Missouri v. Iowa
51 U.S. 1

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Missouri v. Iowa, 51 U.S. 10 How. 1 1 (1850)

Missouri v. Iowa

51 U.S. (10 How.) 1

ORIGINAL

Syllabus

The report of the commissioners appointed by this Court in 48 U. S. 7 How. 660, to run and mark the line dividing the States of Missouri and Iowa adopted and confirmed, and the boundary line finally established.

The commissioners appointed by this Court to run and mark the boundary line between said states, according to our decree of the December term, 1848, having performed that duty and reported to the Court at this term the manner in which said work had been performed, and it appearing that two surveyors had been employed by said commissioners to aid them in doing the work in the field, and that other assistants had been employed, and that various expenses had been incurred in running and marking said line, now, in order that the parties to said controversy may be informed of the amount of means necessary to be provided to pay for said services, and also for other costs and charges incident to the suit, it is ordered that the clerk of this Court do examine witnesses, and resort to other evidence for the purpose of ascertaining what is the proper compensation to be allowed to said commissioners and the surveyors they employed, and also what compensation is due to the Hon. Robert W. Wells for such services as he may have performed as commissioner before he resigned. And said clerk will also ascertain the amount of expenses, of every description, incurred by said commissioners, besides the compensation to themselves and said surveyors, together with the costs and charges incurred in this Court in carrying on the

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controversy here. All of which he will include in a detailed account, and report the same to this Court at an early day, for its final action thereon.

And in taking said account, the report of said commissioners will be taken as prima facie true.

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