Court : US Supreme Court
Decided on : Jan-01-1862
..... the documentary evidences relied on by him in support of his claim. those papers, strictly speaking, are denominated the registry, the act of juridical possession and the writing of partnership, but the counsel at the bar have treated the entire document as an espediente, and as that is a convenient designation, it ..... mr. chard describes the operations at the mine. they were conducted by himself, another white man, a blacksmith whom they called old billy, and some indians. he built a furnace and smelted the ore in some large whaler's try-pots, capable of holding three or four tons of ore. he remained ..... a hawaiian newspaper of the date of july 25, 1846, a copy of which is produced. that the mine was, in december, 1845, worked by indians under the superintendence of chard, an american employed by castillero, who is produced as a witness, and whose employment continued until about the middle of 1846. ..... quicksilver, which was not weighed, but it could not have been less altogether than two thousand pounds. this continued until august, when chard and the indians who were helping him suddenly quit work and left the place. nothing whatever was done at or about the mine until april or may of the ..... range, came the ore which castillero used in his experiments. for many years -- probably long before the advent of the spaniards into that country -- the indians knew that the cinnabar, of which the lomas bajos were in a measure composed, was neither common earth nor common rock, for it was ruby red .....Tag this Judgment!