Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Joseph H. Choate (with whom were Mr. J. Hubley Ashton and Mr. Charles H. Tweed on the brief) for appellants.
Mr. Joseph H. Call and Mr. Assistant Attorney General Dickinson for appellees.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.
This suit was brought to obtain a decree quieting the title of the United States to a large body of lands in California, acquired under the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
These lands, it is stated by counsel, aggregate about 700,000 acres, 61,939 acres of which have heretofore been patented to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and for 72,000 acres of which that...
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