United States ex Rel. Levey v. Stockslager,
129 U.S. 470 (1889)

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United States ex Rel. Levey v. Stockslager, 129 U.S. 470 (1889)

United States ex Rel. Levey v. Stockslager

No. 1481

Argued January 24-25, 1889

Decided March 5, 1889

129 U.S. 470




The Act approved March 2, 1567, c. 208, 14 Stat. 635, confirmed to the widow and children of one Bouligny the one-sixth part, amounting to 75,840 acres, of a certain land claim in Louisiana, and enacted that, inasmuch as the land embraced in the claim had been appropriated by the United States to other purposes, certificates of new location, in eighty-acre lots, be issued to the widow, in lieu of said lands, to be located on public lands. The next Congress, twenty-eight days afterwards, and on March 30, 1867, passed a joint resolution, which was approved by the President, directing the Secretary of the Interior to suspend the execution of the act "until the further order of Congress." No action had meantime been taken by the General Land Office to carry out the act. On a petition by

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the widow for a mandamus to the Commissioner of the General Land Office directing him to execute and deliver to her the certificates:


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