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olls, and Hiram P. Bennet, to me known to be the individuals deecnibed in and

who executed the foregoing certificate, and they severally .before me made and signed
the same, and acknowledged that they made and signed \he said certlfioftte for the
purposes therein mentioned.

Qratz Nathan,

Notary Pnhlio, N. T.
Endorsed : Filed November 21, 1866.

[U. & later. Rdt. 5 eL sUap. niaiiliA.J



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THE LA ABEA. BihYBM MINIKO COMPAVT. 331

Stats of Nxw Tow, Qtke of ike Smw^imrf of 8taU :

I h»Te eompftied the pteoediug with th« original eertifioaAe of inoorpontion of La
Abra Silrer MtBing Conipaiiy, wit^b aoknowledgment tbereto aonexod, filed in this
) on the twenty-flrat day of Noyember. 1665, and horeby certify the a



office on the twenty-flrat day of Noyember. 1665, and hereby certify the fame to be a
oorreet tranaeript therefrom, and of the whole of said orismal.

Witnew my hand and seal of office of the Seeretacy af State, at the city of Albany,
this twenty-fint day of Noyember, one thonsand eight hundred and sixtyfiye.

ERAarua Clabk,
Jkpmtif B tOMU m t M of8tai$.
[Seal, Beemary's OOoe, Steteof Hew Totk.)

Statb of Kbw Tobk, CUff amd (knm$g of Mm Tork, m:

I, William C. Conner, clerk of the said city and oonnty, do certify that I haye
oompwsd tha proeeding with the original oartifioate of inobrporafeion of La Abra Sii-
yer liining Company, on file in my office^ and that the same is a cotxect transcript
therefrom and ot the whole of such original.

In witness whereof, I haye hereto snbseribed my name and affixed my official seal,
this 24th day of Noyember, 1865.

[H. T. BSAL.] Wm. C. Conner,

LV. & later. Ber. 6 et. atnp, OHMetod.)



11 TITLBS.

ThHufotod ahoiract qfihe UUeB of ike comnamp to La Akra propottgt relating io ike minee
at TayoltUa and tke haeiendae of Sam Jnoohu and Quadalupef coneieHng of tke original
denonnoememtBt and eko mi ng tke tranefere of ikeproperijf doum io ike time tjk« Ahra Coia-
pa»jf beeaw^ Hie pnrekaeer,

Doo. No. 81.

This doonment is a notice to Joan Castillo de Valle, dated Daraoso, Jane C, 1865,
that vijpon his petition of the 40th of May, ulk, that the miaiog board had, in yiew of
the diffloalties attending the working of the Arrayan, Cristo,l3anto8 TDocentos, and
Abra mines, and in accordance with the 19th article of the 6th cb^ter, and the 14th
article of the 9th chapter of the mining ordinances, granted him tke exemption 11
Eayor of the said mines asked for in his petition.

(8ig^) JOSB Palao,

Chneral 8e&y ad inierim.

Here follows the certificate of the notaries public, Jaan Riyas and Jesas Cinqnen-
igni, that the foregoing signatare of Jos^ Pafao, the general secretary ad interim of
the political prefectara of the department of Dnrango, is a trae and genoine signa-
tore, and that the sij^er was the party he styled himself to haye been.

Here follows the signature and certiflcate of the Goyemor, Florentine Carrillo, of
the Htate of Dnranso, to the signatures of the notaries.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Masatlan to Goyernor Car-
rillo's signature, Ac,

[8KAL.]



Doc. No. 32.

Docnmeots relating to the title of the hacienda or reducing works of Nuestra Sofiora
de Gaadalnpe, at Tayoitita :

No. jV. This document, drawn at San Dimas, on the 8th of January, 1854, shows
that Mariano Tajo transferred the hacienda of Guadalupe to Jos^ Mai Valle, for the
sum of three hundred and fifty dollan. This document is the title under which
transfer is made by document.

No. A. Which is a transfer of the same hacienda, made by Vicente Bubio and his
wife, Benigna Valle de Bubio, on the 14th of December, ld63, to Vincente Meleoos, of
San Dimas» for the sum of two hundred dollars.

No. /^. Iba transfer of the same hacienda, made by Vicente Melecos, at San Dlmas,
State of Durango, on the Slst of December, 1863, to Miguel Layeaga, of 1 he same place,
for the som of two hundred dollars.



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332 THE LA ABSA SILYEB MINING COMPANT,

No. f^, (This is the third paper.) Ib a tranafer of the aauie haoien*
oadia Laveami, in the name of hie father. Migael Laveaga, at San Dimai
of DorangOy Mexiooy on the 13th day of July, 1866» to Joan Castillo de
Martin Delgado, the local Jndge, for the sum of six hnndred doUa



, at^Ban Dimas, denartment
llo de Valley before
I dollars.
12 Here follows oertifloate of the' notaries pnblio, Felipe Villareal, and Felipe

ViUareal Garcia, dated at the city of Dorango, June 14, 1872, to the signature
of Martin Delcado, before whom the last transfer oflLayeaga to Yalle was made. Also,
separate certificates of the same notaries to the signatures of Vicente Melecos, who
made the tnuisfer to Laveagai and also to the signature of Parqual Frias, and Car-
rila Contreras, who attested the bill of transfer.

Here follows certificate of General Florentine Carrillo, Governor of the State of
Daraneo, to the signatures of the above notaries.
[bbai..]

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Macatlan to the Goyemor^
and his secretaries' signatures.



Doc No. 33.

Title deed of the hacienda de Beneficio. (rednoine works, ) called San Nicholas, at
Tayoltitay Durango^ llexico.

By these documents is shown that this hacienda, which was formerly known as the
Carmen, was denounced by Juan Castillo de Valle and Ignacio Maxjarrez, on the 16th
of March, 1855. That after having repeated the usual formalities required by the
mining ordinances, that final possession thereof was given to them by Jos6 de la Bar-
cena, Governor and General Commandant of the State of Durango, on the 30th of
April, 1857.

Here follows certificate of the notaries public, Jesus Meneses and P. Bueda Flores,
dated Masatlao, August 17, 1872, to the signatures of Jos6 de la Barcena, Governor
of the State of Durango.

Here foUows certificate of General Domingo Rnbi, Governor and Military Com-
mandant of the State of Sinaloa, to the'signatoses of the above notaries.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Masatlan to the signatures
of the Governor and that of his chief clerk.



Doc No. 34.
Documents relating to the denouncement of the Arrayan mine.

These documents show that tbe Arrayan mine was denounced by Juan Castello de
Valle and Tgnacio Manjarrez, at the mining town of Tayoltita, in the district of San
Dimas, State of Durango, before the chief of the Department, on the 30th of Decem-
ber, 1861. That after the usual formalities prescribed b^ the ordinances of mining
had been complied with, that final possession of the mine, according to law, was
given on tbe 28th of February, 1862, by Jesus Vega, prefect of the district of San
Ygnacio.

Here follows certificate of the notaries public, Jesus Meneses and Francisco Meneses,
dal«d Mazatlan, August 12, 1872, that the foregoing sii^nature of Jesus Vega is true
and genuine, and that he was at the time in charge of the prefectnra of the district
of San Yffnacio, and of the mining branch.

Here follows certificate of Colonel Jos^ Ma. Range], Governor and Military Com-
mandant of the State of Sinaloa, dated August 14, 1872, to the signatures of the above
notaries.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Mazatlau to the Hignatures
of Jos6 Maria Rangel, the Governor, and his chief clerk, Francisco Salida Rodri-
guez.



13 Doc No 35.

Title deeds of theNuestra Sefiora del Rosario Mine, situated at tbe mineral of Tayol-
tita, belonging to Messrs. Juan Castillo del Valle and Tgnacio Mai^arrez.

These documents show that the mine of tLe Rosario was denounced by Juan Cas-
tillo de Valle, Tgnacio Maniarrez, and Candido Farin, on the 30th of Decmber, 1854,



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THE liA ABBA SILVER MINING COMPANY. 333

On the 11th of April, 1855, after having complied with the usual formalities recinired
by the mining ordinances, Messrs. de valle and Maujarrez asked for possession, in
due form, of the mine, showing at the same time that Candido Farin, who had de-
aounced with them, had disposed of his interest in the mine to them for fourteen
hundred dollars. Hereupon, and on the 28th of April, 1855, final possession of the
mine was given by the local judge, Ygnacio Quiroz Rivera, to de Valle and Manjarrez.

There is also api>ended a copy of an instrument executed by Farin to de Valle and
Manjarrez, transferring his interest in the mine to them.

Here follows certificate of the notaries public, Felipe Villarreal and Jesus Cincnne-
ui to the signatures of Martin A. Yrigoyen, Miguel de Laveaga, Juan Castillo de
'alle, Francisco Acosta, and Ygnacio Manjarrez, whose names are appended to the
foregoing documents, dated at the city of Dnrango, on the 14th of June, 1872.

Here follows certificate of General Florentine CarriUo, governor of the state of
Durango, to the signatures of the above-named notaries.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Mazatlan to the signatures
of the governor and his secretary.



f.



Doo. No. 37.

Title deeds of the Cristo mine, situated atTayoltita, department of Dnrango, Mexico.

By these docnments'is shown that final possession of this mine was given to Messrs.
Juan Castillo de Valle and Ygnacio Manjarrez, by LuisTrijo, the gefe politico of the
department of San Dimas, on the 4th of September, 1863, and that the present title
deeds were issued to the said parties by Jo86 M. Patoni, the governor and military
commandant of the State of Durango, on the 9th of September, 18G3.

Here follows certificate of the notaries public, Jesus Meneses and P. Rueda Flores,
dated Mazatlan, August 17, 1872, to the signature of Governor Patoni.

Here follows certificate of General Domingo Rubi, Governor of the State of Sinaloa,
to the signatures of the above-named notanes.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul, at Mazatlan, to O'lveruor
Rubi's signature, and that of his secretary, Francisco Salido Rodriguez.



Doo. No. 38.
Title deed of possession of Santos Ynocentes mine.

These documents show that this mine was denounced by Juan Castillo de Valle, at

the mining town of Tayoltita, on the 5th day of August, 18G5; that after having

completed the usual formalities required by the mining ordinances, that final

14 possession thereof was given to de Valle on the 24th of August, 1^>05, by the

political prefect of the department of Durango, Buenaventura G. Saravia.

Here follows certificate of the notaries public, Juan Rivas and Jesus Cincunegni,
dated at the city of Durango, on the 14th of June, 1872, to the signature of the pre-
fect superior of the department of Durango, Buenaventura G. Saravia, and Bemado
de la Torre, his Secretary.

Here follows certificate of General Florentino CarriUo, governor and military com-
mandant of the state of Durango, to the signatures of the above notaries, dated June
17. 1872.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Mazatlan, to the signatures
of the governor and his secretary.



Doc. No. 39.

Bill of sale executed at Mazatlan on the 25th day of September, 1865, before Antonio

Aldrete, notary public.

This document shows that Juan Castillo de Valle, in his own behalf, and as attor
ney-in-fact of his partner, Ygnacio Manjarrez, joint and equal owners, did sell and
transfer to Thomas J. Bartholow and David J. Garth, jointly, on behalf of himself
and partner, all their right, title, and interest in the following mines and haciendas,
*or the sum of fifty thousand dollars, paid to them, and the receipt of which is ao-

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334 THE LA ABBA SILVEB MINIKQ COliPANT.

kQOwledged, to wit: The Nnestra Sefioradel Bosario mine; the Las mine ; theCristo
mine ; the Santos Ynocentesmine ; the Arrayan mine ; the Nueetra Sefiora de Gnadar
lupe mine, of which the vendors own and sell five hundred and fifty feet, and the
haciendas de Beneficio (or reducing works) of San Nicolas and Guadalupe.

Here follows certificate of General Priscillano Flores, Governor and military com-
mandant of the state of Sinaloa, dated Mazatlan, August 9th, 1872, to the signature
of the ahove-named notary.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Mazatlan to the signature of
Governor Flores, and his secretary, Francisco Salido Bodrigaez.



Doc. No. 11.

By deed dated the 2Ml of October, 1866, DavM J. Garth and Thomas J. BarthoJow
made formal transfer to the Abra Silver Mining Company, of all the right, title, and in-
terest which they individually or otherwise jad in tne foregoing mines and haciendas,
viz : the Bosario mine, the Lnz mine, the Cristo mine, the Santos Tnocentes mine, the
rArrayan mine, five hundred and fifty feet of the Nuestra Sefiora de Guadalupe mine,
twenty-two equal twenty-fourth parts of the Abra mine, and the haciendas de Ben-
eficio (or reducing works) San Nicolas and Guadalupe, and in said deed of transfer,
they set forth tiiat said mines and haciendas were acquired by them, and the title
thereto was taken and held by them, for the benefit of and in trust for said company,
and with funds which said company have furnished ; which deed is executed before
Henry Snell, a notary poblic of the city of New York.



Doo. No. 14.

Deed refers to mines San Antonio, San Felipe and Bartholow, denounced by Thomas

J. Bartholow, as the sui)erintendent of the company, and by him formally trans-

15 ferred, by this instrnment, to the Abra Silver Mining Company. Dated and

executed in New York, October 22, 1866, before said Henry Snell, notary public

of said city.

[These papers complete the chain of title of the Abra Silver liining Company, to
their mines and haciendas (reducing works) at Tayoltita, districts of San Dimas and
San IgnaoiOf states of Dnrango and Sinaloa, Mexico.]

Translation of certificate of €k>vemor Carrillo, of Dnrango, relative to original titles

on file.

" I, General Florentine Carrillo. governor and military commandant of the State
of Dnrango, hereby certify that A&nzo W. Adams, a citizen of the United States,
presented a petition to this Government, asking for certified copies of various de-
nouncements of mines and reducing works thereJJi stated, and which is as follows :

** To ike Oavemor and military commandant of the State :

'*Alonzo W.Adams, a citizen of the United States, appears before you and most
respectfully repres<^nts, that he is a stockholder in, and attorney-in-fact of, the Abra
Silver Mining Company, as is shown by the power now produced, and which he re-
quests be returned to him, it being a general one, in which character he requests you
to be pleased to direct, that certifiecf copies be furnished to him of the documents
mentioned at the end of this petition, the originals of which should be found in the
office of the Secretary of the (iovemment, they being essential to the interests of the
company, as aforesaid ; wherefore I request the favor of you to order their speedy de-
li very.

"A. W. Abavs."

"DURAVOO, June 4tik, 1872."

(Order on the margin.) '* Let search be made for the antecedents, and furnish the
petitioner with the corresponding copies.

(Signed,) " Cabbiixo.

" JosB Palao, Seoretarg."
At the foot of the petition is as follows :

" Mna del Crieto^" ** a certified copy of the papers relating to the denouncement of
this mine, of which possession was given on the 4th of September, 1863, and the tiUe
deeds on the 9th of the same month and year.''



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THE LA ABBA SILYER MINING COICPANT. 835

'' MhM de to8 Santos Inocentes: " " a certified copy of the papers relating to the de^
noancement of this mine, dated on the 24th of Aagnst, 1865."

" Mints of San Felipe^** " San Antonia y Bariolow; " certified copies of the possession
or title deeds issaed oy the Government relating to these mines, also certified copies
of the papers relating to the denouncement of these mines made hy Mr. Bartholow,
for account of the company, in the year 1865.''

" Hacienda (reducing worJcs) of San Nicolas; " "certified copy of the denouncement
made by Juan Castillo de Yalle and Ygnacio Manjarrez, of the reducing works at
Tayoltita, known formerly as the Carmen, now as San Nicolas, on the 30th of April,
1857."

" Mine of Nnestra Senora de Ouadalupe;" certified copy of the papers relating to
the denouncement of this mine, situated at Tayoltita, made by Juan Castillo de Yalle,
and Ygnacio Manjarrez, possession of which was given by GU>vernor Jos6 M. Patoni,
on the 9th of September, 1863."

16 '* Ifine de la Aora : " ''certified copy of the papers relating to the denouncement
and possession of the said mine, which was denounced l)y Messrs. Luke and

Luce, about the years 1863 or 1864 ; also copy of the transfer of the said mine made
by these parties."

** Hacienda (reducing worJcs) of Guadalupe;** " copy of the denouncement made of
this hacienda, situated at Tayoltita, which was made by John Cole, a citizen of the
United States, possession of which was given by Governor Mascarefias, on the 89th of
March, 1864.

" The interests of the company further require that copies be given to it of de-
nouncements which may have been made since April, 1868, up to the present time, of
the mine Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and of the ** Luz," which is within the bonnda-
riesof the former; of the "Cristo," the "Santos Ynocentes," *' Nnestra Sefiora de
Guadalupe," "San Felipe," "San Antonio," "Bartolow," and the "Abra," all of
which mines are located in the Abra mountain, mining district of Tayoltita, State of
Dnrango, also of the " Haciendas of San Nicolas " and " Guadalupe," the former ac-
quired by the denouncement of Messrs. Juan Castillo del Yalle and Ygnacio Mai^ar-
rez. in the year 1857, and the latter through purchase made by the said Castillo de
Yalle, from Miguel de Laveaga, on the 13th of July, 1865, which hacienda is oontij^n-
ous to the said nacienda of &n Nicolas, and of another, " Hacienda de Benefioio,"
also called " Gnadalupe," acquired through the denouncement of John Cole, on the
29th of July, 1864." '* These haciendas are all located in the mining district of Tay-
oltita, in the State of Dnrango. Also a certificate to the document dated Jane 6th,
1865, signed by lawyer Jose Palao, as Secretary of the Government, extending the
time for working the " Cristo" mine, located at Tayoltita.

"A. W, Adams."

**DURANCK>, June iih, 1872."

" Having made ah eocamination of the archives, there were only found there the

gapers relating to the denouncement of the mine "Nuestra Sra-del-Kosario," made by
antiago Granger, an Englishman, on the 8th of April, 1871, of which the correspond-
ing ceiiified copy was given. The other copies re<|ue8ted by Mr. Adams cannot be
V given, because the "ezpedientes," which were in this, the office of the Secretary, were
removed by order of the Governor of the State, General Jos^ M. Patoni. on account
of the French invasion, to Parral, or Chihuahua, together with the archives pertain-
ing to the years referred to by Mr. Adams, in his petition, and it is not known where
the archives can be found.

And at the request of the party interested, I give the present at Dnrango, on the
25th of June, 1872.

"F. Carrillo."
"JosB Palao, Secretary,**

Here follows certificate of the United States consul, at Mazatlan, dated August 17,
1872, to the signatures of the Governor and Secretary.

Certified copy of the papers relating to the denouncement of the Nnestra Sefiora dei

Kosario mine.

The copy of the papers contained in this denouncement, now on file before this
Commission, show : That James Granger, an English subject, denounced the

17 " Rosario mine," formerly belonging to La Abra Company, at Tayoltita. The
denouncement was dated at San Dimas, April 8th, 1871. The usual formalities

prescribed by the n\}ning ordinances having been completed, formal possession of
the mine was ffiven to the said Jamen Granger and Ftancisco Torres, his partner, by
the " DeputacTon de Mineria " mining board, on the Uth of Angust, 1871. The papers
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336 THE LA ABSA SILVER HININa COMPANY.

At the end of the copy of the papers relating to Granger's denonnoement appears
the copy of A. W. Adams' petition asattomev-infaot of the ''Abra Silver Minins Co.,"
dated Durante, June 4, 1^2, addressed to tlxe governor and military commandant of
the State soliciting the said copy.

[Seal.] Here follows a certificate of the governor's chief clerk, that the foregoing
is a tme copy.

Here follows certificate of the United States consul at Mazatlan, to the signature
of the governor's chief clerk.

Note. — ^This document has no bearing upon the claimant's title, and is irrelevant,
except so far as showing that the mines have been subsequently denounced, and pos-
session of them given to Granger and Torres by the authorities.

At the request of counsel for claimant^ I have made the foregoing abstract or brief
of perfectea titles to the mines and haciendas of the Abra Silver Mining Company,
from the original denpuncements and title deeds, down to and including the convey-
ances to the company.

Wm. C. Tripler,
Qfioial JVanslator U, 8. and Mexican Claime Commiasion.



18 Jn th& matter of olaim for damages of La Ahra Silver Mining Company against the
United States of Mexico j under the Convention between the United States of Amer-
ica and the United States of Mexico, of July fourth, one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-eight. To be submitted on the part of the United States of America to the Commis-
sioners appointed under that Convention,

DEPOSITIONS.

Doc. No. 9.

Deposition of Charles H. Exall, a witness on the part and behalf of said La Abra
Silver Mining Company, taken before Hon. George G. Barnard, a justice of the su-
preme court of the State of New York.

Said Charles H. Exall, being duly sworn according to law, deposes and makes an-
swer to the several interrogatories propounded to him, as follows, to wit :

Question number one. Where were you bom and wliere do you reside, and what is
your age and occut>ation f ^

Ans. I was bom in the city of Petersburg, in the State of Virginia, in the United
States of America; I reside in New York city; I amtwenty-nineyearsof age, and my
occupation is that of a merchant.

Question number two. Where did you reside, aud what was your occupation from
about September eleventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, to about March twentieth,
eighteen nundred and sixty -ei^ht f

Ans. I resided at Tayoltita, in the district of San Dimas, in the State of Durango,
in Mexico, and I was eugi^^ed for and in the employ of "La Abra Silver Mining Com-
pany, superintending their mines and mining work and operations at their mines
called <*La Abra," at Tayoltita aforesaid.

Question number three. State, if yon know, under what laws was said La Abra Sil-
ver Mining Company incorporated? Where was and is its principal office and place
of business, and who was and is its president f

Ans. Said company was incorporated under the laws of the St>ate of New York, in
the United States, and its principal office and place of business was and is in the city
of New York ; and William L. Heara, then of the city of Brooklyn, in the State of New
York, now residing in the State of Missouri, was its president, when I was first em-
ployed by said company, bat subsequently George C. Collins, of the city of New York,
was made and still is its president.

Question number four. Does said company continue its mining work and operations
at said mine f

Ans. No, it does not.

Question number five. When did said company cease its work and operations at
said mines f

Ans. When I left Tayoltita, in Mexico, which was about March twentieth, eighteen
hundred and sixty-ei|;nt, on or about that date.

Question number six. Why did said company cease its work and operations at said
mines t State the reason, if you know.



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THE LA ABSA SILYBB MINING COliPANT. 337

Ana. Beoftose I, and the men under my raperintendence working at the said mines,
were compelled to quit and abandon the companv's mining operations and prop-
erty beeanse the interference, annoyance, and molestation we received during the
proffress of the work rendered snccess in it impossible, and rendered a continuance
of &e work dangerous to person and property, and intolerable, if not absolutely im-
possible.

19 Question number seven. State in what the annoyance, molestation, and In-
terference consisted, and from whom they came, and when they occurred, and

how you were compelled to abandon your said work and the mines of said company f



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