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4 US 211 Beissell v. Sholl

4 U.S. 211

4 Dall. 211

1 L.Ed. 804

Beissell
v.
Sholl.1
Wagoner
v.
Same.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

March Term, 1800

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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.'

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Tried in the Circuit Court, Northampton county, June 1800, before SHIPPEN, C. J. and YEATES, J.