Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. John F. Dillon, (with whom was Mr. Daniel H. Ball on the brief,) for plaintiff in error.
Mr. Don M. Dickinson for defendant in error.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BREWER delivered the opinion of the court.
The act of June 3, 1856, was a grant in præsenti, and when by the filing of the map of definite location the particular tracts were identified, the title to those lands was vested in the State of Michigan, to be disposed of by it in aid of the construction of a railroad between Ontonagon and the Wisconsin state line. The lands were withdrawn from the public domain, and no longer open to settlement...
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