BAUMAN v. ROSS

Nos. 631, 632, 633, 634.

167 U.S. 548 (1897)

BAUMAN v. ROSS. ROSS v. BAUMAN. ABBOT v. ROSS. ROSS v. ARMES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 10, 1897.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. A.S. Worthington for the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. Mr. S.T. Thomas, Mr. A.B. Duvall and Mr. Samuel Maddox were on his brief.

Mr. Nathaniel Wilson and Mr. Chapin Brown for Bauman and others, and Abbot. Mr. A.H. O'Connor was on their brief.

Mr. W.L. Cole for Armes. Mr. C.H. Armes was on his brief.


MR. JUSTICE GRAY delivered the opinion of the court.

The original plan of the city of Washington, established in 1791, under the direction of President Washington, and by authority of Congress, with its symmetrical arrangements of squares and lots, streets, avenues, circles and public reservations, did not extend north of Boundary street, or affect the roads and highways in the rest of the District of Columbia.

By an act of 1809, the proprietor of any lot...

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