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INTERSTATE LAND CO. V. MAXWELL LAND GRANT CO., 139 U. S. 569 (1891)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Interstate Land Co. v. Maxwell Land Grant Co., 139 U.S. 569 (1891)

Interstate Land Company v. Maxwell Land Grant Company

No. 1267

Argued March 10, 1891

Decided April 6, 1891

139 U.S. 569

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO

Syllabus

A demurrer admits facts well pleaded, but does not admit that the construction of a written instrument set forth in the bill is the true one or that its legal effect is contrary to that which its language imports.

Questions affecting the validity of the Maxwell land grant as to the authority of the Mexican government to make it are no longer open, and a party claiming the same land under a prior grant from the Mexican government must, to succeed in his claim, recover on the strength of his own title.


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