Doddridge v. Thompson - 22 U.S. 469 (1822)
U.S. Supreme Court
Doddridge v. Thompson, 22 U.S. 9 Wheat. 469 469 (1822)
Doddridge v. Thompson
22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 469
Under the reserve contained in the cession act of Virginia and under the Acts of Congress of August 10, 1790, ch. 67, and of June 9, 1794, ch. 238, the whole country, lying between the Scioto and Little Miami Rivers, was subjected to the military warrants, to satisfy which the reserve was made.
The territory lying between two rivers is the whole country from their sources to their mouths, and if no branch of either of them has acquired the name, exclusive of another, the main branch, torts source, roust be considered as the true river.
The Act of June 26, 1812, ch. 432, to ascertain the western boundary of the tract reserved for the military warrants, and which provisionally designate Ludlow's Line as the western boundary, did not invalidate the title to land between that line and Roberts' Line, acquired under a Virginia military warrant, previous to the passage of that act.
The land between Ludlow's and Roberts' Line was not withdrawn from the territory liable to be surveyed for military warrants by any act of Congress passed before the Act of June 26, 1812, ch. 432.