No. 194.

162 U.S. 399 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 837

40 L.Ed. 1015


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. H.E. Tremain and Mr. M.L. Towns for plaintiffs in error.

Mr. Hugo Hirsh and Mr. Henry S. Rasquin for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

Beyond the fact that the government was the owner of the land known as the Wallabout market at the time of the passage by the legislature of the State of New York of the act of June 17, 1853, the record does not disclose when or how the government acquired title to the land. Counsel for plaintiffs in error, however, say that the following act of Congress, approved March 3, 1853, c. 102...

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