History of California . dollar and twenty-five cents an acre. The grantcovered the towns of Benicia and Vallejo. Thoughout the long period of litigation the squatterinfluence was very great. They elected legislatures,senators, and congressmen; judges and court officials; ? THE DISENO OF THE SAN ANTONIO RANCHO Granted by Don Pablo Vicente de Sola, Governor ofCalifornia, to Sergeant Luis Peralta, August 18, 1820. Thegrant was by metes and bounds and was for 11 leagues (44,800acres) in what is now Alameda county, covering the sites ofOakland, Alameda, and Berkeley. HI acres aecent s, could have t

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History of California . dollar and twenty-five cents an acre. The grantcovered the towns of Benicia and Vallejo. Thoughout the long period of litigation the squatterinfluence was very great. They elected legislatures,senators, and congressmen; judges and court officials; ? THE DISENO OF THE SAN ANTONIO RANCHO Granted by Don Pablo Vicente de Sola, Governor ofCalifornia, to Sergeant Luis Peralta, August 18, 1820. Thegrant was by metes and bounds and was for 11 leagues (44,800acres) in what is now Alameda county, covering the sites ofOakland, Alameda, and Berkeley. HI acres aecent s, could have t Stock Photo
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History of California . dollar and twenty-five cents an acre. The grantcovered the towns of Benicia and Vallejo. Thoughout the long period of litigation the squatterinfluence was very great. They elected legislatures,senators, and congressmen; judges and court officials; ? THE DISENO OF THE SAN ANTONIO RANCHO Granted by Don Pablo Vicente de Sola, Governor ofCalifornia, to Sergeant Luis Peralta, August 18, 1820. Thegrant was by metes and bounds and was for 11 leagues (44,800acres) in what is now Alameda county, covering the sites ofOakland, Alameda, and Berkeley. HI acres aecent s, could have t
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History of California . dollar and twenty-five cents an acre. The grantcovered the towns of Benicia and Vallejo. Thoughout the long period of litigation the squatterinfluence was very great. They elected legislatures,senators, and congressmen; judges and court officials; ? THE DISENO OF THE SAN ANTONIO RANCHO Granted by Don Pablo Vicente de Sola, Governor ofCalifornia, to Sergeant Luis Peralta, August 18, 1820. Thegrant was by metes and bounds and was for 11 leagues (44,800acres) in what is now Alameda county, covering the sites ofOakland, Alameda, and Berkeley. HI acres aecent s, could have t would haved servant,y force of i merit has- normous; grant? adence or ?log ab sJaaoN old&l nod -.y>rn£iA won .cause he uine grant govern- reasons ess most pinion of me to be act, provi r the Vallejo r the land at ts an acre. The grant Aid Vallejo. d of litigation the squatter ures, ? i .•. 1 1/ .. $1* It <a. LAND TITLES IN CALIFORNIA 157 they formed a secret league and sometimes opposedan armed force to legal ejectment. At San Antonio(East Oakland) a mounted cannon in the plaza withits squad of armed men was pointed out as the evidenceof title by which they held the land, and to such anextent were the operations of the squatters carriedthat Domingo Peralta was arrested, put in jail, andmade to pay a heavy line for attempting to drive sometrespassers off his property. The working of the land law of 1851 was oppressiveand ruinous. Seven-eighths of the claims submittedto the commissioners were valid and genuine titles, yetas a rule the proprietors lost all their possessions inthe effort to save them. Their lawyers took immensefees in land and cattle. They became immenselywealthy while their clients were reduced to poverty.They were also in some cases, accused of aiding andabetting the plundering of their clients. A noted casein point is that of the San Antonio Rancho, granted in1820 to Luis