U.S. Supreme Court
Hardin v. Jordan, 140 U.S. 371 (1891)
Hardin v. Jordan
Argued January 23, 26-27, 1891
Decided May 11, 1891
140 U.S. 371
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
In ejectment, a plaintiff must stand or fall by his own title, and cannot avail himself of a defect in the title of the defendant.
Grants by the United States of its public lands bounded on streams and other waters, made without reservation or restriction, are to be construed, as to their effect, according to the law of the state in which the lands lie.