Report on the Subject of Land Titles in California; Made in Pursuance of Instruction from the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Interior

Report on the Subject of Land Titles in California; Made in Pursuance of Instruction from the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Interior

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...might be thus issued after the person issuing it had ceased from his oflice. The test, however, would necessarily have to be applied to each case as it rose. No general rule, I believe, can be laid down. Recurring, then, to the other point which I suppose the inquiry to relate to. The most considerable act, affecting the domain, had subsequent to the accession of the American authorities in California, was a " decree " made by Gen. Kearny, as governor, under date of 10th March, 1847, as follows: " I, Brigadier General S. W. Kearny, Governor of California, by virtue of authority in m'e vested, by the President of the United States of America, do hereby grant, com2ey, and release unto the town of San Francisco, the people, or corporate authorities thereof, all the right, title, and interest of the Government of the United States, and of the territory of California, in and to the beach and water lots on the east front of said town of San Francisco, included between the points known as the Rincon and Fort Montgomery, excepting such lots as may be selected for the use of the United States Government by the senior officers of the army and navy now there; provided the said ground hereby ceded, shall be divided into lots, and sold by public auction to the highest bidder. after three months notice previously given; the proceeds of said sale to be for the benefit of the town of San Francisco." Pursuant to the terms of this paper, what are termed "government reservations" were made, both within and outside the limits specified, and the remainder of the lots designated have been since in great part sold by the town of San Francisco. These lots extend into.the shallow water along the beach of San Francisco, and are...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931416
  • 9781236931412