Doe v. Beebe - 54 U.S. 25 (1851)
U.S. Supreme Court
Doe v. Beebe, 54 U.S. 13 How. 25 25 (1851)
Doe v. Beebe
54 U.S. (13 How.) 25
The principles established in the cases of 44 U. S. 3 How. 212 and 50 U. S. 9 How. 477 again affirmed -- viz., that after the admission of Alabama into the Union as a state, Congress could make no grant of land situated between high and low water marks.
The plaintiff in error brought an ejectment in the circuit court of Mobile County, under the circumstances stated in the opinion of the Court. The judgment of that court was against them, and they then appealed to the Supreme Court of Alabama, where the judgment was affirmed. They then brought the case up to this Court.