A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the Governments of Great Britain, France and Spain: Relating to the Concessions of Land in Their Respective Colonies, Together with the Laws of Mexico and Texas on the Same Subject, to which is Prefixed Judge Johnson's Translation of Azo and Manuel's Institutes of the Civil Law of Spain, Volume 1

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T. & J.W. Johnson, 1839 - Colonies
"Together with the laws of Mexico and Texas on the same subject, to which is prefixed Judge Johnson's translation of Azo and Manuel's Institutes of the civil laws of Spain."--T.p.

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Page 668 - A CES CAUSES, et autres à ce nous mouvant, de l'avis de notre Conseil et de notre certaine...
Page 713 - It may not be unworthy of remark, that it is very unusual, even in cases of conquest, for the conqueror to do more than to displace the sovereign and assume dominion over the country. The modern usage of nations, which has become law...
Page 633 - ... qu'il y soit contrevenu en aucune sorte et manière que ce soit, car tel est notre plaisir. Et afin que ce soit chose ferme et stable à toujours, nous avons fait mettre notre scel à ces dites présentes, sauf en autre chose notre droit et l'autrui en toutes.
Page 640 - Fait au Conseil d'Etat du Roi, Sa Majesté y étant, tenu à Versailles le unze septembre mil sept cent soixante dix neuf.
Page 713 - The modern usage of nations, which has become law, would be violated; that sense of justice and of right which is acknowledged and felt by the whole civilized world would be outraged, if private property should be generally confiscated, and private rights annulled. The people change their allegiance; their relation to their ancient sovereign is dissolved; but their relations to each other, and their rights of property, remain undisturbed.
Page 713 - His Catholic Majesty cedes to the United States, in full property and sovereignty, all the territories which belong to him, situated to the eastward of the Mississippi, known by the name of East and West Florida.
Page 668 - CHARLES, par la grâce de Dieu, roi de France et de Navarre, A tous ceux qui ces présentes verront, salut.
Page 658 - Si donnons en mandement à nos amez et féaux conseillers les gens tenans nostre cour de Parlement à Paris...
Page 591 - ART. 29. Every individual shall be free to leave the empire, and can alienate the lands over which he may have acquired the right of property, agreeably to the tenor of this law, and he can likewise take away from the country, all his property, by paying the duties established by law.
Page 589 - Art. 5. The measurement of land shall by the following— establishing the vara, at three geometrical feet, a straight line of five thousand varas shall be a league; a square, each of whose sides, shall be one league, shall be called a Sitio; and this shall be the unity of counting one, two, or more Sitios; five Sitios shall compose one Hacienda.

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