Lewis v. Herrera
208 U.S. 309 (1908)

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Lewis v. Herrera, 208 U.S. 309 (1908)

Lewis v. Herrera

No. 7

Submitted December 13, 1907

Decided February 24, 1908

208 U.S. 309

Syllabus

The construction of the statute of a territory by the local court is of great, if not of controlling, weight, and in this case, this Court follows the construction given by the Supreme Court of Arizona to Par. 725, Rev.Stat. of Arizona of 1901, to the effect that a deed or conveyance of real property to be valid as against third parties must be signed and acknowledged by the grantor and that, until acknowledged, it is ineffectual to convey title.

85 Pac. 245 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 208 U. S. 312

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