No. 6. Original.

143 U.S. 472 (1892)

In re COOPER, Petitioner.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 29, 1892.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Joseph H. Choate and Mr. Calderon Carlisle for the petitioner.

Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Solicitor General opposing.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER delivered the opinion of the court.

By section one of the act of Congress of May 17, 1884, entitled "An act providing a civil government for Alaska," (23 Stat. 24, c. 53,) it is provided "that the territory ceded to the United States by Russia by the treaty of March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and known as Alaska, shall constitute a civil...

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