"Laws of The Territory of Idaho, Third Session: Convened on the Fourth Day of December, 1865, and Adjourned on The Twelfth Day of January, 1866, at Boise City. Containing Also The Territorial Organic Act, Declaration of Independence, The Federal Constitution, The Pre-emption and Naturalization Laws, Etc., Etc.; Boise City; Frank Kenyon, Territorial Printer; 1866; Pages 256-258:
To authorize Silas Skinner, Peter Donley and James Jordan to establish and maintain a Toll Road, from Ruby City, Owyhee County, Idaho Territory, to the Oregon Line, in Jordan Valley.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Idaho, as follows:
SECTION 1. That Silas Skinner, Peter Donley and James Jordan, their heirs, successors or assigns, are hereby granted the exclusive right and privilege to establish and maintain a toll road, commencing at Ruby City, Owyhee County, at the intersection of Main street, in Ruby City, with the toll road running to Booneville, and running from thence by the most practicable route, down Jordan Creek to the boundary line between Idaho Territory and the State of Oregon.
SEC. 2. The said parties shall have the right to charge and collect toll on said road, as follows:
Loaded wagon, with one span of horses, mules, or
yoke of oxen, each........................................$3.00
Buggy, with one or more horses.......................2.00
For each additional span or yoke.....................1.00
For each pack animal.......................................0.25
For each horseman...........................................0.50
For each head of loose stock or cattle..............0.12 1/2
For each sheep or swine...................................0.10
For each unloaded team...........................half price
SEC. 3. The said parties shall have the right to establish toll gates at one or more places on said road, and collect the above tolls thereat, Provided, The aggregate toll, so collected, shall not exceed the rates as designated in section second of this Act: And Provided, further, That not more than one fourth of the above rates, designated in section two, shall be charged for traveling only between Ruby City and Booneville, and three fourth of said rates for traveling only between Booneville and the Oregon line, in Jordan Valley: And provided, The said road shall be kept in as good repair as the seasons and snows will permit: And provided, The said road shall be completed within one year from the date of the approval os this Act: And provided, further, That three fourths of that part of said road between Ruby City and Booneville shall be made at least sixteen feet wide, and that not more than fifty yards, in any one place, shall be less than sixteen feet wide.
SEC. 4. The right and privilege hereby conferred on said parties shall be exclusive of all and every right of way for a toll road over the same route, within one mile on each side of said route, as surveyed, for the term of fifteen years after the approval of this Act: Provided, Nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to prevent any person or persons, company or corporation, who may build a quartz mill or mills on Jordan Creek, between Ruby City and Booneville, from constructing or using, for their own private use, a road or roads from said mill or mills to their respective mines or wood ranches, and from traveling the same free of charge: Provided, They do not interfere with said Skinner and Company's road, so as to damage the same, nor prevent said Skinner and Company from collecting their usual toll from other persons.
SEC. 5. Any failure on the part of the said parties, their heirs or assigns, to comply with the requirements of this Act, shall cause a forfeiture of all their rights under this Act.
SEC. 6. At any time after five years from the approval of this Act, the County Commissioners of Owyhee County may have the right to purchase the said road, at an appraised value, to be determined by five appraisers, two of whom to be selected by the owners of said road, and two by said County Commissioners, and one by the four jointly, and such valuation shall become the purchase price of the said road; but if such purchase be not made, this charter to continue in force fifteen years from and after its passage and approval.
SEC. 7. Provided, further, That Silas Skinner, Peter Donley and James Jordan, their heirs and assigns, shall, within sixty days from the approval of this Act, faithfully execute and file with the Auditor of Owyhee county, a good and sufficient bond, payable to Owyhee County, in the sum of two thousand dollars, for the faithful performance of the requirements of this Act.
SEC. 8. It shall be lawful for the County Commissioners of Owyhee County to reduce the rates of toll herein allowed, at any regular meeting, after the approval of this Act.
SEC. 9. No privileges herein granted shall in any way interfere with any previously located road, by the County Commissioners of Owyhee County.
SEC. 10. This Act to take effect and be in force from and after its approval by the Governor.
APPROVED, January 3d, A. D. 1866.