No. 4. Original.

143 U.S. 359 (1892)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 29, 1892.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. J.M. Woolworth for the State of Nebraska. Mr. C.J. Greene and the Attorney General of that State.

Mr. Smith McPherson for the State of Iowa. The Attorney General of that State and Mr. J.J. Stewart were with him on the brief.

MR. JUSTICE BREWER delivered the opinion of the court.

It is settled law, that when grants of land border on running water, and the banks are changed by that gradual process known as accretion, the riparian owner's boundary line still remains the stream, although, during the years, by this accretion, the actual area of his possessions may vary. In New Orleans v. United States, 10 Pet. 662 717, this court said: "The question is well settled at common...

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