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NEW JERSEY v. DELAWARE

June 3, 1935

NEW JERSEY
v.
DELAWARE



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DECREE.

This cause came on to be heard upon the pleadings, evidence and the exceptions filed by the parties to the report of the Special Master, and was argued by counsel. The Court now being fully advised in the premises and for the purpose of carrying into effect the conclusions set forth in the opinion of this Court, announced February 5, 1934 (291 U.S. 361);

It is now ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED as follows:

1. The report of the Special Master filed in this cause is hereby approved, and all exceptions thereto are hereby overruled.

 2. Within the twelve mile circle (that is, within the circle the radius of which is twelve miles, and the center of which is the building used prior to 1881 as the courthouse at New Castle, Delaware, certain arcs of which are hereafter described and determined), the Delaware River and the subaqueous soil thereof up to mean low water line on the easterly or New Jersey side is adjudged to belong to the State of Delaware, and the true boundary line between the States within said twelve mile circle is adjudged to be mean low water mark on the easterly or New Jersey side of the Delaware River.

3. Below said twelve mile circle the true boundary line between the States of New Jersey and Delaware is adjudged to be the middle of the main ship channel in Delaware River and Bay.

4. The real, certain and true boundary line separating the States of New Jersey and Delaware, in Delaware River and Bay thus determined is shown upon the annexed composite

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     map, made up of parts of charts Nos. 294 and 295 (published in September, 1933), and No. 1218 (published in August, 1932), of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, embracing the particular locality; said composite map is identified by title and date as follows:

"Map of

New Jersey-Delaware Boundary in

Delaware River and Delaware Bay

To Accompany

The Decree of the Supreme Court of the ...


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