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65 U.S. 242

McEwen  v.  Den

THIS case was brought up by writ of error from the Circuit Court of the United States for the eastern district of Tennessee.

It was an ejectment brought under the circumstances stated in the opinion of the court, and was argued by Mr. Maynard and Mr. Heiskell for the plaintiffs in error, and Mr. Nelson for the defendants.

The principal question in the case was, whether the possession of the defendants below was upon the tract of land claimed by the plaintiffs, so as to constitute a bar to the action through the statute of limitations. Maps were produced in court, but so many tracts of land were laid down upon them, that it was difficult to decide the point. The arguments of counsel bearing upon it could not possibly be understood by the reader.

Mr. Justice CATRON delivered the opinion of the court.


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