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BEISSELL v. SHOLL - 4 U.S. 211 (1800)

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BEISSELL v. SHOLL, 4 U.S. 211 (1800)

4 U.S. 211 (Dall.)

Sholl. [Footnote 1]


Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

March Term, 1800

CASE, for diverting a water course. The COURT left the facts to the jury, under this general statement of the law: 'That every man, in this country, has an unquestionable right, to erect a mill upon his own land; and to use the water, passing through his land, as he pleases: subject only to this limitation, that his mill must not be so constructed and employed, as to injure his neighbour's mill; and that, after using the water, he returns the stream to its ancient channel.'


Footnote 1 Tried in the Circuit Court, Northampton county, June 1800, before SHIPPEN, C. J. and YEATES, J.[ Beissell v. Sholl

Footnote 4 U.S. 211 (1800) ]

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