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Beissell Vs. Sholl - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtUS Supreme Court
Decided On
Case Number4 U.S. 211
AppellantBeissell
RespondentSholl
Excerpt:
.....an unquestionable right, to erect a mill upon his own land; and to use the water, passing through his land, as he pleases: subject only to this limitation, that his mill must not be so constructed and employed, as to injure his neighbour's mill; and that, after using the water, he returns the stream to its ancient channel.' footnotes footnote 1 tried in the circuit court, northampton county, june 1800, before shippen, c. j. and yeates, j.[ beissell v. sholl footnote 4 u.s. 211 (1800) ]
Judgment:
BEISSELL v. SHOLL - 4 U.S. 211 (1800)
U.S. Supreme Court BEISSELL v. SHOLL, 4 U.S. 211 (1800)

4 U.S. 211 (Dall.)

Beissell
v.
Sholl. [ Footnote 1 ]

Wagoner
v.
Same.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

March Term, 1800

CASE, for diverting a water course. The COURT left the facts to the jury, under this general statement of the law: 'That every man, in this country, has an unquestionable right, to erect a mill upon his own land; and to use the water, passing through his land, as he pleases: subject only to this limitation, that his mill must not be so constructed and employed, as to injure his neighbour's mill; and that, after using the water, he returns the stream to its ancient channel.' Footnotes

Footnote 1 Tried in the Circuit Court, Northampton county, June 1800, before SHIPPEN, C. J. and YEATES, J.[ Beissell v. Sholl

Footnote 4 U.S. 211 (1800) ]




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