City of Mobile v. Hallett - 41 U.S. 261 (1842)
U.S. Supreme Court
City of Mobile v. Hallett, 41 U.S. 16 Pet. 261 261 (1842)
City of Mobile v. Hallett
41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 261
A grant by the Spanish government, confirmed by the United States, was made of a lot of ground in the City of Mobile running from a certain boundary eastwardly to the River Mobile. The land adjacent to this lot and extending from high water mark to the channel of the river in front of the lot was held by the grantee as appurtenant to the fast land above high water mark. The City of Mobile instituted an action to recover the same, asserting a title to it under the Act of Congress of 26 May, 1824, granting certain lots of ground to the corporation of the City of Mobile and to certain individuals in the said city. Held that this lot was within the exceptions of the act of 1824, and no right to the same was vested in the City of Mobile by the act.