United States v. Forbes' Heirs,
40 U.S. 173 (1841)

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United States v. Forbes' Heirs, 40 U.S. 15 Pet. 173 173 (1841)

United States v. Forbes' Heirs

40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 173



The executor of John Forbes, on 20 May, 1829, presented a petition to the Superior Court for the Eastern District

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of Florida claiming 10,000 acres of land, 7,000 of which were surveyed on the waters of "Little St. Mary's River" in the then District of Nassau in East Florida, the other tract, being 3,000 acres, was alleged to be situated on "Cabbage Swamp," also in East Florida.

The petition stated that the grant for the land was made by Governor Kindelan in lieu of 15,000 acres which had been surrendered by John Forbes to the King of Spain. The petition contained the "memorial for grant," which was presented, on 27 July, 1814, to Governor Kindelan by John Forbes. It was, with the proceedings, as follows:

"His Excellency the Governor:"

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