mile to the Monte Diablo base line; thence east one and one-half miles to the summit of Monte Diablo; thence south on the meridian line three miles; thence east four miles; thence south one mile; thence east to the western boundary line of the Canada de los Vaqueros Rancho; thence southerly on said western boundary line to the Alameda county line, to the southern boundary of Township Number One; thence northeasterly along said southern boundar}r line to the place of beginning.

Township Number Three.—Commencing on the county line in Suisun Bay on the eastern boundary of Township Number One; thence southeasterly on said eastern boundary line to the eastern boundary of Township Number Two; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary line of said Township Number Two to the Alameda county line; thence easterly on said county line to the eastern boundary line of Contra Costa county; thence northerly and westerly on said county line to the place of beginning.

On June 11, 1872, two judicial townships, numbered one and two, were created from out of Township Number One, and bounded as follows: Commencing at the Lots thirty-nine and forty of the Welch Rancho, on the eastern boundary thereof, on the Walnut creek; thence running due west on the line between Lots nine and ten, eight and eleven of said rancho until said lines intersect the eastern side of the Martinez and San Ramon public highway: thence following along the middle line of said road to the line dividing Supervisor Districts One and Two; thence along said lines until the same intersect Supervisor Districts One and Three; thence easterly along said lines dividing Supervisor Districts One and Three and Supervisor District Number Three; thence following the middle of Suisun Bay to a point opposite the center of Walnut creek; thence following said creek to the point of beginning.*

PRESENT TOWNSHIP BOUNDARIES.—This now brings us to the townships which obtain at the present writing. These were made the subject of a redistribution by the Board of Supervisors on May 12, 1873, and are as follows:

Township Number One.—Commencing at a point in the county line opposite"the center of the mouth of Walnut creek; thence up said creek with its meanderings until it intersects the line dividing Lots thirty-nine and forty of the Welch Rancho, on the eastern boundary thereof, on Walnut creek; thence running due west on the line between Lots nine and ten and eight and eleven of said rancho to intersect the Martinez and San Ramon public highway; thence following along the middle line of said public highway, in a southeasterly direction, to the section line dividing sections four and nine, township one north, range two west; thence west one and three-fourths miles; thence south two miles; thence west one-half mile to the township line ; thence south one mile; thence west to the southwest corner of the Rancho de la Bocha de la Canada del Pinole; thence southwest to intersect the county line at the southeast corner of section thirty-one, township one north, range three west; thence westerly following the township line into the Bay of San Francisco; thence following the county line in the Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquinez and Suisun Bay to the point of beginning.

Township Number Two.—Commencing at a point on the line of Township Number One where said line crosses the western boundary line of the Rancho Las Junitas; thence following said ranch line in a southeasterly direction to the section line between sections twenty-two and twenty-seven, township one north, range two west; thence east to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township one north, range one west; thence south to the southern line of the Rancho Arroyo de las Nueces; thence following said ranch line in an easterly direction to the southwest corner of section one, township one south, range one west; thence east one mile to the meridian line; thence south two miles; thence east four miles; thence south one mile; thence east one mile; thence south one mile; thence east to the western line of the Canada de los Vaqueros Rancho; thence southerly, following the line of said rancho, to the county line; thence along the county line westerly to the line of Township Number One; thence along said township line northeasterly to the place of beginning.

Township Number Three.—Commencing at a point in the county line opposite the mouth of Walnut creek where the easterly line of Township

* Tbli order wu amended Augujt 6, 1872, aiid the territory laid off created into Township Number Four.

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