United States v. Rodman - 40 U.S. 130 (1841)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Rodman, 40 U.S. 15 Pet. 130 130 (1841)
United States v. Rodman
40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 130
APPEAL FROM THE SUPERIOR
COURT OF EAST FLORIDA
The appellee, as assignee of Robert McHardy, presented a petition to the judge of the Superior Court for the Eastern District of Florida claiming a tract of land containing 16,000 acres, situated in that district on the west side of the River St. Johns at a place where there is a spring and stream of fresh water, formerly known by the name of "Old Stores." The claim was alleged to be founded on a grant dated
November 8, 1814, by Governor Kindelan, the Spanish Governor of East Florida. The claim was opposed by the United States.
The Superior Court of East Florida decided in favor of the claimant, and the United States prosecuted this appeal. The case is fully stated in the opinion of the Court.
WAYNE, JUSTICE, delivered the opinion of the Court.