United States v. Ducros,
56 U.S. 38 (1853)

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United States v. Ducros, 56 U.S. 15 How. 38 38 (1853)

United States v. Ducros

56 U.S. (15 How.) 38


A grant of land in Louisiana by the French authorities in 1764, is void. The province was ceded to Spain in 1762. See 51 U. S. 10 How. 610.

In 1793, certain legal proceedings were had before Baron de Carondelet in his judicial capacity, wherein the property now claimed is described as part of the estate of the grantor of the present claimant. But this did not amount to a confirmation of the title in his political character; and if it did, the title would be a perfect one, and beyond the jurisdiction of the district court, under the acts of 1824 and 1844.

Page 56 U. S. 39

The facts are set forth in the opinion of the Court.

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