DOSWELL V. DE LA LANZA, 61 U. S. 29 (1857)

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Doswell v. De La Lanza, 61 U.S. 20 How. 29 29 (1857)

Doswell v. De La Lanza

61 U.S. (20 How.) 29


This Court again decides, as in former cases, that a refusal of the court below to grant a new trial is not a proper subject for a bill of exception.

In an action of ejectment, where the defendant pleads the statute of limitations, he must connect his own possession with the adverse possession and title of another person which is set up as a defense. Otherwise, the plea is not good.

Under the decisions of the courts of Texas, a survey made of land beyond the limits of the surveyor's district, although invalid at the time, is rendered good by the subsequent approval of the proper county surveyor. This Court adopts the rule.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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