Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Charles W. Rusell Special Assistant Attorney General, for the United States.
Mr. John F. Dillon, and Mr. Aldis B. Browne, with whom Mr. Alexander Britton was on the brief, for the California and Oregon Land Company.
Supreme Court of United States.
Mr. Justice HOLMES delivered the opinion of the court.
These are cross appeals from a decree of the United States Circuit Court. The bill was brought for the purpose of having certain patents of land issued by the United States declared void. These patents were issued on April 21, 1871, December 8, 1871, and April 2, 1873, to the Oregon Central Military Road Company, under an act of Congress of July 2, 1864, 13 Stat. 355, granting lands to the State of Oregon to aid...
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