United States v. Oregon,
295 U.S. 701 (1935)

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United States v. Oregon, 295 U.S. 701 (1935)

United States v. Oregon

No. 13, original

Decided April 1, 1935 (@ante,@ p. 1)

Decree entered June 3, 1935

295 U.S. 701


This cause came on to be heard by this Court upon the exceptions of the parties to the report of the special master.

For the purpose of carrying into effect the conclusions of the Court as stated in its opinion, dated April 1, 1935, ante, p. 295 U. S. 1, it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED as follows:

1. At the time of the admission of the State of Oregon into the Union, February 14, 1859, the United States of America was the owner in fee and entitled to the possession of 81,786 acres, more or less of unsurveyed land lying within the meander line boundary as more specifically described in paragraph 13 of this decree, and divided for the purposes of this case into five divisions: (1) Lake Malheur; (2) Narrows; (3) Mud Lake; (4) Sand Reef, and (5) Harney Lake, and of all the surrounding region for many miles.

2. No part of the 81,786 acres within the meander line boundary constituted navigable waters on February 14, 1859, and the title and interest in no part passed from the United States of America to the State of Oregon upon her admission into the Union.

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