Oklahoma v. Texas
252 U.S. 372 (1920)

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Oklahoma v. Texas, 252 U.S. 372 (1920)

Oklahoma v. Texas

No. 27, Original

Motion for leave to intervene and to submit motion

for injunction and receiver submitted March 29, 1920

Order entered April 1, 1920

252 U.S. 372



Order granting injunction and appointing receiver

This cause coming on to be heard on the motion of the United States for leave to intervene herein for an injunction and for the appointment of a receiver, and on the responses made to such motion by the State of Oklahoma and the State of Texas, respectively, and the Court being fully advised in the premises,

It is now considered, ordered, and decreed as follows, until the further order of the Court:

1. That said motion for leave to intervene herein be, and the same is hereby, granted.

2. The defendant, the State of Texas, her officers and agents, are hereby enjoined from selling any purported rights or making or issuing any grants, licenses, or permits to any person, corporation, or association covering or affecting any lands, or any part of the bed of Red River lying north of the line of the south bank of such river as said south bank existed at the date of the ratification of the Treaty of 1819 between the United States and Spain -- that is to say, on the twenty-second day of February, 1821, and between the one hundredth degree of west longitude and the southeastern corner of the State of Oklahoma.

3. Jacob M. Dickinson, Esq., of Chicago, Illinois,

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is hereby appointed receiver of all the lands described in paragraph two of the said intervener's motion, to-wit:

Bounded on the north by the mid-channel of the Red River, as the mid-channel is hereinafter defined; on the east by extension south of the west boundary line of Range 10 West between Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and Township 4 South, Range 11 West, in Cotton County, Oklahoma, crossing the remaining portion of said Red River and to the foot of the Texas bluffs as the south bank; thence up said river along the foot of the Texas bluffs as the south bank, through Ranges 11, 12, 13, and through Range 14 as follows: commencing at a point on the east boundary line of Range 14 extended which point is 116.50 chains from the original meander corner of fractional Section 31, Township 4 South, Range 13 West and Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 14 West; thence

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