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Bound Case Materials for Walsh v. Preston, also called the Mercer Colony Case

Identifier: MSS-95-7

Scope and Contents

This volume contains notes by William Preston bearing dates of March and April of 1883 on Walsh v. Preston, as argued before the United States Supreme Court on 13 March 1883. Following these notes are case materials and Preston’s notes on earlier opinions of the Texas 5th District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Texas Association case.


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Biographical / Historical

William Preston (1816-1887) represented the Texas Association, a joint stock company, in a claim related to a land grant in northern Texas, originally granted to Charles Fenton Mercer by the state of Texas.


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Heavily annotated documentation of a late 19th century Texas case concerning a pre-statehood land grant. The case was heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit in 1879 and by the Supreme Court in 1882.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Apparently donated by Mary Gilliam - Date Unknown [1994]

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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

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