Washington. 1902. 61pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly discolored. Three hole-punched in left margin. Very good. Item #WRCAM45110
Scarce printing of the United States government's brief in the long-running lawsuit with Mexico over the disposition of the "Pious Fund." The fund was originally established as a charity for the continuation of Jesuit missionary work in California. The resolution of this lawsuit finally brought the issue, which began in the 1840s, to a close. This was the first case to be arbitrated by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague.