Case file for United States vs. José Domingo Peralta, Cañada del Corte de Madera (also called "San Emilio (Emigdio), part") [Santa Clara County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Figueroa May 18, 1833, to José Domingo Peralta and Maximo Martinez; 1 league, by name. On Dec. 19, 1832, they had been granted permission to occupy the land by Zamarano. Claim filed by José Domingo Peralta Aug. 14, 1852. Rejected by the Board Oct. 2, 1855. Confirmed by the District Court Apl. 6, 1858. The District Court decree was affirmed by the Supreme Court by mandate- the mandate is now lost but was filed on Jan. 22, 1862. Patent issued to Cipriano Thurn and H. W. Carpentier June 13, 1882, for 3,565.91 acres. In the General Land Office, Washington, this patent is recorded as a separate patent, XII, 12-26; while in the Recorder's Office in Redwood City, San Mateo County, the patent for Corte de Madera to Maximo Martinez includes this patent; the surveyor's plat also includes both grants. The original patent to Thurn and Carpentier was among the papers saved from the 1906 San Francisco fire and is now in the National Archives, Washington. No. 551 General Land Office map. In San Mateo County 3,370.62 acres; in Santa Clara County 195.29 acres. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 116 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Título 8, Expediente 6, Docket 306, 395 ND, GLO 551




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