Taylor's Devisee v. Owing
24 U.S. 226 (1826)

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Taylor's Devisee v. Owing, 24 U.S. 11 Wheat. 226 226 (1826)

Taylor's Devisee v. Owing

24 U.S. (11 Wheat.) 226

Syllabus

An entry calling for the land to lie on the east side of Slate Creek, a southwest branch of the main fork of Licking,

"beginning where a buffalo road crosseth said creek at the mouth of a branch emptying into said creed at the northeast side, it being the place of beginning for S.M.'s entry of twenty thousand acres,"

is defective in certainty and precision, and its defects are not aided by the reference to S.M.'s entry for

"twenty thousand acres lying on the west side of Slate Creek, southwest branch of the main fork of licking Creek, beginning where the buffalo road crosses Slate Creek, at the mouth of a branch emptying in on the east side thereof, there are several cabins,"

&c., "to include a large quantity of fallen timber," &c.

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