Ayers v. Watson
137 U.S. 584 (1891)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Ayers v. Watson, 137 U.S. 584 (1891)

Ayers v. Watson

No. 1356

Argued December 4, 1890

Decided January 5, 1891

137 U.S. 584

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Syllabus

The allowance of an amendment to an application for the removal of a cause from a state Court, if allowable at all, is a matter of discretion, to which error cannot be assigned.

When the monuments and other landmarks upon a tract of land in Texas correspond in part with the field notes of the survey, and in part either do not conform to it or cannot be found, the footsteps of the original surveyor may be traced backward as well as forward, and any ascertained monument in the survey may be adopted as a starting point for its recovery.

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