A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 700 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the United States and the said claimants only, and shall not affect the inteiests of third persons. Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That it shall he the duty of tho commissioners herein provided for to ascertain and report to the Secretary of tho Interior the tenure hy which the mission lands are held, and those held hy civilized Indians, and those who are engaged in agriculture or labor of any kind, and also those which are occupied and cultivated by Pueblos or Itancheros Indians. Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That each commissioner appointed under this act shall be allowed and paid at the rate of six thousand dollars per annum; that the secretary of the commissioners shall be allowed and paid at the rate of four thousand dollars per annum; and the clerks herein provided for shall be allowed and paid at the rate of one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; the aforesaid salaries to commence from the day of the notification by the commissioners of the first meeting of the board. Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the board shall receive no fee except for furnishing certified copies of any paper or record, and for issuing writs of subpoenal. For furnishing certified copies of any paper or record, he shall receive twenty cents for every hundred word?, and for issuing writs of subpoena, fifty cents for each witness; which fees shall be equally divided between the said secretary and the assistant clerk. Approved, March 8, 1851. THE COMMON LAW IN RELATION TO MINES AND MINERALS CHAPTER I. ON ROYAL MINES. According to the law of England, the only mines which are termed royal, and which are the exclusive property of the crown, are mines of silver and gold, (a) And this property is so peculiarly a branch of the royal prerogative, th...

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