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154 US 531 United States v. Thomas P Harrison

154 U.S. 531

14 S.Ct. 1212

38 L.Ed. 1087

UNITED STATES
v.
THOMAS P. HARRISON et al.

No. 126.

April 23, 1852.

Mr. Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court.

1

The appellees in this case claim title to the land in question under certain instruments of writing executed by the Baron Carondelet in favor of the Baron Bastrop in 1796 and 1797, which are fully set out in the case of U. S. v. City of Philadelphia, reported in 11 How. 609. It was decided in that case that these instruments of writing did not convey to the Baron Bastrop a title to the lands therein described. The decree in this case in favor of the appellees must therefore be reversed, and a mandate issued directing the district court to enter a decree in favor of the United States, and dismiss the petition.

2

This case not to be reported, the evidence and principles decided being the same in substance with the case referred to in 11 How.

3

The Attorney General, for the United States.