Dunphy v. Sullivan
117 U.S. 346 (1886)

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Dunphy v. Sullivan, 117 U.S. 346 (1886)

Dunphy v. Sullivan

Argued March 16, 1886

Decided March 22, 1886

117 U.S. 346

Syllabus

Possession of land in Montana under claim of title for more than three years prior to August 1, 1877, perfected title as against adverse claimants.

Ejectment for a town lot in Montana. Defendant in error as plaintiff below claimed under a deed from the probate judge as trustee and mesne conveyances, and relied on a continued possession under claim of title from August, 1870, to October, 1877. The defendant below also claimed title from the probate judge as trustee through mesne conveyances. Judgment for plaintiff, which was affirmed by the supreme court of the territory. The defendant brought this writ of error.

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