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MORRISON V. STALNAKER, 104 U. S. 213 (1881)

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Morrison v. Stalnaker, 104 U.S. 213 (1881)

Morrison v. Stalnaker

104 U.S. 213

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA

Syllabus

On Jan. 18, 1871, A., a preemptor, settled upon part of an even-numbered section of land which, although previously offered at public sale, was at that date withdrawn from private entry, it being within the grant to the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company. Held that under the second section of the Act of July 14, 1870, c. 272, 16 Stat. 279, he was entitled to the period of eighteen months from the time limited for filing his declaratory statement within which to make payment and proof.

This was an action brought in the District Court of Cass County, Nebraska, by Morrison to recover the possession of a tract of eighty acres, being part of an even-numbered section of land situate in that county.


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