Hardin v. Jordan
140 U.S. 371 (1891)

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Hardin v. Jordan, 140 U.S. 371 (1891)

Hardin v. Jordan

No. 161

Argued January 23, 26-27, 1891

Decided May 11, 1891

140 U.S. 371

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

Syllabus

In ejectment, a plaintiff must stand or fall by his own title, and cannot avail himself of a defect in the title of the defendant.

Grants by the United States of its public lands bounded on streams and other waters, made without reservation or restriction, are to be construed, as to their effect, according to the law of the state in which the lands lie.

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