U.S. Supreme Court
Grant v. McKee, 26 U.S. 1 Pet. 248 248 (1828)
Grant v. McKee
26 U.S. (1 Pet.) 248
The Court will not take jurisdiction of a case where, although the whole property claimed by the lessor of the plaintiff in error under a patent, and which was recovered in ejectment exceeded $2,000, the title to a lot of ground, part of the whole tract, which was of less value than $500, was only involved in the case before the court.
Mr. Wickliffe moved to dismiss this cause, which was brought by a writ of error from the Circuit Court of the District of Kentucky, on the ground that the property in controversy was not of the value of two thousand dollars; although the whole property owned by the lessor of the plaintiff in error was under a patent, and which was recovered in the ejectment, is one thousand acres, yet the title to a lot in the Town of Falmouth of less value than $500, held under the patent, is only involved in this case, and can only be affected by the decision of this Court.