United States v. VacaAnnotate this Case
59 U.S. 556
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Vaca, 59 U.S. 18 How. 556 556 (1855)
United States v. Vaca
59 U.S. (18 How.) 556
Where there was a grant of land in California in 1843, with three boundaries and the quantity stated, and in 1845 a new grant was made which was approved by the departmental assembly subject to the condition that within four months a map of the land should be made, this was a condition subsequent, the noncompliance with which did not work a forfeiture of the grant, but only left the land liable to be denounced.
Moreover, the disturbed state of the country was a sufficient reason for not making the survey.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.