U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Watkins, 97 U.S. 219 (1877)
United States v. Watkins
97 U.S. 219
1. Where a grant of lands, made pursuant to a sale of them and describing them by metes and bounds according to a previous regular survey was made by the Spanish Indendant March 5, 1804, when, according to the views of the government of the United States, the title to Spain had terminated, but while she was in actual possession and claimed the sovereignty of that part of Louisiana where the lands are situate, held that the grant is subject to confirmation under the Act of June 22, 1800, entitled "An Act for the final adjustment of private land claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, and Missouri and for other purposes." 12 Stat. 85.