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UNITED STATES V. HUERTAS, 33 U. S. 475 (1834)

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United States v. Huertas, 33 U.S. 8 Pet. 475 475 (1834)

United States v. Huertas

33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 475



MR. CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

The appellee had obtained a concession for ten thousand acres of land from Governor Kindelan in March, 1813. The petitioner, in his application to the governor, sets forth many and great services rendered to the government, in the course of which he had sustained considerable loss in the last insurrection. He also states that he has ten children and fourteen slaves.

Governor Kindelan, in his decree making the concession, states his own knowledge of the facts set forth in the petition, but grants the ten thousand acres, with the precise condition to use the same for the purpose of raising cattle "without having the faculty of alienating the said tract without the knowledge of this government."

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