A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law, in Relation to Mines, and Titles to Real Estate, in Force in California, Texas and New Mexico: And in the Territories Acquired Under the Louisiana and Florida Treaties, when Annexed to the United States. Containing a translation of the mining ordinances of New Spain, Gamboa's mining ordinances, the laws in relation to mines of gold, silver and quicksilver, contained in the "Novisma recopilacion," and the "Recopilacion de las Indias," and in the decrees of the cortes of Spain and of Ferdinand VII, also of the laws and decrees of Mexico, on the subject of mines, colonization, and the right of foreigners to hold real estate : also, extracts from public documents, and form the laws of California, in relation to mines and mineral lands, together with a digest of the common law, on the subject of mines and mining

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J. S. Voorhies, 1851 - Land titles - 663 pages
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Of the oath to be taken before the Royal Tribunal by the mining professore
Of the privileges of the Miners
Of the credit to be given to the said professors and surveyors in the deter
No Alcaldes Mayor Judge or Notary to form partnership in mines
Decree of 12th March 1811 for the encouragement of agriculture and industry
Manifesto of Ferdinand VII 4th May 1814
President Taylors Message in relation to California Jan 21 1850
Instructions of Mr Clayton Sec of State to Mr King
Instructions of Mr Ewing Sec of Int to Mr Jones
Of the tools and utensils of miners
Extracts from instructions of Aug 17 1773
Decree respecting colonization of Aug 18 1824
Regulations concerning missions Nov 3 1834
Extracts from Gen Mitcheltorenas proclamation March 29 1843 469
Decree of Departmental Assemblymissions April 3 1846
Communication of Mr Halleck to J G Majors June 2 1849
Treaty between Spain and Mexico Nov 28 1836
Act of Legislature of California adopting the common law April 13 1850
Common Law in relation to Mines and Minerals
On Leases and licenses
Of the measures in ancient mines
On partnership in mines
Of the remedies relating to mines and minerals
Decrees of the Supreme Government of Mexico
Decree Feb 13 1824 Concerning the importation of Quicksilver
DECREEForeignersMexico Oct 7 1823
Decree April 6 1830 respecting importation of cotton gooods
Decree April 12 1837
Colonization Law of the state of Coahuila and Texas
Of keeping up the supply of timber
Table of Land Measures adopted in the Republic of Mexico

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Page 484 - ... into the Union of the United States and be admitted at the proper time (to be judged of by the Congress of the United States) to the enjoyment of all the rights of citizens of the United States...
Page 501 - Mexican republic, retaining the property which they possess in the said territories, or disposing thereof, and removing the proceeds wherever they please, without their being subjected, on this account, to any contribution, tax, or charge whatever. Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories, may either retain the title and rights of Mexican citizens, or acquire those of citizens of the United States.
Page 501 - Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories, may either retain the title and rights of Mexican citizens, or acquire those of citizens of the United States. But they shall be under the obligation to make their election within one year from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this treaty ; and those who shall remain in the said territories after the expiration of that year, without having declared their intention to retain the character of Mexicans, shall be considered to have...
Page 484 - The Mexicans who, in the territories aforesaid, shall not preserve the character of citizens of the Mexican Republic, conformably with what is stipulated in the preceding article, shall be incorporated into the Union of the United States and be admitted, at the proper time (to be judged of by the Congress of the United States...
Page 507 - And if, by these means, they should not be enabled to come to an agreement, a resort shall not, on this account, be had to reprisals, aggression, or hostility of any kind, by the one republic against the other, until the government of that which deems...
Page 499 - And, in order to preclude all difficulty in tracing upon the ground the limit separating Upper from Lower California, it is agreed that the said limit shall consist of a straight line drawn from the middle of the Rio Gila, where it unites with the Colorado, to a point on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, distant one marine league due south of the southernmost point of the port of San Diego...
Page 508 - And it is declared that neither the pretence that war dissolves all treaties, nor any other whatever, shall be considered as annulling or suspending the solemn covenant contained in this article.
Page 501 - ... new methods of navigation. Nor shall any tax or contribution, under any denomination or title, be levied upon vessels or persons navigating the same, or upon merchandise or effects transported thereon, except in the case of landing upon one of their shores. If, for the purpose of making the said rivers navigable, or for maintaining them in such state, it should be necessary or advantageous to establish any tax or contribution, this shall not be done without the consent of both, governments. The...
Page 538 - ... shall be allowed to be good, except the buyer shall accept part of the goods so sold and actually receive the same, or give something in earnest to bind the bargain, or in part...
Page 500 - Gila, to and from their possessions situated north of the boundary line defined in the preceding article; it being understood that this passage is to be by navigating the Gulf of California and the river Colorado, and not by land, without the express consent of the Mexican government.