Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; ... Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...REsoLuT1oN Requesting the Executive to forward at once a copy of the Act passed in 1786, for opening a canal from Elizabeth River, in Virginia, to Pasquotank river, in North Carolina, &c. S_ CoL. ARTHUR CAMPBELL T0 Gov. RANDOLPH. 1r: If Irecollect right, about the year I780, the boundary line betwixt Virginia and N. Carolina was extended by Colo. Fry and Jefferson as far west as a place called the Steep-Rock Creek, since known by the name of the Laurel Fork of Holstein River. This line being extended on the true latitude by Commissioners on both sides, and mutually agreed to, was returned and recorded in Public ofiices in both States. In 1779, the Commissioners, Thomas Walker and Daniel Smith, on the part of Virginia, and Richard Henderson and James Smith, on the part North Carolina, met at the place where Fry and Jefierson left off, and after spending many days in making observations, agreed to continue Fry and Jefferson's line as the true, or at least nearest the true latitude. Both parties proceeded amicably about 40 miles, until they crossed the north Fork of Holstein, near the great Island. By this time the Pilots and Hunters give it as their opinion that both Cumberland Gap and the Settlement on Cumberland River, at the French Lick, would both fall into Virginia. A halt was made, and several days passed in making observations, debating, and even abusing one another. Henderson said the line must be run crooked, and insisted to delay until a parallel, at two miles distant, north of the line then run, should be extended eastward back, which would prove whether the surveyors had lost the latitude and run the line crooked. To this Doctor Walker assented, that if the line was found crooked he would rectify it. The Surveyors run...
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