Case file for United States vs. Eulogio de Celis, Ex-Mission San Fernando [Los Angeles County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Pico June 17, 1846, to Eulogio de Celis; 13 leagues based on the sale of the mission lands for $14,000. Claim filed by Eulogio de Celis Oct. 7, 1852. Confirmed by the Board July 3, 1855. Appeal dismissed by the District Court Mar. 15, 1858, but confirmed the claim Aug. 14, 1865, and June 8, 1869. Case opened for the renunciation of the patent on the basis of fraud, but dismissed July 7, 1933, and the appeal in the Circuit Court of Appeals was dismissed Aug. 29, 1934, and rehearing denied Jan. 12, 1935, and appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court May 25, 1935. For other attempts to invalidate the patent see below. Patent issued to Eulogio de Celis Jan. 8, 1873, for 116,858.46 acres. The patent is recorded in Los Angeles. No. 410 General Land Office map. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 224 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Filed Expediente 80, Docket 378, 343 SD, GLO 410




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