Geofroy v. Riggs
133 U.S. 258 (1890)

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Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258 (1890)

Geofroy v. Riggs

No. 1431

Submitted December 23, 1889

Decided February 3, 1890

133 U.S. 258

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

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.

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