North Carolina v. Tennessee
240 U.S. 652

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North Carolina v. Tennessee, 240 U.S. 652 (1916)

North Carolina v. Tennessee

No. 4, Original

Decree, entered April 4, 1916

240 U.S. 652




Decree embodying report of Commissioners and establishing Slick Rock Basin and Tellico Basin sections of the boundary between the States of North Carolina and Tennessee established in accordance with decision of this Court, 235 U. S. 235 U.S. 1.

This cause coming on to be heard on the motion of counsel for the complainant, concurred in by the counsel for the defendant, to confirm the report of the Commissioners heretofore appointed by this Court to ascertain, retrace, remark, and reestablish the real, certain, and true boundary line between the States of North Carolina and Tennessee between certain points mentioned in said report, which said report is in the words and figures following, to-wit:

"Pursuant to a decree of the Supreme Court of the United States, issued at the October Term, 1914, which appointed D. B. Burns of Asheville, N.C., W.D. Hale of Maryville, Tenn. and Addison, Ky., and Joseph Hyde Pratt of Chapel Hill, N.C., Commissioners to permanently mark and set Monuments on the line in dispute in said controversy between said states, and which set out in detail the duties of said Commissioners, we the said D. B. Burns, W. D. Hale and Joseph Hyde Pratt, Commissioners, do herewith respectfully submit our report."

"We have, as ordered, reproduced on the accompanying map, No. 1 [see map reprinted in 240 U.S.], the state line from Tree No. 1 -- the same being the 59th mile-tree marked by the Commissioners in 1821 -- southwestwardly to the point where the dispute, began which point is 15 feet south 32

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