2 U.S. 98 (____)

2 Dall. 98

Mc CURDY versus POTTS, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

M`KEAN, Chief Justice:

It is essential to private justice and to public peace and order, that the rules of property, as well as of the other objects of society, should be settled and promulged. Wretched, indeed, is the condition of that people, where the law is either uncertain, or unknown.

In the present cause, it appears, that, in the year 1767, Hugh Mc Curdy, the plaintiff, having obtained a location for 200 acres, desired that a survey might be made by...

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