U.S. Supreme Court
Boyd's Lessee v. Graves, 17 U.S. 4 Wheat. 513 513 (1819)
Boyd's Lessee v. Graves
17 U.S. (4 Wheat.) 513
An agreement by parol between two proprietors of adjoining lands to employ a surveyor to run the dividing line between them, and that it should be thus ascertained and settled, which was executed, and the line accordingly run and marked on a plat by the surveyor in their presence as the boundary held to be conclusive in an action of ejectment after a correspondent possession of twenty years by the parties, and those claiming under them respectively.
Such an agreement is not within the statute of frauds as being a contract for the sale of lands or any interest in or concerning them. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary