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AND IN THE TERRITORIES ACQUIRED UNDER THE LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA

TREATIES, WHEN ANNEXED TO THE UNITED STATES.

VOLUME I.

CONTAINING A TRANSLATION OF TAE MINING ORDINANCES OF NEW BPAIN-GAMBOA'S MIN. ING ORDINANCEL-THE LAWS IN RELATION TO MINES OF GOLD, SILVER AND

QUICKSILVER, CONTAINED IN THE

"NOVISIMA 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 FOREIGN-

ERS TO HOLD REAL ESTATE.

ALSO, EXTRACTS FROM PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, AND FROM THE LAWS OF CALIFOR

NIA, IN RELATION TO MINES AND MINERAL LANDS:

TOGETHER WITH
A DIGEST OF THE COMMON LAW, ON THE SUBJECT OF

MINES AND MINING.

BY JOHN A. ROCKWELL,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

NEW-YORK:
JOHN S. VOORHIES, LAW BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER.

Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the Year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-One,

BY JOHN A. ROCKWELL, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

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