If these lands had been entered by the defendant, or if not entered by him but purchased by him from a person other than the government, why did he not introduce, at the hearing, his patent, his certificate of entry, or his deed, and show from it that his muniment of title called for 180 acres, and thereby explain the cause of his mistake, and place himself favorably before the court!

Harrell v. Hill, 19 Ark. 102 (Arkansas, July 1, 1857)

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