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Private Land-claims In New Mexico: Letter From The Secretary Of The Interior, Transmitting, In Compliance With Act Of July, , Three Reports Of The Mexico On Private Lands In Said Territory [United States. Dept. of the Interior, Surveyor General of New Mexico, United States. Congress. House.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The first land grants in New Mexico were given by Spain and Mexico. When the United States acquired the area in , they agreed to recognize these claims relating to Spanish and Mexican grants. The claims were processed by the U.S. Surveyor General from to , and by the U. S. Court of Private Land Claims from to Yet many families who had received land decades or centuries earlier from Mexico or Spain found their ownership contested by new claimants. To settle disputes, Congress passed private acts and created a temporary Court of Private Land Claims (–), but many Mexican Americans lacked documents required to prove their claims. Committee on Private Land Claims () History and Jurisdiction. The committee was established on Ap , on the motion of Thomas B. Robertson of Louisiana, with jurisdiction over matters relating to private land claims. The committee reported general as well as special legislation relating to the settlement of individual claims to public lands.
The Court of Private Land Claims decisions on the legal status of New Mexico’s land grants came a great cost to the grantees. Of more than three hundred cases heard, the court confirmed just eighty-seven. The court also reduced the size of many of the grants it did confirm. Title: Private land-claims in New Mexico: Publication Type: Book: Place Published: Washington, DC: Year: Keywords: Land grants – New Mexico: Call Number. The original to case files of private land claims in parts of 15 states are at the Textual Reference Branch (Textual Reference Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC ; Telephone: ). Map of the San Miguel del Bado Grant in central New Mexico, from the United States Court of Private Land Claims, Julian Sandoval Case 25 (–). During Spanish (–) and Mexican (–) rule over what was to become the U.S. Southwest, the governments made land grants to various individuals and communities.
About New Mexico, Land Records of New Spain, Santa Fe, established in the early 17th century, boasted an estimated Spanish population of 2, by During its history, the city has been capital of the Spanish Kingdom of New Mexico, the Mexican province of Nuevo México, the American territory of New Mexico (present-day Arizona and. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map showing private land claims patented, or unpatented, or confirmed, in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona to J " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed Ap The Court of Private Land Claims: the adjudication of Spanish and Mexican land grant titles, [Richard Wells Bradfute] University of New Mexico Press,  (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:name\/a> \" The Court of Private Land Claims: the adjudication of Spanish and Mexican land grant. Spain and Mexico made a total of land grants in New Mexico - Individual and Community land claims.(37) Community land grants was where a group of people received private lots for a home and then communal land was set aside for hunting, farming, etc.(38) A total of , or 68% of the Community land grants were approved by the US.