Mexican Land Grant Frauds: Hearings Before the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, United States Senate, Sixty-ninth Congress, Second Session, on S. Res. 333, a Resolution to Investigate Charges that Certain Lands Ceded by Mexico to the United States Were Unlawfully Turned Over To, and are Held By, Private Interests. February 17 and 26, 1927. Printed for the Use of the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys

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