Maxwell Land Grant-An “Astounding Piracy of the Public Domain
Former Surveyor General George Julian published an article in the North American Review attacking the Beaubien-Miranda Grant as an “astounding piracy of the public domain.” His
article prompted the New Mexico Bar Association to recommend to Congress a special tribunal to investigate all unconfirmed private land claims in New Mexico
, and Nevada
This action led to Congress creating the Court of Private Land Claims in 1891.more...