United States v. Heirs of Rillieux
THIS was an appeal from the District Court of the United States, for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The petition was filed in that court by the heirs of Rillieux, under the act of June 17th, 1844, (5 Stat. at Large, 676,) which court decreed in favor of the petitioners. The United States appealed to this court, where it was argued by Mr. Bibb and Mr. Crittenden, (Attorney-General,) for the appellants. No counsel appeared for the appellees.
Mr. Justice CATRON delivered the opinion of the court.