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DOE V. LARMORE, 116 U. S. 198 (1886)

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Doe v. Larmore, 116 U.S. 198 (1886)

Doe v. Larmore

Submitted December 17, 1885

Decided January 4, 1886

116 U.S. 198


The Act of April 70, 1869, 16 Stat. 45, "to renew certain grants of land to the State of Alabama," which were granted by the Act of June 3, 1856, 11 Stat. 17, is not to be construed as a new and original grant, but as an extension of the time named in the original act for the completion of the railroads referred to in it.

St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Co. v. McGee, 115 U. S. 469, affirmed and applied.

This was an action of ejectment brought in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Alabama. Judgment for the defendant, which was affirmed by the supreme court of the state. This writ of error was sued out to review the latter judgment. The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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