United States v. Garcia - 63 U.S. 274 (1859)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Garcia, 63 U.S. 22 How. 274 274 (1859)
United States v. Garcia
63 U.S. (22 How.) 274
Where there was an order from the governor allowing a claimant to search for land in California, and the claimant subsequently petitioned the governor for a grant, who referred the petition to the alcalde by a marginal order, and the alcalde reported that the land did not belong to any private individual, this does not amount to a vested interest in the land, binding on the government.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.