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PERKINS V. RAMSEY, 18 U. S. 269 (1820)

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Perkins v. Ramsey, 18 U.S. 5 Wheat. 269 269 (1820)

Perkins v. Ramsey

18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 269

Syllabus

The following entry is invalid for want of that certainty and precision required by law:

"William Perkins and William Hoy enter six thousand seven hundred and fourteen acres of land on a Treasury warrant, No. 10,692, to join Lawrence Thompson and James McMillaws entry of one thousand acres that is laid on the adjoining ridge between Spencer's Creek and Hingston's Fork of Licking on the east, and to run east and south for quantity."

The entry referred to in the foregoing was as follows:

"December 9, 1782, Lawrence Thompson and James McMillan, assignee of Samuel Baker, enter one thousand acres on a Treasury warrant, No. 4,222, on the dividing ridge between Kingston's Fork of Licking and Spencer's Creek, a west branch of said fork, to include a large pond in the center of a square, and a white oak tree marked X, also an elm tree marked VS, near the side of the pond. "

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