United States v. Delespins's Heirs,, 40 U.S. 226 (1841)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. Delespins's Heirs, , 40 U.S. 226 (1841)
United States v. Delespins's Heirs
40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 226
APPEAL FROM THE SUPERIOR
COURT OF EAST FLORIDA
Joseph Delespine and others presented a petition to the Superior Court of East Florida, claiming 10,240 acres of land, at the north head of Indian River, by virtue of a concession from Governor Coppinger, the Spanish Governor of East Florida, to Pablo Fontane, dated November 10, 1817. The grant and circumstances of the case are full stated in the opinion of the Court. The Superior Court of East Florida decreed a confirmation of the grant, and the United States prosecuted this appeal.
WAYNE, JUSTICE, delivered the opinion of the Court.
The decree of the court declares the claim to be valid to a square of four miles of land on a creek, issuing from the north head of Indian River westwardly and running to the northwest. The following is the memorial and grant offered by the appellees, to maintain the claim: