U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Vaca, 59 U.S. 18 How. 556 556 (1855)
United States v. Vaca
59 U.S. (18 How.) 556
Where there was a grant of land in California in 1843, with three boundaries and the quantity stated, and in 1845 a new grant was made which was approved by the departmental assembly subject to the condition that within four months a map of the land should be made, this was a condition subsequent, the noncompliance with which did not work a forfeiture of the grant, but only left the land liable to be denounced.
Moreover, the disturbed state of the country was a sufficient reason for not making the survey.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.