United States v. McCullagh, 54 U.S. 216 (1851)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. McCullagh, 54 U.S. 13 How. 216 216 (1851)
United States v. McCullagh
4 U.S. (13 How.) 216
The Act of June 17, 1844, 5 Stat. 676, reviving the act of 1844, gives jurisdiction to the district courts in cases only where the title set up to lands, under grants from former governments, is equitable and inchoate, and where there is no grant purporting to convey a legal title.
Grants from the British government, as well as those of France and Spain, are equally within this restriction.
The opinion of the Court sets out the facts of the case so far as to raise the question of jurisdiction.