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Claims, etc.), so as to present them in an orderly manner, and at the same time render the book convenient in refer
As regards Forms of proof, it may be stated that they generally prove of great benefit, not only in the saving of time to the person preparing the papers, but to the land office in the examination of the same. Nevertheless it is well to suggest the caution that the prepared forms are not proper in all cases. Particularly is this true of the blank used for application for patent. This paper should always be prepared with great care.
Persons desirous of obtaining information regarding Mexican mining laws, from which many of the local laws and customs in the mining districts in the United States have grown, are referred to “Halleck's Collection of Mining Laws of Spain and Mexico,” printed in 1859 by O'Meara & Painter, 132 Clay street, San Francisco.
The compiler of these decisions acknowledges himself under obligation to Messrs. W. C. Hill and E. C. Ford, attorneys at law; C. A. Boynton, of the General Land Office, and R. S. Morrison, of the Colorado Bar, for valuable assistance and suggestions. Mr. Morrison's “Mining Digest” is a very valuable production; and to the mining lawyer who practices before the courts it is especially recommended.
WASHINGTON, D, C., December, 1880.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
of Surveyor-general-Second survey of same mining claim-When
survey represents mere surface conflict-Claimant entitled to a sur-
vey of his location-Until introduced as evidence, survey not sub-
ject to objection--Survey to show conflict with all prior surveys-
Surveyor-general to be satisfied that five hundred dollars' worth of
improvements have been made-Effect of survey as an appropriation
Laws relate to every variety of coal--Private entry—But one declara-
tory statement-Coal is a mineral-Incorporated company-Form of
declarative statement-Personal qualifications-How determined-
Non-contiguous land-Within limits of grant to Union Pacific Rail-
road Company-School sections containing coal-Public offering of
STATE LAND GRANTS.
Power of Congress to alter or repeal grant-When title vests—Meaning
of " settlement ” in seventh section of Act of March 3, 1853–Sec-
tions 16 and 36, in California, when mineral in character-Same in
Colorado-Salt springs-Lieu lands-University of California . . .407-439
Hearings: Notice-Question and answer-When Central Pacific Railroad
apply to select land-Mineral lands sought to be entered as agricul.
tural --Disinterested persons invited to testify-Expense of hearing.
Serip Locations, etc.: Sioux Half-breed scrip-Agricultural College scrip
-Porterfield scrip--Certificates of deposit.
– Repayment of purchase money – Taxation of mining claim-