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26 U.S. 248

Meredith  v.  M'Kee

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 five hundred dollars, held under the patent, is only involved in this case, and can only be affected by the decision of this Court.

Mr. Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.--


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