Soulard v. United States
THESE cases came before the court, on appeals from the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri.
In the district court of Missouri, the appellants, under the act of congress of the 26th of May 1824, instituted proceedings to try the validity of their claims to certain lands in Missouri; the titles to which they claimed to derive under the former Spanish government.
The district court gave a decree against the claimants.
The cases were argued by Mr Benton, for the appellants, and by Mr Wirt, for the United States.
The facts of the cases and the arguments of the counsel are not reported, as the court held the causes under advisement.
Mr Chief Justice MARSHALL stated,