U.S. Supreme Court BEISSELL v. SHOLL, 4 U.S. 211 (1800)
4 U.S. 211 (Dall.)
Sholl. [ Footnote 1 ]
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) ]