Case file for United States vs. James D. Galbraith, Bolsa de Tomales (also called "Bolsa de Tamales") [Marin and Sonoma County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Pico June 12, 1846, to Juan N. Padilla; 5 leagues, by name. Claim filed by James D. Galbraith Apl. 29, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Apl. 11, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Mar. 6, 1856, and Dec. 1, 1857. The District Court was reversed by the Supreme Court Mar. 10, 1863, and the case remanded for further evidence because of fraud in altering the grant date June 12, 1846, to Feb. 12, 1846. The claim was finally rejected by the Supreme Court Mar. 12, 1860, and the final decree issued on Fed. 7, 1861 and June 30, 1863. Tomales is also written Tamales. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 068 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Expediente 571, Docket 205, 121 ND




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