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ST. LOUIS V. MYERS, 113 U. S. 566 (1885)

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St. Louis v. Myers, 113 U.S. 566 (1885)

St. Louis v. Myers

Submitted November 24, 1884

Decided March 2, 1885

113 U.S. 566


The Act of March 6, 1820, 3 Stat. 545, admitting Missouri into the Union left the rights of riparian owners on the Mississippi River to be settled according to the principles of state law.

The Act of June 12, 1888, § 9, 14 Stat. 63, relinquishing to the City of St. Louis the rights of the United States in wharves and thoroughfares, did not authorize the city to impair the rights of other riparian proprietors by extending streets into the river.

This case presents no federal question to give jurisdiction to the Court, and is distinguished from Railway Co. v. Renwick, 102 U. S. 180.

This was a motion to dismiss for want of a federal question to give jurisdiction.

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