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2017 - California State Lands Commission – Ranchos, Missions, Presidios And Pueblos Jun 2017

2017 - California State Lands Commission – Ranchos, Missions, Presidios And Pueblos

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The California State Lands Commission provides a historical summary concerning the establishment of ranchos, missions, presidios and pueblos in California by the Spanish and Mexican governments, including the practice granting sovereign lands to private individuals. The Commission describes the provisions that established rights to land title of landowners in the conquered territories under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo signed at the end of the United States war with Mexico, as well as the sections of the 1851 act of the U.S. Congress to settle private land claims in California


1862 - Reports Of Land Cases Determined In The United States District Court, Northern District Of California, Volume 1, Ogden Hoffman, District Judge Nov 2016

1862 - Reports Of Land Cases Determined In The United States District Court, Northern District Of California, Volume 1, Ogden Hoffman, District Judge

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This report covers all of the opinions delivered by Judge Hoffman during the June 1853 to June 1858 terms of the Northern District Court of California relating to land cases. It includes a list of the Governors of California from its first settlement together with an early history of Upper California. The Appendix contains a table of all land claims presented to the Board of Land Commissioners including the number of each Commission docket number (GLO), District Court case number, corresponding number from the Jimeño Index, the name of the claimant, the original grantee, the date of the grant, the ...