Four Leagues of Pecos: A Legal History of the Pecos Grant, 1800 - 1933

Four Leagues of Pecos: A Legal History of the Pecos Grant, 1800 - 1933

Four Leagues of Pecos: A Legal History of the Pecos Grant, 1800 - 1933

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Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1984. First edition, hardcover, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4", dust jacket has some edge wear, minor chipping and sticker residue in good condition; navy blue cloth over boards with white lettering, illustrated with 8 black and white photos and 6 maps, fine condition.

Volume 2 of the New Mexico Land Grant series, this book is about the Pecos Land Grant and is illustrative of legal and administrative wrangling over land grants. To ensure that a U.S. Senate Committee understood the complexity of the Pecos Grant, New Mexico lawyer and historian Ralph Emerson Twitchell told them in 1923: "There are so many things in connection with this entire business that twenty King Solomons cannot unravel the knot." Yet in this book Hall does sort through the conflicting claims in the over one hundred years of Spanish, Mexican, and American legal maneuvers, legislative stalemates, and private sales involving this 18,000 acre square of land.

Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
Dust Jacket , First Edition