No. 190.

165 U.S. 273 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 1, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Leverett Bell (with whom was Mr. Henry B. Davis on the brief) for plaintiff in error.

Mr. W.C. Marshall appeared for defendant in error, but the court declined to hear further argument.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.

This was an action for the recovery of certain real estate in the city of St. Louis of the possession of which the plaintiff in error, who was the plaintiff below, alleged that she was illegally and wrongfully deprived by the defendants. The city denied the plaintiff's claim, and relied upon continuous adverse possession for ten years prior to the accruing of the plaintiff's cause of action.

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