No. 165.

162 U.S. 602 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 875

40 L.Ed. 1086


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 27, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. J.M. Vale, Mr. C.C. Clements and Mr. F. Betts for plaintiff in error.

Mr. James H. Brown for defendant in error.

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

This case turns upon the proper interpretation of the act of Congress of June 8, 1872, c. 357, 17 Stat. 340, subsequently incorporated into the Revised Statutes as section 2368, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to permit the purchase of such lands as may have been located with Chippewa half-breed scrip, provided that such locations have been made in good faith, and by innocent...

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