United States v. State Investment Co.,
264 U.S. 206 (1924)

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United States v. State Investment Co., 264 U.S. 206 (1924)

United States v. State Investment Company


Argued January 25, 1924

Decided February 18, 1924

264 U.S. 206


1. The questions where the line run by a survey lies upon the ground, and whether a particular tract lies on one side of it or the other, are questions of fact upon which this Court will accept the concurrent findings of the district court and circuit court of appeals unless clear error is shown. P. 264 U. S. 211.

2. The general rule is that, in matters of boundary, calls for natural objects and fixed monuments control those for distances, and calls for courses prevail over those for distances. Id.

3. After a tract of land has been surveyed and patented by the United States, its boundary cannot be affected, to the prejudice of the owner, by surveys and rulings of the Land Department. P. 264 U. S. 212.

285 F. 128 affirmed.

Page 264 U. S. 207

Appeal from a decree of the circuit court of appeals affirming a decree of the district court for the defendants in a suit by the United States to quiet title to land.

Page 264 U. S. 208

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