Arkansas v. Mississippi
252 U.S. 344 (1920)

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Arkansas v. Mississippi, 252 U.S. 344 (1920)

Arkansas v. Mississippi

No. 7, Original

Entered March 22, 1920, upon motion submitted March 8, 1920

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Syllabus

Decree appointing, empowering, and instructing commissioner to locate, etc., part of the boundary between the two state.

This cause came on to be heard by this Court on the motions and suggestions of counsel for the respective parties for the appointment of a commission to run, locate, and designate the boundary line between the States of Arkansas and Mississippi as indicated in the opinion of this Court delivered on the 19th day of May, 1919, and

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thereupon and on consideration thereof, it is ordered, adjudged and decreed as follows, viz.:

1. The true boundary line between the States of Arkansas and Mississippi at the places in controversy in this cause, aside from the question of the avulsion of 1848, hereinafter mentioned, is the middle of the main channel of navigation of the Mississippi River as it existed at the Treaty of Peace concluded between the United States and Great Britain in 1783, subject to such changes as have occurred since that time through natural and gradual processes.

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