Maryland v. West Virginia
225 U.S. 1 (1912)

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Maryland v. West Virginia, 225 U.S. 1 (1912)

Maryland v. West Virginia

No. 1, Original

Motion to confirm majority report of Commissioners

Submitted April 29, 1912

Decided May 2 1912

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Report of Commissioners appointed by decree of May 31, 1910, to run, locate and permanently mark with suitable monuments the Deakins line between Maryland and West Virginia from the North Branch of the Potomac River and Pennsylvania, in pursuance of decision, 217 U. S. 217 U.S. 1 and 217 U. S. 577, confirmed and exceptions thereto overruled.

The State of West Virginia having moved the Court to take up for consideration the exceptions heretofore filed in this cause by the State of Maryland to the report of Commissioners Julius K. Monroe and Samuel S. Gannett, two of the commissioners who were appointed by the decree entered in this cause on the thirty-first day of May, 1910, to run, locate, and permanently mark with suitable monuments the Deakins or Old State Line, as the boundary line between the States of Maryland and West Virginia, from low water mark on

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the southern bank of the North Branch of the Potomac River to the Pennsylvania line, and to overrule said exceptions and confirm said report, which report is in the words and figures following, to-wit:

To the Honorable Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States:

We, Julius K. Monroe and Samuel S. Gannett, two of the commissioners appointed under the decree of the Court rendered May 31, 1910,

"to run, locate, and establish and permanently mark with suitable monuments the said Deakins or 'old state line' as the boundary line between the States of Maryland and West Virginia from said point (low water mark) on the southern bank of the North Branch of the Potomac River to the said Pennsylvania line, etc.,"

have the honor to submit the following report and map entitled

"Map Showing The Boundary Line Between Maryland and West Virginia, from the Potomac River to the Pennsylvania state Line, as Surveyed and Marked under the Decree of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered May 31, 1910,"

etc.:

The party was organized and went into camp on July 12, 1910, on Arnold's Ridge, about one mile north of the North Branch of the Potomac River, and immediately began the survey of the line.

Beginning at the Fairfax Stone, a line was first run north 0

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