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" When the Revolution took place the people of each State became themselves sovereign, and in that character hold the absolute right to all their navigable waters, and the soils under them, for their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered... "
The Right of the General Government to Lease Mineral Lands Within a State ... - Page 25
by W. T. Howell - 1846 - 28 pages
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volume 18

New Jersey. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1842
...opinion on this subject, because it has ceased to be a matter of much interest in the United States. For when the revolution took place, the people of each...became themselves sovereign, and, in that character, held the absolute right to all their navigable waters and the soils under them, for their own common...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 44

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1845
...Waodell, 16 Peters, 410, the present chief justice, in delivering the opinion of "the court, said : " When the Revolution took place, the people ' of each...their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the Constitution." Then to Alabama belong the navigable waters, and soils under them,...
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Documents Accompanying the Journal ...

Michigan. Legislature - Michigan - 1846
...from which your committee have made copious extracts. In the course of that reasoning the fol_ lowing quotation is made approvingly from 16 Peters 410 :...their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the constitution," and the court immediately add, "then to Alabama belong the navigable...
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Documents Accompanying the Journal of the Senate of the State of Michigan ...

Michigan. Legislature. Senate - 1846
...which your committee have made copious extracts. In the course of that reasoning the ftl. lowing quotation is made approvingly from 16 Peters 410 :...became themselves sovereign; and in that character hoid the absolute right to all their navigable waters and the soils under them for their own common...
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A Treatise on the Right of Property in Tide Waters and in the Soil and ...

Joseph Kinnicut Angell - Riparian rights - 1847 - 475 pages
...opinion on this subject, because it has ceased to be a matter of much interest in the United States. For when the Revolution took place, the people of each...their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the Constitution to the general government. A grant made by their authority must therefore...
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Institutes of International Law: Public and Private, as Settled by the ...

Daniel Gardner - Electronic books - 1860 - 719 pages
...(See Treaty, in Appx.) In Martin vs. Waddell, (16 Pet. 410,) the Supreme Court of our Union say : That when the Revolution took place, the people of each...navigable waters, and the soils under them, for their common use ; subject only to the rights since surrendered by the national Constitution to the general...
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A Full and Arranged Digest of the Decisions in Common Law, Equity ..., Volume 2

Richard Peters - Law reports, digests, etc - 1860
...the proper organ to dispose of the public domain. Cited, Johnson v. M'Intosh, 8 Wheat. 595. Ibid. 10. When the revolution took place, the people of each...became themselves sovereign, and in that character held the absolute right to all their navigable waters, and the soils under them, for their own common...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 1

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1862
...When the Revolution took place the people of each State became sovereign, and in that character held the absolute right to all their navigable waters,...their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the States to the General Government. Martin vs. Waddcll, (16 Peters, 410.) Conway et...
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Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States ..., Volume 14

United States. Supreme Court, Benjamin Robbins Curtis - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864
...1. When the Revolution took place, the people of each State, in their sovereign character, acquired the absolute right to all their navigable waters, and the soils under them. Martin v. WaddelCs Lessee, 345. 2. The grant from Charles the Second to the Duke of York, of the territory...
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Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 6; Volume 73

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1870
...sovereignty and jurisdiction in that behalf as the original States possess within their respective borders. f When the Revolution took place, the people of each...all their navigable waters and the soils under them, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the Constitution.^ 5. Necessary conclusion is, that...
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