United States v. Grimes
Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of California.
On the first of March, 1853, Hiram Grimes filed his petition in the California Land Commission, on his own behalf, and as executor of Eliab Grimes, deceased, praying confirmation of a title to certain lands, derived from Mexico through and under John A. Sutter. On the 15th of January, 1856, the Land Commissioners rejected the claim, whereupon Grimes appealed to the District Court. On the 6th of March, 1857, that Court made its decree, reversing the decision of the Land Commission and co firming the title. From this decree the United States appealed. The facts necessary to an understanding of the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.
Mr. Wills, of Washington City, for Appellants.
No counsel appeared for Appellee.
Mr. Justice GRIER.