New PDF release: A Saga of Texas Land and Oil Law

By Edgar Freeman Smith,Michelle M. Haas

within the Nineteen Twenties, the legislations of oil and gasoline in Texas used to be a frontier: uncooked and unsettled.

As Assistant legal professional basic accountable for the land table, Edgar Smith chanced on himself a involved observer and an energetic participant in a few crucial situations within the historical past of Texas land and oil law.

"I'm going to be a lawyer."

Do you ever imagine humans used to have extra gumption than they do now?

Let's examine Edgar Smith, the youngest baby of a circuit preacher. through age 11 he needed to paintings in a coal mine to aid his widowed mom. whilst he was once eighteen they misplaced their domestic to foreclosures. humans informed him to benefit a alternate if he desired to get through. Edgar's ears have been plugged to that. All he ever desired to be was once a lawyer.

He sweated all day and studied into the evening. This was once again in case you may possibly learn for the legislations. After six years of studying, Edgar took the bar examination. He handed. Edgar Freeman Smith was once a lawyer.

Before he used to be thirty he might function a mayor, president of a college board and at last as Assistant lawyer normal. one other 4 years and he will be First Assistant lawyer General.

"Lawsuits should not crimson teas. they're battles."

Big circumstances the place discovering their option to the land table then. instances that will swap the full felony panorama. It was once Edgar's task to argue for the country of Texas. His rivals the place males of substantial studying with ambitious minds. His weapon: onerous preparation.

A Saga of Texas Land and Oil legislation is Edgar Smith's criminal autobiography, written in 1940. now not many have been published again then, so it is challenging to discover. inside of he lays out the the proof of the instances he argued and why he received, whereas providing the arguments of his competitors in a good light.

"A actual tale of Texas legislation, attorneys, Judges
and recognized Lawsuits"

The circumstances he covers include:

The Capitol Syndicate case
The pink River Boundary case
The Relinquishment Act
The case of the 'So-called Oil Leases'
and more

Edgar Smith went directly to paintings for Baker, Botts & Parker & Garwood (now Baker Botts) and contains a concise heritage of the company, in addition to a superb personality comic strip of pass judgement on Garwood.

He additionally information his involvement in:

The Pool corridor cases
Martial legislation at Galveston (1920)
Martial legislation within the East Texas Oil Field
1922 institution Textbook case
and more

J. Frank Dobie notion adequate of Edgar's ebook to incorporate it in his consultant to existence and Literature of the Southwest, a type of grasp analyzing record if you'd like a superior grounding within the tradition and background of our region.

Edgar Smith manages a unprecedented feat during this e-book: he's transparent minded, reasonable and interesting all of sudden. you'll find him to be good, diligent, observant and devoted to the pursuits of his clients.

When he left Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood shape his personal perform in Austin, pass judgement on Garwood wrote this commitment to him:

In reminiscence of good fought fields;
to have misplaced with out dejection; to have received with out elation;
to have fought for romance of fact that justice may prevail,
without considered final result to self
- what better existence can the area afford?

This e-book merits a spot in your shelf and on your heart.

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