Dower v. Richards
151 U.S. 658 (1894)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Dower v. Richards, 151 U.S. 658 (1894)

Dower v. Richards

No. 178

Argued December 20, 1893

Decided February 4, 1894

151 U.S. 658

Syllabus

Under the statutes of the United States, a ledge containing gold-bearing rock, which has formerly been profitably worked for mining purposes, but all work upon which has been abandoned, and which at the date of

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a town site patent of the land within which it lies is not known to be valuable for mining purposes, is not excepted from the operation of the town site patent, although, after the town site patent has taken effect, the land is found to be still valuable for mining purposes.

This Court, upon a writ of error to the highest court of a state in an action at law, cannot review its judgment upon a question of fact.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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