ARKANSAS V. TENNESSEE, 247 U. S. 461 (1918)

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Arkansas v. Tennessee, 247 U.S. 461 (1918)

Arkansas v. Tennessee

No. 4, Original

Entered June 10, 1918

247 U.S. 461




Defining the principle determining the boundary between Arkansas and Tennessee in accordance with the previous opinion and decision, 246 U. S. 158, and appointing a commission, duly empowered, to locate and designate the line, with instruction to report, etc.

This cause came on to be heard at this Term and was argued by counsel, and thereupon and on consideration thereof, it was Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed as follows, viz:

1. The true boundary line between the States of Arkansas and Tennessee, aside from the question of the avulsion of 1876, hereinafter mentioned, is the middle of the main channel of navigation of the Mississippi River as it existed at the Treaty of Peace concluded between the United States and Great Britain in 1783, subject to such changes as have occurred since that time through natural and gradual processes.

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