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. Containing a translation of the mining ordinances of New Spain, Gamboa's mining ordinances, the laws in relation to mines of gold, silver and quicksilver, contained in the "Novisma 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 form 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

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Of the permission of the viceroy
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Of irregular depositories of gold and silver
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Of fiscal and promoter of the Miners
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Of persons representing the Tribunal at Court
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Of the minute book of the Tribunal
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Of papers orders c to be preserved in the archives of the Tribunal
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Of the inventories to be drawn up at the elections
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Of the chief and second official of the Tribunal
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Of its messengers
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Of the table of fees to be received by persons employed in Mexico and
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the Mining Districts
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Of contentions between the TribunalGeneral the Territorial Deputations
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Of the oath to be taken by persons filling the offices of the Tribunal ib CHAPTER II
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Of recorders procuradores sindicos
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Of the salaries of officers in the Tribunal
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Of appeals and the persons who are to compose the Courts of Appeal
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Of the number of Members of the Tribunal necessary to transact busi
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CHAPTER VII
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Of the obligation to make adits
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Of workmen having contracted debts in a mine
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Of not intercepting the sellers of articles going to the mines
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Of the mutual rights of the owner and supplier
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CHAPTER XVII
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ment of the college of miners 11 Of the birth parentage education and manners of the said professors and
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Of their qualified freedom from arrest for debts
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The right of the king in mines of gold silver and other metals salt
112
CHAPTER II
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Of the assaying the metals and the deduction of the royal duty
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CHAPTER IV
162
CHAPTER VI
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CHAPTER VII
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CHAPTER VIII
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CHAPTER IX
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Of the written statement to be presented by the discoverer to the deputation
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CHAPTER X
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CHAPTER XI
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CHAPTER XII
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CHAPTER XXII
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Of the reduction of the ore both by smelting and amalgamation Of
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CHAPTER XXVI
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Of the credit to be given to the said professors and surveyors in the deter
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TITLE XX
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No Alcaldes Mayor Judge or Notary to form partnership in mines
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Decree of 12th March 1811 for the encouragement of agriculture and industry
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Manifesto of Ferdinand VII 4th May 1814
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President Taylors Message in relation to California Jan 21 1850
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Instructions of Mr Clayton Sec of State to Mr King
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Instructions of Mr Ewing Sec of Int to Mr Jones
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Of the tools and utensils of miners
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Extracts from instructions of Aug 17 1773
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Decree respecting colonization of Aug 18 1824
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Regulations concerning missions Nov 3 1834
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Extracts from Gen Mitcheltorenas proclamation March 29 1843
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Decree of Departmental Assemblymissions April 3 1846
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Communication of Mr Halleck to J G Majors June 2 1849
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Treaty between Spain and Mexico Nov 28 1836
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Act of Legislature of California adopting the common law April 13 1850
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Common Law in relation to Mines and Minerals
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On Leases and licenses
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Of the reward to persons restoring abandoned Mines
571
On partnership in mines
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Equitable remedies
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Decrees of the Supreme Government of Mexico
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DECREE Feb 13 1824 Concerning the importation of Quicksilver
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Edict Nov 13 1842
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DECREEForeignersMexico Oct 7 1823
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Decree April 6 1830 respecting importation of cotton gooods
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Law April 24 1835 in relation to unoccupied lands in Coahuila and Texas
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Privilege of the former Mineowner in such cases
639
Colonization Law of the state of Coahuila and Texas
641
Glossary
653
Of keeping up the supply of timber
657
Table of Land Measures adopted in the Republic of Mexico 664

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