Case file for United States vs. Cruz Cervantes, San Joaquín (also called "Rosa Morada") [San Benito County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Gutierrez Apl. 1, 1836, to Cruz Cervantes; 2 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Cruz Cervantes Feb. 20, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Dec. 18, 1852. Rejected by the Northern District Oct. 31, 1853. On May 24, 1854, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Northern District and remanded the case to the Southern District. Confirmed by the Southern District June 27, 1855. Confirmed by the Supreme Court May 12, 1856, by mandate. Patent issued to Cruz Cervantes Jan. 6, 1874, for 7,424.69 acres. The patent is recorded in Hollister, San Benito County. No. 232 General Land Office map. The Supreme Court mandate in the filed is dated May 14 instead of May 12 as given in 15 Law Ed 484. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 700 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Expediente 156, Docket 56, 178 SD, 3 ND, GLO 232




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