United States v. Arredondo
38 U.S. 88

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United States v. Arredondo, 38 U.S. 13 Pet. 88 88 (1839)

United States v. Arredondo

38 U.S. (13 Pet.) 88

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME

COURT OF EAST FLORIDA

Syllabus

A concession by the governor of East Florida made before the Florida treaty in consideration of services confirmed.

In the Superior court of East Florida, Fernando de la Maza Arredondo filed a petition praying a confirmation of a concession made to him, in consideration of services, by Don Jose Coppinger on 24 March, 1817, he being then Governor of East Florida, a dependency at that time of the Crown of Spain.

The court confirmed the concession, and the United States prosecuted this appeal.

MR. JUSTICE WAYNE delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case is one of a concession and grant of land in East Florida, made by the Spanish authorities in that province before 24 January, 1818, surveyed and granted in absolute property in consideration of the meritorious services of Fernando de la Maza Arredondo. The survey corresponds with the concession. The decree of the court below in favor of the claimants is in every regard within the decisions of this Court, and the decree is therefore

Affirmed.

This cause came on to be heard on the transcript of the record from the Superior Court for the District of East Florida and was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof it is adjudged and decreed by this Court that the decree of the said superior court in this cause confirming fifteen thousand acres of land to the petitioners be and the same is hereby in all respects affirmed.

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