A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within the Public Land States and Territories and Governing the Acquisition and Enjoyment of Mining Rights in Lands of the Public Domain Volume N . 2

A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within the Public Land States and Territories and Governing the Acquisition and Enjoyment of Mining Rights in Lands of the Public Domain Volume N . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...operations, it will be observed that these matters bear a direct relation to some of the phases of the federal system, or are subjects of peculiar interest in that section of the United States where mining tenures are based on congressional laws. When we approach the subject of contractual relations, it must be apparent that any attempt to deal with it in detail would not only destroy the unity of the treatise, but would render the author liable to the criticism of attempting to expand the work unreasonably and for no laudable purpose. The law of contracts is a special subject in itself, too vast, even in its outlines, to warrant treatment in a collateral way. The general principles governing contractual relations, where realty is the subject dealt with, the interpretation of written instruments and the manner of their execution, apply with equal force to contracts the subject-matter of which is mines. The attempt to discuss conveyances, mortgages, or leases of mines, involving as it does the laws and tenures peculiar to each state of the Union, would result in the collection of a vast multitude of incongruous cases, most of which involve the interpretation of individual instruments, and but few of which enunciate any rule of universal application. English authors include these subjects in their treatises; but England is not a federation of states, and the law in one part of it is the law in the other. There is no division of legislative authority. The contrast between that country and the United States in this respect is too marked to require elaboration. Take the subject of leases. In order to make this work useful in all the states, and to give the subject any extended treatment, we should be compelled to examine the nature of the land tenures...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579178
  • 9781236579171