United States v. Vaca,
59 U.S. 556 (1855)

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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.

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