U.S. Supreme Court United States v. Carrere, 154 U.S. 532 (1853)
United States v. Carrere
Nos. 78 and 80
Submitted March 1, 1853
Decided March 3, 1853
y154 U.S. 532
APPEALS FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
Reversed upon the authority of United States v. Philadelphia & New Orleans, 11 How. 609.
The case is stated in the opinion.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY delivered the opinion of the Court.
The appellees in these two cases claim title under an instrument of writing which they allege was a grant by the Spanish authorities to the Baron De Bastrop. In the case of United States v. The Cities of Philadelphia and New Orleans and Livingston and Callender's Heirs, reported in 11 How. 609, the Court decided that this instrument of writing conveyed no title to the Baron De Bastrop, and consequently the petitioners can derive no title to themselves under it.
The decree in each of these cases must therefore be reversed, and a mandate issued to the circuit court, directing the petitions to be dismissed.