U.S. Supreme Court
Martin v. Marks, 97 U.S. 345 (1877)
Martin v. Marks
97 U.S. 345
1. The Act of March 3, 1857, 11 Stat. 251, confirmed to the several states their selections of swamp lands, which had then been reported to the Commissioner of the General Land Office so far as the lands were then "vacant and unappropriated and not interfered with by an actual settlement" under existing laws.
2. The selections so confirmed could not be set aside, nor could titles to any of the land which they embraced, unless it came within the exceptions mentioned in that act, be thereafter conveyed by the United States to parties claiming adversely to the swamp land grant.
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