Pinkerton v. Ledoux
129 U.S. 346 (1889)

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Pinkerton v. Ledoux, 129 U.S. 346 (1889)

Pinkerton v. Ledoux

No. 114

Argued December 7, 1888

Decided February 4, 1889

129 U.S. 346

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO

Syllabus

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.

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