Ferguson v. McLaughlin,
96 U.S. 174 (1877)

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Ferguson v. McLaughlin, 96 U.S. 174 (1877)

Ferguson v. McLaughlin

96 U.S. 174


Under sec. 6 of the Act of March 3, 1853, 10 Stat. 244, a settler upon unsurveyed public lands in California has no valid claim to preempt a quarter-section, or any part thereof included in his settlement, unless it appears by the government surveys, when the same are made and filed in the local land office, that his dwelling house was on that quarter section.

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