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Volume 1 of the report contains all of the opinions in land cases delivered by Judge Hoffman for the Northern District of California, United States District Court, from the June 1853 term to the June 1858 term.
This report covers all of the opinions delivered by Judge Hoffman during the June 1853 to June 1858 terms of the Northern District Court of California relating to land cases. It includes a list of the Governors of California from its first settlement together with an early history of Upper California. The Appendix contains a table of all land claims presented to the Board of Land Commissioners including the number of each Commission docket number (GLO), District Court case number, corresponding number from the Jimeño Index, the name of the claimant, the original grantee, the date of the grant, the name of the Rancho and the Governor who granted it, a statement concerning the disposition of the matter, the number of acres surveyed, and whether a patent was issued.
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"1862, Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, Volume 1, Ogden Hoffman, District Judge" (2016). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 16.