A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina

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Burrows brothers Company, 1904 - Atlantic states - 143 pages
 

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Page 37 - BE IT ORDAINED by the United States in Congress assembled, That the said territory, for the purposes of temporary government, be one district; subject, however, to be divided into two districts, as future circumstances may, in the opinion of Congress, make it expedient.
Page 38 - A Surveyor from each State shall be appointed by Congress or a committee of the States, who shall take an oath for the faithful discharge of his duty before the Geographer of the United States, who is hereby empowered and directed to administer the same; and the like oath shall be administered to each chain carrier by the surveyor under whom he acts.
Page 59 - Foot, and now brigadier general in America. Including his transactions with the Indians, relative to the delivery of their prisoners, and the preliminaries of peace. With an introductory account of the preceding campaign, and battle at Bushy-Run.
Page 60 - An Historical Narrative and Topographical Description of Louisiana, and West Florida, Comprehending the River Mississippi with its Principal Branches and Settlements, and the Rivers Pearl, Pascagoula, Mobile, Perdido, Escambia, Chacta-Hatcha, &c.
Page 38 - The surveyors, as they are respectively qualified, shall proceed to divide the said Territory into townships of six miles square, by lines running due north and south, and others crossing these at right angles...
Page 38 - The first line running north and south as aforesaid shall begin on the river Ohio at a point that shall be found to be due north from the western termination of a line which has been run as the southern boundary of the state of Pennsylvania and the first line running east and west shall begin at the same point and shall extend throughout the whole territory Provided that nothing herein shall be construed as fixing the western boundary of the state of Pennsylvania.
Page 38 - As soon as seven ranges of townships, and fractional parts of townships, in the direction from south to north, shall have been surveyed, the geographer shall transmit plats thereof to the board of treasury, who shall record the same, with the report, in well bound books to be kept for that purpose. And the geographer shall make similar returns, from time to time, of every seven ranges as they may be surveyed.
Page 47 - June 1788 the late Congress were pleased among other things to direct their Geographer to ascertain the boundary Line between the United States and the States of New York and Massachusetts agreeably to the Deeds of cession of the said States, but that this work still remains to be compleated.
Page 88 - West India Islands, much cheaper, and in better order, than from New York or Philadelphia to those islands. " 5. Hemp, tobacco, iron, and such bulky articles, may be .sent down the stream of Ohio to the sea, at least 50 per cent cheaper than these articles were ever carried by a land carriage of only 60 miles in Pennsylvania, where wagonage is cheaper than in any other part of North America.
Page 87 - 3. The river Ohio is, at all seasons of the year, navigable with large boats; and from the month of February to April, large ships may be built on the Ohio and sent to sea, laden with hemp, iron, flax, silk, tobacco, cotton, potash, etc.

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