His Honor-probably founded his opinion, that the grants-to the plaintiff were void, upon the Acts of 1715, Rev. Cade, c. 6, s. 3, and of 1777, c 114, s. 10, which directed how land lying on a navigable water, should be entered and surveyed, not adverting to the circumstance, that those provisions were not in force in 1839, when the grants were issued. Whether the locus in quo would have been the subject of entry or not, under those Acts, it is not material to enquire: for the Revised Statute of 1836, Rev. Slat. ch. 42, omits the actions under consideration, and, so, left the matter at common law. Now, at common law, this land could clearly be granted by the sovereign: for this case does not state any regular flood and ebb of the tide in Currituck sound, since the closing of the inlet. The omission in the Act of 1836, has been supplied by an Act at the late session of the Assembly, which re-enacts those parts of the Acts of 1715, and 1777; but while they were dormant, and *141the common law alone in force, the grants to the plaintiff were valid.
The judgment must, therefore, be reversed, and a venire de novo awarded.
Per Cubiam. Judgment accordingly.