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UNITED STATES V. LANE, 260 U. S. 662 (1923)

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United States v. Lane, 260 U.S. 662 (1923)

United States v. Lane

Nos. 160, 163, 162, 161, 192 and 191

Argued January 2, 3, 1923

Decided January 22, 1923

260 U.S. 662


Lots patented under the public land laws according to a plat showing them bordering on a lake extend to the water as a boundary and embrace pieces of land found between it and the meander line of the survey where the failure to include such pieces within the meander was not due to fraud or mistake, but was consistent with a reasonably accurate survey, considering the areas included and excluded, the difficulty of surveying them when the survey was made, and their value at that time. P. 260 U. S. 664.

274 F. 290 and 145 affirmed.

Appeals and certiorari to review decrees of the circuit court of appeals reversing decrees of the district court favorable to the United States in suits asserting title to several parcels of land in Louisiana.

Page 260 U. S. 663

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