Court : US Supreme Court
Decided on : Jan-01-1835
..... as a firm or to the partners nominatim; they, it seems, preferred considering the lands as a part of the general effects of the partnership, and received the deeds accordingly; as it concerned only them and as there has been produced no law of spain invalidating such a grant, ..... their use or in trust to convey to them. there is no evidence or reason to induce the belief that spain acted in any other manner in the confirmation of indian deeds; the usage of her local governors and commandants of posts in such confirmation is in precise conformity to that of ..... guarantees, to suppose that he intended by the treaty of cession to exclude from confirmation, those lands which his white subjects had purchased from the indians under the sanction of treaties, with the approbation and formal confirmation of his highest officers, and to confirm only those grants of the royal ..... protection in their property. it would be an unwarranted construction of these treaties, laws, ordinances, and municipal regulations, were we to decide that the indians were not to be maintained in the enjoyment of all the rights which they could have enjoyed under either, had the provinces remained under the ..... and spain, subject only to ratification and confirmation by the license, charter, or deed from the governor representing the king. such purchases enabled the indians to pay their debts, compensate for their depredations on the traders resident among them to provide for their wants; while they were available to the .....Tag this Judgment!