No. 2. Original.

136 U.S. 479 (1890)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 19, 1890.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Alpheus E. Snow and Mr. Joseph E. McDonald (with whom was Mr. John M. Butler on the brief) for the State of Indiana.

Mr. P.W. Hardin, Attorney General of the State, and Mr. J. Proctor Knott for the State of Kentucky.

MR. JUSTICE FIELD delivered the opinion of the court.

This is a controversy between the State of Indiana and the State of Kentucky growing out of their respective claims to the possession of and jurisdiction over a tract of land nearly five miles in length and over half a mile in width, embracing about two thousand acres, lying on what is now the north side of the Ohio River.

Kentucky alleges that when she became...

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