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Hispanic Land Claims

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H.R. 6729, An Act to confirm a...
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H.R. 6729, An Act to confirm a certain private land claim in the Territory of New Mexico, 1881

The House of Representatives introduced private legislation in 1881 confirming a land grant for heirs of Jose Julian Martínez. Ultimately Congress was unable to resolve the dispute and the case went to the Court of Private Land Claims. The court later ruled that a lumber company owned a portion of the property.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration