United States v. Pacheco
63 U.S. 225 (1859)

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United States v. Pacheco, 63 U.S. 22 How. 225 225 (1859)

United States v. Pacheco

63 U.S. (22 How.) 225

Syllabus

Where there was a grant of land in California included within certain boundaries laid down on a map, and the grant said it was made for two square leagues, but the map and the evidence clearly show that the intention was to give to the grantee a rancho of at least two leagues on each side line, the equity of the claim requires that it should be confirmed to that extent, situate within the given outboundary.

It is for the United States to grant the legal title.

The facts of the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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