U.S. Supreme Court
Hill v. United States, 149 U.S. 593 (1893)
Hill v. United States
Argued and submitted January 6, 1893
Decided May 10, 1893
149 U.S. 593
A claim by a person asserting title in land under tidewater, for damages for the use and occupation thereof by the United States for the erection and maintenance of a lighthouse, without his consent and without compensation to him, but not showing that the United States have acknowledged any right of property in him as against them, is a case sounding in tort of which the circuit court of the United States has no jurisdiction under the Act of March 3, 1887, c. 359.
The case is stated in the opinion.