Case file for United States vs. Roland Gelston, New Helvetia (also called "Nueva Helvetia and Sobrante") [Sacramento County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted (1) by Alvarado June 18, 1841, New Helvetia, 11 leagues, by name, and (2) by Micheltorena Feb. 5, 1845, the sobrante of 22 leagues. The first grant was to John A. Sutter and the second to John A. Sutter Sr. and John A. Sutter Jr. Claim filed by Roland Gelston Jan. 21, 1852, for part of the grant, about 1 league. Confirmed by the Board Jan. 29, 1856. Confirmed by the District Court Nov. 25, 1859. Its fate was decided by the decision of the Supreme Court on the Sutter grant, New Helvetia, 319 ND. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 515 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 97, Expediente 250, Docket 6, 416 ND




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