Case file for United States vs. Salvador Espinoza, Bolsa de los Escarpines [Monterey County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Alvarado Oct. 7, 1837, to Salvador Espinoza; 2 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Salvador Espinoza Sept. 22, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Dec. 20, 1853. Confirmed by the District Court Sept. 24, 1855; appeal dismissed Oct. 18, 1855, and Mar. 31, 1873. Patent issued to Salvador Espinoza Sept. 26, 1876, for 6,415.96 acres. The patent is recorded in Salinas, Monterey County. No. 252 General Land Office map. In the expediente and in the papers in the case the name is written differently; escarpines, escarpinas, escarpinos, escorpines, escorpinas, escorpinos. The original expediente was lost in the 1906 San Francisco fire. From the Spanish petition, the diseño and the spelling in a neighboring grant (Bolsa Nueva, 98 SD) escarpines is selected as the word most probably intended. This grant was also called San Miguel. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 062 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Filed Expediente 72, Docket 355, 67 SD, GLO 252




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