Case file for United States vs. Antonio Valenzuela and Juan Alvitre, Potrero de la Mission Vieja de San Gabriel [Los Angeles County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Micheltorena Nov. 9, 1844, to Juan Alvitre and Antonio Valenzuela; 1,200 by 450 varas, by name. Claim filed by Antonio Valenzuela and Juan Alvitre Oct. 23, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Dec. 13, 1853. Confirmed by the District Court Jan. 31, 1856, and Mar. 6, 1856; appeal dismissed Feb. 24, 1857. The area surveyed in 1858 amounted to 100.07 acres. No patent is found in the General Land Office, Washington. No. 444 General Land Office. Patent issued to Antonio Valenzuela and Juan Alvitre Apl. 1, 1923, for 83.46 acres. The patent is recorded in Los Angeles. Possession measurement gave 1,200 by 450 varas. A resurvey by the Public Survey Office, Glendale, in 1920, gave 94.57 acres. See Los Angeles County Recorded, Misc. Records, 304:108. This grant was also called Potrero Chico. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 579 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Expediente 388, Docket 408, 62 SD, GLO 444




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