Letter of the Attorney General, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 5th instant, correspondence and papers relative to the case of the United States vs. Vicente P. Gomez, involving the claims to the land called "Panoche Grande."


40th Congress, 3d Session; Senate; Ex. Doc. No. 48, 48 pt. 2, and 48 pt.3;. 32, 2, 196 pages. Bound in mustard cloth, with paper spine label. Spine darkened with a bit of rubbing at edges near top; minor strip of abrasion to front pasteddown from label, or bookplate removal.

A rich quicksilver deposit was discovered near Santa Clara California in 1848 and soon The New Idria Quicksilver Mining Company established a productive mine. In 1858, William McGarrahan (1828-1894) sued New Idria, claiming that the mine is located on the Panoche Grande, a land grant he purchased from Vicente Gomez. The ensuring legal battle continued for 36 years, becoming the longest in United States history and eventually involving the United States Congress, Presidential actions, finally ending with the death of McGarrahan in Aril 1894.

Title: Letter of the Attorney General, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 5th instant, correspondence and papers relative to the case of the United States vs. Vicente P. Gomez, involving the claims to the land called "Panoche Grande."

Author Name: Attorney-General.; United States; Department of the Interior, United States, etc.

Categories: Law,

Publisher: GPO: 1869

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 6851

Keywords: Mining California History