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OKLAHOMA V. TEXAS, 268 U. S. 252 (1925)

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Oklahoma v. Texas, 268 U.S. 252 (1925)

Oklahoma v. Texas

No. 13, Original

Argued April 20, 1925

Decided May 11, 1925

268 U.S. 252


1. Description of a boundary in field notes and patent as "up the river" construed, in the light of connected surveys and a plat, as calling for the river as a boundary. P. 268 U. S. 255.

2. A natural boundary like a river controls courses and distances. Id.

3. A river bank boundary, whether private or public, changes with erosion and accretion. P. 268 U. S. 256.

4. Only where conduct or statements are calculated to mislead a party and are acted upon by him in good faith to his prejudice can he invoke them as a basis of an estoppel, and if they relate to a real property title, the condition of which is known to both parties, or both have the same means of ascertaining it, there can be no estoppel. Id.

Page 268 U. S. 253

On exceptions to the special master's report on conflicting claims to royalty interests in proceeds held by the receiver in this cause derived from oil wells in a parcel of land on Red River in Texas. Exceptions overruled.

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