Geofroy v. Riggs - 133 U.S. 258 (1890)
U.S. Supreme Court
Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258 (1890)
Geofroy v. Riggs
Submitted December 23, 1889
Decided February 3, 1890
133 U.S. 258
APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
A citizen of France can take land in the District of Columbia by descent from a citizen of the United States.
The treaty power of the United States extends to the protection to be afforded to citizens of a foreign country owning property in this country and to the manner in which that property may be transferred, devised, or inherited.