Pinkerton v. Ledoux - 129 U.S. 346 (1889)
U.S. Supreme Court
Pinkerton v. Ledoux, 129 U.S. 346 (1889)
Pinkerton v. Ledoux
Argued December 7, 1888
Decided February 4, 1889
129 U.S. 346
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO
The report upon a Spanish or Mexican grant by the Surveyor General of New Mexico under the Act of July 22, 1854, § 8, 10 Stat. 308, which required such report to be "laid before Congress for such action thereon as may be deemed just and proper, with a view to confirm bona fide grants," is no evidence of title or right to possession.
In ejectment, the question whether the tract in dispute is within the boundaries of a grant of public land is to be determined by the jury on the evidence, as explained by the court.