Collections of the New York Historical Society; The John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund Series Volume 9

Collections of the New York Historical Society; The John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund Series Volume 9

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: that between New York and the Province of New Jersey, the Lands contested lying in the neighbourhood of a well settled Country. Laws have been lately passed in both Provinces for the Settlement of this Line in such Method as his Majesty shall be pleased to appoint, for rendering such settlement conclusive as to private property, and for defraying the Expenses thereof: It now only remains to obtain the Royal Assent to these Laws, and to sue out his Majesty's Commission, appointing Commissioners with the necessary Powers for this purpose. Untill a few years agoe it was not apprehended any Dispute would arise between this Government and the Province of Pensilvania as to the Northern Boundary of that Province. But by a Letter (No. 1.) of the 13"' of September 1751 from Governor Hamilton to the late Governor Clinton the Proprietaries seem to claim the full extent of three Degrees of Latitude which M' Hamilton intimates will extend the Northern Boundary of Pensilvania not far short of the Latitude of Albany. That this claim is ill supported we think will appear from the Grant to 'William Penn, Esq, from King Charles the Second dated the 4th March in the 33: d year of his Reign wherein that Province is described in these words: "All that Tract or Part of Land in America with all the Islands therein contained, as the same is bounded on the East by Delawar River from twelve Miles distance northward of New Castle Town unto the three and fortieth Degree of Northern Latitude, if the said River doth extend so far N orthwards. But if the said River shall not extend so far northward then by the said River so far as it doth extend and from the head of the said River the Eastern bounds are to be determined by more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791533
  • 9781236791535