Case file for United States vs. Josefa Soto, Capay (also called "Cañada de Capay") [Tehama, Glenn and Butte County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Micheltorena Dec. 21, 1844, to Josefa Soto; 10 league, by description. Claim filed by Josefa Soto Apl. 5, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Apl. 11, 1853. Confirmed by the District Court July 16, 1855; appeal dismissed Nov. 5, 1857. Patent issued to Josefa Soto Aug. 18, 1859, for 44,388.17 acres. The patent is recorded in Colusa but without a surveyor's plat, and in Red Bluff, Tehama County. No. 8 General Land Office map. In Glenn County 32,123.93 acres; in Tehama County 11,739.24 acres; in Butte County 525.00 acres. The grantee was a widow, Josefa Soto de Stokes; it was in this form that she signed her petition to the Board. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 140 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 245, Expediente 412, Unclassified Expediente 257, Docket 157, 42 ND, 288 ND, GLO 8




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