A compilation of Spanish and Mexican law: in relation to mines, and titles to real estate, in force in California, Texas and New Mexico; and in the territories acquired under the Louisiana and Florida treaties, when annexed to the United States. Volume I. Containing a translation of the mining ordinances of New Spain--Gamboas̕ mining ordinances--the laws in relation to mines of gold, silver and quicksilver, contained in the "Novisima recopilacion",and the "Recopilacion de las Indias", and in the decrees of the Cortes of Spain and of Ferdinand VII., also of the laws and decrees of Mexico, on the subject of mines, colonization, and the right of foreigners to hold real estate. Also, extracts from public documents, and from the laws of California, in relation to mines and mineral lands: together with a digest of the common law, on the subject of mines and mining, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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J. S. Voorhies, 1851 - Land titles - 663 pages
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Contents

Of the duration of the offices of future administrators and directors general
13
Of the interval during which they must be worked annually
14
Of the factor assessor and secretary of the Tribunal 31
15
Statement of the concerns of the body of Miners to be laid before the Tribunal
16
Of the permission of the viceroy
17
Of irregular depositories of gold a nil siKer
18
Of fiscal and promoter of the Miners
19
Of persons representing the Tribunal at Court
20
Of the minute book of the Tribunal
21
Of papers orders c to be preserved in the archives of the Tribunal
22
Of the inventories to be drawn up at the elections
24
Of the chief and second official of the Tribunal
25
Of its messengers
26
Of the table of fees to be received by persons employed in Mexico and
27
the Mining Districts
29
Of the application of fines imposed by the Courts of Miners
32
CHAPTER II
34
Of the salaries of officers in the Tribunal
48
CHAPTER
49
General grant to subject and prohibition to Foreigners
55
CHAPTER X
65
Of the obligation to make adits
66
Of mineowners being treated in certain cases in the same manner as such ad venturer
68
Of general shafts ib 14 Of their necessary depth ib 15 Of denouncing mines which are not drained by the owners
69
CHAPTER XI
70
Of their right to denounce to a greater extent than individuals ib 3 Of the twentyfour parte of a mine called barras ib 4 Of partners working jointly an...
71
Of a partner wishing to sell his share
72
Of workmen having contracted debts in a mine
78
Of not intercepting the sellers of articles going to the mines
84
Of the mutual rights of the owner and supplier
90
Of Surveyors for the operation of Mines and the reduction of the metals from
98
Of the children to bo maintained for the purpose
102
Of the favour to be shewn to deserving persons in the Mining profession
108
The right of the king in mines of gold silver and other metals salt
112
Of the supreme right of the prerogative in the mines of gold silver and other
122
CHAPTER XI
242
CHAPTER XII
252
Of altering the boundaries and making additional pits and the circumstances
255
Of internal communications occurring between the works of different mines
264
CHAPTER XV
284
CHAPTER XVI
293
Of the number of four persons required to be kept at work in mines of gold
306
Of the judicial course of proceeding in the first and second instance upon
320
Of the damages to be paid by the proprietors of the more elevated mines
327
CHAPTER XX
333
CHAPTER XXI
341
CHAPTER XXIII
351
Private jurisdiction of the superintendent of the mines of Almader
380
Alcaldes Mayores of Mines 890
391
Decree of 12th March 1811 for the encouragement of agriculture and industry
397
Royal Decree of 2d July 1814 reestablishing the chamber of the Indies
405
President Taylors Message in relation to California Jan 21 1850
415
Instructions of Mr Clayton Sec of State to Mr King
423
Instructions of Mr Ewing Sec of Int to Mr Jones
429
Extracts from instructions of Aug 17 1773
444
Decree respecting colonization of Aug 18 1824
451
Regulations concerning missions Nov 3 1834
461
Treaty between Spain and Mexico Nov 28 1836
489
Act of Legislature of California adopting the common law April 13 1850
506
Common Law in relation to Mines and Minerals
514
On Leases and licenses
551
On partnership in mines
574
Decree Nov 22 1821 Reduction of duties on silver
595
Decree Feb 13 1824 Concerning the importation of Quicksilver
597
Edict Nov 13 1842 003
603
DecreeForeignersMexico Oct 7 1823
610
Decree April 6 1830 respecting importation of cotton gooods
621
Law April 241835 in relation to unoccupied lands in Coahuila and Texas
627
Colonization Law of the state of Coahuila and Texas
641
Glossary
653

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Page 484 - ... into the Union of the United States and be admitted at the proper time (to be judged of by the Congress of the United States) to the enjoyment of all the rights of citizens of the United States...
Page 501 - Mexican republic, retaining the property which they possess in the said territories, or disposing thereof, and removing the proceeds wherever they please, without their being subjected, on this account, to any contribution, tax, or charge whatever. Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories, may either retain the title and rights of Mexican citizens, or acquire those of citizens of the United States.
Page 501 - Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories, may either retain the title and rights of Mexican citizens, or acquire those of citizens of the United States. But they shall be under the obligation to make their election within one year from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this treaty ; and those who shall remain in the said territories after the expiration of that year, without having declared their intention to retain the character of Mexicans, shall be considered to have...
Page 484 - The Mexicans who, in the territories aforesaid, shall not preserve the character of citizens of the Mexican Republic, conformably with what is stipulated in the preceding article, shall be incorporated into the Union of the United States and be admitted, at the proper time (to be judged of by the Congress of the United States...
Page 507 - And if, by these means, they should not be enabled to come to an agreement, a resort shall not, on this account, be had to reprisals, aggression, or hostility of any kind, by the one republic against the other, until the government of that which deems...
Page 499 - And, in order to preclude all difficulty in tracing upon the ground the limit separating Upper from Lower California, it is agreed that the said limit shall consist of a straight line drawn from the middle of the Rio Gila, where it unites with the Colorado, to a point on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, distant one marine league due south of the southernmost point of the port of San Diego...
Page 508 - And it is declared that neither the pretence that war dissolves all treaties, nor any other whatever, shall be considered as annulling or suspending the solemn covenant contained in this article.
Page 501 - ... new methods of navigation. Nor shall any tax or contribution, under any denomination or title, be levied upon vessels or persons navigating the same, or upon merchandise or effects transported thereon, except in the case of landing upon one of their shores. If, for the purpose of making the said rivers navigable, or for maintaining them in such state, it should be necessary or advantageous to establish any tax or contribution, this shall not be done without the consent of both, governments. The...
Page 538 - ... shall be allowed to be good, except the buyer shall accept part of the goods so sold and actually receive the same, or give something in earnest to bind the bargain, or in part...
Page 500 - Gila, to and from their possessions situated north of the boundary line defined in the preceding article; it being understood that this passage is to be by navigating the Gulf of California and the river Colorado, and not by land, without the express consent of the Mexican government.