Register of the Hall (John B.) San Joaquin County Legal Papers, 1861-1898

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Register of the Hall (John B.) San Joaquin County Legal Papers, 1861-1898

Collection number: Mss233

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  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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Title: Hall (John B.) San Joaquin County Legal Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1861-1898
Collection number: Mss233
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Extent: 3 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
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Language: English.

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[Identification of item], Hall (John B.) San Joaquin County Legal Papers, Mss233, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

John B. Hall (1821-1906) practised law in Stockton, Calif. from1851 until his death. Hall was the son of a Hagerstown, Maryland attorney. He studied at St. Johns University and at the Jefferson Law College after which he was admitted to the Maryland bar (1840). Hall practised law in Hagerstown for ten years before coming to California (1850) where he established a practice in San Francisco. Soon afterward, Capt. Charles Weber, founder of Stockton, hired John B. Hall to handle his legal affairs (1851). Hall then relocated in Stockton where he remained until his death.
John B. Hall was a member of the Stockton Blues, a militia company composed exclusively of Democrats (and principally of southerners), which San Joaquin County historian, George Tinkham, characterized (1923) as "a corps of gentlemen, sociable, generous, and always ready for a lark." This group, which received free muskets and ammunition from the state but supplied its own uniforms and housing, engaged in close-order drill and target practice, paraded on every occasion and attended gala performances and balls in full regalia. The group disbanded in June 1861 when pro-Union members uncovered a plot on the part of Confederate sympathizers among the Blues to steal the company's arms in order to lead an insurrection against the state government.
Active in politics during his early years in Stockton, John B. Hall was a Union Democrat. He was twice elected chairman of the county Democratic convention (1857 and 1859) and also attended the wartime convention (1863). After the War, Hall lead a quieter life, engaging in law practice with various partners, including Henry Huggins, S.P. Scaniker, W.S. Montgomery, and Marion DeVries. Among the better-known cases with which Hall was involved were: the People of California v. Las Mariposas Estate [John C. Fremont's grant] (1866-68) and the Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. the Stockton City Council (1870). Many of his clients were involved in land disputes. Hall seems to have been universally respected in Stockton where, according to Tinkham (1909), "his name [was] synonymous with sterling integrity and unblemished character...."
From about 1861, John B. Hall kept bound volumes of printed copies of the briefs and transcripts of all cases he argued before the California Supreme Court. He annotated these in ink and pencil. Hall's nineteen volumes span virtually forty years and constitute a major resource for the study of 19th century civil litigation, both in northern California and in San Joaquin county. The briefs were written not only by Hall, but also by other prominent attorneys of the region, such as: J.H. Budd, David S. Terry, F.T. Baldwin, George W. Tyler, and James A. Louttit.

Scope and Content

N.B.--Hall had Transcripts and Briefs bound separately before 1878. After that date Transcripts and Briefs for a particular case are bound together. It is not clear why the individual Briefs were bound together as they were. Their order is vaguely chronological, but not consistently so--nor is there evidence of subject ar-rangement, apart from the uniform contents of Briefs, Vol. 6.
CONTENTS
BOX ONE: TRANSCRIPTS of CASES, 1864-1877
I. 1864-1870 II. 1870-1872 III. (1866) 1873-1874 IV. 1874-1877
BOX TWO: BRIEFS of CASES, 1861-1874
I. 1861-1867 II. 1866-1871 III. 1869-1872 IV. 1867-1872 V. 1866-1874 VI. 1870 (Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. City of Stockton)
BOX THREE: BRIEFS of CASES, 1875-1898
VIA. 1875-1877 Unbound Briefs & Transcripts, 1875-1898
BOX FOUR: TRANSCRIPTS & BRIEFS, 1878-1887
V. 1878-1881 VI. 1878-1885 VII. 1886-1887
BOX FIVE: TRANSCRIPTS & BRIEFS, 1879-1884
VIII. 1879 IX. 1880-1883 X. 1881-1884
BOX SIX: TRANSCRIPTS & BRIEFS, 1887-1893
XI. 1887-1893 XII. 1888

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX ONE: TRANSCRIPTS of CASES, 1864-1877 [N.B.--Before 1877 John B. Hall had Transcripts of cases bound separately from Briefs for the same cases]

 

Vol. 1: 1864-1870

 

-Jas. G. Fair v. Gabriel Stevenot (1864) [disputed mining claim, Carson Hill, Calaveras co.]

 

-E.F. Johns & H.H. Hewlett v. Jas. Frost (1864) [debt]

 

-John N. Keeran v. F.R. Allen (1864) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 4]

 

-John N. Keeran v. John Griffith (1864) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 4]

 

-Jas. W.J. Pierson v. Philip McCahill (1865) [debt; see also Briefs, Vol. 1; Tried in SF DISTRICT COURT

 

-Henry Hodgkins v. Malachi Jordan (1865) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 1]

 

-Joseph Kile & Reese B. Thompson v. Silas Tubbs (1866) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 5]

 

-John Tuohy v. J.F. Chase (1866) [disputed Supervisorial election; see also Briefs, Vol. 1]

 

-C.F. Bludworth v. Geo. P. Lake (1866) [land dispute, Merced co.; see also Briefs, Vol. 1]

 

-Joseph Russell v. T.C. Mallon & Elbert Weeks (1867) [land dispute, lot 15, blk. 8, W of Centre St., Stkn.; see also Briefs, Vol. 4]

 

-John N. Keeran v. John Griffith (1867) [land dispute; see above; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 4]

 

-John N. Keeran v. Francis R. Allen (1867) [land dispute; see above; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 4]

 

-Wells Fargo & Co. v. Thos. R. Anthony (1868) [embezzlement; see also Briefs, Vol. 4]

 

-Emile Hestres v. Thos. Brennan, Chas. L. Clements, Andrew Harris (1868) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 4, 5]

 

-John Quinn v. Phineas Kenyon (1868) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 2, 3, 4]

 

-People of Calif. v. Mariposa Co. (Fremont Grant) (1870) [non-pmt. of 1865, 1866, 1867 taxes; see also Briefs, Vol. 2]

 

Vol. 2: 1870-1872

 

-John C. White v. Wm. H. Lyons (1870) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 2]

 

-James B. Damrell v. Henrich Meyer (1870) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 2]

 

-David L. Clink v. H.H. Thurston (1870) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 2, 5]

 

-John C. Byers v. Chas. H. Neal (1870) [debt; see also Briefs, Vols. 2, 3, 4]

 

-Samuel Gates v. T.W. Lane & Wm. H. McElhany (1870) [debt; see also Briefs, Vols. 2, 5]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. Stockton City Council (1870) [fraud; see also Briefs, Vols. 3, 5, 6]

 

-J.W. Hill v. George Kidd (1871) [debt; see also Briefs, Vol. 3]

 

-Z. Cottle v. A. Leitch (1871) [fraud in ferry partnership; see also Briefs, Vols. 2, 3, 4]

 

-Thos. W. Lane v. Wm. H. McElhany (1871) [failure to perform services for pmt.; see also Briefs, Vols. 2, 3, 4]

 

-Wm. Lyman v. Martha E. Milton (1971) [debt secured by land; see also Briefs, Vol. 4]

 

-David Kenyon v. John Quinn (1872) [ejection/land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 3, 4]

 

-Chas. H. Neal v. John C. Byers & Jas. Tallmage (1872) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 2, 3, 4]

 

-J. M. Hogan v. H. Winslow (1872) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 4]

 

-Chas. Bradshaw v. Valentine Morath (1872) [debt; see also Briefs, Vols. 4, 5]

 

-T.D. Harp v. Mahala P. Calahan (1872) [debt & foreclosure; see also Briefs, Vol. 4]

 

Vol. 3: (1866) 1873-1874

 

-John W. Gashwiler et al. v. T.N. Willis, et al. (1866) [fraudulent mining claim, "Rawhide Ranch," Tuolumne co.; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 5]

 

-D.W. Hutson v. Geo. W. Walker (1873) [land dispute, Sect. 15, T5NR8E]

 

-Samuel Gates v. T.W. Lane & Wm. H. McElhany (1873) [debt; see also Vol. 2; see also Briefs Vols. 2, 5]

 

-Wm. Uttendorfer v. Henry Saegers (1873) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-Jas. C. Smith v. Julius George (1873) [David S. Terry, atty.; damages from change of venue; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-People v. Stockton & Copperopolis Railroad (1873) [suit for tax pmt.; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-Waterloo Turnpike Road Co. v. J.H. Cole (1873) [challenge of right to collect tolls; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-B. Triplett v. August Munter (1874) [David S. Terry, atty.; suit for illegal collection of fees; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-Emile Hestres v. Thos. Brennan et al. (1874) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vols. 4, 5]

 

-Wm. Lyman v. R.W. Noble et al. (1874) [David S. Terry, atty.; foreclosure; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-People v. C.H. Covell (1874) [election dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-T.K. Hook v. City of Stockton (1874) [suit to prevent City from filling-in water course; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-Thos. B. Taylor v. Philip Neistrath et al. (1874) [land dispute; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

Vol. 4: 1874-1877

 

-John L. Beecher v. Stockton & Visalia Railroad (1874) [land dispute, Sect. 36, T2NR7E]

 

-John L. Beecher v. Stockton & Copperopolis Railroad (1876) [land dispute, Sects. 85,86,92,93, Weber Grant]

 

-E.P. Figg v. Isaac L. Hensley (1875) [land dispute, Sect. 15,16, T4NR6E]

 

-E.P. Figg v. Samuel Handley (1875) [land dispute, as above]

 

-B.F.M. Packard v. W.S. Moss (1876) [land dispute, Sects. 27 & 34, T1SR6E]

 

-B.F.M. Packard v. W.B. Johnson (1876) [land dispute, as above]

 

-T.O. Crawford v. S.G.S. Dunbar (1876) [election dispute, S.Joaquin co. Supt. Schools]

 

-Thos. Sedgwick, Sen. v. Garret Van Valkenburgh (1876) [land dispute, Sects. 17 & 20, T2NR8E]

 

-Jas. C. Smith v. Julius George (1876) [David S. Terry, atty.; damages re change of venue; see also Vol. 3; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. City of Stockton (1876) [David S. Terry, atty.; see also Briefs, Vol. 6]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. Bd. Supervisors, S. Joaquin co. (1877) [see also Briefs, Vol. 6]

 

BOX TWO: BRIEFS of CASES, 1861-1874 N.B.--Cases heard before Calif. Supreme Court unless otherwise indicated

 

Volume 1: 1860s

 

-John N. Keeran v. Francis R. Allen, 1867 [land dispute (swamp & overflow) nr. confluence Stanislaus & S. Joaquin rivers on property formerly owned by Trahern; see also Vol. 4]

 

-P. Desormaux v. C.T. Meader, n.d. [c1865] [wages & damages in operating agmt. dispute, copper smelter]

 

-John W. Gashwiler v. T.N. Willis, c1866 [fraudulent mining claim, "Rawhide Ranch Gold & Silver Mining Co.," Jamestown, Tuolumne co.; see also Vol. 5]

 

-C.F. Bludworth v. G.P. Lake, n.d. [land dispute, "Snelling Ranch"]

 

-Joseph Kile v. Silas Tubbs, n.d. [c1866] [land dispute, T4NR5E nr. Mokelumne R.; see also Vol. 5]

 

-John Tuohy v. J.F. Chase, n.d. [c1865] [County Supervisor, O'Neal Twp., election fraud]

 

-Henry Hodgkins v. Malachi Jordan, n.d. [c1866] [land dispute (squatter)]

 

-Myles Sweeney v. Malachi Jordan, n.d. [c1866] [land dispute NE 1/4 Sect. 20, T2NR6E, Moquelomos Grant;Tried in GENERAL LAND OFFICE of US]

 

-John N. Keeran v. John Griffith, n.d. [land dispute (swamp & overflow); see also Vol. 4]

 

-J.H. Coghill & Co. v. Samuel Marks & John Gross, n.d. [c1865] [debt]

 

-J.W.J. Pierson v. Phillip McCahill, n.d. [c1862] [debt]

 

-Jones & Hewlett v. James Frost, n.d. [c1864] [debt]

 

-E. Moore v. Geo. L. Murdock, n.d. [c1865] [damages for sheep theft]

 

-Rebecca Grattan v. Wm. Wiggins, John Foster, Henry Laurencel, Jas. Eldridge, 1861 [debts of deceased husband, Grove C. Cook, incl. encumbered portion of Rancho de los Capitancillos, Sta. Clara Co.; Tried in SANTA CLARA CO. DISTRICT COURT]

 

Vol. 2: 1866-1871

 

-People of California v. Mariposa Co. & Las Mariposas Estate, 1866 [suit for non-pmt. of 1865 taxes, John C. Fremont grant]

 

-Do., 1867 [suit for non-pmt. of 1866 taxes]

 

-Do., 1868 [suit for non-pmt. of 1867 taxes]

 

-Z. Cottle v. A. Leitch, n.d. [c1867 [suit for ferry partnership fraud; see also Vols. ]

 

-John Quinn v. Phineas Kenyon, 1869 [land dispute, N1/2, SW1/4 Sect. 4, T2NR8E]

 

-W.J. Warder v. A. Elkins, Judge, Stanislaus co., 1869 [estate settlement]

 

-John C. Byers v. Chas. H. Neal, 1870 [land dispute, E1/2 & SW1/4, Sect. 32, T4NR7E]

 

-David L. Clink v. Hiram H. Thurston, 1870 [land dispute (swamp & overflow), Sect. 26, T3NR7E; see also Vol. 5]

 

-John C. White v. Wm. H. Lyons, n.d. [c1869] [land dispute, S1/2, N1/2, Sect. 31; NW1/4 Sect. 6, T3NR6E, Los Moquelomos Grant]

 

-Geo. W. Branch, Wm. J. Warder, Abner Reed v. Register,Stockton Land District, 1870 [application to purchase 25,747+ ac. from GENERAL LAND OFFICE of US]

 

-James B. Damrell v. Henrich Meyer, 1870 [land dispute, W1/2SE1/4, Sect. 18, T2NR8E]

 

-Samuel Gates v. T.W. Lane & Wm. H. McElhany, 1870 [debt]

 

-Cornelius Carpenter v. H.S. Sargent, 1871 [land dispute (swamp & overflow)]

 

-Thos. W. Lane v. Wm. H. McElhany, n.d. [c1870] [debt; see also Vols. 3, 5]]

 

Vol. 3: 1869-1872

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. Stockton City Council (1871) [Southern Pacific RR brief; see also Vols. 5, 6]

 

-Wm. Lyman v. Martha Milton & Ida May Milton (1870) [debt of deceased spouse, Daniel Milton, secured by land in Stanislaus co.]

 

-Estella May Reed v. Union Copper Mining Co., Calaveras Co. (1869) [property & damages suit]

 

-Joseph S. Page v. Louis Vilhac, n.d. [c1870] [property suit]

 

-Roseman et al. v. Canovan et al. (1869) [David S. Terry, atty.; fraud re wool sale]

 

-Patrick & Hannah Robinson v. Western Pacific Railroad, n.d. [injury suit, Sacramento & Lafayette streets, Stockton]

 

-J.W. Hill v. George Kidd, n.d. (c1869) [recovery of wager on 1868 presidential election]

 

-Thos. W. Lane, Sheriff, Stanislaus Co. v. Wm. H. McElhany, n.d. [suit for non-pmt. for services rendered; see also Vol. 5]

 

-John C. Byers v. Chas. H. Neal (1871) [land dispute; see also vol. 2]

 

-State of Calif. v. Samuel Eicher, Nathan Green, N.D. Smith, Wm. Stiles & Thos. R. Evans, n.d. (c1869) [land dispute;Tried in GENERAL LAND OFFICE of US]

 

-Z. Cottle v. A. Leitch, n.d. [c1872] [ferry partnership fraud; see also vol. 2]

 

-David Kenyon v. John Quinn, n.d. [c1872] [land dispute; viz. also Vol. 2]

 

-C.J. Megerle v. Richard P. Ashe, n.d. [c1872] [land dispute]

 

Vol. 4: 1867-1872

 

-Henry Hahn v. Thos. Kelly, n.d. [c1868] [debt & land dispute, S. Mateo co.]

 

-John N. Keeran v. Francis R. Allen, n.d. [c1868] [land dispute; see also Vol. 1]

 

-John N. Keeran v. John Griffith, n.d. [c1868] [land dispute, NW1/4 Sect. 17, T3SR7E; see also Vol. 1]

 

-Thos. R. Anthony v. Wells Fargo & Co., n.d. [c1868] [embezzlement]

 

-Joseph Russell v. T.C. Mallon, n.d. [c1867] [ejection]

 

-John N. Keeran v. John Griffith, n.d. [c1868] [petition for rehearing]

 

-Valentine Kaiser v. Chas. McLaughlin, n.d. [c1869] [land dispute w/ Western Pacific RR]

 

-Z. Cottle v. A. Leitch, n.d. [c1872] [appeal for new trial; see also Vol. 2]

 

-Wm. Lyman v. Martha E. Milton, n.d. [c1871] [petition for rehearing; see also Vol. 3]

 

-David Kenyon v. John Quinn, n.d. [c1872] [ejection & land dispute; see also Vols. 2 & 3]

 

-Chas. H. Neal v. John C. Byers & Jas. Talmadge, n.d. [c1872] [ejection suit; see also Cols. 2 & 3]

 

-Chas. Bradshaw v. Valentine Morath, n.d. [c1872] [debt]

 

-J.M. Hogan v. H. Winslow, n.d. [c1872] [land dispute, N1/2 & SW1/4NW1/4 and NW1/4NE1/4 Sect. 36T4NR7E]

 

-John C. Hussey v. Jas. McDermott & R.S. Wells, n.d. [c1872] [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute, Sect. 13,14,23, T2NR6E; see also Vol. 5]

 

-Thos. D. Harp v. Mahala P. Calahan, n.d. [c1872] [debt & foreclosure]

 

-Nicholas Schadt v. Nicholas Heppe, n.d. [after 1869] [debt & foreclosure]

 

-E. Hestres v. Thos. Brennan, n.d. [after 1869] [estate dispute; see also Vol. 5]

 

-Lario v. Harris, Tone, Clements, n.d. [land dispute]

 

Vol. 5: 1867-1874

 

-John W. Gashwiler v. T.N. Willis, 1867 [fraudulent mining claim, "Rawhide Ranch," Tuolumne co.; see also Vol. 1]

 

-Joseph Kile v. Silas Tubbs, n.d. [c1867] [land dispute; see also Vol. 1]

 

-David L. Clink v. H.H. Thurston, n.d. [c1870] [land dispute; see also Vol. 2]

 

-John C. Hussey v. Jas. McDermott & Roswell S. Wells, n.d. [c1872] [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute, Sect. 13,14,23, T2NR6E; see also Vol. 4;Tried in GENERAL U.S. LAND OFFICE]

 

-W.C. Sheldon & C.D. Sheldon v. B.B. Murray, M. Murray, C. Kidder, W.K. Lindsay & Humphrey Taylor (1874) [land dispute, Moquelomos Grant]

 

-Thos. W. Lane v. Wm. H. McElhany, n.d. [c1872] [petition for rehearing; see also Vol. 3]

 

-Samuel Gates v. Lane & McElhany, n.d. [c1873]

 

-Wm. Uttendorfer v. Henry Saegers, n.d. [c1873] [land dispute, Sect. 4, T4SR6E]

 

-Jas. C. Smith v. Julius George, n.d. [c1873] [David S. Terry, atty.; damages re change of venue]

 

-The People v. Stockton & Copperopolis Railroad, n.d. [c1873] [suit for tax pmt.]

 

-Waterloo Turnpike Road Co. v. J.H. Cole, n.d. [c1873] [suit re Company's right to collect tolls]

 

-Isaac L. Hensley v. Elijah S. Ayres (1873) [land dispute, Sect. 15,16, T4NR6E]

 

-State of Calif. v. Silas Tubbs (1874) [land dispute, Sect. 11, T4NR5E;Tried in US LAND OFFICE]

 

-J.T. Birkhead v. Angeline Lord (1873) [land dispute, Sect. 5, T12SR21E, Fresno co.; Tried in U.S. LAND OFFICE]

 

-State of Calif. v. L.J. Poley & Henry Thomas, n.d. [c1874] [land dispute, Sect. 36, T3SR13E; Tried in US LAND OFFICE]

 

-Wm. Lyman v. R.W. Noble, n.d. [c1873] [David S. Terry, atty.; foreclosure]

 

-State of Calif. v. C.H. Covell, n.d. [c1874] [election dispute, San Joaquin County Assessor]

 

-B. Triplett v. August Munter, J. of P., San Joaquin Co., n.d. [David S. Terry, atty.; suit charges Munter w/ collecting illegal fees]

 

-E. Hestres v. Thos. Brennan, n.d. [c1874] [land dispute, Sect. 6,7, T2NR8E; see also Vol. 4]

 

-T.K. Hook v. City of Stockton & Thos. Connor, n.d. [c1873] [suit to prevent City from filling in water course on lot 2, block 4 E of Centre St.]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. City of Stockton, n.d. [c1873] [charges RR w/ fraud re ownership & route; see also Vols. 3,6]

 

-Thos. B. Taylor v. Philip Neistrath, Jas. Morton, Simeon P. Christy & John H. Wise, n.d. [c1874] [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute]

 

-Chas. Bradshaw v. Valentine Morath, n.d. [c1872] [debt; see also Vol. 4]

 

Vol. 6: Stockton & Visalia RR v. Stockton City Council (1870) [see also Vols. 3,5, 6A]

 

BOX THREE: BRIEFS of CASES, 1875-1898

 

Vol. 6A: 1875-1877

 

-Joseph Kile v. Silas Tubbs (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol.1; see also Briefs, Vols. 1, 5; Transcripts & Briefs, Vols. 7, 9, 12]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. City of Stockton (1875) [see also Briefs, Vols. 3, 5, 6; see also Transcripts, Vols. 2, 4]

 

-B.F.M. Packard v. W.B. Johnson (1875) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-B.F.M. Packard v. W.S. Moss (1875) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-Thos. Sedgwick, Sen. v. Garrett Van Valkenburgh (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-Jas. C. Smith v. Julius George (1876) [David S. Terry, atty.; damage suit re change of venue; see also Transcripts,Vol. 4; see also Briefs, Vol. 5]

 

-Crawford v. Dunbar (1876) [David S. Terry, atty.; election dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-John L. Beecher v. Stockton & Visalia Railroad (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-John L. Beecher v. Stockton & Copperopolis Railroad (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-E.P. Figg v. Isaac L. Hensley et al. (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-E.P. Figg v. Samuel Handley (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. City of Stockton (1877) [David S. Terry, atty.; see also Transcripts, Vols. 2, 4; see also Briefs, Vols. 3, 5]

 

Unbound Briefs & Transcripts, 1875-1898 N.B.--Items are briefs unless otherwise indicated

 

-John Prichard v. J.R. Barton & F. Hatton (1875) [suit for pmt. for hay on Sect. 26, T5NR7E]

 

-John Thompson v. Arthur Thornton (1875) [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute (swamp & overflow)]

 

-John L. Beecher v. Stockton & Visalia Railroad (1876) [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4; see also Briefs, Vol. 6A]

 

-A.G. Brown v. J.L. Mowbray (1876) TRANSCRIPT [election dispute, Justice of the Peace, S. Joaquin co.]

 

-Thos. Sedgwick v. Garrett Van Valkenburgh (1876) TRANSCRIPT [land dispute; see also Transcripts, Vol. 4; see also Briefs, Vol. 6A]

 

-Bank of Stockton v. J.T. Davis (1877) [debt]

 

-City of Stockton v. R.K. Reid (1878) TRANSCRIPT & BRIEFS [David S. Terry, atty.; suit to stop gravelling of California Street, Stockton]

 

-Stockton & Visalia Railroad v. City of Stockton (1877) [David S. Terry, atty.; see also Transcripts, Vols. 2, 4, 6A; Briefs, Vols. 3, 5]

 

-City of Stockton v. Asa Clark (1878) TRANSCRIPT & BRIEFS [suit to stop gravelling on Hunter Street, Stockton]

 

-City of Stockton v. E.S. Holden (1878) TRANSCRIPT [suit to stop gravelling on Hunter Street, Stockton]

 

-Delphi School Distr. v. Wm. & Eleanor Murray (1879) TRANSCRIPT & BRIEFS [David S. Terry, atty.; suit to condemn Murray property for school use]

 

-B.F. Langford v. Bernard Poppe (1880) [land dispute, Clements area]

 

-Geo. S. Locke v. J.D. Peters (1884) [rents dispute]

 

-John C. White v. Geo. B. Douglass (1884) TRANSCRIPT & BRIEFS [land dispute, frSect. 6, T2NR6E]

 

-John Wallace et al. v. Ah Sam et al. (1886) [land dispute/services not completed, etc.]

 

-Jas. L. Crittenden v. Wm. H.L. Barnes (n.d., c1887] [burglary & larceny in Sharon case]

 

-Henry Baker v. John Ducker (1888) [dispute over control of Stockton German Lutheran Church]

 

-Mary B. Odell v. Charles Buttrick (1898) TRANSCRIPT & BRIEF [land dispute, Sect. 11, 12, Weber Grant]

 

BOX FOUR: TRANSCRIPTS & BRIEFS, 1878-1887 N.B.--After 1877 John B. Hall had Transcripts and Briefs for each case bound together

 

Vol. 5: 1878-1881

 

-Isaac L. Hensley v. E.P. Figg (1879) [land dispute, frSect. 15, T4NR6E]

 

-Samuel Handley v. E.P. Figg & Curtis (1880) [land dispute, frSect. 16, T4NR6E]

 

-T.P. Heath v. M.T. Wallace (1878) [land dispute, frSect. 23, T3NR7E]

 

-Heirs of R.K. Eastman v. B.W. Bours et al. (1880) [David S. Terry, atty.; challenge to will money to Episcopal Church]

 

-San Joaquin Valley Bank v. B.W. Bours (1881) [David S. Terry, atty.; misappropriation of funds]

 

Vol. 6: 1878-1885

 

-Eustache Meroux v. Charles M. Weber (1878) [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute, at west boundary City of Stockton on Stockton Channel]

 

-L.W. Elliott, Exec. Estate Isaac L. Hensley v. A.V. Patterson, S. Joaquin Co. Judge (1884) [judicial misconduct]

 

-Jas. Talmage v. I.N. Stretch (1882) [debt]

 

-S.H. Axtell v. Louis Gerlach, S. Joaquin co. Treasurer (1884) [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute, frSect. 34, T4NR6E]

 

-M.A. Lucas v. Thos. Richardson (1884) [land dispute, frSect. 26, T2SR10E, Stanislaus Co.]

 

-Robt. R. Harris v. Melissa A. Harris (1885) [desertion]

 

Vol. 7: 1886-1887

 

-Silas Tubbs v. Joseph Kile (1886) [land dispute, frSect. 11, T4NR5E; see also Vols. 9, 12]

 

-Craddock G. Watkins v. P.C. Lynch (1886) [land dispute, frSect.6, T2NR9E]

 

-Matilda B. Reid v. Robt. K. Reid (1886) [land dispute, Blk. 117, City of Stockton]

 

-P.H. Delaney v. John & Nicanor Watts (1886) [land dispute, frSect. 25, T3SR13E]

 

-State of California/Samuel Miller v. Frank A. Silva, n.d. (c1886) [land dispute, frSect. 25 & 26, T3SR13E; Tried in US LAND OFFICE]

 

-J.L. Hutson v. Woodbridge Protection Distr. No. 1 (1887) [land dispute'non-pmt. taxes, frSect. 7, T3NR6E]

 

BOX FIVE: TRANSCRIPTS & BRIEFS, 1879-1884

 

Vol. 8: 1879

 

-B.F.M. Packard v. W.B. Johnson (1879) [land dispute, frSect. 27, T1SR6E]

 

-B.F.M. Packard v. W.S. Moss (1879) [land dispute, frSect. 27, T1SR6E]

 

Vol. 9: 1880-1883

 

-Joseph Kile v. Silas Tubbs (1880) [land dispute, frSect. 11, T4NR5E; see also Vols. 7, 12]

 

-Thos. P. Heath & Joeph B. Boody v. M.C. Scott (1882) [David S. Terry, atty.; debt]

 

-Peter G. Sharp v. John M. Blankenship (1880-1883) [land dispute, frSect. 26, Weber Grant]

 

-H.G. James & John Rodgers v. A.S. Fulkerth (1883) [damages from cattle theft, Stanislaus Co.]

 

-John Pereira v. Central Pacific Railroad, n.d. [contract dispute, fruit shipping, Stanislaus co.]

 

Vol. 10: 1881-1884

 

-James M. Learned & Sabin Harris v. C.C. Castle, Chas. Christian & Elnathan Williams (1881-1884) [David S. Terry, atty.; land dispute, frSect. 6, T2NR6E]

 

BOX SIX: TRANSCRIPTS & BRIEFS, 1887-1893

 

Vol. 11: 1887-1893

 

-Chas., Emil & Gustav Sutro v. A.W. Rhodes (1890) [fraud, SF Co.]

 

-Samuel B. Bailey v. John Fox, n.d. (c1888) [fraud]

 

-Edward Riley v. Andrew Simpson & Geo. Gray, n.d. (c1888) [injury from property of defendant]

 

-R.E. Wilhoit, B.F. Langford & Chas. Bament v. A.I. Lyons (1890) [debt]

 

-Gilbert B. Claiborne v. Geo. H. Castle & Hayes Nicewonger (1891) [debt/land dispute, frSect. 17, T20SR23E, Tulare Co.]

 

-C.G. Watkins v. M.E. Bryant et al. (1890-1891) [debt]

 

-Thos. Doyle v. E.L. Wilhoit (1891) [non-pmt. for land, Lot 5, Blk. 241 E of Centre Street, Stockton]

 

-C.G. Watkins v. R.E. Wilhoit, B.F. Langford, M.E. Bryant (1892) [debt]

 

-S.S. Littlehale v. R.E. Wilhoit, B.F. Langford, M.E. Bryant (1892) [debt]

 

-John Tully v. R.E. Wilhoit, B.F. Langford, M.E. Bryant (1892-93) [debt]

 

-Ann Duffy v. R.E. Wilhoit, B.F. Langford, M.E. Bryant (1892-93)

 

Vol. 12: 1888

 

-Cornelius Swain v. Stockton Savings & Loan Soc. (1888) [debt]

 

-Stockton Building & Loan Assn. v. Geo. Chalmers, Louisa Chalmers and Louise Halidie (n.d., c1888) [debt]

 

-Turlock Irrigation Distr. v. R.M. Williams (n.d., c1888) [suit to block formation of district]

 

-J.A. Reynolds v. Frank Willard (1888) [land dispute, frSect. 5, T1SR6E]

 

-Geo. Chalmers v. Alex Chalmers & Jas. Brown (1888) [partnership dispute]

 

-R.E. Wilhoit & R.B. Thompson (Exec., Estate of Jos. Kile) [land dispute; see also Vols. 7, 9 etc.]