Among the many forms of mistake in expression of the type referred to, the following are given as illustrations: Where the parties have agreed for the sale, lease or mortgage of a specific tract of realty, and by mistake such property is erroneously described in the written contract or conveyance, equity will reform such instrument.1 Mistake of this sort may be made in countless ways: land which was to have been conveyed may be omitted;2 land which was not to be conveyed may be included;3 field notes may be reversed;4 the quarter section may be misnamed;5 an erroneous number of the lot6 or block,7 or an erroneous street number,8 may be inserted; the wrong point be taken as a corner;9 or the length of a boundary line may be misstated.10 If a specific tract of land is sold and conveyed, the statement of the area in the deed may be reformed so as to show that it is a matter of description by inserting the words "more or less."11 An easement may be omitted,12 or only partially conveyed;13 or a reservation, as of timber,14 coal,15 or growing crops,16 may be omitted; or a reservation may be inserted by mistake.17 So a release intended to cover only part of the realty mortgaged may by mistake be so drawn as to include all the realty.18 The fact that land is described as containing a certain area "more or less," does not prevent reformation of a mistake in description by which the conveyance includes land which it was not intended to convey.19

6 Phillip Zorn Brewing Co. v. Malott, 151 Ind. 371, 51 N. E. 471 [reversing, 46 N. E. 23].

1 United States. Walden v. Skinner, 101 U. S. 577, 25 L. ed. 963; Wasatch Mining Co. v. Mining Co., 148 U. S. 293, 37 L. ed. 454; Adams v. Henderson, 168 U. S. 573, 42 L. ed. 584; Hill v. Kuhlman, 87 Fed. 498.

Alabama. Parker v. Parker, 88 Ala. 362, 16 Am. St. Rep. 52, 6 So. 740; Fields v. Clayton, 117 Ala. 538, 67 Am. St. Rep. 189, 23 So. 530; Green v. Dickson, 119 Ala. 346, 24 So. 422; Jones v. Johnston, 193 Ala. 265, 69 So. 427; Hataway v. Carnley, - Ala. - , 73 So. 382.

Arkansas. Deniston v. Phillips, 121 Ark. 550, 181 S. W. 911; Rix v. Peters, 135 Ark. 193, 204 S. W. 845.

California. Sullivan v. Moorhead, 99 Cal. 157, 33 Pac. 796; Stonesifer v. Kil-burn, 122 Cal. 659, 55 Pac. 587; Busey v. Moraga, 130 Cal. 586, 62 Pac. 1081.

Connecticut. Blakeman v. Blakeman, 39 Conn. 320.

District of Columbia. Manogue v Bryant, 15 D. C. App. 245.

Florida. Fisher v. Villamil, 62 Fla. 472, 39 L. R. A. (N.S.) 90, 56 So. 559.

Georgia. Allen v. Elder, 76 Ga. 674, 2 Am. St. Rep. 63; Phillips v. Roque-more, 96 Ga. 719, 23 S. E. 855.

Illinois. Halliday v. Hess, 147 111. 588, 35 N. E. 380: Henderson v. Mc-

Kernan, 151 111. 273, 37 N. E. 867; Kelly v. Galbraith, 186 111. 593, 58 N. E. 431 [affirming, 87 111. App. 63].

Indiana. Merchants', etc., Association v. Scanlan, 144 Ind. 11, 42 N. E. 1008.

Iowa. Reed v. Root, 59 Ia. 359, 13 N. W. 323; Herring v. Peaslee, 92 Ia. 391, 60 N. W. 650.

Kansas. Burton, etc., Co. v. Handy, 54 Kan. 13, 37 Pac. 108.

Kentucky. Moye v. Lane (Ky.), 12 S. W. 154; Tichenor v. Yankey, 89 Ky. 508, 12 S. W. 947; Wilson v. Jasper, 90 Ky. 211, 13 S. W. 885.

Louisiana. Frantom v. Nelson, 142 La. 850, 77 So. 767.

Maine. Perry v. Knight, 85 Me. 184, 27 Atl. 96.

Massachusetts. Goode v. Riley, 153 Mass. 585, 28 N. E. 228.

Michigan. Burke v. Clixby, 75 Mich. 311, 42 N. W. 1135; Conlin v. Masecar, 80 Mich. 139, 45 N. W. 67; Metropolitan Lumber Co. v. Iron Co., 101 Mich. 577, 60 N. W. 278; Judson v. Miller, 106 Mich. 140, 63 N. W. 965; Perkins v. Canine, 113 Mich. 72, 71 N. W. 457; Eberle v. Heaton, 124 Mich. 205, 82 N. W. 820.

Minnesota. Olson v. Ericksoh, 42 Minn. 440, 44 N. W, 317; Layman v. Realty Co., 60 Minn. 136, 62 N. W. 113; Lindell v. Peters, 129 Minn. 288, 152 N. W. 648.

Mississippi. Brinson v. Berry (Miss.), 7 So. 322.

Missouri. Ezell v. Peyton, 134 Mo. 484. 36 S. W. 35; Henderson v. Beas-ley, 137 Mo. 199, 38 S. W. 950; Harding v. Wright, 138 Mo. 11, 39 S. W. 456; Epperson v. Epperson, 161 Mo. 577, 61 S. W. 853.

Oregon. Sellwood v. Henneman, 36 Or. 575, 60 Pac. 12.

Pennsylvania. Haines v. Stare, 249 Pa. St. 494. 95 Atl. 81.

Texas. Elder v. Bank, 91 Tex. 423, 44 S. W. 62; First State Bank v. Jones, 107 Tex. 623, 183 S. W. 874; American, etc., Co. v. Pace, 23 Tex. Civ. App. 222, 56 S. W. 377; Avery v. Hunton, 23 Tex. Civ. App. 353, 56 S. W. 210.

Washington. Jenkins v. Jenkins University, 17 Wash. 160, 49 Pac. 247 [modified on rehearing, 17 Wash. 173, 50 Pac. 785]; State v. Lorenz, 22 Wash. 289, 60 Pac. 644; Land Mortgage Bank v. Nicholson, 24 Wash. 258, 64 Pac. 156.

West Virginia. Baxter v. Tanner, 35 W. Va. 60, 12 S. E. 1094.

Wisconsin. Fischer v. Laack, 85 Wis. 280, 55 N. W. 398; Ingles v. Mer-riman, 96 Wis. 400, 71 N. W. 368; Gim-bel v. Tolman, 161 Wis. 382, 154 N. W. 628.

Omission of the description of part of the realty may be corrected by reformation. Varner-Collins Hardware Co. v. New Milford Security Co., 49 Okla. 613, 153 Pac. 667.

2 United States. Simmons Creek Coal Co. v. Doran, 142 U. S. 417, 35 L. ed 1063.

California. Stevens v. Holman, 112 Cal. 345, 53 Am. St. Rep. 216, 44 Pac. 670; Stonesifer v. Kilburn, 122 Cal 659, 55 Pac. 587.

Indiana. Smith v. Schweigerer, 129 Ind. 363, 28 N. E. 696.

Mississippi. Brinson v. Berry (Miss.), 7 So. 322.

Missouri. Ezell v. Peyton, 134 Mo. 484. 36 S. W. 35; Epperson v. Epperson, 161 Mo. 577, 61 S. W. 853.

Oklahoma. Varner-Collins Hardware Co. v. New Milford Security Co., 49 Okla. 613, 153 Pac. 667.

Washington. Land Mortgage Bank v. Nicholson, 24 Wash. 258, 64 Pac. 156.

Wisconsin. Gimbel v. Tolman, 161 Wis. 382, 154 N. W. 628.

3 Illinois. Thompson v. Ladd, 169 111. 73, 48 N. E. 174.

Iowa. Jordan v. Walters (Ia.), 80 N. W. 530.

Michigan. Conlin v. Masecar, 80 Mich. 139, 45 N. W. 67.

Montana. Cox v. Hall, 54 Mont. 154, 168 Pac. 519.

Ohio. Stites v. Widener, 35 O. S. 555.

Pennsylvania. Haines v. Stare, 249 Pa. St. 494, 95 Atl. 81.

Texas. Elder v. Bank. 91 Tex. 423, 44 S. W. 62; American, etc., Co. v. Pace, 23 Tex. Civ. App. 222, 56 S. W. 377.

West Virginia. Baxter v. Tanner, 35 W. Va. 60, 12 S. E. 1094.

4 Hill v. Kuhlman, 87 Fed. 498.

5 Epperson v. Epperson, 161 Mo. 577, 61 S. W. 853; McCormick, etc., Co. v. Woulph, 11 S. D. 252, 76 N. W. 939.

6Skerrett v. Society, 41 O. S. 606; Avery v. Hunton, 23 Tex. Civ. App. 353, 56 S. W. 210.

7Busey v. Moraga, 130 Cal. 586, 62 Pac. 1081.